How to Use Fieldbee Application

1. Click on GPS only
2. Change source
3. Select ‘Other receivers’
4. Select an external GPS device that appears

Important: Make sure the device is connected to Bluetooth

1. Open your device’s Settings app.
2. Click on ‘Connections’
3. Check to see if Bluetooth is ‘on’

FAQ:
– In order to connect to Bluetooth, minimum battery has to be 10%
– Make sure your device is connected to Bluetooth
– To connect to the FieldBee app, the antenna needs to have Bluetooth interface and be able to receive NMEA messages.

It is the best solution for farmers who:

Have an external GPS antenna with Bluetooth module (RS232 port)

If you have only the FieldBee Receiver

You can connect to the WiFi in the following ways:
– Connecting the receiver to local WiFi;
– Connect the receiver to hotspot. Internet access is required for receiver connection to NTRIP network and get RTK correction.

If you have both FieldBee Base Station and the Receiver

The following options to get correction from Base station are by:
– Connecting the Base station to receiver through – Radio connection;
– Connecting the Base station to receiver through – WiFi connection.

Important:
– GPS has to be greater than 1 meter
– ‘Fix type’ will change to Float RTK and then RTK (may take a few minutes)

FieldBee Base station working mode: Absolute position

How to get absolute accuracy: Static Mode

1. Locate a spot where the base station will always stay
2. Put FieldBee receiver to this location
3. Open FieldBee Toolbox app
4. Tap on Location (coordinates will be copied to clipboard)
5. Locate FieldBee base station to the same spot where receiver was
6. Connect to FieldBee Base Station with toolbox app
7. Open Base station position
8. Tap Add manually button
9. Input position name (e.g. “home”, “office”, “Field1”)
10. Tap Paste button to paste copied coordinates
11. Tap Save button; (coordinates are added to the Base station position list)
12. Tap created position and base station will apply Static mode with inputted coordinates
13. Restart base.

How to link receiver and base station in WiFi working mode:

1. Open FieldBee toolbox app
2. Connect to the FieldBee receiver
3. Tap FieldBee base station
4. Tap Add new ‘Base’
5. Input Base station serial number
6. Tap Connect
7. Receiver is linked to Base station.

Tips:
– Make sure to screw antenna onto the Base Station
– Make sure you have signal at least from 8 satellites

To start set up Base station and FieldBee receiver follow next steps:

1. Locate Base Station and FieldBee receiver outside and place them at 1-1,5 m above ground level (on an open sky leaving at least 2 meter in between receiver and base station)
2. Make sure that external radio antennas have been screwed in to FieldBee receiver and Base station
3. Turn on antennas.

Navigation Page

What we see: 3 things to know

1. Your location in the center is represented by the blue dot
2. The top right buttons provides different layers and measurement tools

The layers: shows different map type and displays your fields borders with/without the crop (due to enabling option);
The measurement tools allow you to measure distances with ruler path;
The measurement allows you to measure surface area with ruler area: use the points in sequential order.

3. The Location button on the bottom left ALWAYS brings you back to your current location.

Getting Started

6 Simple Steps before getting started:

Press the (+) button to start

1. Start with Task → here you can select an existing operation from the list or create a new one.

2. Select Field → Using one of the four options:

Auto field from track → You start recording track without choosing field. The system automatically creates a field around your track. After your work is done the field is also created. 

Manual measuring → here you can draw your own field by simply tapping the map for locating border points.

GPS measuring → here you can measure your own field by driving around the field borders

Import shp → Import a shp file works only in web account. So you have your fields archived as an shp file with other files (e.g. dbf, prj, shx). Then you upload zip archive with these files to the web. After synchronization your fields are available in your Android app.

3. Select your vehicle → you can choose one from the list or add your own

4. GPS → shows the GPS source that you are using (if you are using the FieldBee receiver you can click on GPS CHANGE SOURCE)

5. By pressing AB Straight you can see all of the patterns that are available:

AB straight are only parallel lines. this pattern works for existing and chosen fields. You drive only first pass and put point A at the beginnig and B at the end of the 1st pass. System will create parallel line

Headland straight pattern request driving first around the field perimeter while following one side you will put A and point B. After finishing driving perimeter parallel lines will be calculated and displayed inside the field area automatically.

