AFS Connect is telematics; it’s a modem, inside a vehicle, that allows a farmer to wirelessly communicate with that vehicle by providing them dashboard access to their equipment on any electronic device.
“Today we can connect to a combine that’s out harvesting in the field, and we can see that harvest data, as well as a dashboard view that shows the performance of that machine,” AFS Marketing Manager Leo Bose explained while demonstrating the technology at the 2015 Farm Progress show, “So immediately you could see that you’re at 175 bpa corn, averaging, and at 20% moisture.”
Producers can use the data for better management decisions, and are also allowed to use two-way file transfer to seamlessly transfer prescriptions, As-Applied Maps, or boundary lines between the portal and the vehicle. The dashboard also allows farmers up to 30 minutes of real-time live streaming access to their equipment, with a one minute refresh rate keeping the stream as up to date as possible.
“If a producer has multiple units running in the field, they can look at the performance and efficiencies of all of those units, as well as grant access to their trusted advisor,” said Bose, “So if they’re using an agronomist, or they’re looking at prescriptions, they can choose who has visibility to their data.”
AFS connect is currently available at any Case IH dealer in North America. Interested customers can contact their local dealership and ask for assistance in how to get connected to the AFS Connect portal.
Listen to Chuck’s Interview with Leo here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/fps-15-caseih-bose.mp3″ text=”Interview with Leo Bose, Case IH”]