CLAAS has announced its cloud-based DataConnect system that enables the exchange of machinery data between CLAAS, 365FarmNet and John Deere is now commercially available, with further partners to follow soon.
According to CLAAS, DataConnect enables the exchange of essential machinery data among different platforms, enabling users to view all of their mixed-brand fleet information within the single data platform of their choice. Previously, viewing such information required duplicating effort by using each manufacturer’s corresponding but separate platforms or web portals.
The structure of this new direct, cloud-to-cloud solution enables a seamless and automated data flow without any effort required by the customer, CLAAS says. The real-time data exchange allows a live overview of the whole machinery fleet. Furthermore, the company says DataConnect works without any additional hardware or software components and ensures secure data handling.
With this new approach, CLAAS customers can view five different machinery data sets for their fleet:
- Current machine location
- Historical machine location
- Fuel tank level
- Status of the machine in the field
- Machine speed
Customers also may decide which company’s digital platform they prefer to use to display all the data. As soon as they are connected, other manufacturers’ machines appear automatically. CLAAS says machines are either displayed with icons in the respective brand’s color combination or are visible in the icon’s information panel. Further partners and functions will follow at a later date, the company adds.