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The ISO standard was not specific enough in several points. Although manufacturers were launching ISOBUS systems, these did not function across equipment from different manufacturers.
This is why.
The AEF has introduced additional guidelines for individual functionalities. AEF members work according to these guidelines when developing new products. And that works.
This functionality can be used to operate an ISOBUS implement on any display. Or an individual display controls different ISOBUS implements. This allows one ISOBUS terminal to replace multiple implement specific displays.
This is used to connect additional elements, such as a joystick or switchbox to the ISOBUS, making it easier to operate the implement. Once connected, the functions of the implement can be operated by the AUX device instead of having to use the ISOBUS Universal Terminal.
The TECU represents the "job computer" of the tractor on the ISOBUS. As a gateway, it provides tractor data for the other ISOBUS participants, such as forward speed or PTO speed or rear hitch position. In this way, for example, an implement can apply fertiliser or crop protection products depending on the driving speed signal provided by the TECU.
ISB can be used to deactivate functions of an implement that have been activated via an ISOBUS display. This can be helpful when the operator has navigated away from the Universal Terminal page in the display to monitor another tractor operation. The implement manufacturer defines which functions can be deactivated by the ISB.
TIM is a cross-product and cross-manufacturer ISOBUS solution where the implement controls certain tractor functions and optimizes the working process. The implement sends information to the tractor via standardized and secure communication which leads to an optimization of the overall system.
The File Server enables data exchange with external instances (e.g. USB drive or cloud connection) and ISOBUS devices. The File Server acts as a central place to store or retrieve data. It standardizes the data transfer method, but the data content can, in fact, be proprietary.
This functionality documents specific values of the work that has been carried out by the ISOBUS implement. Documentation can then be exported from the Task Controller and imported into the farm management information system thanks to the ISO-XML data standard.
TC-GEO can additionally be used to collect location-dependent data, such as an as-applied map. This functionality also includes the use of a variable rate prescription map when the field has been devided into management zones which require different application rates.
This controls automatic activation of sections on the implement, for example when spraying fertiliser, based on the GPS position and the desired degree of overlap.
Contact for Europe and Asia
Stefanie Schemmink (AEF Office)
Blessenstätte 36, 33330 Gütersloh
Phone +49 5241 30 57 908
Contact for North and South America
(AEF Secretary / Administration)
(Association of Equipment Manufacturers)
6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2400
Milwaukee, WI 53214-5647
Phone +1 414 298 4174