DataConnect, the global initiative to enable viewing mixed-brand fleets in a single platform, is now live with an expanded line of six major digital platforms and available to farm operations around the world. Case IH, Steyr and New Holland now join John Deere, Claas and the European farm management platform 365FarmNet, which launched the feature late last fall.
DataConnect works without any additional hardware and software components and ensures secure data handling. The solution will apply to hundreds of thousands of already connected machines.
The addition of CNH Industrial means that users of AFS Connect, the telematics platform of Case IH, MyPLM Connect for New Holland, and S-Tech for Steyr, will have the option for the cloud-to-cloud exchange of data with both John Deere Operations Center and Claas Telematics or 365FarmNet portals.
Users can view five different machinery data parameters from their machine fleet:
Farmers who wants to use the option can provide themselves with the permission to view all equipment in the platform that is most convenient for them. Once connected, the machines of all manufacturers appear automatically in the chosen portal. The vehicles are even displayed with icons in the respective brand colors.