Posted: November 28th 2014 @ 4:35 PM in John Deere Farmsight
 
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Machine Sync enhancements (Revised 19 November 2014)  
Coverage map sharing and guidance line sharing functionality added to John Deere Machine Sync
 
John Deere’s Machine Sync application is being expanded to include coverage map sharing and guidance line sharing functionality in addition to its current combine harvest automation and harvest logistics features. Coverage maps and guidance lines can now be shared in any field operation using a Machine Communication Radio (MCR) or a Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG 3G).
 
Planters
Sprayer
 
 
Nutrient bar
Combine and grain cart
Coverage map sharing

Sharing coverage maps while seeding, spraying, or applying fertilizer allows any John Deere Section Control-enabled machine to trigger section control on/off based on another machine’s coverage. When used in a harvest operation, sharing coverage maps allows a machine to better calculate harvested area by using another machine’s coverage to enable overlap control based on the shared coverage.
 
Guidance line sharing
Sharing guidance lines allows an AutoTrac™-enabled machine to share guidance lines with another vehicle. Guidance line sharing functionality is limited to straight tracks only.

Multiple communication options
  • Machine Sync with MCR — when the Machine Sync application is paired with an MCR, coverage maps and guidance lines can be shared between two machines performing the same client, farm, field, and task. Because this MCR solution creates its own wireless network, cellular coverage and a JDLink™ subscription are not required. Data sharing is limited to vehicles within a three-mile radius, and line of sight between vehicles is required.
  • Machine Sync with MTG 3G — when the Machine Sync application is paired with MTG 3G, coverage maps and guidance lines can be shared between two machines in a single organization performing the same client, farm, field, and task. Since the MTG 3G leverages cellular communication technology, it allows multiple machines to communicate regardless of the machine’s proximity to the other as long as both are in areas with cellular coverage. A JDLink subscription is required in order for the MTG 3G option to be utilized. MCR is still required for combine harvest automation and harvest logistics functionality.
 
 

Machine Sync functionality

MTG 3G

MCR

Combine harvest automation

Not available

Yes

Harvest logistics

Not available

Yes

Coverage map sharing — new

Yes

Yes

Guidance line sharing — new

Yes

Yes


Required components
  • GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Display
    • Machine Sync activation for the GS3 Display
    • Section Control activation required to trigger sections on/off
    • Software update 15-1 required for MCR solution
    • Software update 15-2 required for MTG 3G solution
  • StarFire™ 3000 Receiver with SF1, SF2, or RTK
  • MCR or MTG 3G
    • JDLink subscription (Select, Ultimate, or Connect) — required for MTG 3G solution
 

Vehicle compatibility

MTG 3G

MCR

Combine harvest automation

Not available

Only available on S, T, 70, 60 Series Combines and 8-9030, 6-9R, 8-9RT Series Tractors

Harvest logistics

Not available

Only available on S, T, 70, 60 Series Combines and 8-9030, 6-9R, 8-9RT Series Tractors

Coverage map sharing — new

Universal/ factory installed

Universal/ factory installed

Guidance line sharing — new

Universal/ factory installed

Universal/ factory installed

 

Availability
Machine Sync with MCR – February 2015
Machine Sync with MTG 3G – August 2015

 
 
Effective Date : 15-Oct-2014
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