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Thank you Jaap van Bergeijk



Jaap van Bergeijk will leave his AEF team leader position to the end of the year. Since the beginning of the AEF, he has been in charge of the conformance testing team and did a great job to combine all the needs from the other AEF Project teams into the Conformance Test tool.

In his presentation during the 10 Year Anniversary event he pointed out that all the basic ISOBUS functionalites are now covered by the Conformance Test and successfully tested at the test institutes. The development of a new interface to automate over 1300 operator prompts is almost ready and can also be used to optimize terminal testing.

In the future, Jaap also considers it is critical to have a well-functioning feedback loop between the definition of standards, product development and validation with the Conformance Test.

Jaap van Bergeijk has accompanied and shaped the development of the AEF in recent years. With his commitment, his creativity and his know-how, he has repeatedly given the Team Conformance Testing essential impulses. For that we would like to say a big thank you!



AEF appoints new Chair Group

AEF Board Sets Focus on Collaboration, Plugfest Electrified by Record Attendance.

At its recent General Assembly meeting in Bologna, Italy, the…

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Thank you Peter van der Vlugt

Peter has been a member of the AEF Steering Committee since the beginning and was elected as Vice-Chairman in 2008. Then as Rainer Hofmann stepped…

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Thank you Rainer Hofmann and Peter Hieronymus

AEF thanks Rainer and Peter for their active engagement and wishes a well-deserved retirement.

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AEF appoints new Chair Group

AEF Board Sets Focus on Collaboration, Plugfest Electrified by Record Attendance.

At its recent General Assembly meeting in Bologna, Italy, the…

#Events #Organisation #Plugfest

Review AEF Fall Plugfest

Successful Plugfest is back on stage in Europe after the North American one in New Orleans in March 2022. More than 330 participants enjoyed the…

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Thank you Peter van der Vlugt

Peter has been a member of the AEF Steering Committee since the beginning and was elected as Vice-Chairman in 2008. Then as Rainer Hofmann stepped…

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Thank you Rainer Hofmann and Peter Hieronymus

AEF thanks Rainer and Peter for their active engagement and wishes a well-deserved retirement.

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Jan-Hendrik Wölker left AEF

Jan-Hendrik Wölker has left AEF as of end of October to pursue other interests. He started in 2012 working for the company Fuhrhop & Partner…

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AEF Tech Week, Wageningen, January 2023

AEF has grown, even during the last couple of years, and with that growth comes the challenge of effective collaboration between the many teams. All…

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UT3 launch planned in Q1 – 2023

The AEF Project Team UT3 has been working on the next generation of the AEF Conformance Test for Universal Terminal UT3. Already in use during the…

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Announcement AEF Spring Plugfest Orlando March 2023

Orlando, a major city dedicated to amusement!  In central Florida you will find a destination packed with amusement parks and world renowned family…

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Review SIMA Show

After a long break due to the Covid pandemic, the postponed SIMA show took place in Paris Nord - Villepinte / France from November 6 through 10 2022.…

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Review EIMA Show

From the 9th to the 13th of November the 45th EIMA show took place in Bologna, Italy. The record number of 327,100 visitors certainly enjoyed the…

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Industrial Vehicle Technology Expo USA

iVT Technology Expo Chicago was the first time this show was held in the US. The technology expo focuses on bringing together component manufacturers…

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New AEF Members

These companies joined the AEF

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Upcoming events 2022 / 2023

AgEng-LAND.TECHNIK, International Green Week, Tech Week, AETC Conference
, AEF Plugfests 2023

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AEF Fall Plugfest – Planning underway

In just a few weeks, from October 17 to 21, the next AEF Fall Plugfest will take place at the Savoia Hotel in Bologna, Italy. We are very much looking…

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Autonomy in Agriculture – where does the AEF fit? – AEF Meetings in Milwaukee

Autonomy in Agriculture Day, the AEF and AEM Ag Technology Leadership Group examine how to collaborate and take on the challenges of autonomous…

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AEF at ASABE Annual International Meeting (AIM)

After two years of virtual events, the ASABE’s Annual International Meeting returned to an “in person” event which took place from the 17th to the…

