Standardised farm networking
Functioning systems engineering installations and their networking are becoming increasingly important in agriculture. In particular the term “Precision Livestock Farming” is synonymous in modern agricultural machinery and equipment with the entry of computer technology into stable and farmyard operations. In order for data transfer to function between systems of different manufacturers right through to documentation, it is necessary to have a uniform data bus.
Today easy access to and networking of all data greatly simplifies many operations, but above all it brings potential for the future. Network capability with the aid of ISOagriNET will be an increasingly important criterion in future, above all when it comes to selecting and procuring control components in animal housing. Under growing pressure of costs coupled with rising demands made of documentation and traceability, it will become ever more important for farmers to consider seamless communication between the individual plant parts when planning investments.
This brief introduction attempts to summarise the main principles of ISOagriNET. It is no substitute for studying the underlying norms and standards, but instead serves merely as an initial decisionmaking aid for using this bus protocol in agricultural technology.