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First Setup

Intro#

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the following steps:

  • Install the ReachView 3 App
  • Connect and place the GNSS antenna
  • Power Reach
  • Connect to Reach
  • Perform firmware update

To do that, you will need Reach itself, an external GNSS antenna, a Wi-Fi network with Internet access and a smartphone.

Install ReachView 3#

To manage Reach, we recommend using ReachView 3. Get it from the App Store or Google Play before updating.

Google PlayApp Store
Android ReachView 3 app [60 MB]iOS ReachView 3 app [75.4 MB]
Using Reach with Android devices

Some Android devices have the Battery optimization setting enabled by default. Make sure you disabled it for ReachView 3 to avoid disconnection.

Connect antenna#

To connect the antenna to Reach, follow the steps below:

Plug the antenna cable into MCX socket on Reach M2.



danger

There should be no obstacles near the antenna that could block the sky view higher than 30 degrees above the horizon. Do not test the device indoors or near buildings. Do not cover the skyview for the antennas with laptops, cars or yourself. RTK requires good satellite visibility and reception.

tip

To learn how to properly place the antenna, check the Antenna placement guide.

Power up Reach#

To power up your Reach, follow the steps below:

  1. Take Micro-USB <--> USB cable that comes with the package.
  2. Plug Micro-USB end of the cable into Micro-USB port on Reach and plug another end into 5V power source such as USB power bank, USB wall adapter or USB port of a computer.


danger

Do not plug two power supplies at the same time as it may damage the device.

tip

You can read more about power supply in this guide.

After the device is powered up, the blue LED will be blinking for about 30 seconds and then becomes solid. Reach is now broadcasting Wi-Fi.



Connect to Reach#

Using Reach with Android device

Turn off the mobile data on your device before connecting to Reach's hotspot.

To connect to your Reach, follow the steps below:

  1. Open a list of Wi-Fi networks on your smartphone.
  2. Connect to a network named reach:xx:xx.
  3. Type network password: emlidreach.

Once you successfully connected to Reach's hotspot, you can go to ReachView 3 and set up connection to your Wi-Fi network.

Set up Wi-Fi connection#

note

Make sure that your Wi-Fi network uses 2.4 GHz band.

To connect Reach to your Wi-Fi network, follow the steps below:

  1. Open ReachView 3 and choose your Reach from the list.

  1. Tap on Set up Reach to open Updater for the further setup process.

  1. On Updater page, tap the Plus button in the Wi-Fi section.

  1. Enter your Wi-Fi network name, security type, and password.

  1. Tap the Connect button.

Reach will stop broadcasting Wi-Fi and connect to your network. The blue LED will blink rapidly while scanning for networks. Once Reach connects to Wi-Fi, the LED will start blinking slowly.



When the connection of Reach with the Wi-Fi network is established, you can connect to your unit using ReachView 3:

  1. Connect your smartphone or tablet to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the ReachView 3 app.
  3. Choose your unit from the list of available devices.
note

If there is only one receiver, the app will automatically try to connect to this Reach.

tip

If your device did not connect to a Wi-Fi network, it will switch back to hotspot mode. In that case, repeat the steps and double check your network name and password.

Update Reach Firmware#

After connecting to Reach, the app will check the available firmware updates. Follow the steps below to get the latest update:

  1. Tap on Set up Reach to open the Updater page. Wait until it checks for the latest update.
  2. If there is an update available, press the Update Reach button and wait.

note

This process will take a few minutes.

  1. When the update is complete, you can set the name of your Reach device. Enter the new name of Reach and tap Save.

note

You can leave the default name for your Reach. Tap on the Skip button to skip the step.

  1. Tap Reboot and go to the app! to reboot Reach.
  2. Wait for the blue LED to stop blinking, showing that Reach has joined your Wi-Fi network again. Close the Updater page.
  3. Refresh the list of available devices.
  4. Choose your unit from the list of available devices.
note

If there is only one receiver, the app will automatically try to connect to this Reach.

After first setup#

Your Reach is ready for work. Do the same with all other units.

Now you can set up base and rover connection following the instruction from our guide.