Crosscontrol launches a line of terminals for the agricultural market. The product provides CAN-based Isobus connectivity.
The products come with Universal Terminal (UT) and Task Controller (TC) functionality compliant to ISO 11783-6 respectively ISO 11783-10. They can also provide other Isobus functionality. This means users can display UT functions on the same screen as they are showing instrumentation GUI, video images from connected cameras, electronic manuals, condition/health monitoring information, guidance and auto-steer, and more.
Separate displays for the various subsystems are made redundant, saving real estate and cost in the cab, said the company. The concept of a multifunctional display allows OEMs to offer a system as well as opening up avenues for offering aftermarket upgrades.
Operators benefit by having one integrated HMI for monitoring and interacting with the multiple implements. Operators no longer need to interact with the equipment via separate displays for instrumentation, work process control and video. With this technology they can use a single display to monitor all critical information, side by side, in a seamless design customized to your specific machine and interface.
The enabler for this offering is an open and modular software platform – Linx Software Suite – which is deployed on all Crosscontrol display products. The platform, launched in 2014, has constantly been refined and expanded with new modules, Isobus UT and TC being the most recent additions, explains the company. The Isobus UT has been “widgetized”, meaning that different blocks making up the UT are made into graphical widgets, providing flexibility in how the integrated GUI is designed.
The Agritechnica 2017 fair takes place in Hanover (Germany) from November 12 to 18. The company can be found in hall 14/15, booth K08.
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