New Gen 4 CommandCenter™ Premium Activation

Precision Ag
Key Features
  • Reduce the investment in Precision Ag applications by purchasing related applications in an activation bundle.
  • Section Control reduce overlap and minimize skips ensuring precise placement of crop protectants and nutrients.
  • Share guidance lines, coverage maps, and as applied data between multiple machines running in the same field at the same time to better coordinate fleet usage.
  • Keep your data safe using Data Sync to stream data to John Deere Operations Center every 30 seconds.

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Generation 4 Display compatibility – 4640 Universal Display and 4600 CommandCenter™ Display

The Gen 4 Premium activation and Precision Ag Core subscription leverage the display’s ease of use to improve operational productivity.


The Gen 4 Premium activation is only compatible with the John Deere 4600 CommandCenter™ display; is machine specific, and stays with the machine throughout its life. The 4640 Universal Display is compatible with the Precision Ag Core subscription; subscriptions are available for 1-year or 5-year durations.


Gen 4 Displays are compatible with one AEF-certified ISOBUS implement; all AEF-certified ISOBUS implements with Task Controller Section Control (TC-SC) functionality and AEF certification for TC-SC: sprayers, fertilizer spreaders, planters, seeders, manure applicators, etc. For third-party farm management information system (FMIS) compatibility, reference the John Deere Operations Center.

Gen 4 Premium activation is compatible with the following configurations:

4600 CommandCenter machinesMachine model year
John Deere large ag tractors 
9R/9RT Series2015 and newer
8R/8RT SeriesMid-2014 and newer
7R Series2014 and newer
6R Series2015 and newer
John Deere nutrient applicators 
F4365 High Capacity2017 and newer
John Deere self-propelled sprayers 
4 Series2018 and newer
John Deere combines 
S-Series Combines2018 and newer

Precision Ag Core subscription is compatible with the following configurations:

4640 Universal Display

Machine model year

John Deere large ag tractors


9030/9030T Series

2008 and newer

8030/8030T Series

2006 and newer

7030 Series

2007 and newer

6030/7030 Series

2006 and newer

AutoTrac™ Controller and AutoTrac Universal equipped Deere and competitive tractors

All tractor model availability


Equipment/task controllerModel year/controller nameSoftware version
John Deere planters*  
SeedStar™ 2 systemBlack PM122.00
Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.00
SeedStar XPBlack PM122.00
Black PA1, (if available PA 2)22.00
SeedStar 3HPPlanter main A (PCMA)4.00
Planter main B (PCMB or MMC)7.00
Row-unit controller (RUC)12.00
John Deere air seeding  
TruSet™ system2017 and newer (IDC)3.00
RelativeFlow™ blockage sensors2017 and newer (BMU)1.00
1910 Air Cart  
Ground drive2009 and newer3.00

Hydraulic drive (one section)

Hydraulic drive (SectionCommand)2015 and newer5.05
Seeding tools with air run blockage  
Primary blockage2009 and newer (BMU)10.01
All-run blockage2009 and newer (BMU)10.01
Member Module5.00
1990 Central Commodity System (CCS™)2009 and newer (BMU)11.00
John Deere tillage  
AccuDepth™ depth control 11.00
TruSet™ system  
2730 Ripper 1.63A
2230/2330 Mulch Finisher 1.72E
John Deere balers  
Baler automation 7.16


AMS controller

Controller name

Software version




StarFire™ receivers






StarFire 6000






StarFire 3000






Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG)


















GreenStar™ Rate Controller*






GreenStar Rate Controller Dry*






John Deere Rate Controller 2000*






Active Implement Guidance (AIG)

Application Controller 1100





iGrade™ leveling system*

Application Controller 1100





Wireless Data Server appsWireless Data Server1.422.1X X
 Command mobile app4.0.0.3X X


*See additional information below

John Deere Planters


The SeedStar 2 configuration above is available only on factory-installed model year 2011 and newer planters, and may be field-installed on model year 2009 and 2010 planters. Green PM/PA controllers (factory-installed on model year 2009 and 2010 planters) are not supported with a Gen 4 Display.


John Deere Dealers: Service ADVISOR™ is needed to update SeedStar 2, XP, and 3HP software.


Documentation for planters without clutches are not supported on Gen 4 Displays.


