New Interface Enables Different Brands of Equipment to Share Data

Farmers and contractors operating fleets of machinery from different brands soon will be able to securely exchange and view machine data through a common interface known as DataConnect.

They also will be able to control and monitor their entire machinery fleet using their preferred telematics platform, without having to switch portals or manually transfer data between systems.

DataConnect is the first direct, manufacturer-independent solution that enables the seamless, automatic and real-time exchange of machine data between the various machine brand platforms.

With Deere, Claas, CNH Industrial and 356FarmNet as part of the initiative, producers operating Deere, Claas, New Holland, Case IH or Steyr brand farm equipment can access and view 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.

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 ag equipment industry.

Interested equipment manufacturers and others are welcome to help develop and participate in the interface. DataConnect will be rolled out later in 2020.

Source: Ag Equipment Intelligence