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Implement Virtual Terminal or Task Control Without Changing the Controller Via ISOBUS Gateway
STW Technic and DISTek Integration today launched their ISOBUS Gateway that provides a mechanism to implement VT and/or TC for an agricultural implement without the painful requirement to change out the controller.
By: STW Technic
STW, a world class provider of controller and connectivity electronics, and DISTek Integration, the leader in ISOBUS software solutions, have partnered to provide a way to rapidly convert an existing proprietary display implementation into a standards-based ISOBUS Virtual Terminal (VT) solution or add Task Controller (TC) functionality.
The solution consists of an STW gateway device, either the ESX-IOXp or the ESX-TC3G, running DISTek's VIRTEC ISOBUS software. This gateway is connected via CAN networks to both the proprietary controller on the implement and to the VT display on the tractor. The gateway device monitors the CAN traffic between the proprietary controller and its display. It converts the display information from the controller into the appropriate VT instructions and sends those to the VT display. Operator actions on the VT display or Task Control commands are converted by the gateway into the CAN messages that are expected by the proprietary controller to operate the implement. More information on the ISOBUS Gateway is available at: http://www.stw-
Because of the compatibility with existing controllers with CAN Communication on board, the ISOBUS Gateway offers an affordable entry point for adding ISOBUS VT or Task Control to your machine. The ISOBUS Gateway provides not only a significant cost savings for achieving ISOBUS compliance, but also allows a much shorter time-to-market for the solution.
The ISOBUS Gateway also comes with the option of custom virtual terminal development, and works with DISTek's highly regarded VIRTEC ISOBUS software.
About STW Technic: STW (www.stw-technic.com) an award-winning provider of a full spectrum of freely programmable controllers, I/O modules, pressure sensors and telematics to a wide range of industries such as mining, construction, agriculture and oil and gas. STW controllers, sensors, I/O modules and Telematics units have attained a leading role in these industries due to their rigorous testing, high quality German engineering and unmatched flexibility. All of STW's products are mobile off-highway rated. STW (www.stw-technic.com)
About DISTEK Integration, Inc: DISTek Integration is a custom engineering company that specializes in software and firmware development for R&D, product development and validation/verification. DISTek collaborates with leading manufacturers to create scalable solutions that provide the flexibility needed to assure they are meeting the demands of ever changing technology. Having over 25 years of industry experience, DISTek has worked on hundreds of successful projects to help customers ensure they have a robust application and reduce product time to market. DISTek brings system level expertise in a wide range of application areas from mobile, model based software design, and embedded projects to developing test and measurement solutions. DISTek proudly partners with leaders in the electronics industry such as STW Technic, National Instruments and MathWorks.