An easy plug and play between implements, displays, tractors and other products is required today in daily business. This is why within agriculture and forestry an industry standard, ISOBUS, is used for communication between these products.
From the ag industry, the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) was initiated in 2008 to have a common forum among manufacturers to define the ISOBUS standard further, define and conduct ISOBUS tests, accelerate adoption, label compatible products, and to communicate this to dealers and customers. John Deere is one of the seven founding members AEF and very engaged in the organization.
To better ensure ISOBUS compatibility, the AEF developed new functionalities, i.e., auxiliaries (AUX) and Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC,) in addition to the well-known universal terminal (UT). They are also the basis for the certification of ISOBUS products. An ISOBUS functionality can be described as an independent ISOBUS product and the concept is extendable for later additions of functionalities.
John Deere WDT helps producers save time, money, and increase productivity through telematically enabled data transfer via JDLink™ Connect wireless telematics. Wirelessly transfer setup, prescription, and documentation files securely between office, mobile devices, and 4600 CommandCenter™ Display, eliminating the need for USB transfer. This increases customer uptime and productivity, reducing the risk of data loss, and enabling easy data sharing and more timely decision making.
Through the John Deere Operations Center, producers are in control and can easily share files with a John Deere dealer and other trusted advisers.
Producers can send data wirelessly to the John Deere Operations Center; data is available to view in field analyzer after a field has been completed, new work has started or half hour after field work has been stopped. Producers have the opportunity to analyze data from completed fields or view where field work is in process , making it easier for producers to make operational decisions. Data is available to analyze from any Internet-connected device to make important production decisions and give operations the ability to invoice work recently completed.
Setup files and prescriptions can be transferred from the Operations Center to 4600 CommandCenter anytime, wirelessly, eliminating trips to the machines’ locations and allowing for more timely completion of field operations. Modified setup files and prescriptions will not overwrite files currently on Gen 4 CommandCenter, only modified information will be added within the setup file.
Requirements for WDT
- JDLink Connect subscription
- CommandCenter Premium activation
- Organization set up in the John Deere Operations Center
- Modular telematics gateway (MTG) connection
Compatibility for Generation 4 Premium activation
The Gen 4 Premium activation leverages the 4600 CommandCenter™ display’s ease of use to improve operational productivity.
The Gen 4 Premium activation is only compatible with the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter; is machine specific and stays with the machine throughout for life. The Generation 4 Display is compatible with one AEF-certified ISOBUS implement; all AEF-certified ISOBUS implements with Task Controller Section Control functionality and AEF certification for TC-SC: sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, planters, seeders, manure applicators, etc. For third party FMIS compatibility reference the John Deere Operations Center.