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AEF Taskdata Validator

Operators working with the TaskController in the field sometimes have issues while importing ISO-XML taskdata in different terminals. This could be…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Technical updates

Team Lead Positions Changed

AEF is pleased to announce that Ryan Milligan has been approved as AEF Team Lead Deputy of the Communications and Marketing Team (C&M) and happy to…

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New Released Guidelines

Guideline AEF 007 RIG 2.0 ISOBUS – ISOBUS Automation

The Functional Safety Team has successfully released a new version of the Guideline AEF 007 that…

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New AEF Members

These companies joined the AEF

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New events

Upcoming events in 2022

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AEF Autonomous Agriculture Day - Milwaukee, June 9

Autonomy in Agriculture Day, the AEF and AEM Ag Technology Leadership Group examine how to collaborate and take on the challenges of autonomous…

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AEF Makes History with Next Generation, High-Speed ISOBUS Demonstration

Next generation ISOBUS is roughly 4,000 times faster than the original ISOBUS technology.

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Technical updates

Review: Spring Plugfest 2022 in New Orleans in conjunction with Commodity Classic

After the cancellations of the last few Plugfests due to the pandemic, this was the first face to face AEF Plugfest since September 2019.

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AEF at ‘Ag On The Mall’ event

The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) has exhibited at the "Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall" event in…

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ASABE/ AETC

Last month on February 12-14 the AEF was a sponsor of the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) 2022.

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Common project AgGateway and AEF: Data Link

In March 2021, AgGateway and the AEF signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on initiatives to increase the seamless exchange of…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

UT3 - Looking for member support in Acceptance Testing

The AEF Project Team Universal Terminal UT3 is currently working on the development of the next generation of the UT Conformance Test. This new…

#Project team activities

Second High Speed ISOBUS guideline published as Released International Guideline (RIG)

A subgroup of physical layer experts from the High Speed ISOBUS team (HSI) created AEF RIG 042 “High Speed Implement Bus – Physical layer – PHY and…

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New AEF Members

These companies joined the AEF

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events in 2022

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Registration deadline extended by 4 days to the 22nd of Feb and becomes a hybrid event

Our wish is, and has always been, that engineers attend the plugfest in person however due to the continuing COVID situation and the variation in…

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AgGateway annual conference: November 8-10, 2021, Nashville, Tennessee

AEF Vice-Chair Andrew Olliver and General Manager Norbert Schlingmann, were speakers at the AgGateway Annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, USA on…

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EIMA 2021 show review

AEF was present at the EIMA 2021 show in Bologna with a booth in cooperation with REI and FederUnacoma. Information about AEF products were provided,…

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Plugfest New Orleans

Visit New Orleans, Lousiana, for March 9 – 11, 2022 Plugfest

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Become a sponsor for AEF Spring Plugfest now

The preparations for the AEF Spring Plugfest in New Orleans, which will take place from March 9 to 11, 2022 are already in full swing.

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Functional Safety Update

The AEF as pacemaker for ISOBUS Functional Safety

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From left to right: Mike Schmidt, Rajashri Munot

New AEF Project Teams

AEF is pleased to introduce two new projects to its members: Task Controller 2 and Agricultural Interoperability Network.

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Guideline AEF 041 RIG 1.0

High Speed Implement Bus – Physical Layer – Communication channel and breakaway connectors published

#Project team activities #Standards guidelines

New AEF Members

These companies joined the AEF

#Organisation

Upcoming events

Upcoming events in 2022

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AEF Database APP

AEF Introduces ISOBUS Database App for Mobile Convenience

Ag equipment dealers, manufacturers, farmers to easily view ISOBUS compatible products across brands

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Technical updates
AEF Steering Committee met in Frankfurt under Covid-19 conditions

AEF Steering Committee Meeting

On the 22nd and 23rd of September the AEF Steering Committee held a face to face meeting in the centre of Frankfurt. Apart from the regular monthly…

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AEF General Assembly 2021

The 2021 AEF General Assembly took place in the afternoon of the 23rd of September and, just like the 2020 edition, was another virtual event, the…

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Virtual Plugfest Remote Testing of Section Control - Terminal Screen Mirroring

AEF Virtual Plugfest

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no physical AEF Plugfest events could take place. This encouraged the AEF, in cooperation with Vector Informatik, to…

