As part of a strategic alliance, Trimble and CLAAS have developed a next-generation precision farming system for CLAAS tractors, combines and forage harvesters.
The precision farming system includes the new CLAAS CEMIS 1200 "smart" display, GPS PILOT steering system and the SAT 900 GNSS receiver. The CEMIS display utilizes Trimble's new embedded modular software architecture for positioning, steering and ISOBUS technology for a seamless connection to control and monitor implements in the field. Trimble's new architecture accelerates the development of a customized precision agriculture system by linking CLAAS' machine interface and Trimble's guidance capabilities into one common in-cab user experience.
"We understand the operators' complexities of using separate displays with different user interfaces in the cab running the machine and performing precision farming tasks," said Jim Chambers, vice president of Trimble Agriculture. "Working in tandem with CLAAS, we have jointly developed a next-generation precision farming system designed around—one common user interface—to provide CLAAS operators the best-in-class customer experience."
"As an experienced, innovative and global provider of precision agriculture solutions, Trimble was our first choice as a technology partner," said Dr. Carsten Hoff, managing director, CLAAS E-Systems. "Precision farming systems from Trimble have been field proven worldwide over the course of two decades. In addition, Trimble, supported by its subsidiary Müller-Elektronik, brings outstanding expertise in ISOBUS technology, which allows a display to control the machine and implement."
The CEMIS 1200 display connects with the GPS PILOT system and SAT 900 GNSS receiver, based on the Trimble® NAV-900 guidance controller, for positioning and steering capabilities. This solution provides sub-meter repeatable accuracy ideal for tillage, broad-acre seeding, spraying and harvest operations. For even greater accuracy, users can subscribe to CLAAS-branded correction services from Trimble, called SATCOR, in order to achieve up to 2.5 centimeter pass-to-pass accuracy without a base station.
Stephan Vormbrock, managing director Market & Administration at CLAAS E-Systems: "As a globally active agricultural engineering manufacturer, we have chosen Trimble as a technology partner. Trimble has a global footprint and mindset, which truly complements CLAAS' international approach. For our customers, it's an invaluable advantage to have technology from partners who understand the different market needs."
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