With new DataConnect, CLAAS, 365FarmNet and John Deere have created for the first time a direct, manufacturer-independent cloud-to-cloud solution.
Up to this point, farmers and contractors with a mixed machinery fleet can only record, process and document their data using the respective equipment and web portals of the individual manufacturers.
In a similar way to ISOBUS, customers can now exchange their data via a common interface as well as control and monitor their entire machinery fleet using their favourite system.
With DataConnect, users can choose their preferred data platform from a specific manufacturer while also being able to transmit data from other machines via the new interface.
According to its creators, this means that the data is still available in the John Deere Operations Centre, CLAAS Telematics or 365FarmNet portals, but can be exchanged in real-time from one cloud to the other.
“The key benefit to the user is that all the necessary machine configurations are available in one system.”
DataConnect enables the exchange of all-important machinery data, including current and historical machine location, fuel tank level, current working status and forward speed; the transmission of agronomic data is also being planned, the creators have outlined.