The platform offers users to quickly access high-quality visualisation without any hassles


Image: TAP and Cloudlynk connectivity devices have availability in Europe. Photo: Courtesy of Topcon/Business Wire.

Topcon Agriculture, a division of Topcon Positioning Group, has introduced a new cloud-based farm workflow improvement platform that integrates connectivity, cloud services and data analytics.

Topcon announced that Topcon Agriculture Platform (TAP) and Cloudlynk connectivity devices are now available in Europe.

The firm said that the interactive maps used in the TAP platform are intuitive without unnecessary complication. The platform offers users to quickly access high-quality visualisation without any hassles.

Once the data is uploaded, TAP automatically identifies field locations, irrespective of name, and combines data into one location for organised review.

Cloudlynk devices enable TAP Connect, a service for automatic data sync, remote support, fleet management and seamless bi-directional file transfer that fulfils the complete automation of data workflow.

Topcon Agriculture business solutions vice president Antonio Marzia said “We are aiming to add connectivity to all the phases of the farming cycle and to streamline the data flow: this will offer a clear and real-time assessment to make better agronomic decisions and develop better prescriptions.

“Our customers can now easily connect, organize and share all their farming data and improve their workflows.”

Topcon says the cloud-based platform has been designed for collaboration

The new cloud platform is claimed to have natively been designed for collaboration. Being brand agnostic, the platform not only accepts but can also efficiently organise data from any machine and implement, providing full compatibility across data sources.

Marzia continued saying: “Using TAP, farmers can easily share data with their trusted advisors, providing unprecedented efficiency and scalability of management decisions, including prescriptions delivered directly to the cab.

“With this connected ecosystem, dealers and distributors can easily manage customer subscriptions, enhancing relations for mutual success. TAP is specifically designed to handle the busy-work, so users can focus on action.”

The company also introduced Yield Monitoring for conveyor-type harvesters, a new tool that helps capture accurate yield data for speciality crops such as potatoes, sugar beets, grapes, onions and tomatoes.

Using load cells, the solution measures, maps, and logs live yield, moisture and crop contamination to offer agronomic insights. All of the data can be visualised on Topcon displays and can also be seamlessly uploaded on to TAP.