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AEF offering reduced membership fee to new members

Most people have become tired of all the bad news we hear every day. It has been a difficult time for everyone. The leadership at AEF thought it would…

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Data Management Update - New ideas for Standards for Transport operations

The AEF Data Management team is looking into additional use cases for transport operations. But some important elements are still missing. The…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

TC-GEO Conformance Test FMIS

In 2017 the AEF released the TC-BAS Conformance Test for FMIS. With the upcoming release 2021R2, planned for the 1st of November, the AEF Conformance…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Project team activities #Technical updates

AEF at the EIMA 2021 show

The next EIMA, an International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition takes place from October 19 thru 23, 2021 in Bologna, Italy.

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AEF ends working relationship with CertTech

After 11 years of a long and effective collaboration, it was decided to end the relationship as of September 30, 2021. This collaboration had a long…

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Alfred Kornes, Klaus Herbert Rolf

Team Lead position changed

Communication & Marketing – Thank you Andrew Olliver and welcome Alfred Kornes and Klaus-Herbert Rolf

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AEF Fall Plugfest 2021 canceled – Virtual Plugfest planned!

Due to on-going concern over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and related travel restrictions,
the AEF decided to cancel the 2021 Fall Plugfest…

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Change in John Deere Steering Committee member

Jürgen Hollstein will retire end of July this year and will be succeeded by Stefan Stahlmecke as new representative from John Deere.

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Team Lead Positions Changed - Thank you Peter Münch and welcome Johannes Lange and Christian Jungkind

Peter Münch has left his AEF team leader position in June this year. Since the beginning of the AEF, he has been in charge of the functional safety…

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Team Lead Positions Changed - New Deputy for Data Management: Jason Roesbeke

AEF is very pleased to introduce Jason Roesbeke from CNH Industrial, based in Bruges, Belgium as another Deputy Team Lead for the Expert Team Data…

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AEF ISOBUS Database – Even More Improvements!

Following on from last summer’s updates and thanks to the continual feedback from the AEF Service Council, the Database Service team have been hard at…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Project team activities #Technical updates

Data Management Update

FMIS Conformance Test

As with all conformance tests and certified compatibility our goal in the end is satisfied customers.

In today's agricultural…

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Fileserver Release

The AEF Conformance Test for the new AEF Functionality File Server is released.

#Project team activities #Technical updates

Wireless-Infield-Communication field test

In April 2021, the AEF organized a proof of concept to demonstrate the latest developments in Wireless-Infield-Communication together with the…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

Support for AEF Security Team needed

The AEF Security Team is looking for expertise from AEF companies in the following areas:

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New AEF member: MC Elettronica S.r.l.

MC Elettronica is a company specializing in design of sensors and “high tech” electronic components for agricultural machines, dedicated to PRECISION…

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New AEF member: Agricon GmbH

Agricon is a full-service provider for precision farming solutions. It offers a wide range of products dedicated to improve crop production from the…

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New AEF Member: Neways Electronics International N.V.

Neways Electronics International N.V. is active in the international EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) market. As System Innovator and life…

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New AEF Member: ImageLine

Image Line is an Italian company – included in Italian official registry for innovative SMEs – that develops softwares, web portals and databases for…

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New AEF Member: ifm group of companies

When it comes to pioneering automation and digitization technology, the ifm group of companies is your ideal partner. Since its foundation in 1969 ifm…

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Thank you Mark Benishek

AEF secretary Mark Benishek retired end of last year and was succeeded by Anita Sennett representing the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)…

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AEF changed organisation structure with the start of 2021

As announced during the virtual AEF General Assembly in October 2020 by Peter Hieronymus, a dedicated team of seasoned AEF members was tasked with…

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Picture shows the Plugfest in Stuttgart 2017

Plugfest 2021 planning underway, Stuttgart, Germany

AEF announces plans are underway for the next Plugfest in Stuttgart, Germany. The dates are set for September 20 to 24, 2021. We are excited at the…

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FederUnacoma Round Table: ISOBUS Interoperability

FederUnacoma, the Italian Association of Ag. Machine Manufacturers, has always taken an active role in supporting the AEF through the years. Although…

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High Speed ISOBUS (HSI) Demonstration at AGRITECHNICA 2021 – Support Needed!

