About NavCom

NavCom Technology, Inc., a John Deere Company, is a leading provider of advanced GNSS products for OEMs, VARs and system integrators needing high performance RTK systems, global five centimeter level GPS satellite corrections, geodetic quality GNSS receivers, in the areas of precise positioning.

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From the inception of GPS, NavCom personnel have contributed greatly to the evolution of the technology by developing innovative solutions and by adopting leadership positions within the industry. These efforts have led to a noteworthy number of NavCom patents and patent applications in the areas of GPS, signal acquisition, multipath mitigation, wireless communications, antenna design, and frequency modulation techniques.

As our industry evolves, NavCom’s team members continue to demonstrate their leadership by developing new technologies, and by providing products and services that offer genuine value to our customers worldwide.

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John Deere

In 1999, after successfully completing many contract engineering projects for one of our largest clients, John Deere, NavCom was acquired by this worldwide leader in agriculture and now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company. As early adopters of GPS technology for agricultural applications, Deere believes satellite positioning and the technological innovations developed by NavCom to be an integral part of its current and future business. As a member of Deere & Company, we are dedicated to its 175+ year-old tradition of product integrity, reliability, and customer satisfaction.


In addition to the traditional areas of GPS positioning and wireless communications, NavCom’s portfolio of expertise has expanded to include local positioning systems, autonomous vehicle control and robotics. We have also developed such ground-breaking solutions as:

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As industry leaders, our key personnel include a Johannes Kepler Award winner and inventor of the Hatch-Filter Technique; a management team with over 150 years of collective GPS experience; and many engineers and scientists capable of taking a project from conception, through design, to a complete system solution.

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The StarFire™ Network

The first of its kind, this global satellite-based augmentation system (GSBAS) provides five centimeter positioning accuracy on a global basis, completely independent of geographical boundaries, allowing users to roam freely and precisely. As the only GNSS manufacturer providing both GSBAS signal service and high-precision GPS products of its own design, NavCom is able to offer custom solutions for unique customer applications.


RTK Extend

Exclusive to NavCom customers, this revolutionary new concept in RTK-GPS positioning carries you through RTK communication dropouts by allowing StarFire™ to take over when RTK radio outages occur. RTK Extend™ takes advantage of the StarFire™ signal to maintain RTK accuracy in times of radio outages for up to 15 minutes — a service that has proven invaluable to our customers worldwide.