FarmSight Remote Display Access
John Deere has been awarded a SIMA 2013 silver medal for its new Remote Display Access (RDA) system. Available commercially later this year, the RDA telematics solution allows remote access to the on-board GreenStar 2630 display unit.
This means that the operator working on a tractor, combine harvester, self-propelled sprayer or forage harvester can receive immediate, real-time assistance from the fleet or farm manager, or directly from the dealer – for example, to get support for machine and implement set-up (including ISOBUS), optimisation and troubleshooting. With this innovative technology, potential machine downtime or insufficient use of the equipment in the field can be significantly reduced.
When required, the operator calls the relevant expert for assistance on a mobile phone. From anywhere in the world, that person can then log on via a dedicated website and view the machine’s on-board display screen on their own computer, tablet or smart phone.
This new award-winning application has been developed by John Deere’s European Technology Innovation Centre (ETIC) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in close collaboration with the company’s various research and development departments and external research partners.
RDA is a new addition to John Deere’s FarmSight initiative, which connects equipment, owners, operators, dealers and consultants in order to enhance productivity, increase efficiency and reduce overall input costs. Further details of John Deere’s full range of precision farming products and services will be available on the company’s stand at the Precision Farming Event being held at the Peterborough Arena on Wednesday 6th March 2013, or visit www.JohnDeere.co.uk