Exactly 20 years ago at Agritechnica 2001 the first ISOBUS systems were demonstrated with the Universal Terminal application (even though the first…

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AEF and ISOBUS articles created for N.A. digital forum

During 2020 the AEF Communications and Marketing North American Sub Group worked on a group of sponsored articles that ran on the Precision Farming…

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ISOBUS Conformance Testing for Resale Value and Compatibility

With so many different manufacturers creating a wide scope of agricultural products available on the market today, this is a fairly common problem for…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Project team activities #Technical updates

An Essential Resource: the AEF ISOBUS Database

Whether you are a salesperson or service tech, the ISOBUS Database will become an essential part of your toolbox. It provides important ISOBUS…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Project team activities #Technical updates

Eight of the Most Compatible ISOBUS Functionalities for Precision Farming

In a market offering so many different tractors and implements, how can you make the right choice? Now more than ever, when considering the precision…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Organisation #Press releases

Plugfests, ISOBUS and Project Teams: the AEF Tackles Tough Ag Industry Issues

Every day, farm tractors and implements are connected together and the electrical connectors are engaged.

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Plugfest #Project team activities #Press releases

Plugfest: An Event for Friends and Competitors

How do you get a group of ag software engineers excited? Most engineers have similar traits. They want to provide new and better designs, and the best…

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Introducing TIM — a Farmer’s New Best Friend

Tractor Implement Management, or what we call “TIM,” is a cross-product and cross-manufacturer ISOBUS solution where the implement controls certain…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Project team activities #Technical updates

The Three Things You Need to Know About M2M

M2M, also known as “Machine-to-Machine Communication,” is exactly what it sounds like. It stands for two machines “communicating” together.

#Project team activities #Technical updates

What Exactly is Under the ISOBUS Hood?

So, what is under the ISOBUS Hood:

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New Security Team Lead: Bradley Nielsen

AEF is very happy to present the new Security Team Lead: Bradley Nielsen from CNH Industrial, based in Burr Ridge, Illinois, agreed to take over the…

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New Deputy for Wireless Infield Communication team: Tobias Nothdurft

AEF is happy to present the new WIC Deputy Team Lead: Tobias Nothdurft from AGCO, based in Marktoberdorf, Germany, agreed to take over the tasks from…

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New AEF Member: Materna

Materna is a full service provider in the premium segment successfully implementing IT projects for the industry sector, business customers and the…

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New AEF Member: Junkkari Oy

Junkkari Oy is a family owned company located in Finland, established over 60 years ago and is part of the MSK Group Oy.

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AEF and AgGateway align to deliver digital solutions for Agriculture

AgGateway and the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on initiatives to…

#Organisation #Technical updates
New electected Vice-Chairperson Andrew Olliver

AEF General Assembly

The first ever virtual AEF General Assembly took place on Thursday the 15th of October. The AEF Chairperson, Peter van der Vlugt opened the meeting…

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Thank you Marcello Mongiardo

Thank you Marcello Mongiardo

As mentioned above, during this year’s Chair Group (CG) election meeting resulted in a change of the Vice-Chairperson. Marcello Mongiardo as the…

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Jan Horstmann was given a gift to celebrate his contribution to his long-time support of AEF Steering Committee.

Core Membership changes and additions

Core Membership changes


At the last AEF General Assembly held October 15, 2020, leadership addressed a change request to the Core membership. The…

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May we present…

… our new AEF office team member Stefanie Schemmink.

