Last November at the Agritechnica fair, Epec introduced a prototype of its ISOBUS solution. During the spring we have finalized and tested the products together with our pilot customers and today we are proud to announce that the Epec ISOBUS protocol library together with compatible control units are released.
ISOBUS is the commonly used term for SAE J1939-based ISO standard 11783, which describes CAN-based higher level communication protocols used in mobile machinery in the agricultural sector. The purpose of ISOBUS is to guarantee interoperability between tractors and implements from different manufacturers and enable the use of a single Virtual Terminal for all implements. A typical ISOBUS system consists of Virtual Terminal (VT), Task Controller (TC), Tractor ECU (TECU) and Implement ECU (I-ECU).