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Field Operation Device Drivers



AGCO

Each AGCO format has a device driver. Setup information, prescriptions, as-applied data, and harvest data can be passed to and from a console (sometimes referred to as a terminal). These FODDs are written and supported by AGCO Advanced Technology Solutions (ATS). The data drivers are installed automatically and used with ATS software – SGIS and GTA.

    • Falcon Device Driver (2.11 mb), Merge module (457 kb): Version 264 — November 14, 2008. Requires FODM 3.09.16 or greater. Writes Falcon TIF prescription files and reads Falcon as-applied files. There is no need for any licensing (no subscriptions, Map Translator, or acre charges).
    • Console I Device Driver (1.5 mb), Merge module (235 kb) : Version 238 — April 21, 2009. Requires FODM 3.09.16 or greater. The Console I data logging format is also referred to as Datatronics III or Power Performance III. Console I and its data-logging format is available on some European tractors. It does not support harvest data or product application. The device driver writes planned tasks and reads logs for the Console I format.
    • Console II Device Driver (1.79 mb): Version 3.0.344 — March 23, 2014. Requires FODM 3.09.16 or greater. This is the newest format. AGCO’s Console II, C1000, C2000 and C2100 are ISOBUS compatible and log data according to the ISO11783-10 specification. Over time, this is the preferred format. Don’t be confused – the firmware on the Console II and C2000 is referred to as: FIELDSTAR II and Falcon VT. They log a different format than the predecessor of the same name. The format supported in this data driver is referred to as Task Controller.
    • FIELDSTAR Device Driver (12.7 mb), Merge module (2.28 mb): Version 246 — April 21, 2009. Requires FODM 3.09.16 or greater. FIELDSTAR data is handled by this device driver. FIELDSTAR data includes harvest data and application data from the terminal of the same name.
This FODD is developed and supported by Agco.

Ag Leader

Ag Leader FODDs support reading and writing data from Ag Leader monitors.

This FODD is neither supported nor endorsed by Ag Leader.

CNH

These FODDs support reading and writing CNH data files.

    • MapShots CNH Voyager2 Field Operations Device Driver: (1.48 mb) Version 1.01.33 — May 31, 2013. Reads and writes CNH Voyager 2 files.
      This FODD now supports a test version of card setup and Rx generation.WARNING — The card setup feature is in beta testing and you should not use this without discussing prerequisites with your software vendor. In it’s current implementation, writing a card with this FODD and importing it to your monitor will add all exported items to those that are already in your monitor. The setup card should really only be used in a monitor where the existing setup has been erased. Code to resolve this limitation is being implemented.You can review this post on NAT for a long-winded discussion of some issues with the entire process.This FODD requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 (23mb). (The installer will tell you if this framework is missing.)
    • MapShots CNH Flexi-Coil Field Operations Device Driver: (1.5 mb) Writes Flexi-Coil .pre prescriptions files and reads Flexi-Coil .log as-applied files. Requires FODM 3.09.16 runtime or greater.
These FODDs are neither endorsed nor supported by CNH.

 

FieldLink

The Agris FieldLink FODD supports writing FieldLink .map prescription files.

This FODD supported voluntarily by MapShots.

John Deere GreenStar

Deere FODDs support reading and writing data from Deere GreenStar monitors.

    • Deere GS2\GS3 Field Operations Device Driver: (5.7 mb) Version 4.3.5.0 — May 28, 2014. Writes Deere GS2\GS3 setup and prescription files, and reads GS2\GS3 yield and as-applied data. This FODD requires the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 (23mb). (The FODD installer will tell you if this framework is missing.)
    • Deere GS1 Field Operations Device Driver: (1.4 mb) Version 3.10.34 — Oct 15, 2008. Writes Deere GS1 setup and prescription files and reads GS1 Combine Yield Mapping, Harvest Doc, SeedStar, SprayStar, and Field Doc operation logs.
    • GreenStar Crop List: The Deere monitors require crop/commodity names that match their internal list. This document defines the supported crops. However, reasonable substitions are also supported. For instance, “Corn” will be mapped into “Corn (Wet)”, “Wheat” will map into one of the Deere wheats, and you can use Soybeans or Soybean. Choose Milo if you want Grain Sorghum.
    • Formatting a GS1 card: The GS1 monitor requires a very specific card format that can only be performed from the DOS prompt on Win2K, XP, and Vista machines. This document describes the required format and steps to perform it.
This FODD is endorsed by Deere and supported voluntarily by MapShots.

Mid-Tech

Writes Mid-Tech prescription files.

This FODD is neither supported nor endorsed by Mid-Tech.

New Leader

Reads New Leader DP6 .csv application files.

This FODD is neither supported nor endorsed by New Leader.

Precision Planting

The Precision Planting Field Operation Device Driver (FODD) supports reading logs from the 20/20 SeedSense planter and harvest monitor.

    • Precision Planting 20/20 Field Operations Device Driver: (6.7 mb) Version 1.12.29 — July 2, 2014.  This FODD provides access to all available data calculations, with data summarized across all rows associated with each variety. Data is also available for the averages of the Row Unit Modules (RUMs). A Diagnostic option in the FODD will optionally publish calculations for each individual row.
This FODD is distributed and supported by Precision Planting.

Raven

Reads Raven RBin. Download the Shapefile FODD for generate Raven prescriptions.

This FODD is developed and supported by FarmWorks.

Shapefile

Reads generic shapefile logs and writes prescription files for FarmWorks SiteMate, Raven Viper, AgView, AIM, and any other device that can read generic shapefiles.

Trimble

Writes setup and prescription files for the Trimble AgGPS 170, EZ Guide 500, and the FMD.

This FODD is neither supported nor endorsed by Trimble.

FOViewer

The Field Operations Viewer is a simple stand-alone application that can be used to read and display the data logs from supported field devices.  The data that has been read can also be exported to shapefile, csv, or other formats.  This viewer was written as a test platform for companies that are implementing support for FODM.  It is now being made available to the public, but please keep in mind that this tool is not intended to be a full mapping solution. Nor has it been robustly tested or documented. It is being introduced for public use because it can be used as a valuable diagnostic utility.  Support for the FOViewer will ONLY be provided via e-mail, or through a discussion forum.

After installing the viewer, please install one or more FODDs from above. When a FODD is installed, it will automatically be detected by the FOViewer the next time it is started.

Field Operations Data Model

The Field Operations Data Model (FODM) is a set of components designed to present a common programming interface to the wide variety of field devices that are used in agriculture.  FODM consists of a device independent runtime engine and plug-in Field Operations Device Drivers (FODDs) for type of supported field hardware.

    • FODM Runtimes (5.0 mb) Version 3.11.09 — Jun 25, 2009.  Install this file if you are simply updating your computer to the latest version of FODM.