NavCom Technology Launches New 12 Channel, Dual Frequency GPS Engine, the NCT-2100D

The new NCT-2100D OEM board will be integrated into the full line of existing NavCom products providing added value and additional GPS channels

Torrance, CA – August 2, 2005 – NavCom Technology, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) announced today the introduction of the new NCT-2100D, a 12 channel, dual frequency GPS engine. The NCT-2100D is a form fit, pin compatible replacement for NavCom’s existing 10 channel GPS engine providing a seamless upgrade path for both OEM customers and NavCom’s fully integrated GPS receivers. 

The NCT-2100D geodetic quality GPS engine features include lower power consumption, significantly extending battery life for maximum in-field use, a faster processor with additional program memory for new GPS applications support, plus 12 channel all-in-view dual frequency GPS tracking to better meet tender and customer requirements. The engine incorporates the fourth generation of NavCom’s Touchstone™ GNSS ASIC chip providing 24 GPS channels plus two dedicated SBAS channels as well as legacy patented technologies for optimal performance and product flexibility.

NavCom’s line of fully integrated GPS receivers will take full advantage of the increased performance provided by the NCT-2100D. NavCom will continue to warrant all previous 10 channel products and offers an attractive upgrade path to ensure customers take full advantage of the latest technology offered.

"Every day our products prove themselves in real world conditions across a wide variety of applications. This is evident by our delivery of more than twenty five thousand dual frequency engines worldwide," said Steve Wilson, NavCom’s GPS Products Business Manager. "The 2100D continues our tradition of providing our customers the most reliable and accurate GPS technology available to our OEM customers."

Pricing and Availability
NavCom is currently taking orders for the NCT-2100D OEM GPS engine, and all NavCom GPS products will include the new engine as standard by the end of September 2005.  Contact NavCom Technology or your local NavCom dealer for pricing information.  For additional product information or to receive a quotation, visit NavCom’s website at or contact NavCom’s sales team at (310) 381-2000 or .

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