Development of a software tool for an ISOBUS compatibility check

The agricultural sector is dominated by a large number of tractor and equipment manufacturers. This often leads to compatibility problems between imple­ments and tractors. Improving and standardizing communication between ECUs therefore occupies a key position in the construction of future vehicle generations.

It regulates the smooth interaction of attachments. For this purpose, a software tool was to be developed to quickly test the compatibility between the individual ISOBUS devices and to ensure their smooth cooperation.

AEF and Sontheim Industrie Elektronik developed the ISOBUS Check in a joint project with other important manu­facturers of equipment and ve­hicles in the agricultural sector. The aim was a convenient tool for carrying out compatibility tests within the ISOBUS vehicle network. The software is available in a basic and a profes­sional version, which differ in the range of functions. The free basic version can be used to control the bootup process. The user receives compatibility data that is checked against the AEF ISOBUS data­base and answered with a check and, if necessary, an error report.

AEF ISOBUS checktool

Benefits

The check tool allows a quick error and compatibility analysis of ISOBUS devices and an immediate comparison with the AEF ISOBUS database.

This ensures a smooth and uncomplicated cooperation between different ISOBUS participants without having more in-depth information from the ISOBUS participants.

 

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