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Meet the new-gen Reach RX RTK rover, now compatible with all popular GIS apps on iOS

We have upgraded our ultralight Reach RX RTK Network rover with MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad) certification, making the new revision of the receiver fully compatible with ArcGIS Field Maps, QGIS, and other GIS apps for both iOS and Android.

Emlid Reach RX RTK GIS equipment

Ultralight Emlid Reach RX rover delivers stable performance in complex urban environments

Unlocking new projects in GIS 

Flawless integration into GIS workflows will help industry professionals and teams collect accurate geodata at scale. The MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad) certification enables Emlid Reach RX GNSS RTK rover to collect centimeter-accurate geo-data using iPhone and iPad via Bluetooth. The updated receiver already works with such popular iOS apps as ArcGIS Field Maps, QField, Blue Marble’s Global Mapper, Mergin Maps, Avenza Maps, and more.

While Android users have been making the most out of the receiver since its release in 2022,  the new revision makes the rover platform-agnostic, aiming to accelerate and simplify fieldwork at scale in GIS, landscaping, asset management, and utility inspection projects. 

Whatever team you are—Android, iOS, or both—you can use Emlid Reach RX as a part of your GIS equipment for fast and smooth data collection in your existing GIS and CAD workflows.

Ultralight RTK rover for those who are always on the go

Emlid Reach RX is a compact RTK GNSS rover that delivers precise positioning with corrections received via NTRIP. It tracks multiple satellite constellations including GPS/QZSS, Galileo, GLONASS, and BeiDou, and achieves a fix in under five seconds, ensuring centimeter-level accuracy even in challenging conditions.

Reach RX is designed to meet the expectations of both experienced professionals and non-surveyors who need to get highly accurate results with their GIS equipment. The RTK rover doesn’t require configuration or additional training—to kick off, you only need to add NTRIP credentials. This intuitive and straightforward workflow allows anyone on the team to achieve high precision without complex setup or additional training.

Here are some specs that make Reach RX a perfect choice for efficient field-work:

  • Weight: 250 g. The device is light and compact, so it can be carried in a backpack pocket.
  • Battery: 16 hours of operation on a single charge. Can be recharged from a power bank.
  • Robust: IP68-rated, the rover is waterproof and dustproof, able to work in a variety of environments. 
  • Operating temperature: -20 to +65°C (-4 to 149°F).

Emlid Reach RX reviews

“I was surveying with the RX, and one of the buildings was surrounded by scaffolding, making it very difficult to survey the building footprint. The RX was great at keeping the fit among the scaffold poles.”—Rory Gillies

“I’m running Emlid Flow on my iPhone 14 Pro with the RX, and it works great. I have also successfully connected to a local base with the RX via NTRIP to our district office.”—Michael Lambert

“The price and form factor allow non-surveyors to have a centimeter-precise location device in their literal pockets.”—Christian Gruner

How to get the upgraded Reach RX

While the core RX hardware remains the same, the MFi certification was only possible with the introduction of an extra MFi microchip. The new batches of the RX with the microchip are available online and via the dealer network as of July 8th, 2024. 

Don’t miss out on enhancing your GIS projects on iOS with the new-gen RX rover from Emlid. Learn more about the upgraded Reach RX and order yours today.

FAQ

Is MFi certification available for the new generation of the device only?
Yes, MFi is available only in the new generation of the device.

Will Android users experience any changes with non-upgraded devices?
Android users will not notice any difference with non-upgraded devices.

Do the technical specifications of Reach RX change with the new revision?
The specifications remain the same.

How do I know if a device is a new revision or not?
All new-gen RX receivers have a blue MFi sticker on the bottom.

What can I use as a base for Reach RX?
You can use any NTRIP service providing corrections in RTCM3 format. Additionally, you can use another GNSS receiver connected via Emlid Caster.