Farmers Edge’s digital platform now automatically connects via the universal terminal of farm equipment.
Farmers Edge launched FarmCommand Universal Terminal (UT). This automatically connects the digital platform Farm Command via the universal terminal of farming equipment. FarmCommand UT provides plug and play access in the cab without the need for a separate mobile device. Farmers Edge says it keeps the cab free from clutter, reduces costs for mixed-fleets, and expands on existing app-based options.
FarmCommand UT can be used to bring operational insights into every connected tractor, sprayer, and harvester, regardless of the make, model or age.
Farmers Edge CanPlug, a Isobus and data transfer telematics electronic control unit, connects directly with the CAN bus system in equipment to enable passive data collection and remote monitoring across an entire fleet. CanPlug streams real-time equipment data, along with planting, spraying, fertiliser applications, harvest, and field maintenance data to FarmCommand UT in a consistent format.
FarmCommand UT loads automatically on cab monitors and displays scheduled, planned, and active jobs; machine diagnostic and operational data; site-specific and regional weather conditions; and field data, eliminating the need to boot up a separate application or sync to a device via Bluetooth.
Users can customise the layout of the FarmCommand tools on the monitor of their equipment, moving data fields to their preferred position across all the panels.
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“Now, growers, dealers, custom applicators, and retailers have access to critical data directly from equipment to prevent costly mistakes, like spraying the wrong field or using the wrong prescription that can incur massive losses and financial liability. In an increasingly competitive market, agricultural businesses will be better positioned to create value-added services for their customers and more readily shift to the service-driven business model of the future,” said Ron Osborne, chief product and strategy officer at Farmers Edge.
According to Farmers Edge the UT release is particularly supplementary to Smart Cab, the company’s new fleet management solution. Smart Cab enables remote connectivity through CanPlug, syncing all field activities, machines, operators, and trusted advisors to a unified view.
By fall, FarmCommand UT will include push notifications and alerts, instant job creation and detection, field border creations, integrated cash bid and market data, along with live profits by field, zone, and jobs.