What is the ISOBUS?
The ISOBUS technology is a milestone in the development of agriculture. In the course of farming,
professionals often have to use machines and implements from different manufacturers. These different tools’ own,
non-standardized solutions make it difficult to use the components commonly.
For many implements a separate control unit (terminal) is required, which makes hard to exchange the devices for each session.
The agricultural equipment manufacturers have agreed on ISOBUS as a universal protocol, which is a standardized communication between the supporting implement, tool and the cab terminal. This allows you to control any manufacturer's ISOBUS-enabled device with a single universal terminal (ISOBUS UT).
The primary aim of the ISOBUS data-forwarding and operation is to standardize the communication between the tractors and the agricultural devices while providing entire compatibility for the data-operation of the different mobile systems and office softwares.
With this technology, ISOBUS provides a solution that makes it easier for users to control their machines and communicate, by enabling a single universal terminal (ISOBUS UT) to control any manufacturer's ISOBUS-enabled device. The effectiveness of ISOBUS is also demonstrated by many years of practical experience.
The protocol is based on the international standard ISO 11783 ("Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry - Serial control and communications data network").