6. Last thing you need to do is implement width;

7. Press the arrow button to start;

Now you are ready to drive! 🙂

Driving:

Press the arrow key if you are ready to drive

Starting your track:
– While driving, set first the beginning point of your track with ‘A’
– When you reach the end of your field or track select ‘B’
– Lines will be created for your field

Bottom of the screen:
– The amount of hectors you covered
– How fast you are going
– The distance in meters covered
– A timer (timing how long you have been currently driving)

Arrow symbol on the right:

There is a button for visualization lifting implement. System may color the covered area that means that implement is lifted down.

Keep in mind – outside the field borders system does not display covered area.

Guiding lines numbering

Positive numbers → lines to the left of the original line

Negative numbers →line to the right of the original line

When driving is on pause you may shift your position to the guiding line or guiding line to your position. Shifting position indicator

<-  I  -> Return routes to your position
->  I  <- Return your position to the route

Once you finish your track, make sure you press SAVE, and it will upload to the cloud

Tasks

To create a new task:

1. Press (+) to select a task
2. Select a field or import a new field
3. Press save
4. Edit → add notes, make comments about work
5. Press x to back out → AUTOMATICALLY SAVES

At the top you will see that you can organize your tasks by (if you press the filter icon):
– Date they were created
– Type of task
– Type of field used
– Coworker
– If you press ‘x’ it removes the filter

At the top you can see:

Map view: It shows you the tasks on the GPS and brings you to the map

Filter icon: allows you to filter information

Search icon: allows you to search for any information regarding a specific task

Additional menu: helps you sort and organize your tasks

Remember: If you press ‘x’ it removes the filter

 

Fields

Here you can create, edit, and organize your farm fields

1. Choose an existing field or make a new one by pressing (+);
2. Create your field and press save;
3. Edit – name, crop.

At the top you will see that you can organize your fields by (if you press the filter icon):
– The Year your fields were created;
– Type of crops belonging to your fields;
– Group they belong to (if any);
– Coworker assigned to it.

At the top you can see:

Map view: It shows you the fields on the GPS and brings you to the map;

Filter icon: allows you to filter information;

Search icon: allows you to search for any information regarding a specific field;

Additional menu: helps you sort and organize your fields.

Remember: If you press ‘x’ it removes the filter.

 

Notes

1. Start with the (+) button;
2. Select one: Note, Fixed point, obstacle;
3. Go to field and place it where necessary, select next;
4. Edit the information;
5. Select Save at the top (check icon).

At the top you will see that you can organize your tasks by (if you press the filter icon):
– Creation date;
– Choose a note type;
– Choose a field;
– Categorize your notes.

Remember: If you press ‘x’ it removes the filter.

 

Glossary

Materials:
– Press (+) to add one of the options;
– Edit the information and press Save.

Vehicles:
– Press (+) to add a new vehicle;
– Edit the information and press Save.

Crops:
– Press (+) to add a new crop;
– Edit the information and press Save.

Workers:
– Press (+) to add a new employee;
– Edit the information and press Save.

Important to know:

– Farmers can download reports by selecting the downwards pointing arrow;
– This you can find to the far right in (Task, Field, and Glossary) view.

Map

Here you can see: fields, tasks, and notes on the map.

For tools:
Layers: show different versions of the map and shows your fields if the crop button is selected;
The measurement tools allow you to measure distances with ruler path;
The measurement allows you to measure surface area with ruler area: use the points in sequential order.

Press (+) to:
– Import a field through an SHP file
or
– draw a new field

Task

Here you can see Task Status:
– Open;
– In Progress;
– Done.

You can filter your tasks on the left by:
– Date;
– Group;
– Type;
– Status;
– Crop;
– Field.

To add a Task press (+)
1. Select a task;
2. Select a field;
3. Select a worker;
4. Edit information regarding (status, progress, etc.);
5. Select the check icon to save.

Field

Here you can see your fields are organized so they are easy to access and update.

You can filter your fields by:
– Group;
– Work;
– Crop.

Press (+) to:
– import a field through an SHP file
or
– draw a new field.

Glossary

Here you can add any information to:
Materials;
Machinery;
Crops;
Coworkers.

Press the (+) to add the information to any of the previously mentioned categories and press SAVE.

10 Simple Steps:

1. Turn on ECU;
2. Wait until it will become ready for connection;
3. Open the app;
4. Go to settings;
5. Enable autosteer;
6. Choose WiFi → go to ECU;
7. Return to Navigation;
8. Go to GPS Source → ECU.

The Black button enables auto steer.

The Red button stops auto steer.

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