John Deere has launched its first mobile phone app in Britain and Ireland.
The free JDLink mobile telematics application allows arable farmers and contractors in particular to monitor and manage their equipment fleets on the move, from a smartphone.
While the app does not have as much functionality as the full JDLink system on a computer, it includes multiple machine mapping, directions to machines (based on Google maps), ping and share location of machines, and view and acknowledge message alerts.
After downloading the app, customers who already have a JDLink account can log in and check their machines’ location and service status.
Non-users can use a demo function to explore the features provided.
New 2012 models are being supplied with a complimentary JDLink Ultimate subscription for the first year.
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