NavCom Technology Names Topo Center as New Dealer for Switzerland

Topo Center will offer NavCom Technology’s full line of RTK, StarFire™ Network and EGNOS products and services to the Swiss market.

Torrance, CA – August 9, 2004 – NavCom Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), announced today that it has signed Topo Center to its global network of dealers.  Topo Center is an authorized representative for NavCom products and services
in Switzerland.

"The addition of Topo Center to NavCom Technology’s, European Dealer Network is an important advancement towards providing faster sales and service capabilities to the Swiss market," said Chris Litton, Sales Manager for NavCom Technology.  "NavCom Technology’s commitment to provide the worlds most accurate position measurement devices has special importance for the people of Switzerland, a culture renowned for it’s appreciation of quality precision instruments."

"The Swiss are looking for a flexible, highly reliable and cost-effective GPS survey system.  NavCom Technology’s RTK products and StarFire™ Network will help give us pinpoint accuracy without the need for multiple ground base stations," said Francois Noverraz, President, Topo Center.  "We are very pleased to be a part of NavCom Technology’s dealer network.  We are confident that together we will be able to provide the Swiss community the services and products they need for their survey application."

About Topo Center
Topo Center is a full service survey organization specializing in affordable receivers that utilize the Swiss GSM-RTK Network, as well as NavCom Technology proprietary RTK, StarFire Network and EGNOS capabilities.

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