Global Positioning System (GPS)

Reach RS2 Multi-band RTK GNSS receiver with an app as a controller. 1740 Euros.

Emlid Reach RS2 Multi-band RTK GNSS

The Geospatial Research Facility has a survey grade GPS unit with RTK. The Emlid Reach RS2 is available to MTU students, faculty, and staff conducting geospatial data collection and fieldwork. This easy-to-use GPS unit can acquire sub-meter horizontal precision with the ability to get sub-centimeter precision with post-processing software. 


  • Reach RS2 gets fixed solution in just seconds and maintains robust performance even in challenging conditions. Centimeter accuracy can be achieved on distances up to 60 km in RTK, and 100 km in PPK mode.
  • RINEX raw data logs are compatible with PPP services so you can now get centimeter-precise results in any place on Earth. Process RINEX files in an online service and get position with absolute accuracy.
  • Reach RS2 features a power-efficient 3.5G HSPA modem with 2G fallback and global coverage. Now corrections can be accessed or broadcasted over NTRIP independently, without relying on Internet connection on your phone.
  • Up to 22 hours of autonomous work when logging data and up to 16 hours as a 3G rover, even in cold weather—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.
  • Reach provides data in standard NMEA that is used by most GIS apps. Simply connect your device to Reach over Bluetooth or with a cable, and turn on “Position output” in ReachView.
  • Reach is able turn on and off in sync with an external battery connected over RS-232. This helps when the power button is hard to reach. For example, if the receiver is placed on the roof of a tractor.
  • Reach RS2 needs a base station as a source of corrections. That’s a requirement for centimeter accuracy in RTK and PPK. Base might be either another Reach RS2 receiver or NTRIP service. VRS is also supported. Reach RS2 works seamlessly with other Reach receivers over any link.