ISOBUS – Past, Present and Future
As farming technology expanded, lack of compatibility among platforms, equipment and implements became problematic. Every piece of equipment required its own proprietary display.
Agricultural equipment manufacturers around the world came together under the International Standards Organization (ISO) and agreed on ISOBUS as the universal protocol for electronic communication among implements, tractors and computers
In order to minimize the room for interpretation of ISOBUS standards, The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) develops guidelines which add to the ISO standard and thus allow for precise definitions of ISOBUS functionalities. The AEF offers testing and certification of ISOBUS products.
Ultimately, the goal is plug-and-play capability for every combination through standardized ISOBUS components. That means one ISOBUS display, such as the Case IH AFS Pro 1200 display, in the tractor or sprayer controls any implement or application.