StarFire™ Receiver 20-2 Mandatory Update

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As a reminder – all StarFire iTC receivers using a Starfire correction signal will no longer function beginning February 1, 2021 (no software update available). Further, once the 21st Century Equipment RTK network base stations are updated to 20-2 software – which we anticipate to take place in the early December 2020 timeframe – StarFire iTC receivers accessing the network will no longer function on RTK.  StarFire iTC receivers will continue to operate in WAAS until approximately 2026 or when the US GPS satellite constellation P(Y) code is retired and may continue to be used for documentation purposes in very specific conditions, but all guidance applications including AutoTrac™ will not be available after February 1, 2021.


Effective February 1, 2021: All StarFire 6000 and StarFire 3000 receivers must have been updated to software version 20-2 to function and all StarFire iTC receivers stop receiving StarFire signal

*The required update is free to download from John Deere. You may incur a fee for 21st Century Equipment staff to install the update. 


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