The NGW-1 Gateway enables better farm equipment communication and lower farmer upgrade costs
Actisense’s host of intelligent sensors, interfaces, and innovative technologies allow multiple devices to seamlessly communicate over ISOBUS, CANBUS, and NMEA environments. The Climate Corporation and Actisense have partnered to help ensure all smart equipment on farming implements that utilize the Climate FieldView™ platform can communicate via the ISOBUS/CANBUS protocol.
The Climate FieldView™ Drive, Climate’s product enabling data to be collected and displayed such as planting density, spray rates, and harvested yield information whilst producing geospatial maps, could only receive data from, and couldn’t communicate back to, GPS devices using NMEA0183 data.
While NMEA0183 is the standard communication protocol in agricultural equipment across the world, it’s also a single data talker that can only talk to – or send GPS data to – other devices that use the NMEA0183 protocol. Connected equipment not using the NMEA0183 protocol couldn’t communicate back to GPS units in order to create the dynamic maps critical to FieldView™.
Speaking and Listening at the Same Time
Actisense had the solution! Where you find GPS devices using NMEA0183 to communicate (which happens to be the vast majority) Actisense’s NGW-1 NMEA 2000® Gateway allows for bi-directional connections, enabling open channels to the ISOBUS and, in this case, FieldView™ to both read and map information from all connected devices.
Using the Actisense NGW-1 allows Climate customers to expand their equipment compatibility. For customers with a mixed fleet of equipment, it increases the number of machines on which they can run out hardware/software solutions.
The NGW-1 will work on both new and existing equipment, meaning farmers won’t need to go through the heavy expense of upgrading all areas of a vehicle in order to obtain the latest GPS data or communicate back to base.
If you’re finding similar issues or/and simply wish to expand on your current data infrastructure, Actisense are here to help.
About The Climate Corporation
The Climate Corporation understands that producing enough food to feed an estimated additional two billion people over the next 30 years will require new and innovative solutions to the ways crops are farmed.
Founded in 2006 by two former Google employees, The Climate Corporation is one of the world’s leading authorities in digital agriculture.
As subsidiary of Bayer, Climate is in a unique position to create digital tools that help farmers understand and better utilize the land on which their food is grown.