Coverage map and guidance line sharing
Machine Sync coverage map sharing enables John Deere Section Control enabled machines to trigger section control on/off based upon another machine’s coverage. Sharing coverage maps while seeding, spraying, or applying nutrients allows multiple machines operating in the same field to more efficiently control inputs. Calculation of harvested area also increases accuracy when utilizing coverage map sharing.
Machine Sync guidance line sharing enables AutoTrac™ enabled machines to share straight track guidance lines with another machine operating within the same client, farm, field and task. Streamline the process of sharing guidance lines with Machine Sync; simply share the AB line to another GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 Displays in near real-time. Once, a guidance line is received the line can either be saved for later use, adding the line into the list of available straight track lines or set for use allowing guidance lines to automatically generate and immediately be used. Guidance line sharing is optimized between machines with the same track spacing; if machines have different track spacing, it is recommended to have those machines work different areas of the field. If machines must work in the same area of the field with different track spacing, operators need to use shift track to line up each pass.
Coverage map and guidance line sharing changes the way operators approach a planting, spraying, or harvesting a field. With near real-time coverage map sharing, machines can plant, spray or apply in whatever pattern makes the most sense within the operation and automatically command section control on/off based upon the other machines coverage. Coverage maps are shared between GS3 2630 Displays operating in the same client, farm, field, and task.
Guidance lines of any global positioning system (GPS) accuracy level (SF1, SF2, SF3, and RTK) can be shared between machines however; accuracy of shared guidance line and coverage maps is related to the StarFire™ Receiver accuracy level. As the accuracy level increases, coverage map and guidance line sharing accuracy also increases.
Multiple communication options
Machine Communication Radio (MCR): When the Machine Sync application is paired with an MCR, coverage maps and guidance lines can be shared between two machines operating in the same client, farm, field, and task. Because the MCR solution creates its own wireless network, cellular coverage and a JDLink™ Connect subscription are not required. Data sharing is limited to vehicles within a 3-mile radius, and line of sight is required between vehicles. MCR hardware is required for harvest automation and logistics functionality.
Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG): When the Machine Sync application is paired with MTG 3G or newer communication technology, coverage maps and guidance lines can be shared between two machines in a single Operations Center organization operating in the same client, farm, field, and task. Sharing can occur simultaneously or coverage maps and guidance lines will be stored by John Deere for an additional 14 days. Once shared, all coverage maps and guidance lines are stored on the display until cleared. In the event that coverage map and guidance lines need to be shared beyond 14 days and coverage hasn’t been deleted from display, reconnect both displays to the same client, farm, field, and task. Since the MTG 3G or 4G LTE 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™ Connect subscription is required in order for the MTG 3G or 4G LTE option to be utilized.
MTG enabled Machine Sync Coverage Map and Guidance Line Sharing will work, through the end of 2017, with any MTG 3G or 4G LTE with an active JDLink Connect subscription and Machine Sync Activation. Subscription prerequisites beyond 2017 are subject to change.
|Machine Sync functionality||MTG 3G||MCR|
|Coverage map sharing||Yes||Yes|
|Guidance line sharing||Yes||Yes|
|Harvest automation||Not available||Yes|
|Harvest logistics||Not available||Yes|
John Deere Machine Sync coverage map and guidance line sharing enhances the efficiencies of operations running multiple machines together.