AGCO's Open Approach to Machinery Data — An Interview from Farm Progress '15


It was only two years ago when Bernard Tobin first spoke to Jason O’Flanagan about AGCO’s Fuse technology. This year, at Farm Progress Show, the duo reunited to discuss some recent changes that will allow AGCO customers to access machine data through other farm and fleet management tools.

Agco’s Jason O’Flanagan joins Bernard Tobin to talk about Fuse and AgCommand at Farm Progress Show.

As Flanagan explains, AGCO has committed to an open approach for its AgCommand API (short for Application Programming Interface.)

“For farmers with a mixed fleet, they’ll be able to pull all (their information) up on one machine and analyze what’s happening across their entire fleet. They’re not tied to one supplier with one set of technology and not restricted from buying the best piece of machinery on the market because they’re stuck with the technology that came with the machines they already have,” he says.

AGCO already has partnerships with Trimble, Raven and TopCon, says Flanagan, noting they’re looking to work with as many developers as they can.

“We want to make sure we maintain an open platform on all our machines so when those new technologies become available they can slide straight into our machines and start working on the farm,” he says.

AGCO Opens AgCommand API to Third-Party Developers

Check out more of our coverage of Farm Progress Show 2015.

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