Reach RS2 is a centimeter-accurate RTK GNSS receiver recently launched by Emlid and available for pre-order, according to the company.
The multi-band GNSS receiver features built-in LoRa radio, 3.5G modem and a survey app for iOS and Android.
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 works in RTK mode on distances up to 60 km, and 100 km in PPK mode. It has a multi-feed antenna with multipath rejection.
Its RINEX raw data logs are compatible with OPUS, CSRS-PPP, AUSPOS, and other PPP services.
A power-efficient 3.5G HSPA modem with 2G fallback and global coverage means 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 to link RTK corrections on distances up to 8 km.
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 is designed for 16 hours work as a 3.5G RTK rover on one charge regardless of weather conditions. Reach RS2 can charge from a USB wall charger or a power bank over USB-C.
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 available for pre-order for $1899, according to the company. Shipping of the first batch starts in mid-June 2019.