John Deere Air Seeders


The C850 Air Cart requires a 4600 CommandCenter Display or a 4640 Universal Display. GreenStar 3 (GS3) 2630 monitors are not supported.


StarFire Receivers


StarFire Receivers can be updated in the following ways:

  • Gen 4 Display USB port
  • Remote software updates application (in ISOBUS VT app)
  • GreenStar Display
  • Service ADVISOR (John Deere dealers only)
  • Receiver USB port (available only for StarFire 6000)

Additionally, StarFire iTC Receivers are no longer supported with software update 2017-1 and newer software.


John Deere Operations Center


Activations/subscriptions required for Wireless Data Transfer (WDT):

  • CommandCenter Premium activation or core subscription are required to wirelessly transfer files.
  • JDLink™ Ultimate + WDT + Remote Display Access (RDA) or JDLink Connect subscription

To use RDA on a Gen 4 CommandCenter with GS3 2630 Display connected in the same machine, GS3 2630 software version 3.22.1095 (software update 2014-1) or higher is required (4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Display only).


GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry


GreenStar Rate Controller Dry is supported with the 4600 CommandCenter starting with software update 2017-2. The 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Display support documentation and section control of up to five GreenStar Rate Controllers.


To update the GreenStar Rate Controller and GreenStar Rate Controller Dry, utilize Gen 4 Display USB port or use a GreenStar 2 or 3 display. John Deere dealers can also utilize Service ADVISOR.


John Deere Rate Controller 2000


The 4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Display support documentation of up to four operations from the John Deere Rate Controller 2000. It is important to note that John Deere Rate Controller 2000 can control up to five operations and may be used for liquid or dry application.


John Deere Rate Controller 2000 needs to be the only ISO controller present when used with the 4600 CommandCenter. Implements equipped with controllers such as SeedStar on John Deere planters or TruSet on tillage equipment are not compatible to be used in conjunction with the Rate Controller 2000. Shared sections, which are commonly used during direct-inject applications are not supported at this time.


For more information on Gen 4 CommandCenter and John Deere Rate Controller 2000 compatibility, please visit the John Deere Ag Sales Manual.


Implements without controllers


Implements without controllers can be documented as a stand-alone operation or with a GreenStar Rate Controller. Implements without controllers cannot be documented in conjunction with a John Deere Rate Controller 2000 or any other implement control units. Multiple implements without controllers cannot be documented together.


AutoTrac Universal 200 and AutoTrac Controller


AutoTrac Universal 200 and AutoTrac Controllers are for use with the 4640 Universal Display. The 4640 Universal Display is only compatible with tractors. Please see the AutoTrac Controller Sales Manual for exact model compatibility. These products are compatible with AutoTrac Contorller-Raven, AutoTrac Controller-Reichhardt®, and AutoTrac Controller-John Deere kits.


iGrade™ automated water management


iGrade compatibility with Gen 4 Displays has not been tested with third-party control software.


Wireless Data Server apps


When updating the SeedStar Mobile app with the latest software, a new name for the app, Connect Mobile, will appear in addition to any improvements to the app. Please note, Harvest Mobile is not compatible with the 4640 Universal Display at this time.


ISOBUS Implements


A software update performed by an authorized ISOBUS implement dealer may be required to obtain compatible software. ISOBUS Implements must be certified through the AEF Organization to be recognized by the Gen 4 CommandCenter. Visit for more information; visit for an active list of compatible implements.


ISOBUS implements with VT4 are now supported by Gen 4 Displays. Gen 4 Displays still support older VT versions (e.g., VT2 and VT3). If an implement is not loading after updating to Gen 4 software update 2017-2, it is recommended that the implement manufacturer be contacted to get a software version that is either VT3 or VT4.


Non-John Deere Precision Ag

Gen 4 Displays are not compatible with RS-232 communication at this time.

Gen 4 Displays are also not compatible with the DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader at this time.



CommandCenter Premium activation and the CommandCenter AutoTrac to Premium upgrade are not available with the John Deere 4100 CommandCenter or 4640 Universal Display.


CommandCenter Premium activation/Precision Ag Core subscription as-applied data is only compatible with the Operations Center. CommandCenter Premium activation is machine specific and cannot be transferred to a different machine. If not using WDT, a 4-GB USB is required to transfer data to and from the Gen 4 Display. Implement settings are display specific and cannot be imported or exported from the Gen 4 Display.


