The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from Business Wire

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

Thursday, March 31, 2011

NavCom Announces the Release of the SF-3040 StarFire™/RTK GNSS Pole-Mount Receiver21:06 EDT Thursday, March 31, 2011 TORRANCE, Calif. (Business Wire) -- NavCom Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), 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 Pricing and Availability The SF-3040 is available for order through NavCom's dealer network. For additional purchase information, visit NavCom's website at or contact NavCom's Sales team at +1 (310) 381-2000 or About NavCom Technology, Inc. NavCom Technology, Inc., a John Deere Company (NYSE:DE), is a leading provider of advanced GNSS products for OEMs, VARs and system integrators requiring high performance RTK systems, global decimeter level GNSS satellite corrections, geodetic quality GNSS receivers, wireless communication products and engineering consulting in the areas of precise positioning, wireless communications and robotics. For more information on NavCom Technology and its products, please visit Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: NavCom Technology, Inc.Marketing CommunicationsTel: +1 (310) 381-2852Fax: +1 (310) 381-2001E-mail: