Precision Ag Reviews
DataConnect Collaboration Allows Mixed Fleet Owners to Exchange Data
At Agritechnica 2019, John Deere, CNH Industrial and CLAAS announced a collaboration for a common interface to exchange data.
This collaboration solves one of the biggest problems in precision agriculture today – how to manage multiple brands of equipment on the same farm with a single digital platform. Previously, viewing such information required duplicating efforts by using each manufacturer’s separate and corresponding platforms or web portals to view such machine information.
With John Deere, CLAAS, CNH Industrial and 365FarmNet as part of the initiative, producers operating Deere, CLAAS, New Holland, Case IH or Steyr brand farm equipment can easily and securely access basic machine data elements including current and historical machine location, current fuel tank level, working status and forward speed from these connected machines via the portal of their choice. These include the John Deere Operations Center, AFS Connect, MyPLM Connect, CLAAS TELEMATICS or 365FarmNet portals.
With DataConnect, multiple machines or fleets from different brands can be viewed from a single portal, and no additional hardware or software components are required. The four companies are members and supporters of the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF). They will share their experiences with AEF in an effort to support a standardized data interface architecture, similar to ISOBUS, across the entire ag equipment industry.
DataConnect will be rolled out by the four companies in late 2020.