Software update 2012-1 from Ag Management Solutions provides information
Updates to StarFire™ 3000 Position Receiver and GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display
Enhancements to Apex Farm Management software
announcement serves as an abbreviated version of the full release information.
See release notes for more detailed technical
John Deere Implement Detection
3 2630 Display will recognize any ISOBUS implement automatically and populate
all machine settings sent through the ISOBUS to the display. Implement
Detection will be available on John Deere SeedStar™ 2 XP Planters with the
bundle update. For other implements, it will be orderable several weeks
This new add-on sensor gives operators
the ability to view current weather conditions on almost any GreenStar™ Display
(excluding the Original GreenStar Display) to assist in making real-time
chemical application decisions.
Enhancements for Real Time
Base station rover access list expanded for the StarFire
3000 The RTK base station rover access list now holds up to 300
rover entries. This increases the number of producers who can be in a secured
Updates to the GS3 2630
John Deere Remote Display Access (RDA) RDA is visible on
the GS3 2630 Display as the first step in its full product release scheduled for
spring 2012. However, RDA functionality is not currently available. There will
be a product announcement with information in the sales manual upon RDA’s full
The GreenStar 3 2630 Display now has the ability to view Tramlines
allowing AutoTrac™ in the guidance modes of straight track. Tramline controls
can be accessed by selecting the Tramlines change button on the guidance
AutoTrac slow speed
Integrated AutoTrac on 6x30
and 6R Tractors have the option to operate at speeds as slow at 0.1 km/h. This
functionality is part of a future enhancement that will be announced
Field and crop management
John Deere Harvest Identification, Cotton
This new feature records information for each round module
produced by the 7760 Self-Propelled Cotton Picker and stores the
information on either the GS2 2600 for GS3 2630 Display. All data
can be transferred easily via USB or flash card. This new product
uses the new Application Controller 1120.
GreenStar™ Rate Controller PWM pump button option
The GreenStar™ Rate Controller can now be configured with a
pump enable/disable check box in PWM (pulse width modulated)
control valve applications. The pump enable/disable check box can
be used to eliminate the need to wire a mechanical switch in the
cab of the machine to shut down the operation of the solution pump.
John Deere Section Control: Map settings button
The settings tab in Section Control has been updated with a
Section Control map settings button. The map settings button will
allow the producer to configure the background and foreground map
layers for each operation Section Control is running and also for
the summary coverage map. The foreground map layer for each
operation will default to an “as applied” map layer and the background layer can
then be selected by the
Apex CD available online Users can now purchase and
demonstrate Apex via StellarSupport™.com or JohnDeere.com without having to buy
the physical CD.
Compatibility with NEW John Deere Mobile Weather Apex 3.3
can bring newly gathered weather data into Apex for further analysis.
Assign varieties unique colors Users may control the
color of their varieties across all variety maps.
Record Keeping plug-in Pricing information with
documented data can now be linked.
Record Keeping enhancement: Shared template Users can
reduce time spend defining input costs for a given operation by using the
ability to export or import templates with the Apex record keeping plug-in.
Record Keeping enhancement: Icon and demo available All
copies of Apex will show the Record Keeping soft key. A 30-day trial is
available for users with the purchase of Apex or for those who do not currently
own Record Keeping.
Preferred units User-assigned units of measure will be
used by Apex instead of reverting to the default unit.