John Deere introduces the MyOperations app in Europe, for remote access to machine and field data on the John Deere enterprise management platform.
The John Deere MyOperations app was already established in other markets such as Australia and North America. The MyOperations app for mobile phones and tablet computers accesses the data through an online John Deere Operations Centre account connected to a machine’s JDLink telematics system.
It is free and can be used with any internet-connected smart phone or other device running as a minimum iOS 10.0 or Android 4.4 operating software.
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Growers with an online John Deere Operations Centre enterprise management account can access field and crop data using the MyOperations mobile device app. - Photos: John Deere
Improved logistics, efficiency and productivity
John Deere says that machine logistics, efficiency and productivity can all be improved by exploiting the information available through the app on where machines and what they are doing.In some cases, remote access to in-cab displays and making adjustments to settings is also possible.
As an initial roll-out, the app was made available to new owners of John Deere S700 combines for harvest 2018, who could remotely view and change several combine settings to optimise grain quality and sample quality, and to minimise losses.
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Users can set-up customised notifications and alerts to help manage John Deere tractors, combines and sprayers more efficiently.
In addition to historical crop data, the app now being rolled out in Europe can be used to track machine location and selected data such as fuel level and running hours, as well as security curfews and geofencing.
This can be helpful to support an inexperienced operator – who only has to confirm the adjustments on the in-cab display to activate them – in order to achieve maximum performance and consistent quality, even in variable harvesting conditions.
Information available within the app includes machine location history; a selection of machine data subjects, such as engine utilisation and fuel levels; field maps and productivity data including areas worked; and annual crop summaries. Alerts for low fuel, geofence and curfew breaches, diagnostic codes, and other prioritised alerts and notifications can also be set up.
Company: John Deere
Type: Mobile device app
Key feature: Remote access via mobile devices to John Deere Operations Centre platform for information on field/crop records, machine data, in-cab displays and settings adjustments, plus alerts and notifications, for logistics management and machine utilisation management.
More info: www.johndeere.com (and national websites)
In the video underneath, Robin Schaefer of Bulla Burra near Loxton, South Australia talks about how he uses the JohnDeere MyOperations and MyAnalyzer apps.