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NavCom Announces New Capabilities for SF-3050 and Sapphire

NavCom Technology, Inc. announced new capabilities for the SF-3050 multi-frequency GNSS receiver and Sapphire GNSS OEM board.

NavCom Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company, announced new capabilities for the SF-3050 multi-frequency GNSS receiver and Sapphire GNSS OEM board. In addition to the integrated StarFire/RTK GNSS capabilities, the SF-3050 and Sapphire now support single frequency, multi constellation operation, heading and moving base station RTK operation that enables coordinated vehicle applications. Several new features have also been added that significantly enhance the operation of the SF-3050 in Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) applications.

The SF-3050 and Sapphire each offer multi-constellation support for GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. They also provide industry leading performance in GNSS receiver sensitivity and signal tracking as well as patented multi-path mitigation, interference rejection and anti-jamming capabilities. The SF-3050 supports a range of high-speed I/O, including Ethernet, Bluetooth and USB capability.

Powered by the new Sapphire GNSS OEM board, the SF-3050 is a fully upgradeable GNSS receiver, allowing the receiver to upgrade from single frequency to multi-frequency through software optioning alone. Integrated StarFire is now simply activated via an Over the Air licensing system that sends a StarFire License via satellite directly to the StarFire capable receiver from NavCom’s StarFire operations center. StarFire, NavCom’s Global Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS), provides real-time global decimeter accuracy without a local base station.

“These new capabilities offer significant new functionality and a variety of options to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs,” said Steve Wilson, NavCom’s GNSS Business Manager. “With this new software upgrade the SF-3050 and Sapphire now offer even greater flexibility and additional application choices including CORS, heading and coordinated vehicles, as well as projects that require single frequency operation.”

The SF-3050 and Sapphire together with the new software upgrade are available for immediate delivery through NavCom’s dealer network. For additional product information, visit

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