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AEF Tech Talks

In 2020 the AEF started scheduling a new educational series called Tech Talks on a monthly basis. AEF Tech Talks are short condensed introductions to…

#Events #Organisation #Technical updates

EIMA Digital preview

On November the 11th and 12th the AEF had the honour of presenting two sessions during the EIMA Digital Preview (EDP). The EDP was a purely online…

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Service Council review

On 28th of October 2020 the third AEF Service Council took place in Warendorf, Germany. The event – aimed at dealer service and sales staff as well as…

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Project Universal Terminal (UT 3) ramps up in 2020

Project activities for the UT 3 ISOBUS functionality conformance test have received much interest for the past few years. In January 2020 a face to…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Project team activities #Technical updates

Open position for Security Team Leader

A new lead is sought for the AEF Security Expert Team. This is a diverse team made up of security professionals from both OEMs and security…

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AEF ISOBUS Database – Improvements

The latest version of the AEF ISOBUS Database was released in the middle of summer and included the highly anticipated changes to the Product Upload…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Technical updates

ATLAS - High Level Architecture

Τhe overall goal of the Horizon 2020 project “ATLAS” is the development of an open digital Network through which information and services become…

#Organisation #Project team activities #Technical updates

Attention all users of the AEF ISOBUS Conformance Test!

The current AEF Conformance Test environment was developed based on a now outdated version of National Instruments TestStand. (To be precise we are…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

WIC presentation at ASABE Annual International Meeting (AIM)

Once again, the AEF were presenting at the 2020 ASABE Annual International Meeting (AIM). The event took place from the 13th to the 15th of July and,…

#Events #Project team activities #Technical updates

AEF at AGROSALON

The AGROSALON took place from the 6th to the 9th of October in Moscow and thanks to the grateful assistance of the Agriculture Engineering team at…

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AEF to present at EIMA Digital Preview

The Covid-19 emergency has defined a new economic and social geography with global restrictions. The international trade shows worldwide have been…

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ATLAS - What are the use cases?

Smart agricultural machines, sensors and data processing services have assisted farmers by providing an abundance of information that help optimize…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

Self-Certification provides next phase of conformance testing

As highlighted in the AEF ISOBUS Database Improvements Press Release issued before Agritechnica last year, Self-Certification is here! But what…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Project team activities #Technical updates

Introduction to the new team - PT13 Security

Last year in October a new AEF team was formed, composed of security experts from several AEF member companies. Norbert Schlingmann, General Manager…

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Update on High Speed ISOBUS

Following on from the very successful High Speed ISOBUS presentation given at the Landtechnik conference in November last year, this edition of the…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

AEF Plugfests in 2020

After our disappointment at having to cancel the AEF Spring Plugfest in Lincoln due to on-going concern over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and…

#Events #Plugfest

Sjaak Bontje – Loss of a team member

Sjaak Bontje 1956 – 2020

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New guideline for Extended Farm Management Information Systems Data Interface (EFDI) available

This EFDI guideline provides an extensible communication system concept and defines rules for adding new functionalities to cover specific use cases…

#Project team activities #Standards guidelines

Machine and Sensor Manufacturers: Technical Requirements Surveys for Data-Driven Agriculture

The European Commission is funding the development of an open digital platform for interoperability between agricultural machinery, sensors and data…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

First TIM products are present in the AEF ISOBUS Database

Since AEF’s development of the Tractor Implement Management (TIM) was launched in December 2019, the first products supporting the TIM functionality…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Project team activities #Technical updates

AEF TIM Award ceremony

Tractor Implement Management (TIM) receives two awards in February: ASABE AE50 Award and AEM Davidson Prize in the US.

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AEF Core Membership changes

As well as the recently announced AEF membership changes involving Kubota Corporation and Kverneland Group, the start of 2020 has ushered in one more…

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agROBO food - AEF with CEMA participation

In parallel to ATLAS, AEF is a partner in a second EU funded project named agROBOfood.

#Project team activities #Technical updates

ISOBUS Seminar at REI

The ISOBUS event held in Reggio Emilia (Italy) on December 13th 2019 titled “Agriculture looks to the future” was a great success.

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AEF, AETC and ISOBUS; A Great Combination

Last month on February 10-12 the AEF was a sponsor of the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) 2020. This annual event is hosted every…

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New PT05 Lead Jasper Jeninga


As of December 1, 2019, the AEF has a new project team leader for the ISOBUS Automation Group: Jasper Jeninga, Team Leader at CLAAS based in Bad…

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New PT04 Deputy Ronny Preußer

The AEF is happy to introduce Ronny Preußer as new deputy team lead for project team Service & Diagnostics.

