CNH Industrial has joined DataConnect, the data interface project recently announced by Claas, John Deere and 365FarmNet. With the addition of CNH Industrial brands Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr, the cloud-to-cloud solution now includes five major farm equipment brands and their respective telematics platforms.
DataConnect enables the exchange of essential machinery data between the different platforms to allow users to view all of their mixed-brand fleet information within the single platform of their choice. Previously, viewing such information required duplicating effort by using each manufacturer’s separate and corresponding platforms or web portals to view such machine information.
The structure of the direct cloud-to-cloud solution enables a seamless and automated dataflow without any effort for the customer. Real-time data exchange allows a live overview of the whole machine fleet. Furthermore, DataConnect works without any additional hardware and software components and ensures secure data handling. With this new approach, customers can view their current machine fleet in one portal. The solution will apply to hundreds of thousands of already connected machines.
The addition of CNH Industrial means that users of AFS Connect, the telematics platform of Case IH, MyPLM Connect for New Holland and S-Tech for Steyr will have the option of real-time, cloud-to-cloud exchange of data with both the John Deere Operations Centre and Claas Telematics or 365FarmNet portals.
Just like Claas, John Deere and 365FarmNet, CNH Industrial is a member and strong supporter of the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) and its ongoing efforts. As the participating companies develop their cloud-to-cloud solution, they plan to share their experience and knowledge with the AEF in order to support industry standards.
Any interested agricultural machinery manufacturers and software providers, as well as associations and standardisation committees, are welcome to help develop the existing interface. A first insight into the operation of DataConnect was available on the Case IH, Claas, 365FarmNet, John Deere and New Holland stands at Agritechnica 2019, while the official launch is scheduled for summer 2020.