The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) is an independent organization founded on October 28th 2008 by seven international ag equipment manufacturers and two associations.
Today eight manufacturers and three associations are working as core members together with 200 general members. They work to improve cross-manufacturer compatibility of electronic and electric components in agricultural equipment, and to establish transparency about compatibility issues.
Implementing international electronic standards is therefore a cornerstone of our work.
Furthermore the AEF encourages the development and implementation of new technology. While the AEF’s intention is to enable mutually beneficial links between companies, the effort is first and foremost directed at their farming customers, i.e. to make work easier for them and to provide them with economic benefits.
He or she will probably have one of the most challenging jobs in the agricultural machinery world today defining a standard for Cloud-To-Cloud communication.
About the AEF
Compatibility across manufacturers or brands is increasingly considered as a competitive advantage.
This renunciation of the idea that customers should buy all their machinery from one manufacturer fuels the desire for standards within the industry. This is accompanied by the need to establish transparency about compatibility and to provide customers with relevant information prior to a purchase of agricultural machinery.