ISOBUS Protocol

What is that?

ISOBUS is the standard protocol allowing to manage communication between tractors, software and equipment of the main manufacturers, enabling data and information   exchange in a universal language through a single control console integrated in the tractor cab (the ISOBUS Virtual Terminal).

The worldwide ISO 11783 (ISOBUS) standard defines the communication between agricultural machinery, mainly tractors and implements, and also the data transfer between these mobile machines and farm software applications.

Tractors and implements are combined in numerous ways by farmers and contractors. From an electronic point of view, ISOBUS provides the key for this.

ISOBUS Protocol
Before the introduction of ISOBUS technology, connecting different implements to the tractor could be problematic because it required as many control devices to be placed in the cab as there were tools.
This created in the cab a messy set of monitors and multi-brand cables making it all the more difficult to manage.

The great advantage offerted by ISOBUS is to simplify this by offering a plug and play solution: only one terminal for a large selection of implements, regardless of the manufacture. 

The adoption of the ISOBUS technology on tractors allows a “dialogue” with the equipment using  a single graphical terminal (Virtual Terminal) to manage all ISOBUS compliant tools.

Thanks to ISOBUS, the monitor in the cabin therefore becomes an authentic on-board computer that controls all tools and implements connected, ensuring the exchange of information.
Siglacom - Internet Partner