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Vireo: Revolutionizing the ISOBUS Virtual Terminal.

With most tractors and many implements now supporting ISOBUS technology, the time is right for ISOBUS to continue to grow. However, the cost/technology benefits of tablets will always far exceed that of the traditional ISOBUS compatible terminals. So what is the right answer for farmers and OEMs who want to take advantage of the latest...

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The Path Towards Autonomous Machines in Agriculture.

The Need for Efficiency and the Changing Landscape The world population is currently made up of about 7.5 billion people, which is about twice as many people as there were as recently as 1960, and this is projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. With the rapidly increasing population, more food needs to be produced...

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Wireless Controls for Heavy Machinery: Linking Smart Devices to Construction Equipment.

Technology development in the construction market is evolving quickly and the benefits that it can bring to the user of the equipment are extensive. The latest developments aim at providing users with visual information in the form of virtual and augmented reality that allow them to perform their jobs faster and with higher precision. While...

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Wireless Connectivity with Tablets and Smartphones on Mobile Equipment.

Display interfaces – the products that provide machine performance information to the operator, such as an instrument cluster or graphical display – on mobile equipment are about to experience a significant transformation. Typically, these products have been designed as dedicated devices, permanently installed in the vehicle. But the proliferation of mobile devices such as smartphones...

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FlightPath: Unleashing the Power of Precision Farming for the Implement Manufacturer.

The Power of Precision Farming Precision farming is a term used to encompass technologies that leverage accurate global positioning systems to reduce farming inputs (seeds, fertilizer, etc.) by applying them only where they are needed and in the exact right amounts. These technologies have evolved since being introduced in the 1990s and include commonly known...

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Remote Control Systems for Mobile Applications: Simple but Highly Beneficial.

There are many examples of complex electronic control systems integrated into mobile machinery but, in some cases, simplicity can offer the greatest benefit. Given the vast array of mobile applications, there are numerous examples where the operator must control vehicle functions from outside the cab. Providing remote control access to these functions can save time,...

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Mining Equipment: Electronic Control Systems that Deal with the Extreme.

Modern day mining is a challenging business, where operating profitably can be short lived and can change rapidly. Mines rely heavily on the people and equipment available to deliver the highest results when they are needed. The use of new technology and autonomous mining equipment, can impact the overall performance and bring great benefit to...

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Data Logging: Methods and Benefits of Capturing Information in Mobile Equipment Control Applications.

1. Introduction to Data Logging Electronics controls for mobile equipment applications have been growing at a rapid pace over the last decade, to the point where they have essentially become standard on mobile machines in industries such as agriculture, construction, mining, and transportation. Electronics were originally introduced for the purpose of enhanced automated controls, and...

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Electronic Control and Monitoring of Mobile Equipment over the Cloud.

Agriculture and construction industries are evolving to include more electronic controls on vehicles and mobile equipment providing improved diagnostics, programmability for new/updated features/functions, job management and data analysis. Furthermore, electronic control cloud connectivity is becoming more popular which extends all of these functions out to remote locations and/or from a central office. Connecting the electronics in...

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Custom Electronic Development: From Concept to Realization.

Electronics and software for mobile equipment have evolved steadily over the past number of decades. A market that was once defined by customized hardware designed for specific functions and applications, is now saturated with “off the shelf” systems that can be configured. Ruggedized hardware is readily available with a variety of inputs, outputs, and various...

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