Hanover, September 2017.
An Internet-based data exchange platform for farmers and contractors, presented by the Osnabrueck company DKE GmbH & Co. KG, is to enter operation in the spring of 2018. This will then connect up machinery and agricultural software from a wide range of manufacturers. Its innovative concept has already proved impressive. The DLG expert committee has awarded the agrirouter with a Silver medal for agricultural technology.
The resolution of a fundamental problem
As a neutral player, the new data exchange platform solves a fundamental problem in the digitization of agriculture: It allows farmers and contractors to exchange data between machinery and agricultural software applications from a wide range of manufacturers. Until now this possibility had eluded those farms with mixed fleets of agricultural machinery.
The new agrirouter simplifies data exchange and operational procedures, thus reducing administrative expenses and improving economic efficiency. This provides the farmer with more time to do other things. The whole system is controlled via the Internet. The user sets up his own personal agrirouter and sets rules to determine who can exchange how much data and with whom. The agrirouter user is always able to specify what happens with his data. This approach completely convinced the DLG jury.