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June 16th, 2008
NAVCOM Expands Starfire System & Extends RTK Capabilities

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PR – NavCom
Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company, announced
today the release of new software for its RTK and StarFire
ä products
providing users access to an expanded StarFire Network of six satellites and
NavCom’s new Ultra RTK
ä capability.


By increasing the StarFire constellation from three to six
satellites, users are now provided with fully redundant global coverage as well
as increased performance assurance as the GPS receiver now automatically selects
the highest elevation satellite out of the six available. Three new uplink
sites were added in Santa Paula, CA; Southbury, CT; and Auckland,
New Zealand ensuring
true diversity of delivery and enhancing StarFire system redundancy.


The new software provides several new and enhanced features
such as Ultra RTK, which allows RTK accuracy (0.5cm +1ppm) at up to 40km from
the base station.  Combined with NavCom’s industry-exclusive RTK
ä, users can work farther away from
base stations and maintain RTK-level accuracy even during radio outages.


“We are pleased to provide our clients with our latest
technology with the release of this new software that gives our customers
access to an expanded StarFire network and our newest enhancement  – Ultra
RTK,” said Steve Wilson, NavCom’s GNSS Business Manager. “The
expanded StarFire Network combined with our Ultra RTK and RTK Extend
capabilities, provides a powerful combination that helps reduce outages while
providing extended coverage, saving our users valuable time and effort.”


StarFire, the first of its kind, is a global satellite-based
augmentation system (GSBAS) that provides decimeter positioning accuracy on a
worldwide basis, completely independent of geographical boundaries, allowing
users to roam freely while maintaining precise positioning.


Software Updates

Please contact your
local dealer or NavCom for assistance in upgrading your receiver.  For
additional product information, visit NavCom’s website at or contact NavCom’s Sales team at +1 (310) 381-2000 or

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