Take advantage of the Generation 4 CommandCenter™, designed for efficiency
The 4200 and 4600 CommandCenter, also known as the Generation 4 CommandCenter, create the primary user interface for 6R, 7R, 8R/8RT, and 9R/9RT/9RX Tractors; F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicator; 4 Series Self-Propelled Sprayers; and S700 Combines. The Generation 4 CommandCenter provides an excellent, user-savvy, efficient operating experience.
Generation 4 CommandCenter is available in the following configurations:
- 21.3-cm (8.4-in.) display on the 4200 CommandCenter
- 25.4-cm (10-in.) display on the 4600 CommandCenter
For growers wanting to maximize their viewing real estate, the 25.4-cm (10-in.) touchscreen color display is an excellent choice. With the 25.4-cm (10-in.) display, the title bar and all shortcut keys may be viewed at all times, allowing operators to monitor more information at once.
Remote Display Access (RDA)
The ability to remotely view the machine’s settings, performance, yield, acres, and other information is highly valuable when managing or supervising an operation. It is imperative that the operator’s equipment keeps running productively and that the grower or dealer is enabled to provide remote support to improve the quality and efficiency of work while saving time and money. RDA enables an operator to get help with machine settings or identify a problem and receive assistance in navigating through the steps needed to resolve the issue.
Value in brief:
- Improved confidence in precision farming applications for all operators
- Increased productivity with quicker problem resolution
- Improved service from John Deere dealer and support personnel
- Increased profitability by keeping equipment moving
- Reduced labor and travel costs
- With the 19-1 software update, the Gen 4 displays no longer require the operator to accept for remote view
Dual-display connection capability
Dual-display connection allows both the GreenStar 3 2630 Display/4640, and 4240 Universal Display and Generation 4 CommandCenter Displays to be viewed during one RDA session. The user simply toggles between the tabs in the browser or in a mobile device. View exactly what the operator sees on the GreenStar 3 2630 Display, 4640 and 4240 Universal Display, and Generation 4 CommandCenter from almost any internet-connected device. RDA is available on both the 4600 and 4200/4100 CommandCenter Displays. RDA enables quick communication around settings or messages on the displays. This allows improved communication between the equipment operator in the field and an offsite farm manager or dealer to help with machine settings, quick remote training, support, or any other needs that may arise in the field.
RDA provides the following benefits to the users:
- Remotely help or train operators with machine settings and precision farming applications to improve productivity and quality of work done.
- Increase productivity with quicker problem resolution
- Improve remote support from John Deere dealers and support personnel to assist operators with machine set up and settings to ensure peak productivity
Cost of operation
- Reduce labor and travel costs with improved remote support for quicker and accurate problem resolution
- Increase profitability by ensuring optimized machine settings for maximum efficiency
- Compatible displays:
- John Deere 4640 or 4240 Universal Display with Ethernet cable
- GreenStar 3 2630 Display with Ethernet cable
- Generation 4 CommandCenter with Ethernet cable connected
- RDA session is not compatible for viewing on Gen 4 Extended Monitor.
- JDLink™ Connect or JDLink Access plus RDA subscription
- Partner setup within Operations Center or JDLink web interface needs to be completed by both users to share information
- An RDA session can be started from almost any internet-connected computer or mobile device, including MyOperations™ and JDLink mobile apps for iOS® and Android™ systems
- Single-display view of compatible display in one machine
- Dual-display view (ability to see both Gen 4 CommandCenter and GreenStar 3 2630 Display or 4640/4240 Universal Display on one machine) with ability to quickly switch views between the two displays
- View multiple machines at once from a desktop or laptop computer
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Wirelessly send and receive data and software updates with a connected machine
WIRELESSLY TRANSFER DATA
John Deere Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) helps producers save time, money, and increase productivity through telematics-enabled data transfer via JDLink™ Connect wireless telematics. Wirelessly transfer setup, prescription, and documentation files securely between office, mobile devices, and 4640/4240 Universal Display or 4600/4200 CommandCenter™ Display, eliminating the need for USB transfer. This increases producer uptime and productivity, reducing the risk of data loss, and enabling easy data sharing and more timely decision making.
Through the John Deere Operations Center, producers are in control and can easily share files with a John Deere dealer and other trusted advisers.
WIRELESS DATA TRANSFER
With WDT, producers can manually send data wirelessly to the John Deere Operations Center; data is available to review in Files and then later in Field Analyzer and the MyOperations™ mobile app. To enable WDT on a Gen 4 Display, producers must manually navigate to the Menu, System, File Manager, Export and then begin selecting the data they want to send to the John Deere Operations Center.
NOTE: WDT on a Gen 4 Display does not include any auto send triggers similar to the GreenStar™ 3 2630 Display which automatically sent data after a change in client, farm or field.
Set-up files and prescriptions can be transferred wirelessly from the Operations Center to the 4600/4200 CommandCenter or 4640/4240 Universal Display anytime, eliminating trips to the machines’ locations and allowing for more timely completion of field operations. Modified setup files and prescriptions will not overwrite files currently on the Gen 4 Display; only new or modified information will be imported from the setup file.
