Precision Ag Reminders

posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Blog

StarFire™ iTC Sunset

Sunset Date: February 1, 2021

StarFire iTC receivers will no longer function beginning Feb. 1, 2021. No correction signals, outside of WAAS, will work with iTC receivers after 01 Feb. 2021. Guidance applications including AutoTrac™ will not be available.

StarFire™ 3000 and 6000 Mandatory Update

Update Deadline: February 1, 2021

The StarFire 20-2 software update is a mandatory update for both 6000 (Version 4.40 P or newer) and 3000 (Version 2.80 S or newer) receivers. The update deadline is Feb. 1, 2021. Receivers not updated to 20-2 by this time will not receive the StarFire signal and as such will only operate in WASS until updated to 20-2 or newer software.

How to update your StarFire™ 3000 Receiver

Download Software

How to update your StarFire™ 6000 Receiver

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Accept Updated Terms and Conditions

Deadline: March 2021

In early 2020, John Deere released updated Terms and Conditions to better safeguard your information and to establish a clear connection to the company/business associated with your account.

What happens if Terms and Conditions are not accepted? 

If the new Terms and Conditions are not accepted prior to the deadline, the following occurs: 

  • Account is closed and associated data cannot be retrieved
  • JDLink and Base Station Manager Service contracts are terminated by John Deere

3G Network Sunset

Sunset Date: December 30, 2021

Service ADVISOR™ Remote, Expert Alerts, and Remote Display Access are just a few tools that rely on the Modular Telematics Gateway (MTG).

AT&T, the carrier that provides the cellular service associated with your MTG will sunset their 3G network on December 30, 2021. When this occurs, your Connected Support™ tools will not function as reliably. 

In response to the sunset of the 3G network, John Deere has developed 4G MTG Upgrade Kits. Secure your upgrade before suppliers start experiencing potential shortages, affecting their ability to supply the necessary components. Get special pricing when you upgrade now through March 15, 2021. Contact your Integrated Solutions Representative for additional details.