Created machine profile syncing with John Deere Operations Center is not yet available and cannot be deleted with 17-2 software.


4600 CommandCenter and 4640 Universal Display are not compatible with RS-232 functionality. Precision Ag applications, such as documentation and Section Control with a 4640, require GreenStar ready capability and a StarFire 3000 or StarFire 6000 Receiver. Third-party controllers and receivers are not compatible.


Reichhardt is a trademark of Reichhardt GmbH Steuerungstechnik.

Increase efficiency with Wireless Data Transfer (WDT)

John Deere 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 Universal Display or 4600 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 advisers.


Producers can send data wirelessly to the John Deere Operations Center; data is available to view in field analyzer after a field has been completed, new work has started, or a half hour after field work has been stopped. 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.


Set-up files and prescriptions can be transferred from the Operations Center to the 4600 CommandCenter or 4640 Universal Display anytime, wirelessly, 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 modified information will be added within the setup file

Requirements for WDT
  1. JDLink Connect subscription
  2. CommandCenter Premium activation
  3. Organization set up in the John Deere Operations Center
  4. Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG) connection
CommandCenter™ Display Premium versions 1.0 and 2.0 available

As the Generation 4 4600 CommandCenter Display becomes available on more machines and delivers more applications, there are different CommandCenter Premium activations available depending on the machine model. Please see the following chart for machine compatibility.





Price page offering


CommandCenter Premium 1.0

AutoTrac, Section Control, and documentation

Factory and AMS (field install)

2018 S-Series Combines

2018 4-Series Sprayers

Nutrient Applicators 

Dry Spinner Spreaders

CommandCenter Premium 2.0

AutoTrac, AutoTrac RowSense, AutoTrac Vision, Section Control/Overlap Control, and documentation

Factory and AMS (field install)

 Functionality is dependent on machine configuration and may require additional hardware.

Enable tractor-implement communication through AEF ISOBUS TC SC compatibility

The Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display is 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 supports the following ISOBUS features:

4100 CommandCenter and 4600 CommandCenter

  • Universal Terminal (UT)
    -> ISOBUS sprayer, seeder, planter, fertilizer spreader, manure applicator, and many other implements can be operated through the UT functionality.

4600 CommandCenter only:

  • 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.
Gen 4 system page includes info on ISOBUS compatibilityGen 4 system page includes info on ISOBUS compatibility
Individual ISOBUS features with details are highlightedIndividual ISOBUS features with details are highlighted

To stay up to speed on which implement and product complies with which ISOBUS features, please visit the AEF website and sign up for the database. It combines tractor, sprayer, and display combination to determine compatibility.

Sign up and log in page to the AEF database – user is able to create an account and check on compatibility for products.Sign up and log in page to the AEF database – user is able to create an account and check on compatibility for products.
Take advantage of the Generation 4 CommandCenter™ display, designed for efficiency

The 4100 and 4600 CommandCenter, also known as the Generation 4 CommandCenter, creates the primary user interface for 6R, 7R, 8R/8RT, 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.

Display options

Generation 4 CommandCenter is available in the following configurations:

  • 177.8-mm (7-in.) display on the 4100 CommandCenter
  • 254-mm (10-in.) display on the 4600 CommandCenter

For growers wanting to maximize their viewing real estate, the 254-mm (10-in.) touchscreen color display is an excellent choice. With the 254-mm (10-in.) display, the title bar and all shortcut keys may be viewed at all times. Operators can monitor more information at once on the 254-mm (10-in.) touchscreen display.

Layout manager
Layout manager selection pageLayout manager selection page
Layout manager module buildLayout manager module build

The Generation 4 CommandCenter features a modular-designed layout manager, so operators can easily create the page views that meet their needs. From the factory, machines are equipped with default run pages. An unlimited number of run pages can be added to the Generation 4 CommandCenter based on operator preference or operational needs. Toggling between run pages is as easy as swiping the screen or using the arrow buttons on the top right portion of the title bar.


Users and access


Users and access allow the owner or manager to lock out certain functions to prevent operators from accessing or changing settings. Lock-out functions are managed with a defined four-digit code.


