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NAVCOM Announces the Release of the SF-3040 StarFire/RTK GNSS Pole-Mount Receiver

April 1, 2011

NavCom Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company, announced the release of the SF-3040 pole-mount receiver that features StarFire/RTK GNSS capabilities. The new product provides RTK-level accuracy up to 40km away from the base station or decimeter-level accuracy anywhere in the world through the StarFire service.

The SF-3040, with NavCom’s Ultra RTK and RTK Extend products, provides ideal support for RTK applications. Ultra RTK provides RTK-level accuracy up to 40km away from a base station and RTK Extend allows for continuous RTK level positioning during radio outages by allowing StarFire™ to take over when the RTK radio communication signal is blocked or out of range.

Powered by the Sapphire GNSS engine, the SF-3040 provides 66 channel tracking, including multi-constellation support for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass and SBAS including StarFire. It also provides patented superior signal sensitivity in shaded environments.

“The SF-3040 is an ideal choice for surveying and mapping applications,” said Steven Wilson, NavCom’s GNSS Products Business Manager. “It provides highly competitive RTK performance that reduces outages and provides extended coverage, saving our users time and effort.”

Designed for all day use in surveying environments, the SF-3040 includes several I/O options, a compartment for an optional 1 Watt internal UHF radio, removable SD card and hot-swappable batteries.

A complete description of the products and available options can be found on NavCom’s website at www.NavComTech.com.