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John Deere, CLAAS, CNH Industrial, and 365FarmNet form DataConnect

One of the main issues facing farmers’ ability to get the most out of their data being collected across a mixed fleet is being able to share that information across the different brands. With the introduction of DataConnect, farmers will now be able to securely exchange and view machine data using their telematics platform of choice without having to switch portals or manually transfer data from one system to another. The initiative is a collaboration among John Deere, CLAAS, CNH Industrial, and 365FarmNet.

As the first direct, manufacturer-independent solution, this common interface enables farmers who operate John Deere, CLAAS, New Holland, Case IH, or Steyr farm equipment to easily access and view basic components of machine data from a single portal without the need for any additional hardware or software. This includes current and historical machine location, current fuel tank level, working status, and forward speed from connected machines through farmers’ preferred portals like the John Deere Operations Center, AFS Connect, MyPLM Connect, CLAAS TELEMATICS, and 365FarmNet.

As members and supporters of the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF), John Deere, CLAAS, CNH Industrial, and 365FarmNet will share their experiences with AEF to encourage a standardized data interface architecture, similar to ISOBUS, across the entire equipment industry.

Other equipment manufacturers, software providers, associations, and standardizations committees are invited to help develop and participate in the interface. The four companies plan to roll out DataConnect in the later part of 2020.

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