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Hara Spathi started as Project Manager for ATLAS

Since February, 12, 2020 Hara Spathi has joined the AEF as project manager for the ATLAS program. ATLAS focuses on the standardization of data…

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AEF received ASABE AE50 award for Tractor-Implement-Management

Mark Benishek AEF Secretary, General Manager Norbert Schlingmann and Chairman Peter van der Vlugt received the AE50 award during the ASABE…

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Kubota Corporation to take over AEF core membership from Kverneland Group

After 11 years of Kverneland Group’s direct engagement as AEF founding - and core member, the mother company Kubota Corporation has taken over the AEF…

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Engineering First TIM products certified

After the successful release and roll out of the AEF TIM conformance test some days ago to certification test laboratories, we are happy to announce…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Technical updates

AEF Booth at Agritechnica

Agritechnica 2019 took place from the 10th to the 16th of November at the Hannover Messe and once again the AEF was present with a booth in Hall 15.…

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AEF Speeches at VDI conference 2019

The AEF was well represented with three different presentations at the 77th Landtechnik AgEng Conference which took place on Friday the 8th and…

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AE50 award for TIM

The AEF is pleased to be a recipient of an AE50 award of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for 2020 for the…

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ATLAS focuses on the standardization 
of interfaces in knowledge-based farming

In the "Agricultural Interoperability and Analysis System (ATLAS)" project leading manufacturers of agricultural technology are working together with…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

Further development of the AEF ISOBUS Database

Which implement can be operated with the tractor’s ISOBUS terminal? Which functionalities are supported by the combination of vehicles? Can the farmer…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Technical updates

AEF at ACPA

From the 14th to the 17th of October the Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture took place at the Punjab Agricultural University in…

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Russian Federation is interested in ISOBUS technology

Last October 2019, Norbert Schlingmann, AEF General Manager, was invited to speak at a conference in Moscow entitled “Universal control and monitoring…

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TPPL – Twisted Pair Physical Layer

In January 2019, the 3rd revision of ISO 11783 – Part 2: Physical Layer has been published. As you may know this part of the ISO standard details the…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

The guiding hand behind TIM - Hans Jürgen Nissen

As with all projects, at some point they come to completion. This is true with the project, Tractor Implement Management (TIM), which was released…

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New record for AEF Plugfest

New record for AEF Plugfest

From the 17th to the 19th of September the AEF European Plugfest took place in Antibes, France at the very new Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre. With…

#Events #Plugfest
AEF Conference Day: Partnering with others in Digital Landscape

AEF Conference Day: Partnering with others in Digital Landscape

In addition to the Plugfest event, project team meetings and the AEF General Assembly, the AEF Conference event took place in the afternoon of…

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Opportunity in Digital Farming – Lead for EU subsidized project team

The AEF is looking for a project team lead to help with an EU subsidized design project. The benefits of digital farming are increasing day by day and…

#Organisation #Project team activities
AEF at InfoAg 2019

AEF at InfoAg 2019

Once again the AEF was present at Union Station in St Louis, Missouri participating in the 2019 edition of InfoAg. As with previous years the AEF…

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AEF Conformance Test Pricing Increase

Starting in January 2020 the annual fee that manufacturers pay to access the AEF ISOBUS Conformance Test will increase to 24.300 Euro for the…

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TIM – future-proof communication between tractor and implement

TIM (Tractor Implement Management) is a cross-product and cross-manufacturer ISOBUS solution where the implement controls certain tractor functions…

#AEF ISOBUS Database #Project team activities #Technical updates
AEF Steering Committee and Team Leaders meet at SDF

AEF Steering Committee and Team Leaders meet at SDF

During the last week of June, in one of the hottest weeks of the summer, the Steering Committee, Team Leaders and associated deputies converged on…

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Second AEF Service Council in October

The first AEF Service Council took place in Warendorf at the end of December 2018. Due to the positive outcome, the participants expressed the wish to…

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New AEF Member: Proemion GmbH

We are a technology company that builds connectivity solutions for machines. We provide the infrastructure to connect mobile machines with the cloud…

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New AEF Member: Parker Hannifin Mfg Finland Oy

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than 100 years the company has engineered the success of…

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AEF Events at the Plugfest

In conjunction with the Plugfest, you will have the option of seeing the Plugfest activities in action or particpate in a number of conference &…

