AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, and Trimble announced today that they are partnering to deliver wireless connectivity between AGCO’s VarioDoc and AgCommand systems and the Trimble Connected Farm solution. The functionality is expected to be available to customers in North America in September and in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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.
The development expands on the February 2014 announcement of the connection between Trimble’s Farm Works Software and VarioDoc. This new integration will give Trimble customers the option to sync their task data sent via VarioDoc in either Farm Works or Connected Farm.
The integration between Trimble’s Connected Farm and AGCO’s AgCommand will be the first to utilize AGCO machine data via the AgCommand API (Application Programming Interface). The API will open globally in the fourth quarter of 2015 to developers and service providers who wish to incorporate machine data into custom applications and tools for growers. This offers more points of access to end users, allowing AgCommand data to be integrated into the grower’s farm management platform of choice.