In early August 2020, the StarFire™ 20-2 software update was released. This software update is a “Mandatory Update” for both StarFire 6000 and StarFire 3000 receivers and includes software fixes plus new features. The most important part of the 20-2 software update is that it positions the current StarFire 6000 and StarFire 3000 receivers to continue operating into the future. These changes in the 20-2 software update also prepare the StarFire network to support new satellite constellations and the next generation StarFire receiver.
As a reminder – all StarFire iTC receivers using a Starfire correction signal will no longer function beginning February 1, 2021 (no software update available). Once the Hiawatha Implement RTK network base stations are updated to 20-2 software – which we anticipate taking place in mid-January 2021 timeframe – StarFire iTC receivers accessing the network will no longer function on RTK. StarFire iTC receivers will continue to operate on WAAS until 2026, or when the US GPS satellite constellation P(Y) code is retired, but all guidance applications including AutoTrac™ will not be available after February 1, 2021.
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