Trimble Farm Tech Firm Launched Android-Based Display System to Enhance In-Field Connectivity

29 Mar 2023

Trimble Inc. has launched the latest versions of its agricultural displays, the Trimble GFX-1060 and GFX-1260, designed for precision farming applications. These advanced displays from Trimble offer a variety of features that allow farmers to complete their in-field operations quickly and effectively while simultaneously mapping and monitoring field information accurately and in real-time. 

With a wide range of functions and pricing options, farmers can choose the guidance solution that best suits their specific agricultural needs.

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Agritech companies have been at the forefront of developing AgTech tools and continue to innovate and add new services in the field of smart farming. 

According to the BIS Research report, the global smart farming market was valued at $15.06 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $33.0 billion in 2027, following a CAGR of 16.99% during 2022-2027.  

In this series, Trimble Inc., which specializes in providing location-based solutions for a variety of industries, including agriculture, is expanding its offerings beyond just new monitors to include improved application systems for smart farming with the aim of a next-generation connectivity approach.  

The GFX-1060 and GFX-1260 displays are the latest in Trimble's line of precision agriculture technology. These displays run on an Android-based operating system and have improved processing power to better control and execute in-field tasks. 

The GFX-1060 is a 10-inch display, while the new flagship GFX-1260 is a larger 12-inch display. Both can be used with the NAV-900 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Trimble NAV-500 guidance controllers. When paired with the NAV-900, farmers can take advantage of Trimble's CenterPoint RTX correction service, which is included for the first year. CenterPoint RTX provides up to 1-inch accuracy, helping farmers reduce overlap, input costs, and fuel consumption. This can lead to improved profitability and environmental sustainability.

The GFX-1060 and GFX-1260 displays have high-resolution touchscreens and are well-suited for farmers who use a variety of equipment from different manufacturers. These displays are compatible with over 10,000 vehicle models from more than 40 equipment brands. They are also ISOBUS-compatible, which means that they can be used to control ISOBUS implements from different manufacturers using a single display or terminal. This standardizes control settings, reduces downtime, and simplifies data exchange and machine control, minimizing installation and interface challenges.

Feature Highlights of GFX-1060 and GFX-1260 Display System

The Trimble GFX-1060 and GFX-1260 display runs on powerful Precision-IQ software, which offers a range of features: 

•    The displays have integrated wireless options such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and BroadR-Reach, providing flexible connectivity across the farm. These high-speed communication options allow for easy data transfer and access to information from various locations within the farm.

•    The combination of the Field-IQ crop input control system, ISOBUS compatibility, and Trimble Universal Variable Rate (TUVR) or serial rate control enables seamless communication between tractors and farm equipment. This allows for the standardized control of inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides, and seed from the tractor cab to implement. 

•    The Field-IQ system provides precision control of inputs, minimizing waste and improving yield. In contrast, TUVR or serial rate control regulates the application rate based on variables such as soil type, slope, and plant population. These technologies offer farmers greater control and flexibility over their crop inputs, leading to improved efficiency and profitability. 

•    The NAV-900 controller has the capability to connect with industry-leading GNSS correction services, such as Trimble RTX technology, CenterPoint RTK, and CenterPoint VRS. This feature allows for highly accurate positioning and navigation, which is crucial for precision agriculture. The use of these correction services can improve accuracy and reduce errors in field operations, resulting in better yields, reduced costs, and improved efficiency for farmers. 

•    The AutoSync feature enables farm managers to share data throughout the farm. It allows them to send Work Orders from a remote location and ensure that vehicles, implements, and fieldwork are in sync and functioning correctly.


According to Jim Chambers, vice president of Trimble Agriculture, “GFX portfolio of precision agriculture displays offer a variety of sizes and functionality options to fit a farmer's workflows and equipment. Moreover, the displays operate in tough environments and during long days in the field throughout every season, allowing users to confidently perform a range of field operations quickly and reliably—they are powerful to run and simple to use.” 

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