Lock-out features are available for:

  • Factory data reset

  • Hitch

  • Hydraulic

  • Transmission

  • Power take-off (PTO) FieldCruise™ system

  • Display

  • Machine monitor

On-screen help and diagnostic text


There are a number of different ways to get meaningful on-screen help when navigating the Generation 4 CommandCenter. Operators can find the help icon on the shortcut bar on the bottom of every page. This icon gives detailed information on everything from tractor operation to application information. Simply select the help icon and navigate to the information section that is needed.

John Deere 4100 CommandCenterJohn Deere 4100 CommandCenter

A. Next run page
B. Status center
C. Expand shortcut keys
D. Menu
E. Run page

John Deere 4600 CommandCenterJohn Deere 4600 CommandCenter

A. Next and previous run page
B. Status center
C. Shortcut keys
D. Menu
E. Run page
F. Title bar

John Deere Generation 4 CommandCenter processors

A Generation 4 CommandCenter is made up of a processor and a display. Two processor options are available for the Generation 4 CommandCenter.


The 4600 Processor is the premium processor, offered as an option on all 6R*, 7210R, and 7230R Tractors and is standard on 7250R, 7270R, 7290R, 7310R, 8R/8RT, 9R/9RT/9RX Tractors, F4365 Nutrient Applicator, 4 Series Self-Propelled Sprayers, and S700 Combines.


Available features with the premium processor include:

  • Compatible with 254-mm (10-in.) touchscreen display Four video camera inputs
  • Four USB inputs
  • AutoTrac capable (machine-specific activation sold separately)
  • CommandCenter Premium activation (machine-specific activation sold separately) – enables AutoTrac, documentation, Section Control, and John Deere Wireless Data Transfer (WDT) (with a JDLink™ Connect subscription)
  • Export screenshots and troubleshooting information

*Only compatible with infinitely variable transmission (IVT™) and DirectDrive™ transmission

4600 CommandCenter 254-mm (10-in.) Display4600 CommandCenter 254-mm (10-in.) Display

The 4100 Processor is base equipment and only offered on 6R, 7210R, and 7230R Tractors.


It offers:

  • Compatibility with 177.8-mm (7-in.) touchscreen display
  • One video camera input
  • One USB input
  • AutoTrac capable (machine-specific activation sold separately)
4100 CommandCenter 177.8-mm (7-in.) display4100 CommandCenter 177.8-mm (7-in.) display
VehiclesModel year4100 Processor4600 Processor
John Deere large ag tractors   
6R (AutoQuad™ transmission/CommandQuad™ transmission) Series2015 and newerStandardNot applicable
6R (IVT transmission/DirectDrive), 7210R, 7230R Series2015 and newerStandardOption
7250R, 7270R, 7290R, 7310R Series2014 and newerNot applicableStandard
8R/8RT SeriesMid-2014 and newerNot applicableStandard
9R/9RT/9RX Series2015 and newerNot applicableStandard
John Deere nutrient applicators   
F4365 Nutrient Applicator2017 and newerNot applicableStandard
John Deere self-propelled sprayers   
4 Series Sprayers2018 and newerNot applicableStandard
John Deere combines   
S Series Combines2018 and newerNot applicableStandard


Expect machine productivity gains, along with increased operator confidence, thanks to a simple, customizable interface. The improved design of the Generation 4 CommandCenter also aids in an optimal operating experience and maximizes uptime.


Some of the easy-to-use benefits of the Generation 4 CommandCenter include:

  • Custom-defined views
  • Intelligent warnings
  • Context-based help
  • Ability to import, export, and delete files

Producers can use a variety of implements with the Generation 4 CommandCenter as it is Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) ISOBUS compliant for manual control of IOSBUS implements (UT) as well as automatic section control (TC SC) and documentation in ISOXML Format (TC-Basic).

Context-based help iconContext-based help icon
Context-based help iTEC™ system main pageContext-based help iTEC™ system main page

Diagnostic text and information is available for better understanding of whether applications are operating as directed.

Help iconHelp icon
Help center main pageHelp center main page

Additionally, application-based help is also available in all locations of the CommandCenter. Simply click on the {i} icon available on the title bar and it will lead directly to more information on the application currently being used.

