Emlid Launches REACH RS2 Multi-Band RTK GNSS Receiver with Centimeter Precision
Emlid Reach RS2
Multi-band RTK GNSS receiver for $1899
Emlid, the creators of Reach, centimeter-accurate RTK GNSS receiver, launched pre-orders for their multi-band GNSS receiver Reach RS2. The new receiver features built-in LoRa radio, 3.5G modem and a survey app for iOS and Android.
L1/L2/L5 RTK GNSS receiver with centimeter precision
Reach RS2 gets fixed solution in seconds and provides positional accuracy down to several millimeters. The receiver tracks GPS/QZSS (L1, L2), GLONASS (L1, L2), BeiDou (B1, B2), Galileo (E1, E5), and SBAS (L1C/A) and reliably works in RTK mode on distances up to 60 km, and 100 km in PPK mode. Multi-feed antenna with multipath rejection offers robust performance even in challenging conditions.
RINEX raw data logs are compatible with OPUS, CSRS-PPP, AUSPOS, and other PPP services so you can now get centimeter-precise results in any place on Earth.
Built-in 3.5G modem and UHF LoRa radio
Reach RS2 features a power-efficient 3.5G HSPA modem with 2G fallback and global coverage. The corrections can be accessed or broadcasted over NTRIP independently, without relying on Internet connection on your smartphone.
For remote areas, Reach RS2 has built-in LoRa radio that has proven to be a reliable link for RTK corrections on distances up to 8 km.
Designed for tough conditions
Reach RS2 is engineered to be waterproof and impact-resistant. Its body is manufactured in a two-step injection process and is made out of shockproof polycarbonate covered in a special elastomer for extra protection. The receiver has an industry-standard 5/8'’ mounting thread.
The LiFePO4 battery of Reach RS2 is designed for 16 hours work as 3.5G RTK rover on one charge regardless of weather conditions. No more need to carry spare batteries with you. Reach RS2 can charge from a USB wall charger or a power bank over USB-C.
RS232 interface allows to connect Reach RS2 directly to external hardware and output position in NMEA.
Survey with ReachView app
Reach RS2 comes with a mobile app ReachView for iOS and Android, that is used to control all the features of the device. Create projects, collect and stakeout points. Import and export geodata in industry standard formats such as CSV, DXF, and ESRI Shapefile.
Reach RS2 is now available for pre-order for $1899
Reach RS2 comes in a carry bag with a USB-C cable and a LoRa radio antenna. ReachView app is available for download from Play Market or App Store.
Shipping of the first batch starts in mid-June 2019.
See the full specs and pre-order Reach RS2 on Emlid website: https://emlid.com/reachrs2
I am not seeing much on how Emlid does this. First it is not using GPS L5 so I am assuming they are just using L1C and L2C but not more complicated analysis. It does not state that it can use SBAS ranging techniques, so I assume that is out.
This great price is for a GNSS RTK rover, but I do not see how RTK base function works and at what cost? I do see an L1 RTK rover at less than 1/2 the price, so that reinforces my thoughts on their methodology.
Does Emlid have a dealer base?
Has their antenna been tested by any international organization?
If you order before the end of March the price is discounted to $1749.
Who is going to go for it first?
Paul in PA
RTK will eventually become a more at-cost product. R & D is still in full swing.
Prices can drop alot, and still maintain a profit. But, R & D will slow down, or suffer.
Cell phones are similar. New products are still $800+. Old technology, new box, are down at 100$.
I don't expect alot of well organized cogo, and data management at that price. But, if it allows an interface with some existing data collector, it could be a game changer.
Well, we will be watching.
I wouldn't mind trying it if there is a return policy. With technology changing so quick nothing stays current for very long, so for that price it may be worth the price.
It is near impossible to read my Samsung S5 or Note4 in sunshine.
I would also have to clear out most of the apps to contain the software.
It would be great if it would run and/or store data to a micro sd card.
Going to stay tuned for more info...........