#Events #Plugfest

VDI workshop on ISOBUS and TIM

Under the title „ISOBUS Automation using TIM“ an international VDI workshop took place in the Berlin Mercure Hotel MOA on 28 June 2019. The AEF was…

#Events #Project team activities #Technical updates

AEF activity at the ASABE Annual International Meeting

AEF Sponsored and exhibited at the 2019 Annual International Meetings of the ASABE in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on July 7 – 10, 2019. The focus of…

#Events #Technical updates

Thanks to Martijn Holten

Martijn Holten left Kverneland Mechatronics and in addition the position as deputy for AEF PT4 Service & Diagnostics in June. Since the beginning he…

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Thanks to Harald Dietel

Since the launch meeting in Frankfurt am Main on 16 March 2011, Harald Dietel has significantly supported the project team High Voltage (PT7) as team…

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Mark von Bibra: new project manager at the AEF

Since 24 June 2019, Mark von Bibra has joined AEF as project manager. The Australian studied in Melbourne and Singapore and worked for the last six…

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Website and AEF web-based training in French

To coincide with the AEF Fall Plugfest in France in September, the AEF website and the three modules of the AEF web-based training will be available…

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Become a sponsor for AEF Fall Plugfest now

The AEF Fall Plugfest 2019 will take place from 16 to 20 September in Antibes, France. Be there when a knowledgeable audience meets to test and…

#Events #Organisation #Plugfest

Register now for the AEF Fall Plugfest

The preparations for the next AEF Plugfest which will take place from 17 to 20 September in Antibes (France) are already in full swing.

#Events #Plugfest

New project team: Medium Voltage

On 26 September 2018, experts from several AEF member companies met to launch the new Medium Voltage (PT12) project team. After defining the project…

#Project team activities #Technical updates

Dealer registration and AEF ticket system

The dealer registration is also new. In future, dealers will be able to register and log into the AEF ISOBUS database themselves. This enables them to…

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AEF Compatibility Check

The AEF ISOBUS database allows users to learn about ISOBUS functionalities supported by both the single product and several selected products.

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Further development of the AEF ISOBUS database

From September 2019, manufacturers will be able themselves to carry out a Conformance Test by taking into account defined AEF Rules in order to ensure…

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New AEF Member: Panasonic Industry Europe

Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH is part of the global Panasonic Group and provides industrial products and services in Europe.

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Special training modules for AEF members

What is ISOBUS? How does the AEF ISOBUS Database work? What are the advantages of the AEF ISOBUS CheckTool? These and other questions are answered by…

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New Twisted Pair Connection for ISOBUS

The AEF Engineering & Implementation team has been investigating the use of Twisted Pair Physical Layer (TPPL) for use on ISOBUS systems.

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OEM information Sub Suppliers Certification

Suppliers often provide their ECUs to multiple manufacturers. These ECUs are equipped with a standard software which are able to support different…

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New AEF Member: Orion Tecnologia e Sistemas Agrícolas Ltda

Orion Tecnologia e Sistemas Agrícolas Ltda is an innovative Brazilian company that designs and manufactures special spraying implements for installing…

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New AEF Member: J.ASSY Agricultural

J.Assy Agricultural specializes in technology solutions for agribusiness. They are one of Brazil’s largest investors in R & D in this industry.

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Review: SIMA 2019 in Paris

From February 24th thru the 28th the 78th edition of SIMA took place at the Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord Villepinte. This year there were…

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Review: AXEMA Technical conference

On Saturday February 23rd the third AXEMA Technical conference took place at the Parc des Expositions. The surrounding exhibition halls were busy with…

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Review: AEF at AETC

The AEF presented at the “Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference” (AETC) from February 11 to 13, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky, with a program…

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Become a sponsor for AEF Spring Plugfest now

The preparations for the AEF Plugfest in spring, which will take place from 7 to 9 May in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, are already in full swing.

