- This partnership will help to provide farmers with additional options to manage their data at a single point of access, supporting critical business decision-making.
- This new integration will connect Farmplan Gatekeeper users with more manufacturers and software than ever before.
- agrirouter will be made available to Farmplan Gatekeeper users from 11th July 2023.
Farmplan, part of Proagrica, have today announced a new integration with agrirouter, which will provide Gatekeeper users with an expanded range of connectivity options and new ways to access and manage their data.
Incompatibility between IT systems is a growing problem in agriculture, leading to commercial inefficiencies for farmers, as technology improves, and data expands. However, this new integration allows farmers to gain better control over their data through a user-friendly interface that centralizes data management.
agrirouter, developed by the non-profit organization DKE-DATA, will provide Gatekeeper users with a new level of compatibility for their machines, allowing for efficient data exchange between multiple software systems. Farmers can have peace of mind knowing that they will remain independent and in control of their data through this integration, as agrirouter does not use the data it delivers.
The integration will enable Gatekeeper users to connect with a wider range of agricultural technology and equipment manufacturers, expanding wireless connectivity for their machines and software. Unlike before, users can now connect to platforms which were previously not compatible, such as Trimble, AGCO, SDF, McCormick, Grimme, Amazone and Krone. In addition to this, agrirouter will also allow farmers working on the fields to send their data back to their software via the cloud. This streamlined process not only saves users valuable time and eliminates unnecessary hassle but also mitigates the risks associated with data duplication, loss, or corruption when transitioning between different systems.
With Farmplan set to roll out the agrirouter integration to precision farming customers, Piers Costley, VP Operations at Proagrica explained the benefit, “This integration is a hugely exciting development for Gatekeeper users. Updates to connectivity and compatibility for customers, as well as new levels of data control and visibility, will ultimately improve the efficiency and user experience for farmers using Gatekeeper across the UK.”
Johannes Sonnen, Managing Director at agrirouter, said “The digitisation of agriculture can only work if all companies in the agricultural industry pull together and bundle their know-how. In this way, the entire industry can provide customers – farmers and contractors – with more and more interoperable smart farming tools that enable farms to continuously optimize their food production processes while meeting legal, ecological and economic requirements. At Smart Farming Days in June 2023 (https://smartfarmingdays.com/), visitors were able to learn about smart farming tools that are already available today and those that will be available in the future.,”
This new integration between Gatekeeper and agrirouter will be available from 11th July 2023.
To learn more about Gatekeeper and Farmplan, please visit here.
To learn more about agrirouter, please visit https://agrirouter.com/en/