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Isobus tablet app

The Easy on board app from Claas (Germayn) has received official AEF certification as an Isobus terminal. The app is suitable for a tablet PC and can be used to operate Isobus implements.

An Isobus implement can be operated with the AEF-certified app from Claas (Photo: Claas)

The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) has certified two functionalities of the Claas app at the same time – Isobus UT and Auxiliary Control. The abbreviation UT stands for Universal Terminal, which means that the app can be used to operate a range of Iosbus implements. This has the advantage that users only need one terminal for all the different implements. Auxiliary Control, on the other hand, means the various implement functions can be transferred from the app to the function buttons of an Aux-compatible multifunction control lever.

Having obtained certification, the app is now listed in the official AEF database. Farmers and contractors can, for example, use this database to check which implements can be controlled with the app before making a new investment.

The options offered by a tablet PC, which is already in use on many farms, make the app an alternative to the regular Isobus terminal. When it is not being used to control an implement, a tablet can be used all year round for many other agricultural and non-agricultural purposes – from surfing the internet to answering e-mails, navigation to checking the weather forecast. With the app, drivers can use their personal tablet as a terminal for machine control.

To use the app, you need an Apple tablet (iPad Air or newer) with the operating system IOS 9.0 or later. On the machine side, the app assumes that the implement and tractor are connected by an Isobus cable and the rear Iosbus socket. A special WLAN adapter (CWI - Claas Wireless Interface) and a universal mount for the tablet are also needed. Both are available from Claas dealers.

The WLAN adapter, which is connected to the in-cab Isobus socket on the tractor, allows communication between the implement and the tablet; at the same time, the socket and adapter also provide power supply to the tablet.

The app is available in the App Store for free download to a tablet. It just has to be installed once and creates the operating display for the implement currently in use on the touchscreen. From this display, the implement can be operated by touching the screen.


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