Building on its promise to offer compatibility between precision software platforms and in-field machines, Hutchinsons has announced that prescriptive data files can now be shared between the Omnia system and Claas machinery.
Since 2019, yield mapping data has been shared between the two platforms but the latest developments means that prescriptive data can be shared directly into the Claas API, which provides an interface between the telematics system and third party farm management software.
Omnia is the first, and currently, only precision farming platform in the UK to offer this compatibility and the feature will have functionality with the new Claas Cemis 1200 terminals, launched this week.
“Once the link is established, the system syncs yield data automatically overnight, every night. This allows the user to spend more time looking at how the data is being used to improve farm productivity, rather than the physical transfer of the data. For prescription files, the sync happens instantly. As soon as you send a task from Omnia it is available on the CEMIS 1200 terminal,” said Oliver Wood, precision technology manager for Hutchinsons.
Over the last two years, there have been similar collaborations between Omnia and MyJohnDeere, Muddy Boots and Bayer’s Fieldview.
“When we launched Omnia we set out to lead the way in improving the connectivity between systems for the transfer of data using cloud computer systems, and I am delighted that we have been able to do this and make this available for UK growers to use this harvest,” Mr Wood said.
Adding to this, Edward Miller, Claas UK Smart Farming product manager, said: “Direct synchronisation of harvest data from CLAAS Telematics to Omnia has made our customers more productive by freeing up time previously used downloading and uploading data. With the new API, transferring prescription maps to our new CEMIS 1200 terminal is now easier than ever. No need to visit the machine with a USB stick anymore.”