NavCom StarFire™ Subscription Service
John Deere has discontinued the manufacturer and sale of ALL hardware products under the NAVCOM brand effective June 30, 2020.
Product purchased prior to June 30 are deliverable through October 31, 2020.
Signal Subscriptions Purchased After June 30:
You can still purchase signal subscriptions for your SF-3050 and SF-5050 series hardware from John Deere after June 30, 2020. HOWEVER, You will need to upgrade your SF-3050 and SF-5050 series firmware before the end of 2020 in order to keep using the existing signals. The signal structure will change at that point and the free upgrade will be required. For further information please visit www.navcomtech.com.
End of Technical Support:
SF3050 – April 30, 2024;
SF5050 – October 31, 2025
NavtechGPS carries many other hardware brands that can perform the same types of tasks should you want to switch to a brand that will continue past the above deadlines.
Centimeter Positioning Accuracy. This StarFire global satellite-based augmentation system (GSBAS) provides five centimeter positioning accuracy on a worldwide basis, completely independent of geographical boundaries, allowing users to roam freely while maintaining the most precise positioning information. NavCom is one of only a few GNSS manufacturers providing both GSBAS signal service and high-precision GNSS products of its own design. Because of that, NavCom can offer custom solutions for unique customer applications.
Real Time Accuracy. The StarFire™ global subscription service provides real-time accuracy typically better than 5cm (<2 inches). Its globally corrected signal is available virtually anywhere on the Earth’s surface on land or sea, from 72N to 72S latitude.
Reference Stations. To accomplish this, StarFire™ utilizes a network of more than 40 GNSS reference stations around the world to compute GNSS satellite orbit and clock corrections. Two completely redundant processing centers and multiple communication links ensure the continuous availability of StarFire™ GNSS corrections. These corrections are broadcast via geostationary satellites, providing worldwide coverage and enabling precise real-time navigation without the need for local ground base stations.
StarFire™ Over IP. As an alternative to delivery of corrections via satellites, NavCom offers a StarFire™ Over IP software option that allows users to access StarFire™ corrections over the Internet, giving them access to the same reliable five centimeter global positioning accuracy without the need for a base station. Users are able to access StarFire™ corrections in those situations when satellite delivery might be unavailable, such as deep urban canyons or very high latitude locations.
StarFire™ Subscription Service
StarFire™ five centimeter positioning is available on a subscription basis to end users of our SF Series GNSS receivers. There are two types of StarFire™ subscription licenses:
- Land Only (excludes all oceans/offshore)
- All Areas (global coverage)
Licenses can be purchased for the following time increments:
- Monthly (30 days)
- Quarterly (90 days)
- Semi-annually (180 days)
- Annually (365 days)
NavCom now offers StarFire via Over the Air Licensing: NavComs Over The Air (OTA) StarFire Licensing is the easiest way to install a StarFire license. The installation of a purchased license is accomplished via radio broadcast. OTA StarFire Licensing is especially convenient for receivers in remote locations in the field.