Agronomic machine data is added to the system via the connection to the data exchange platform Agrirouter™ and the option to process other, even manufacturer-specific, interfaces. Fendt customers with a ProfiPlus tractor and the documentation system VarioDoc Pro, or any self-drive Fendt machine (combines, Fendt Katana, Fendt Rogator 600), have both the right equipment in their machine, as well as the corresponding data processing system to take full advantage of NEXT Machine Management. As such, they can easily use the system to transfer field boundaries or waylines for the VarioGuide system as well as application maps for VariableRateControl.
This modular, open overall concept lets the farmer store key data and a digital management system based on it, which they can adapt to their own needs.
Web technology makes the location-independent working possible: With mobile devices, farmers can access their data anywhere and at any time.
With the help of an additional native smartphone app, which will be available for both iOS and Android, 'analogue' machines can also use the NEXT Machine Management module without electronics.
Data security and integrity
The module will initially be available in English, German and French from 2019. The application is subject to strict European IT security standards. The owner and manager of the data is and remains the farmer.
The six agricultural machinery manufacturers AGCO, Krone, Kuhn, Lemken, Pöttinger and Rauch and the agricultural software company FarmFacts have joined together to provide farmers and contractors with a manufacturer-independent solution for their machine data management.