AEF starts AgIN as Data Space Initiative
What is "AgIN"? The Agricultural Interoperabilty Network [AgIN] is a dataspace that provides a framework to foster collaboration between agricultural industry members, partners and related initiatives.
AgIN will enable peer-to-peer cloud connections, creating a milestone for an industry-wide data-sharing solution for those agreed to interoperability. AgIN is a network and not a new platform. AEF members may join the AgIN network with their existing cloud platforms and access each other’s services, ensuring data flows securely through the entire network.
Each participant will continue to host its own platform and service and will gain access to connect with other AgIN participants. AgIN joins the European dataspace initiatives [DSI] to collaborate with other DSIs.
- Existing Ag industry cloud platforms will exchange data based on use-cases to improve interoperability.
- The farmer can use his preferred digital solution to get access to the use-cases.
- Information which are supporting agricultural operations can be easily exchanged by all users such as farmers, agronomists, service providers and further partners.
AgIN is a significant initiative for the whole Ag industry. This is highlighted by the commitments of numerous AEF member companies. Many strong statements emphasize their engagement in AgIN.
Actia Italia strongly believes that farming can be made more efficient and sustainable by switching to a data-driven agriculture. The key aspect to be able to reach this goal is interoperability. AEF’s AgIN project aims at providing a solution to reach interoperability. This is why Actia Italia fully supports this project.
AEM supports any initiative that ads value for our members and their customers. We believe in the power of cross-sector collaboration, and industry wide consensus standardization. AEF’s AgIN project is the solution that ensures machine interoperability through data exchange compatibility. This will allow end users to select the most efficient and sustainable solutions for their unique needs.
The AgIN initiative overcomes the most significant hurdle of digitized agriculture - the incompatible exchange of task and telemetry data from different manufacturers and service providers. It marks a milestone in the interoperability of mixed fleets, their monitoring and the documentation of agricultural activities. As a founding member of AEF, AGCO is actively involved in this customer-focused project.
For more than a decade, AgGateway has collaborated with AEF on standards, guidelines, tools, and educational events to improve interoperability in agriculture. AEF’s AgIN project demonstrates AEF’s leadership in addressing machine-data transfer challenges, and AgGateway is committed to supporting this effort.
Argo Tractors aims to respect the environment and make farmers’ job safer and easier. To improve the performance of our tractors, we developed new digital solutions and AEF goes in the right direction with the AgIN project.
AMAZONE develops and offers efficient and environmentally friendly machinery, digital solutions and services for smart farming, where usage and non-discriminatory exchange of data is a key factor for success. That is why AMAZONE supports the AgIN project to standardize and enable easy data exchange at all levels between all stakeholders.
At Bosch Rexroth, we believe in the power of cross-company collaboration, open standards, and ecosystems. This is why we support AEF's AgIN initiative.
In order to be able to exploit the installed capacity of smart machines and digital platforms that our customers already use today, it is necessary to offer cross-manufacturer interoperability. The AEF has taken an excellent approach with AgIN to enable this interoperability comprehensively and worldwide. CLAAS supports this.
Farmers of the world don't farm alone. They rely on partners. CNH Industrial continues to help customers maximize the value of the abundant agronomic and machine data our equipment creates by sharing it with the many partners they work with. We applaud the efforts of AgIN to bring interoperability to farmers and partners around the globe.
Interoperability is the key to success in agricultural digitalization and automation. dev4Agriculture supports the AgIN initiative and will support all interested partners in the implementation of the interface.
At Dinamica Generale, our unwavering goal is to revolutionize the agricultural landscape by seamlessly integrating innovative solutions of high-tech companies. By fostering collaboration and synergy among different technologies, we are dedicated to creating an ecosystem that simplifies and enhances the lives of farmers. Supporting ISOBUS and AEF, we aspire to provide farmers with a comprehensive toolkit that empowers them to increase efficiency and optimize resources.
DKE-Data as the provider of agrirouter will integrate the future AgIN interface into its cross-manufacturer data exchange platform. Farmers and contractors will thus be offered further use-case-specific options for cross-product data exchange to optimize their individual agricultural value chains while taking sustainability into account.
