John Deere has recently updated its precision farming technology to provide farmers and service companies with the ultimate control of their equipment, fleet, and field work. This update includes the release of the new John Deere G5 family of displays and the JDLink M modem, among other improvements. In this article, we will explore these updates and their benefits to farmers and contractors.
New John Deere G5 Family of Displays
The new John Deere G5 family of displays includes two portable versions: one with two built-in monitors for specific John Deere machines and an additional monitor. The G5 screen measures 10.1 inches and the G5Plus measures 12.8 inches, offering 33% more space for images and information than its predecessors. Both versatile screens provide additional moisture protection with an IP65 rating. The G5Plus monitor comes standard with AutoTrac and Section Control, while full AEF ISOBUS standard compliance is maintained for all G5 displays.
The G5 family of displays offers state-of-the-art technology and a familiar user interface, providing immediate boost without the need for re-learning. The advanced licensing program allows developers and contractors to pay only for what they need, reducing upfront costs. The G5 display family is also equipped for the future with new programs being developed.
New JDLink M and R Modems
The new JDLink M modem offers an affordable alternative to the JDLink R modem, providing device-to-cloud connectivity for farmers and contractors. Both the JDLink M and R modems support the SAE J1939 protocol and can handle more than fourteen points from different device brands. This compatibility allows you to manage your entire mixed fleet from one portal: the John Deere Operations Center.
StarFire 7000 from John Deere
The StarFire 7000 from John Deere features better connectivity than previous generations with the addition of Galileo and Beidou satellites. This receiver has an RTK accuracy of 2.5 cm and a signal capture time of less than 8 minutes, providing a very attractive approach to RTK. The John Deere StarFire 7000 is available to order, and first shipments will begin in the spring.
John Deere Operations Center
JDLink provides free two-way connectivity to automatically transmit machine and crop data to the John Deere Operations Center. With constant updates, the Operations Center is continually improving and adapting to future needs. It will continue to be available for free on mobile devices and online.
These updates to John Deere’s precision farming technology make farming smarter, more productive, profitable, and sustainable. Farmers and contractors can benefit from these improvements and increase their control over their equipment and field work. The new John Deere G5 family of displays and JDLink modem provide more advanced features and services that meet the needs of farmers and contractors.