Remote access to the new Topcon Agricultural Platform (TAP) cloud-based farm data ‘ecosystem’ is available via the new Cloudlynk-10 device. It adds cellular and Wi-Fi data exchange capability to Topcon in-cab consoles, used for guidance and implement control.
The communications module uses Topcon’s updated Horizon software to connect the X14, X25, X30 and new X35 consoles to other terminals, using Wi-Fi to access the TAP via a global cellular contact providing worldwide coverage.
An information sharing application is designed to allow seamless transfer of as-applied data from the ‘X’ consoles into TAP and for prescription maps created in the farm management software and via third parties to be accessible to the consoles.
The Cloudlynk-10 hardware also provides access to Topcon’s new XTEND feature in the Horizon console operating system, which allows users to manage control applications via mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.