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NavCom VueStar Aerial Survey System

April 11, 2006
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VueStar now includes improved GPS receiver, new StarPac Mission software and optional Event Latch Interface adding integration flexibility to aerial cameras and survey sensors.

NavCom Technology Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company, announced the introduction of the newly enhanced VueStar aerial survey solution combining its new StarPac utility software that facilitates better integration into pre-existing workflows.

VueStar's complete global navigation system is configured specifically for all aerial survey applications and utilizes the global satellite-based StarFire Network to provide precise positioning worldwide without the need for RTK base stations or GPS post processing. This new system introduces three significant enhancements: improved GPS signal processing, StarPac Mission software and the optional Event Latch Interface.

The new 12-channel, dual-frequency GPS receiver computes real-time positions at up to 25 times a second, re-acquires GPS signals faster, and includes improved troposphere modeling, which better compensates for changes in altitude.

Providing both pre-mission and post-mission processing, the new StarPac mission software provides critical tools for mission planning, as well as RINEX conversion, datum conversion, trajectory plotting and output of position data in a number of formats, along with a quality/figure of merit for each position.

And, the optional Event Latch Interface conditions the event signal, allowing VueStar to operate successfully with a variety of cameras and airborne sensors. This self-powered module also contains internal de-bounce circuitry to ensure proper event timing.

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