Has anyone pulled the trigger on the Emlid system yet?
Seems like a great price point if you could get it to work with some decent controller software. Anyone have any experience / Input on these?
Yes, great price and performance. Although if you read their users forum, there seems to be a lot of quirks with their firmware. You save a bit because it uses your phone as the data collector.
Yes have one Emlid Reach RS2 for a week. The task is to set it up on Ntrip for an ongoing watermain replacement project, for topo point collection and As Builts data collection.
The hardware is nice, good internal battery, no external antenna with Ntrip. Fixes ok and looks promising.
Intended to use our phones and mobile data as hotspots to get corrections, and use the very basic Reachview App, either iOS or in our case Android.
I had some connection issues with my phone, and have put a sim card in the RS2 (sharing data from my phone account as required). Easier to connect now, wifi to reach.
New to setting up and using Ntrip. Positions and heights are not right, possibly a projection issue trying to resolve with supplier and online community.
Have tested with free network and another correction service, similar problem.
Can get data out and adjust in Civil 3d. Getting points files back and forth is horrible for me, due to file formats. The supplier sells these more for drone base/mapping applications, and have a simple filter to get data in out of QGIS.
I am also playing with trial versions of Field Genius Android and Survx 4.0 Android. These apps could solve most problems, being able to Localise/calibrate to correct data, and simplify data transfer. Also adding functionality but also cost. Finding the learning curve difficult. So far a time waster and not productive.
But to have you remember the cost of this receiver. It's not a dealer supplied and set up system or just plug and play.
Probably the first in my area trying this, once the set up parameters are known it should not be so difficult.
I did, had trouble with processing static data, and getting it to OPUS cleanly. Ended up returning for refund and bought a IGAGE.
Has anyone tried their free NTRIP Caster with more 'standard' survey equipment?