RACINE, Wis. ̶ Featuring the agriculture industry’s most powerful application of telematics technology available, Case IH AFS Connect™ is now available through Case IH dealerships. Beginning this spring, dealers will begin retrofitting AFS Connect Manager™ and AFS Connect Executive™ packages on fleets of both Case IH and competitive equipment as part ofits commercial introduction of Case IH telematics technology.
“More importantly, Case IH will back up our industry-leading AFS technology with the expertise and local support our customers have told us they need to put advanced technologies to work in their operations,” says Trevor Mecham, Case IH Advanced Farming Systems® (AFS) Marketing Manager. “AFS Connect has tremendous potential to improve producers’ abilities to manage their equipment and find new opportunities to improve return on investment, and Case IH product specialists and our dealers are committed to working alongside our customers to help them achieve that potential.”
AFS Connect uses a combination of Global Positioning System and cellular technology to link equipment, Case IH AFS Pro 600 or Pro 700 displays and the farm office wirelessly in real time. AFS Connect provides immediate information to aid in fleet management, performance analysis, remote file management and even supports two-way messaging, among other key features.”
AFS Connect Manager offers fleet management capabilities, localization of machines, a working status overview, and alerts and security features, says Mecham. “Fleet management accurately pinpoints the location of a given machine,” he explains. “Alerts and security include geo-fencing and curfew management, both of which can guard against theft. Geo-fencing ensures a machine stays within certain coordinates and curfew management sends an alert if a machine is started after working hours.”
AFS Connect Executive includes all the components of AFS Connect Manager as well as some key features exclusively available through the Case IH AFS Connect Executive platform:
“These exclusive AFS Connect features in combination with support from your local dealer and the Case IH field team allow Case IH owners to save time and improve overall efficiency by focusing on top-level management,” says Mecham.
“Case IH AFS products offer the industry’s most accurate autoguidance systems, easy-to-use machine control interfaces, accurate variable rate delivery systems and powerful telematics interface. AFS Connect and the support team in place to put it to work in the field are another example of how Case IH is leading the equipment industry and helping our customers be ready.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment, committed to collaborating with its customers to develop the most powerful, productive, reliable equipment – designed to meet today’s agricultural challenges. Challenges like feeding an expanding global population on less land, meeting ever-changing government regulations and managing input costs. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH provides agricultural equipment systems, flexible financial service offerings and parts and service support for professional farmers and commercial operators through a dedicated network of professional dealers and distributors. Productivity enhancing products include tractors; combines and harvesters; hay and forage equipment; tillage tools; planting and seeding systems; sprayers and applicators; site-specific farming tools and utility vehicles. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI. MI).