Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), a global leader in agricultural equipment, announced today that they are enabling wireless connectivity between Trimble® Ag Software and Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Connect™ and New Holland Precision Land Management (PLM) Connect telematics platforms in North America. The collaboration enables Trimble and CNH Industrial to integrate their cloud-based software solutions to help farmers make more informed decisions with their farm data.
This new functionality will streamline the flow of data from the cab to the office by giving farmers more accurate field records, eliminating duplicate data entry and a better understanding of their production costs. Data can be accessed from many places, including online, desktop and mobile sources. Farmers can choose to share information with a trusted advisor to assist in creating fertility prescriptions, variable rate irrigation plans or other cost saving strategies.
"Allowing Case IH and New Holland customers to seamlessly transfer their task data into Trimble Ag Software aligns well with Trimble's continued focus on providing a complete solution for growers to manage a mixed fleet of vehicles and implements," said Darren Howie, general manager of Trimble'sAgriculture Business Solutions. "Whether it's planting, application or harvest data, our customers now can import even more valuable information on a timely basis and make decisions based on activities carried out by their Case IH and New Holland precision ag solutions."
Both AFS Connect (Case IH) and PLM Connect (New Holland) are telematics systems designed to transfer data wirelessly, securely and remotely between farm equipment and trusted farm management software, services or advisers.
"Our customers are making the most of their agronomic data and we are making a strong effort to give them extensive options for seamless and secure wireless transferability," said Joe Michaels, senior director of Product Management for CNH Industrial Precision Solutions and Telematics. "This connection to Trimble is yet another major option for our customers who want to move their data securely and quickly in order to make the most of it."