At LAMMA, CLAAS UK will be launching the new ‘EASY on board app’, which opens up completely new operating functionality for the user by means of ISOBUS communication via an iPad, using a wireless link between the tractor and implement.
By being able to use an existing iPad as a control terminal, this is not only flexible but means that the terminal is not just for the machine, but for the driver. In addition to managing key machine settings and data, online access also enables the operator to access important farm-specific data, applications and information such as customer data, in addition to land management, navigation, e-mail and weather forecasts from the field.
The CLAAS ‘EASY on board App’ uses the integrated ISO Universal Terminal application (ISO UT) to map the ISOBUS system of the implement on the tablet, allowing it to be operated via the iPad’s touchscreen.
Being ISOBUS compatible, the ‘EASY on board app’ means that an iPad can not only be used with CLAAS machinery, but with any ISOBUS machine from other manufacturers. For convenient operation, the tablet can also be used to assign implement functions to the F-keys on the tractor operating lever.
However, customers who prefer the conventional operating system with the implement terminal can, of course, still obtain the terminal.
To use the ‘EASY on Board App’, both the implement and tractor must be ISOBUS-capable and connected by a standard ISOBUS cable. Communication between the implement and the iPad takes place over WLAN wireless connection, using an adapter connected to the in-cab ISOBUS socket of the tractor.
The CLAAS ‘EASY on board App’ package includes the WLAN adapter and a universal bracket for the tablet. The ‘EASY on board App’ can be downloaded easily and free of charge from the App Store. Users can also carry out software updates themselves just as quickly and easily. Initially, the EASY on board App will be available for Apple iPad’s running iOS8 or later.
Initially the ‘EASY on board App’ can be used to operate the ROLLANT 455 UNIWRAP baler, the CARGOS 8000 dual-purpose wagon, the LINER 3600 and 4000 rakes, plus the the DISCO 1100 C BUSINESS, 9400 C DUO, 9200 C BUSINESS and 9200 C AS disc mowers.