Washington, D.C. — AgGateway's ADAPT and ISOXML Plugin have been awarded the 2019 Davidson Prize, selected as one of the top three innovations of 2019 by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The two organizations presented the prize at the Commodity Classic in Orlando, Fla.
AgGateway's ADAPT Framework (Agricultural Data Application Programming Toolkit) is an open-source project designed to make it easy for various hardware and software systems that growers use in their businesses to seamlessly communicate with one another through a standard industry framework. The ADAPT ISOXML Plugin makes it easier for Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) to read and write data to/from displays and terminals that use the ISOXML specification. The plugin provides a standard that can either be adopted or used as a guide in developing other plugins that allow proprietary systems to "plug in" to the ADAPT framework.
All segments of the agricultural industry that either use or create field operations data are expected to benefit from ADAPT, especially as leveraging data becomes critical for advancing productivity, efficiency and sustainability. More information on ADAPT can be found at www.ADAPTFramework.org.
The Davidson Prize, which was inaugurated last year, singles out the top three agricultural equipment innovations of the year from ASABE's annual AE50 honorees. The AE50 awards, which were announced in December, honor the year's most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The other two Davidson Prize winners were GUSS, for the GUSS Automation (Global Unmanned Spray System); and Capstan Ag, for the SwathPro Aerial Application System.
More on AgGateway and how to become involved in initiatives like ADAPT can be found at www.AgGateway.org.