HORSCH develops technical and digital solutions for modern agriculture. We support any initiative that adds value for our customers, including fast and easy data exchange between network partners.
In agriculture, farmers use a variety of different systems and equipment and seamless data exchange is critically important for our customers. John Deere supports the AgIN goal to drive interoperability in the agricultural sector, so that farmers can be more efficient and productive.
Together with agrirouter the AgIN project will bring huge benefit for smart farming and establish standards for interoperability.
Kubota / Kverneland
Kubota and Kverneland Group (as a subsidiary of Kubota) have always been frontrunners in the interoperability of Agricultural Equipment to other brands, supporting the ISOBUS community and the AEF as founding members. The AgIn project takes the interoperability of our machines to the next level of data exchange between the equipment and platforms, hence providing our customers an investment security towards the future, enabling seamless compatibility between all the different platforms.
Let's connect the solutions!
Beside the Agrirouter platform, KUHN supports the AgIN initiative. It is essential to connect new solutions and facilitate data exchange between tractors, terminals, farm management software and equipment’s.
We at NEXT Farming are participating in the AEF AgIN project for several compelling reasons. First and foremost, the project's focus on interoperability and compatibility aligns with our goal of ensuring seamless communication between agricultural machinery and devices. The AEF's industry standards enhance our product's compatibility and opening up new opportunities for integration into existing agricultural systems.
Furthermore, the potential for innovation and access to cutting-edge agricultural technologies through AgIN presents an exciting opportunity for us to stay at the forefront of the industry. Collaborating with AEF and other leading companies in the field not only strengthen our network but also boost our reputation as a forward-thinking and reliable provider in the agricultural technology domain. We believe that the long-term benefits of participating in AgIN would be instrumental in advancing our strategic objectives.
It is evident that many data platforms, some from larger OEMs, others as community initiatives or from FMIS providers, have come and will come to market worldwide. Farmers should benefit from the increasing digitization and data exchange capabilities and be able to choose the systems that best meet their needs and provide the required level of data security, regardless of the limitations imposed by proprietary interfaces. Therefore, AEF standardization of data exchange between machine-related data platforms is critical.
In modern agriculture, the use and exchange of data is becoming increasingly important. Existing and new initiatives that promise our customers added value in the area of interoperability are therefore also of great importance to Pöttinger.
We fully support the goals of the project as essential for a non-discriminatory data exchange in agricultural business.
SDF develops and promotes digital solutions that are standard, open, and interoperable, allowing customers to easily manage all farm processes without struggling with compatibility issues. SDF, as it did with Agrirouter, promotes the AgIn project as a digital solution capable of standardizing heterogeneous data sources for all machine ranges and regardless of the machine technology content.
At Trimble, our vision is to help farmers work more efficiently through data-driven farming practices and decision-support tools. A critical part of that vision is enabling farmers to complete workflows that involve solutions from multiple technology providers. With the AEF AgIN project facilitating efficient integration of apps from different companies to streamline cross-platform workflows for farmers, we are in complete support.
VDMA Agricultural Machinery represent the interests of more than 200 manufacturers of agricultural machinery, tractors, and related software systems from across Europe. Digitization is a topic that our members have been dealing with for decades, it has become a prerequisite both for sustainable agriculture and for achieving climate targets. In the future, it is not enough to merely connect machines, software systems and companies to the Internet or to network them with each other.
They must also be enabled to negotiate complete business processes with each other, e.g., the documentation of a sowing operation. As interoperability and data continuity along the food production chain is key to increase productivity without jeopardizing ecological goals, VDMA supports the AgIN initiative and goals.
Walvoil is an active supporter of standardization as a mean to promote better products and user experiences. AgIN is a major step forward in this direction, enabling the seamless exchange of data in the agricultural multi-brand environment.
We strongly believe that farming interoperability is a crucial step to help farmers and agrifood supply chains to benefit from a true digital ecosystem. AgIN is a project that we believe will help the whole market to get connected faster and easier, enabling new scenarios to help farmers and food company to get more complete and accurate decisional support to be sustainable and efficient.