What do I need for a complete Emlid Reach RS2 base and rover setup?
The base should include a tripod setup. The traditional setup includes a survey tripod, tribrach, tribrach adapter, and an RS2 Extension Pole. For a lightweight setup use a pole tripod which clamps to any rod.
What data collector should I choose?
The free application, EmlidFlow, has the ability to store points and stakeout points. If that is the extent of your RS2 use, it is a great choice. EmlidFlow is available on iOS or Android.
For full-fledged survey software, the most popular choice to pair with the Reach RS2 is the MicroSurvey FieldGenius for Android.
The E38 Vivid Tablet is built for surveying. Its bright screen allows visibility even in direct sunlight. The 8 hour battery life and swappable batteries ensure you can work all day. It also works in the rain and is IP67 rated.
What survey accessories do I need for an Emlid Reach RS2 base station setup?
The base should include a tripod setup. The traditional setup includes a survey tripod, tribrach, tribrach adapter, and an RS2 Extension Pole. For a lightweight setup, use a pole tripod which clamps to any rod.
What survey accessories do I need for a rover setup?
What do I need in order to set a tripod over a known point?
The simplest way to set a tripod over a known point is to use a carbon fiber rod set on the point, stabilized by a pole tripod. With a traditional setup, use the tribrach with optical plummet to ensure your RS2 is level and over the known point.
Can I use the Emlid Reach RS2 as a base station for PPK enabled drones?
Yes, the Emlid Reach RS2 can be used as a base station for PPK, as long as your post-processing software utilizes standard formats, such as RINEX.
Can I use the Emlid Reach RS2 as a base station with RTK drones?
What is NTRIP?
NTRIP (Networked Transport of RTCM via Internet Protocol) is a communication protocol that allows you to send corrections from a base to a rover.
Do I need a base station when using NTRIP?
With NTRIP, you are using a base station (or multiple base stations). In some instances you may use base stations that are owned by someone else. You may also have a setup where you want to use NTRIP with your own base station, in order to maximize your range by using the internet to transmit corrections.
When can I use other base stations on NTRIP?
Many states have free networks of base stations available. You simply need to sign up and they will provide login credentials that you can enter into your RS2. If you are still unsure, contact us and we will be happy to help.
What is Emlid Caster?
Emlid Caster is an NTRIP communication portal. It allows you to communicate over the internet using your own base station and your own rover. This may be beneficial if you want to maximize your communication distance.
What is a network rover?
When there is a network of base stations in a particular region, and your rover is connected to that network, it is considered a network rover. Essentially this indicates that you are not running a traditional base/rover setup with the base station on site.
What is VRS?
Many base station networks offer a VRS mount point. When choosing this mount point, the NTRIP provider will use data from multiple base stations and create a virtual base station near you. This is especially beneficial when there is a significant distance from your rover to the nearest base station.
Does E38 Survey Solutions offer educational discounts?
E38 Survey Solutions offers educational discounts on the Emlid Reach RS2, Emlid Reach RS+, and more. Please contact us and we will assist you.
Does E38 Survey Solutions accept Purchase Orders?
Yes, we accept Purchase Orders. Please request a formal quote from firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate that you would like to use a Purchase Order.
Can you tell me about the customer service for the Reach RS2?
Every purchase includes phone support for 30 days, and unlimited email support. An annual phone support package is also available. Our Gold Care expands on that phone support and also provides setup and free rentals.
How can I demo the Reach RS2?
Contact us and we will be happy to set up a demo. Our most popular choice is to set up a virtual demo where you can see the data collector as we walk out into the trees and put the RS2 to work. In person demonstrations are always available. If you need to get your hands on an RS2, but can't make it to our office, let us know and we can arrange to send a unit out to you.
Where can I find the Reach RS2 pdf manual?