REQUIREMENTS FOR WDT
- An active JDLink Connect subscription on a Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG)
- Organization set up in the John Deere Operations Center
Data Sync automatically sends documentation data to John Deere Operations Center every 30 seconds. Producers have the opportunity to analyze data from completed fields or view where field work is in process, making it easier for producers to make operational decisions. Data is available to analyze from any internet-connected device to make important production decisions and give operations the ability to invoice work recently completed. There are triggers that make the data available within the John Deere Operations Center including: after a field has been completed, after new work has started, or a half hour after field work has been stopped.
REQUIREMENTS FOR DATA SYNC
- An active JDLink Connect subscription on an MTG
- Gen 4 CommandCenter Premium or Automation activation; 4640 Premium or 4640 Automation subscription; 4200 CommandCenter Data Sync and Section Control activation; or 4240 Data Sync and Section Control subscription
- Organization set up in the John Deere Operations Center
Enable tractor-implement communication through AEF ISOBUS TC-SC compatibility
The Generation 4 CommandCenter™ and Gen 4 Universal Displays display are an AEF ISOBUS compatible display.
An easy plug and play between implements, displays, tractors, and other products is required today in daily business. This is why within agriculture and forestry, an industry standard, ISOBUS, is used for communication between these products.
From the ag industry, the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) was initiated in 2008 to have a common forum among manufacturers to define the ISOBUS standard further, define and conduct ISOBUS tests, accelerate adoption, label compatible products, and to communicate this to dealers and customers. John Deere is one of the seven founding members of AEF and is very engaged in the organization.
To better ensure ISOBUS compatibility, the AEF developed new functionalities, i.e., auxiliaries (AUX) and Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC,) in addition to the well-known universal terminal (UT). They are also the basis for the certification of ISOBUS products. An ISOBUS functionality can be described as an independent ISOBUS product and the concept is extendable for later additions of functionalities.
Gen 4 CommandCenter and Gen 4 Universal Displays support the following ISOBUS features:
- 4600/4200 CommandCenter and 4640/4240 Universal Display:
- Universal Terminal (UT)
-> ISOBUS sprayer, seeder, planter, fertilizer spreader, manure applicator, and many other implements can be operated through the UT functionality.
- Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC)
-> With TC-SC, ISOBUS compliant implements like sprayers, seeders, planters, fertilizer spreaders, and manure tankers can be used with automatic Section Control.
- Task Controller Basic (TC-Bas)
-> With TC-Bas, documentation with ISOBUS compliant implements in the standard data format of ISOXML is possible. Also, totals like area, amount, etc. are recorded directly from the implement.
- Task Controller geo-based (TC-Geo)
-> With TC-Geo, location-based documentation with ISOBUS compliant implements in the standard data format of ISOXML is possible. Also, Client, Farm, Field, Boundary, Products, Crops (incl. Varieties), Prescriptions, Operators, Tasks, Comments are recorded directly from the implement.
- Auxiliary Control (AUX-N)
-> With AUX-N, additional control elements that facilitate the operation of complex equipment, such as a joystick; also, the capability of controlling implement functions by means of an additional control element.
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Sometimes a job on the farm does not require intense Precision Ag management practices. When this is the case, the 4200 CommandCenter™ is just the tool for the job. The 4200 offers the ability to run core Precision Ag features like AutoTrac™ guidance, Documentation, Section Control, and Data Sync.
There are two levels of activations that can be ordered on the 4200. The first is the CommandCenter AutoTrac Activation, enabling operators to consistently drive the same guidance path pass to pass. The second is the 4200 Section Control and Data Sync Activation plus CommandCenter AutoTrac Activation. This combines the ability to use AutoTrac on a machine with the value of Section Control, eliminating overlap on critical field operations, and provides the use of Data Sync. Data Sync enables operators to automatically send data to John Deere Operations Center. Producers can analyze the data from completed fields or view where field work is in process, making it easier for them to make operational decisions. Data is available to analyze through the John Deere Operations Center from any internet-connected device, allowing producers to make important production decisions and giving operations the ability to invoice work recently completed.
Requirements for Data Sync
- An active JDLink™ Connect subscription on a Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG)
- 4200 Section Control and Data Sync Activation plus CommandCenter AutoTrac Activation.
- Organization set up in the John Deere Operations Center
For more information on Gen 4 Documentation and Data Sync, click here.
Generation 4 Display compatibility
This is the compatible equipment approved with the software update 19-1 release, and is subject to change with newer software updates. To ensure complete and proper compatibility, the most current version of implement control unit software, Gen 4 Display software, or compatible farm management information software (FMIS) should be used. Non-current software versions will require an update before support can be provided. Unapproved software version configurations will not be supported.
The software update 19-1 release is only compatible with 4600 CommandCenter™ v2 processors. Software update 17-2 is the last release that was compatible with 4600 v1 processors.
Server serial numbers are as follows:
- v1 = RWG prefix
- v2 = PCG prefix
Activate Gen 4 display software remotely
Over-the-air activations were enabled with the 18-1 software update to the Gen 4 displays. With that software update or newer, a John Deere dealer can send activations to a Gen 4 display without leaving the office. Over-the-air activations also eliminate the need to manually enter long activation codes like was done previously. This also eliminates multiple trips between the cab and the farm office to enter codes and verify completion.
NOTE: Over-the-air activations requires a current JDLink™ Connect subscription and Mobile Telematics Gateway (MTG). Planter and platform activations and subscriptions cannot be updated over-the-air.