Precision agriculture company Trimble and ag equipment maker and distributor AGCO have teamed up to connect agriculture data platforms. This news release from Trimble says the partnership will deliver wireless connectivity between AGCO’s VarioDoc and AgCommand® systems and the Trimble® Connected Farm™ solution.
“The inclusion of AGCO’s AgCommand information into Connected Farm aligns well with Trimble’s continued focus on providing a complete solution for growers to manage a mixed fleet of vehicles and implements,” said Joe Denniston, vice president of Trimble’s Agriculture Division. “AGCO customers now have access to one central location in Connected Farm for monitoring their farm operations including fleet data, rainfall and weather information, commodity quotes, and irrigation monitoring to enable improved decision making from the office to the field.”
“This collaboration gives our customers easier access to their operational data for enhanced productivity, mobility and decision making,” said Eric Hansotia, senior vice president, Global Harvesting, Crop Care, Advanced Technology Solutions and Dealer Tech Support at AGCO. “Strategic development with platforms like Connected Farm gives growers a single location from which to monitor their entire operation.”
The collaboration between Trimble and AGCO allows customers to access their AGCO machine data, via AGCO’s telemetry product, AgCommand as well as their agronomic data through AGCO’s VarioDoc task file management platform, from within the Connected Farm dashboard. This deeper integration of AGCO and Trimble technologies delivers a more streamlined approach to total farm management, simplifying the grower’s ability to access and act on live machine and task data within a single, Web browser-based user interface.
This integration is the first to use AGCO machine data via the AgCommand API (Application Programming Interface), which becomes available worldwide later this year.