Machine monitor
Machine monitor pageMachine monitor page

The machine monitor application provides the operator instantaneous readings about the status or condition of the machine. Values shown in the machine monitor vary by application, but typically include parameters like engine speed, coolant temperature, and ground speed. The machine monitor supports run page modules in the layout manager, allowing the operator to populate specific machine parameters directly to a run page.


NOTE: The machine monitor application replaces part of the universal performance monitor in previous machines.

Work setup shortcut key (far left)Work setup shortcut key (far left)
Work setupWork setup

Video capability


Tractors with a 4100 CommandCenter are equipped with one video input and the 4600 CommandCenter has four video inputs. The operator has the ability to set a variety of triggers, including reverse, PTO, hitch, and selective control valve (SCV) levers to activate the camera. Once triggered the image will then appear on the CommandCenter display. The camera (video observation system) is available through JD Parts and Ag and Industrial (A and I) Products.


NOTE: 6R Tractors equipped with a 4600 CommandCenter have two video inputs.


Document field boundaries


Manually drive field boundaries with the Generation 4 CommandCenter or import existing boundary information from GreenStar™ 3 (GS3) 2630 or John Deere Operations Center. Gen 4 documentation data can be used to create boundaries from coverage within the John Deere Operations Center.


The display uses a streamlined boundary creation process that generates exterior and interior field boundaries from coverage, simplifying the process and reducing steps. Operators can delete interior boundaries without impacting the exterior boundary or headlands. In addition, operators can chose to turn boundaries off for section control, while using them for field locator and documentation.


Headland boundaries can also quickly be generated by simply entering a distance or the number of passes from exterior boundary.

Dual display mode
Dual displayDual display

Generation 4 CommandCenter display and GreenStar displays comparison and compatibility


Generation 4 CommandCenter works in dual-display mode with GS3 2630 Display, GS2 1800 Display, and GS2 2600 Display. For complete feature comparison and dual display compatibility information, please see the display comparison chart and GS3 and AMS display compatibility chart.


Generation 4 CommandCenter may be configured to run with the following John Deere displays connected at the cornerpost:

  • GS2 1800 Display
  • GS2 2600 Display
  • GS3 2630 Display
  • 4640 Universal Display

All precision activations purchased on GS2 or GS3 Display are defaulted to run on the cornerpost display while in dual display mode. Activations cannot be shared between GS2 or GS3 Displays and the Generation 4 CommandCenter. The second display must have its own activations to run AMS applications. Remote Display Access (RDA) can be used on either GS3 2630 Display or Generation 4 CommandCenter in the same session.


Precision ag applications, such as AutoTrac™ assisted steering system, documentation, and section control cannot run on both displays at the same time. When a cornerpost display is installed, precision ag applications will be available on the cornerpost display and default to disabled on Gen 4 CommandCenter. For full dual display compatibility reference the Dual Display – GreenStar display and Generation 4 CommandCenter configuration table.


Vehicle applications will always be located on the Gen 4 CommandCenter.


View on screen help to properly set up display when in dual display mode.

On-screen help can be located on any page where this icon is locatedOn-screen help can be located on any page where this icon is located
Boundary creation from coverageBoundary creation from coverage
Headland creationHeadland creation

Boundaries can be imported from the following sources:

  • John Deere Operations Center
  • Directly from a GS3 2630 Display or another Gen 4 Display
  • APEX™ software or another farm management information system (FMIS) system that exports in GS3 2630 Display format
Work monitor
Work monitor pageWork monitor page

The work monitor application displays the performance information about the task being performed by the machine. The operator is shown averages, totals, and productivity of the machine, such as area worked, average working speed, and fuel usage. The values of the work monitor can be reset by the operator at any time. Specific values of the work monitor can be configured by the operator to be shown on a run page.


NOTE: The work monitor application replaces part of the Universal Performance Monitor in previous machines.


Work setup application

Work setup places the settings needed to properly setup AutoTrac, documentation, and Section Control in a single location.


Settings include:

  • Client, farm, and field
  • Crop type
  • Machine and implement dimensions
  • Variety/hybrid and planting/ seeding rates
  • Variable rate prescriptions
  • Product and application rates
  • Application rates through the implement screens

Work setup can be quickly accessed from a shortcut key or the display menu, allowing operators and managers to quickly review display and machine settings to ensure a job is completed properly.