Commands describing the endpoint

This chapter will list all messages to tell the agrirouter, what the endpoint is capable of, who it is and what it wants to receive.

Capabilities Command

Definition

Every endpoint has to report his capabilities of sending and receiving messages after onboarding and when the capabilities change ( e.g. an application functionality is extended by a new module). This is required from agrirouter to know if specific messages can be routed to an endpoint and to show the correct choosable Information Types in the User Interface for routing.

agrirouter specific commands are not part of the Capabilities, each application just has to support all of them.

The list of technical message types can include any TechnicalMessageFormat mentioned in 17 Technical Message types.

Command

Command

dke:capabilities

Protobuf Schema

agrirouter.request.payload.endpoint.CapabilitySpecification

TypeURL

types.agrirouter.com/agrirouter.request.payload.endpoint.CapabilitySpecification

Parameters are the following elements:

# Name Type Description

1

capabilities

Array of capabilities

The list of capabilities of this endpoint

2

app_certification_id

String

The application ID assigned by agrirouter

3

app_certification_version_id

String

The ID of the apps certification version

4

enable_push_notifications

PushNotification

The activation state of push notifications

Capabilities

The technical message type can be a technical message type of DKE or a proprietary message type.

# Name Type Description

1

technical_message_type

String

The name of the capability

2

direction

Direction

The message direction that is part of the capabilities

Direction can be one of those values:

Value Direction

0

Send

1

Receive

2

Send & Receive

Those are the values of an enumeration, see protobuf files. See Capabilities.proto

app_certification_id

This is the application ID received when creating the application.

app_certification_version_id

This is the certification version ID received when creating the application version.

enable_push_notifications

This setting activates or deactivates push notifications.

Possible values

Number

Constant Name

0

DISABLED

1

ENABLED

2

ENABLED_HIGH_FREQUENCY

Sending the capabilities command will delete any subscription that was made from your application instance.

It doesn’t matter if the capabilities changed, subscriptions are always deleted.

Make sure, you send the subscriptions again after sending the capabilities.

In the current release, Enabled and Enabled_HighSpeed will result in the same behaviour directly delivering a message as a push notification.

In the future, especially when the load of agrirouter grows, enabled message push will lead to a pushing of messages bundled over a specific time frame. When this is implemented and activated, only Enabled_HighSpeed will still deliver the messages directly.

It should however only be used if it is absolutely necessary and might have to be renewed after a while to lower the work load of agrirouter as much as possible.

If message pushing is used in your software, please make sure you use enabled message push as long as you don’t require a close-to-realtime delivery.

Result

ResultCode

ACK

Protobuf Schema

agrirouter.response.payload.endpoint.CapabilityResponse

typeURL

types.agrirouter.com/agrirouter.response.payload.endpoint.CapabilityResponse

The result is a simple ACK or an ACK_WITH_MESSAGES.

If the same capabilities message is sent twice and the push notification status is not changed, an ACK_WITH_MESSAGES will be returned with a message indicating that the capabilities did not change.

Errors & Warnings

If the message was malformed, an ACK_WITH_FAILURE will be returned.

Example

{
    "capabilities":[
        {
            "technicalMessageType":"iso:11783:-10:device_description:protobuf",
            "direction":0
        },
        {
            "technicalMessageType":"iso:11783:-10:time_log:protobuf",
            "direction":2
        },
    ],
    "appCertificationId": "aef23ef23-442d-fada-dbde-44e5bcead",
    "appCertificationVersionId": "233eefaf2-4488-44da-d5d2-55e5dcbad",
    "enable_push_notifications": "ENABLED"
}

Subscription Command

Definition

The subscription command is used to subscribe for a list of technical message types. Being subscribed for a technical message type means that your endpoint will receive a message of such TMT, whenever any other endpoint sends such a TMT to "publish" and a routing between the sender and your applications endpoint is given.

  • Subscriptions can be defined for a specific message type, not for a specific sender.

  • Each new subscription list sent by an endpoint deletes old subscriptions

  • Always send all required subscriptions in one Command.

  • Sending a new capabilities message will delete all subscriptions

  • Always send all capabilities in one capabilities message

  • An app instance has to remember its subscription list on it own, there is no way to request this list.

To avoid mismatches between publishing applications and applications only receiving addressed messages, it is advised to subscribe for any technical message type and DDI, your application shall handle if there are no specific reasons not to do so.

The list of technical message types can include any TechnicalMessageFormat mentioned in the list of technical message types.

Command

Command

dke:subscription

Protobuf Schema

agrirouter.request.payload.endpoint.Subscription

TypeURL

types.agrirouter.com/agrirouter.request.payload.endpoint.Subscription

Parameters

# Name Type Description

1

technical_message_type

Subscription (Repeated)

A list of subscriptions

It is an array, each entry is of type agrirouter.request.payload.endpoint.MessageTypeSubscriptionItem

# Name Type Description

1

technical_message_type

String

The technical message type

2

ddis

uint32(repeated)

A list of ddis, only relevant for the EFDI telemetry message type

3

position

bool

Shall the GPS position be delivered? Only relevant for EFDI telemetry message type

The DDIs field is only required if the subscription is used for a subscription of Telemetry values. Same applies to Position.

Result

ResultCode

ACK

Protobuf Schema

None; Simply 0 bytes of answer

typeURL

""

In case of success, an Acknowledgment is received.

In case of failure, an Acknowledgment with Message or an Acknowledgment with Failure is received. In both cases, the protobuf format will be agrirouter.commons.messages.

Errors

Errors will be reported using ACK_WITH_FAILURE. For a list of possible errors, see the error list.

Example

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Sending a teamset using device Descriptions

Definition

The teamset describes a list of devices attached to the communication unit. The most common devices are agricultural machines connected to the CU as ISO11783-10 TaskControllers. For more information on ISO11783-10, please refer to https://aef-online.org

Please note that the device description has to be sent every time before the machine starts sending live telemetry data to ensure that all other endpoints are able to update their formerly received device descriptions and new endpoints get the latest updates as well.

For the certification it is required to send the device description message multiple times. Therefore, it must either be sent on manual request (request must be performable by the test processing person) or on reconnection/restart of the application.