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Alteration to AEF Database starting March 01st 2017

Last week AEF chairman Peter van der Vlugt informed all members about an important change to the AEF Database that will affect many companies: The DLG test results will soon no longer be visible in the AEF Database.

During the initial stages of the Database, the AEF Conformance Test was not yet available. Therefore the former DLG certification 2012, was temporarily displayed with the dedicated orange/brown DLG certified label.

Further development of the ISO 11783 standard, the AEF guidelines, and the release of the AEF ISOBUS Conformance Test based on functionalities have changed the conditions. This has meant that only products that have been AEF certified by one of the five AEF ISOBUS Test Laboratories are being uploaded to the DB and display the blue AEF Certified Label.

As the old DLG certification was not based on the AEF Functionality Concept the label does not help farmers in searching for compatible tractor-implement combinations and is thus no longer relevant.

Therefore the AEF has decided to discontinue to display the orange DLG label as from March 1st 2017.

From this date products with this label will no longer be visible in the DB (aef-isobus-database.org) and the DLG results will not be shown in the compatibility overview.

The chairman wrote that he was convinced that this information comes early enough to give all members adequate time to replace the DLG label by having their products AEF tested.