Precision Agriculture: efficient interconnection thanks to the ISOBUS

What is ISOBUS?

ISOBUS is an open standard for interconnecting electronic systems developed to meet agricultural and forestry machinery. It allows communication between sensors, actuators and controllers, standardizing with this standard the exchange of data between tractors, implements and on-board controllers of different brands. By defining a single protocol for all manufacturers, the ISOBUS allows communication between the equipment of all companies. The international standard has been established and is certified by the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF).

What are the advantages of ISOBUS?

The great advantage brought by ISOBUS is the guarantee of total compatibility between tractors and agricultural or forestry tools, whatever the brands and models. Before the arrival of this protocol, each manufacturer used its own language. If, in the same tractor, four solutions of different brands were used, four different settings would be necessary, which would make the process more complex and expensive, generating a major problem for the sector. With ISOBUS, there is full compatibility of data transfer between systems and software, which guarantees fast and noise-free communication, improving the precision of activities and the automation of equipment. Using ISOBUS, ensures an organized installation and much easier viewing. Excess on-board devices and unnecessary connection cables are eliminated, leaving a single screen to connect the tractor and its implements, ensuring operations are carried out with maximum efficiency. In addition, with an ISOBUS display, it is possible to read much more information about the tractor than it would normally offer. The collection of data, which is available to the operator in real time by means of a single monitor, helps to use the full potential of the machines, to make better decisions and thus to increase productivity.

Integration of centimetric precision GPS for guidance

With the ISOBUS standard, the installation of a guidance system becomes much easier because regardless of the brand, it will fit correctly on the machine. The ISOBUS therefore makes it possible to compose your multi-brand solution adapted to individual needs while allowing you to find the famous best value for money. But in addition it will be compatible with many tools and will more easily accept future developments without necessarily being blocked by a particular brand. These developments may correspond to the addition of additional or different tools in order to be able to add new ways of working or even accept developments and improvements to already existing tools. Thus the ISOBUS allows to compose its specific solution corresponding as closely as possible to its needs or its own working methods. It will then be necessary to be particularly attentive to the basic functionalities but also to the different options offered by the central control system. This central system is the heart of the whole. It will therefore be necessary to check how long this system has existed and whether the manufacturer has planned any version changes. A central control system that has existed for several years can be reassuring because it has certainly already received corrections for early errors, but will it be supported over time by its manufacturer? This is where the relationship, trust and advice of your dealer is essential. All of the solutions offered by the various manufacturers or integrators embed a precision GPS and receive corrections to refine their position with greater precision.

With the advancement of technologies like this, it is possible to use resources more and more intelligently on the ground, ensuring that benefits such as profit and sustainability are possible and contributing to the advancement of a new, even more efficient agro-industry.

Accurate GPS and mobile internet connection

Many applications exist today precisely to locate these objects but do not have the precision necessary to take a real advantage. With ± 5m of precision, a classic GPS gives an idea of ​​a position or a route, but when you want to guide a movement to avoid obstacles or you need to know in detail a trajectory, an exact position at an instant t, centimetric precision then becomes indispensable and vital. A precision GPS associated with corrections from the Orpheon network provide the desired centimetric precision. null

Corrections to gain precision

For its accuracy to be increased and usable in agricultural work, surveying, machine guidance or many other application areas (see) It requires corrections.

Precision GPS

We distinguish between two types of GNSS receivers:
        • Consumer receivers (Watches, phones, tablets, cars etc…) which will only work in natural mode without the possibility of improving their accuracy through corrections
        • Precision receivers (RTK), which will be able to integrate external correction data from the Orpheon network allowing them to increase their precision.

The advantages of the network

In your professional practice, you can count on the knowledge, the know-how and the centimetric precision of the Orphéon network to meet your missions and your obligations. The network has been thought out and designed according to the rules of the art, it is constantly monitored and checked regularly. (Le réseau-Orphéon).

Everything has been thought out to allow you to benefit from increased productivityand move from one site to another without wasting time

With the Orphéon network, you work with identical precision throughout the territory thanks to a uniform distribution of stations in metropolitan France and the West Indies. Whatever your position, the distance from the nearest reference station is never more than 30 km.

100% Galileo and BeiDou correction services in addition to GPS and GLONASS:

  • more satellites (+22 Galileo)
  • faster fixing,
  • more measurement stability,
  • more availability,
  • better positioning
  • fewer multipaths
RTK precision positioning allows you to geo-reference your measurements simply and confidently in the national reference system in real time to save production time. Or even as a control tool thanks to the post-processing available online.
The availability of the service gives the possibility to work from day to night, in foggy weather etc. by focusing their attention on the GPS guidance tool and no longer on driving for an always impeccable result
Repeatability over the seasons makes it possible to always return to the same place, to keep one’s bearings or to preserve one’s crops. The working area is thus preserved.
A regular mesh and a reinforced infrastructure for you to secure data transfer, for greater reliability and repeatability on a daily basis.
Repeatability over the seasons, the network allows you to always go back to the same place to control soil compaction and allow plants to take root better and the soil to better absorb inputs by limiting runoff phenomena. but also preserve your cultivation methods and techniques.
The automatic modulation of seeds, fertilizers and phytosanitary products becomes possible by using recommendation maps (yield maps, soil analysis maps, FARMSTAR) or on-board sensors (YARA type for example), but also thanks to the recommendations of experts cooperatives.
Concretely, it is a question of taking advantage of GPS autoguiding in order to optimize tillage, sowing, spreading and harvesting operations by minimizing the overlaps between passages thereby making it possible to optimize machine time, fuel consumption, tool wear and payroll.

In order to offer offers perfectly adapted to the needs of users, we have designed several subscription formulas. Our commercial offer is very clear and very flexible. So, in complete transparency, you only pay for what you really need.

The Geodata offer for Precision Agriculture

The Precision Agriculture offer A specific offer of packages and subscriptions corresponding to your needs and adapted to your operation….

LOrpheon subscriptions

The Premium Orpheon offer These network subscriptions give access to unlimited Real-Time correction services of repeatable centimetric NRTK Full GNSS network corrections GPS + Glonass + Galileo + BeiDou….

Nearest station

Affordable precision This type of correction makes it possible to achieve centimeter precision depending on the specifications of the GNSS equipment used and the distance separating it from the ORPHEON station to which you are connected….

Real-Time Hourly Packages

The non-binding offer This is access to centimeter-accurate (GPS, Glonass) N-RTK GNSS correction network. Often used to discover our services….

CChoice of SIM card

Mobile Internet access To save you additional procedures and expenses, we have forged close partnerships with the major French mobile operators SFR and Orange to provide you with SIM cards for mobile internet at the best conditions….

Orpheon Smartphone App

Network and subscription monitoring The free Orpheon application gives you access from your smartphone to a large number of very practical and complementary features of your subscription or package….