TAG: NavCom

The System: Leap-Second Confusion

March 1, 2015By

The United States Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) has issued a notice about a problem some receivers are having implementing the correct time. The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center has received reports of synchronization issues since the implementation of a leap second on Jan. 21. Users experiencing this problem should contact the receiver manufacturer for a firmware or software... read more

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LAND-PAK Complete Survey System by NavCom

December 17, 2014By

NavCom’s StarFire RTK receivers enable fast and precise GPS/GNSS data collection, according to the company. Its suite of RTK tools — Ultra RTK and RTK Extend — allow users to achieve RTK accuracy from 40 kilometers away while coasting through radio communication outages. The StarFire Network provides global 5-centemeter-level, real-time accuracy without the need for local ground base stations, NavCom says. read more

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Expert Advice: Looking Back to the Early Days of GPS

September 1, 2013By

By Len Jacobson Besides my family and friends, two major influences have guided my life. One is GPS, and the other is flying, although I’m not a pilot. Most of the flying was on business trips for GPS. I’ve been writing a book about my experiences and how I helped in a small way to bring GPS to the world.... read more

NavCom Introduces StarFire Rapid Recovery

June 17, 2013By

NavCom Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company, announced the release of new software for its Sapphire-based receivers, including the SF-3050, SF-3040, and LAND-PAK. The multi-frequency GNSS (GPS+GLONASS) receivers are now capable of supporting NavCom’s new StarFire Rapid Recovery feature, which allows users to quickly regain StarFire accuracy after short GNSS signal blockages caused by shading, bridges or other... read more

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