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Review: AEF Service Council in Warendorf

On 19th of December 2018 the first AEF Service Council took place in Warendorf. The event – aimed at service staff and product management of…

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In the video: Carsten Hühne about the AEF Ticket System

What does the AEF Ticket System do? How does it work? What role does it play in the context of diagnostic options in the AEF ISOBUS Database, keyword…

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Announcement: AEF at the SIMA 2019

SIMA 2019 will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from the 24th to the 28th of February. This will be the 78th edition of the…

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TIM: Benefits and aims

TIM (tractor implement management system or device steers tractor) is an ISOBUS-based solution for a barrier-free and cross-vendor data exchange in…

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Service Council on the subject of the AEF ticket system and database diagnostic use

The AEF ticket system is an essential component of the AEF ISOBUS database. With this ticket system, information about compatibility problems between…

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New AEF Member: HELUKABEL

Established in Germany in 1978, HELUKABEL® is one of the world’s leading cable manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to our production sites in…

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New AEF ISOBUS Database login page

The AEF is very excited to annouce the release of the new AEF ISOBUS Database login page.

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New AEF Member: Dacom

Dacom provides growers and the agribusiness sector with data-driven advisory services throughout the world. Using intelligent analyses, all available…

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Review: EIMA in Italy

From the 7th to the 11th of November the EIMA International show took place in Bologna, Italy. More than 315,000 visitors attended this year, coming…

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AEF General Manager presentation at AgGateway annual meeting

AEF General Manager, Norbert Schlingmann, was a keynote speaker at the AgGateway Annual meeting in Austin Texas, USA on Nov 13th. His presentation…

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Road safety pilot for agricultural equipment successful tested

AEF developed together with ETSI’s committee on Machine-to-Machine Communications a pilot to distribute a warning message to passing vehicles within a…

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Thank you Jaap van Bergeijk

Jaap van Bergeijk will leave his AEF team leader position to the end of the year. Since the beginning of the AEF, he has been in charge of the…

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New Project Team Medium Voltage

On 26th of September the first meeting took place for the latest AEF Project Team, PT12 Medium Voltage. It has been formed based on a project proposal…

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Review: TIM Plugfest in Bologna

The eighth TIM Plugfest took place at the Savoia Regency Hotel in Bologna on the 19th and 20th of September. It was the first time that a TIM specific…

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Review: AEF celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary

On September 19th the AEF celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary with a full day of events in Bologna, Italy. This was in addition to the AEF Fall…

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Review: AEF Fall Plugfest in Bologna

From the 18th to the 20th of September the Fall Plugfest took place at the Savoia Regency Hotel in Bologna, Italy.

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AEF Plugfest to include the next edition of the TIM Plugfest and 10th Anniversary Celebration

The 8th TIM plugfest will be held on 19th and 20th of September during the European edition of the AEF Plugfest, at the Savoia Hotel Regency, Bologna,…

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AEF joined AgGateway membership

Both organisations are interested in develop better products to the farmer. In order to provide functionalities on equipment we need to have a better…

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New AEF Member: Multiva

Multiva is a brand for high quality agricultural machines, produced by Dometal Oy. Company is located in Loimaa, Finland. Our product range consists…

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New AEF Member: Geoprospectors

Geoprospectors is a leading supplier of soil sensors for precision agriculture, subsurface engineering and airborne exploration.The solutions use a…

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New AEF ISOBUS Functionality ISB

The functionality ISB, or ISOBUS Shortcut button refers to a physical button (or key or switch) in the tractor cab which, when pressed, will…

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Review: Spring plugfest in Lincoln, Nebraska

From May the 15th to the 17th the Spring Plugfest took place in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Embassy Suites together with the NTTL test lab hosted another…

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2008 to 2018: AEF celebrates 10th anniversary

On 28 October 2008 seven international manufacturers of agricultural machinery and two associations founded the Agricultural Industry Electronics…

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Register now: Plugfest in Lincoln

From 14 to 18 May 2018 the Plugfest will take place in Lincoln Nebraska. Registration is now possible.

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Review: Commodity Classic

The Commodity Classic Ag show in North America was located this year in Anaheim, California from 27th February - 1st March.

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AEF will join the AEM booth during the Commodity Classic show, February 27 – March 1 in Anaheim, California USA

Commodity Classic is America's top agricultural convention and trade show, managed by farmers, for farmers. The trade show connects cutting-edge…

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AEF at Agritechnica in Mid-November

Again the AEF will be present at Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany running from November 12th through 18th.

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