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Isobus plugfest attracts record attendance

The fall plugfest of the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) reached new heights of participation with a total of 209 engineers from 62 companies and 77 Isobus devices to be tested against each other.

THE EVENT ATTRACTED ATTENDEES FROM ELEVEN COUNTRIES and as far away as Australia. The testing added up to almost 1300 different Isobus terminal/implement combinations.
The plugfest also marked the date from which the AEF Isobus Certified Label may be used to label products and be published in promotional material. The label states that the product was Isobus-certified by an independent test laboratory using the recently launched AEF Isobus Conformance Test Tool. In conjunction with the AEF Isobus Database, users will know exactly which functions a product or a combination, e.g. tractor and implement, supports.

The European AEF plugfest was hosted by Isobus Test Center (ITC), one of the three test laboratories accredited by the foundation so far. The event took place at the Caprivi Campus, which is part of Osnabrueck University, from September 10th to 13th. The next plugfest is scheduled for May 2014 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, USA. AEF chairman Peter van der Vlugt commented:
“The increase of about one third since the spring plugfest in the USA clearly shows how rapidly the acceptance of Isobus is growing throughout the world and underlines the significant role that AEF plays in Ag electronics“.

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