In Computerwoche’s ‘Best in Cloud’ Final with Tractors and Other Vehicles
(Arvato Systems) Gütersloh, Germany. The systems integrator Arvato Systems submitted farmpilot, a vendor-neutral portal solution, as its entry for the ‘Best in Cloud 2012’ award. It has now been announced that farmpilot has made it to the final. The jury for the competition run by the Computerwoche magazine has named Arvato Systems as one of the finalists in the ‘Software as a Service (SaaS)’ category.
The goal of the farmpilot system is to improve the coordination of vehicles (such as tractors, shredders, and field sprayers) used by agricultural companies for field work. To this end, each vehicle is equipped with either a built-in machine terminal or a mobile device such as a tablet PC. Operators can monitor their vehicles from an Internet-based farmpilot control center in real time in a radar-like fashion, and assign tasks using mobile telecommunications. On the vehicles themselves, farmpilot is used as a navigation system that guides the driver to the next work location.
Agricultural service providers, such as machinery rings or contractors, can use farmpilot to simplify the planning of complex harvesting, fertilizing, and plant protection efforts. Work that has been conducted can also be better documented and calculated for customers using the data farmpilot records.
The gala and announcement of winners for Computerwoche’s ‘Best in Cloud Awards 2012’ will be held at the Rheingoldhalle in Mainz, Germany, on October 24 and 25.