The integrated user interface module is easy to use. The display is equipped with a home screen button that leads to a help-wizard, that takes an operator through the setup process.
The 480 by 160 pixels can be utilized to show additional data like machine performance data. Speed, distance travelled, and fuel usage per area, is available in the performance monitor.
The integrated display control features a scroll wheel and 14 buttons.
The Home button has different functionalities. It provides:
The GreenStar 2 (GS2) 1800 has two Universal Serial Bus (USB) data ports protected on the front of the display. The system is equipped with 128 MB RAM and 512 MB Flash Drive. A light-emitting diode (LED) in the front is providing status information. The USB will be used for product updates as well as transferring the following:
All data comes in and exits through the USB port on the front of the display. This provides convenience since most computers today are built with at least one USB port.
Client, farm, and field data along with guidance lines and boundaries can all be saved to a desktop software package for future use.
A variety of John Deere precision applications can be ran on the GreenStar™ 2 1800 Display.
The following activations can be purchased and unlocked on the display with a 24-digit activation code:
Additional applications for the GreenStar 3 2630 Display
The following application does not require a separate activation for the display
The GreenStar™ 2 (GS2) 1800 is an ISOBUS virtual terminal 3 (VT3) capable display. ISOBUS VT3 allows the GS2 1800 to control ISOBUS-compatible implements and controllers. This compatibility allows the GS2 1800 to be used in a variety of applications.
ISOBUS is an industry standard that refers to an open communication network for connecting electronic devices on agriculture and forestry equipment.
ISOBUS is a common language that aligns the (data) communication between tractor, implements, and on-board computer/displays as well as the desktop software.
ISOBUS standardizes hardware (plugs and cables) and software (the kind of data exchanged). These standards create the foundation for plug-and-play compatibility between different machine combinations from competitive brands.
This technology allows displays, implements, and controllers to be compatible and operate together on one machine.
ISOBUS allows machinery and implements to be used, combined, and coordinated beyond the level of individual manufacturers. ISOBUS implementation enables control and data communications that comply with the ISO 11783 standard.
The purpose of ISO 11783 is to provide a standardized method and format of data transfer between sensors, controllers, and displays on tractors and implements.
ISOBUS can simplify the operator interface for the many monitors and implements that may be connected on a machine. ISOBUS standards have become necessary to support the following situations:
Besides machine control, documentation is becoming more important. ISOBUS supports more accurate documentation that allows for better tracking, fulfilling regulations, and saving a maximum amount on inputs, like chemicals and seeds.
To learn more about ISOBUS technology, visit http://www.isobus.net.
John Deere precision agricultural technology provides multiple opportunities to upgrade. Producers can confidently invest in technology today, knowing it can grow and change as their operation does. Producers can contact a John Deere dealer to learn more about available solutions.
Producers have the ability to upgrade signal accuracy with activations on the receiver and without having to purchase completely new hardware.
John Deere dealers offer an upgrade option for all AMS software applications from a previous to newer model.
Producers also have the ability to upgrade to the latest receivers.
Maximizing investment cost
Many of the same solutions available with AutoTrac are compatible with the GreenStar system using AutoTrac Controller or AutoTrac Universal. Additional solutions available include John Deere Active Implement Guidance and Section Control.
This provides many options with one constant: stretching the producer’s money to bring more optimization to all equipment.
Producers will need to determine what:
GreenStar Display sample options
Use existing GreenStar Display and move display between machines throughout cropping cycle:
Upgrade to a new display, trade in existing display
Add a new display
This allows each machine to have a dedicated display and eliminates the need to move a display from machine to machine.
Use an existing StarFire Receiver and move it between machines throughout the cropping cycle.
Upgrade to a StarFire 3000 Receiver, trade in existing receiver
Add a new receiver
All producers, whether new to precision technology or an experienced user, are invited to visit their John Deere dealer to customize the right precision solution package that meets their operational needs now and in the future.
The GreenStar 2 (GS2) 1800 Display can now be used to document and report basic field data. With John Deere Documentation Basics, the GS2 1800 Display automatically records all TOTALS data coming from an ISOBUS implement as soon as a field is selected. Additional information like client/farm/field and machine information are optional. For all other implements that do not provide TOTALS data via ISOBUS, there is functionality to start the recording manually.
All documented information can be stored in the following three different formats and transferred to a Universal Serial Bus (USB) drive: