Grimme to Install SmartView on its Ventor 4150 Potato Harvester from 2020
Grimme – an agricultural machine company which offers potato harvesters, as well as a full range of planting equipment – is seeking to patent the Grimme SmartView. According to the company, this is the first video system for agricultural machinery, which offers the user the choice to decide what they want to see. From 2020, Grimme plans to offer the SmartView system as standard on the VENTOR 4150 self-propelled potato harvester, and as an option on the EVO 280 trailed bunker harvester.
To this end, the system has significant features including the ability to zoom and see things in slow-motion, live image transfer on mobile devices via Wi-Fi, the choice of various window arrangements, as well as the largest display on the market.
SmartView features an improved function control that lets the user change every video image into slow motion. Thus, it enables the user to react quickly to changing harvest conditions and change settings of the separators, for example.
What’s more, SmartView enables a simple connection of a mobile device, a tablet or smartphone with the Wi-Fi of the Grimme machine, which is available via the telemetry unit of the machine. The live image transfer can show for example the picking people the situation of the separator, which is not visible from picking platform.
The large 12-inch touchscreen monitor can display up to 8 video images at the same time. In total it is possible to connect up to 24 cameras to the video system. The operation is the same for a tablet or smartphone.
SmartView also contains the already existing Visual Protect, which ensures that when problems occur or settings are changed in an area, the corresponding video image is automatically displayed.
A new feature of Visual Protect is that, in addition to a large display of the event on the monitor, several video images can be displayed, in a user-defined window arrangement. Thus, the upstream and downstream areas can be displayed simultaneously.