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NavCom’s SR- 7120 Safari Network™ Ideal for Construction, Farming & Marine

Torrance, CA - August 23, 2004 - NavCom Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), announced today the addition of the new SR-7120 to its existing line of Safari Networks, which includes the SR-7100 model. The new SR-7120 provides a robust and cost-effective solution for remote work environments by creating a mobile, license-free wireless broadband data network. The Safari Network is based on a Cellular architecture, with each cell covering a radius of 15 miles. Additional cells are easily added to extend coverage with no effect on the overall network throughput. The network is easy to set-up, configure and manage intuitively from a single location by non-technical personnel. Ruggedized and watertight, the SR-7120 can be mounted in harsh environment conditions giving users greater flexibility. Applications for the SR-7100 and SR-7120 include machine control, fleet management, farming, rural area communications, marine communications and construction site management.

"The Safari Network allows users the simultaneous support of multiple communication services such as broadcast, point-to-point, multipoint-to-multipoint, wireless LAN, Circuit and packet switched communications and much more," said Jalal Alisobhani, Director of Communications Products for NavCom Technology. "The ability to use these multiple services allows room for business growth and change. The SR-7100 and SR-7120 support seamless roaming within cells on the network to provide a continuous networking function with no loss of connectivity, or down time for the user."


Technical Information

Both the SR-7100 and SR-7120 radio models come with all necessary cabling and a compact port expander with industry standard connectors to easily interface with existing office equipment and cabling devices. The SR-7100 and SR-7120 are packaged for various mounting configurations. Both systems are watertight and ruggedized to withstand environmental hazards such as dust, moisture, severe vibration and temperature extremes.Both units can be ordered with an optional integrated GPS receiver, ranging from a low-cost single-frequency to a highly accurate dual-frequency.


Pricing and Availability

NavCom is currently taking orders for the SR-7100 and SR-7120 Safari Networks with prices starting at $2,500 U.S. per radio. Contact NavCom Technology directly for volume pricing. For additional product information and quotes contact NavCom's sales team at (310) 381-2000 or sales@NavComTech.com.


About NavCom Technology, Inc.

NavCom Technology, Inc., a John Deere Company (NYSE:DE), is a leading provider of advanced GPS products for OEMs, VARs and system integrators needing high performance RTK systems, global decimeter level GPS satellite corrections, geodetic quality GPS 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 www.NavComTech.com.


Contact:
Marketing Communications
NavCom Technology, Inc.
Tel: (310) 381-2000 x2852
Fax: (310) 381-2001
E-mail: pr@navcomtech.com

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