Trimble announced that the new version of its Trimble TMX-2050 display will come standard with wireless connectivity for easy integration with the Connected Farm online management solution. The TMX-2050 version 3.0 also introduces the App Central marketplace for managing download and installation of third-party Android-based mobile applications. With these new enhancements, farmers can improve productivity through additional third-party mobile apps designed to address regional farming needs as well as manage the transfer of field data from various precision agriculture solutions without the need to physically visit each field or manually compile information.
Wireless Connectivity on the Modern Farm
With TMX-2050 version 3.0, Trimble is making wireless connectivity standard on the modern farm. Every new TMX-2050 display will now ship from the factory with a modem that enables wireless data connectivity—at no additional cost to the customer.
With wireless connectivity, farmers can view ongoing field activities, real-time commodity prices, real-time weather conditions to guide irrigation and field deployment decisions, and other valuable task information in the Connected Farm dashboard—without ever leaving the machine cab. It also enables wireless data transfer of as-applied maps and other field activities such as planting, spraying or harvesting, simplifying the overall management and transfer of farm data files.
"With this release, we are reinforcing Trimble's commitment to transforming agriculture, making wireless connectivity standard on the farm and simplifying the way growers utilize and manage data on their operations," said Pierre-Andre Rebeyrat, marketing director for Trimble's Agriculture Division. "Now real-time communication will be an integrated part of the workflow on a modern farm."
Mobile Applications for Additional Functionality in the Field
With the TMX-2050 version 3.0, customers now have access to the App Central marketplace on their display for browsing, downloading and updating apps for specific precision farming needs. App Central introduces a new level of flexibility to the TMX-2050 display, allowing farmers to install apps, view descriptions and images, report issues, connect with developer partners, and stay current with on-demand updates. Users can search and find the apps most useful to their farm operations, language and regional compliance requirements.
Version 3.0 also introduces several new third-party applications, including: CoPilot Truck and DataVäxt Mobile.
- The CoPilot Truck mobile navigation app by ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company, provides in-cab turn-by-turn navigation for large and oversize farm vehicles based on road conditions and weight limitations.
- The DataVäxt Mobile app is available in Swedish and enables compliance with Swedish Department of Agriculture requirements for reporting chemical inputs and fertilizer application.
App Central also includes Trimble's Connected Farm Field, Scout, Fleet, and Irrigate applications for conducting field scouting, mapping and financial activities, managing a machine fleet or controlling irrigators from inside the tractor cab.
Some of these mobiles applications may require additional hardware purchases, data plans and service subscriptions.
Version 3.0 of the TMX-2050 display, which comes standard with wireless connectivity, is expected to be available in September 2015. For a limited time, growers can trade in any non-Trimble Ag display and receive special pricing toward the purchase of a new TMX-2050 display. To contact a local Trimble reseller for additional details on this promotion, visit: http://dealerlocator.trimble.com/. To learn more about the TMX-2050 display visit: http://www.tmx2050.com/ or watch a video at: http://youtu.be/2SspRWXMHtM.