Entry-level ISObus virtual terminal complies with ISO 11783

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Parker Vansco, part of Parker Hannifin, is launching the innovative ISOBUS-VT (ISObus Virtual Terminal) entry-level ISO standard virtual terminal for use with a wide range of farm and agricultural machinery. It complies with the latest ISO 11783 standard for serial communication networks and forms part of Parker Vansco's advanced information and control equipment range that has been designed to help manufacturers of both vehicles and implements improve system performance and productivity.

The new ISOBUS-VT has been developed to be used as the primary man-machine interface for any ISO 11783 compatible system, enabling an operator to control vehicle and auxiliary equipment from a central unit via a suitable network interconnection unit, regardless of the manufacturer. Perhaps as importantly, by enabling all ISObus applications to share the same screen, it eliminates the need for operators to have multiple display and control units in the cab of each vehicle, thereby reducing cost, complexity and the risk of errors.

Parker Vansco's ISOBUS-VT offers fast connection speeds between the terminal and auxiliary equipment, incorporates a high-speed, 16-bit processor, plus it benefits from a range of features including CAN and RS232 interfaces.

Each terminal unit is housed in a lightweight, rugged and ergonomic IP54 enclosure, with a large 5.7inch colour anti-glare TFT display with a wide viewing angle. Additionally, equipment selection, setup and monitoring is made quick, simple and efficient by means of a sequence of front-mounted and backlit soft keys, a multi-purpose rotary encoder, working set selection and arrow function keys.

Parker Vansco also manufactures a dedicated ISO 11783 implement controller (GW-MUX) that is designed to be used as the interconnection device between network devices, including the ISOBUS-VT. The GW-MUX combines both hardware and software functionality for ISO and SAE J1939 protocols, with support for implement and vehicle outputs and inputs.

The Parker Vansco ISObus system is supported by the company's global manufacturing, sales and technical service centres, and by an extensive network of specialised distributors.

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