Emlid Reach RS2


Multi-band RTK GNSS receiver with centimeter precision. For surveying, mapping and navigation. Comes with a mobile app

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All orders placed before 2pm will be delivered the next day on overnight track and trace courier. Larger items will be sent on a two day service to the South Island. Please note rural addresses (RD) can take 1-3 days longer.


Gets a fix in seconds

Reach RS2 gets a 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.

GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and QZSS

PPP support

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.

Built-in 3.5G modem

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 an Internet connection on your phone.

22 hours on 1 charge

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.

RS2 Rover application

Use the RS2 as a rover with a SIM card in conjunction with an existing base station. You can use the RS2 up to 70km away from a LINZ base station providing you are within a cellular internet coverage area.  



Surveying with ReachView

The most user-friendly software for data collection that is available both for Android and iOS. With ReachView, you can collect and stake out points and control all the features of Reach receivers, such as setting up a base station, logging RINEX data, and configuring NMEA output.

Stakeout: Find points' position on the ground

Stakeout is used to find exact physical locations of points. They can be collected in ReachView or imported from other CAD or GIS software.

Process of stakeout in ReachView has two steps: map view and bulls-eye. Map's purpose is to help you navigate to points on long distances. When you get closer than 40 cm to the point, bulls-eye turns on to make it easier for you to visually match receiver and point.

Formats: CSV, DXF and GeoJSONs


Logging in RINEX: record raw data, position, and base correction logs

Record raw data, position and base correction logs. Point collection and recording of RAW data are independent processes and can be used simultaneously. ReachView has a simple and intuitive interface for logging configuration and control.

We provide our version of RTKLib for PPK. It’s free and can be downloaded from our docs.

16GB storage

160+ days of logging at 1 Hz



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.




Real-time position streaming in NMEA

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 can turn on and off automatically

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.


Compatible apps

MachineryGuide, AgriBus-Navi, Efarmer, Agripilot, and others


Position streaming

Interfaces RS-232, TCP, Bluetooth



NTRIP or another Reach as a base station

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 an NTRIP service. VRS is also supported.

Reach RS2 works seamlessly with other Reach receivers over any link.


Input and output corrections


TCP, LoRa, Bluetooth, RS-232, NTRIP




Max distance from a base

Over 60 km in RTK
100 km in PPK
Any place on Earth with PPP


Covered with elastomer

This is a rubber-like material that forms a shock absorber around the whole device. In a sophisticated manufacturing process, elastomer is permanently bonded to the polycarboante base so that if your bipod falls over, Reach RS2 will bump off, no marks left.


Rugged 5/8″ mount

A precision CNC machined threaded mount is inserted during the molding process and becomes one with the plastic.

The metal mount works as a heatsink, transferring heat away from the electronic components and ensuring stable operation in a hot climate.


LoRa radio 868/915 MHz

Frequency range

Up to 8 km

At only 100mW

300% more range

Compared with FSK radios at the same power

LoRa Spread Spectrum modulation can work on distances up to 4 times longer compared with traditional FSK radios at the same power output. This gives Reach RS2 robust radio performance without sacrificing battery life. LoRa radio is used to connect rover to base when Internet-delivered corrections are not available.


Industrial battery


Industrial battery that handles both high and low temperatures well.


Reach RS2 charges from any USB port and power bank.

2000+ cycles

of charging and discharging while maintaining original capacity.

Reach RS2 works for up to 22 hours in static logging and up to 16 hours in RTK with cellular on. You don't need to worry about having spare batteries or replacing them in the field. Hot-swaps are a thing of the past.


If you have a question feel free to email our team at commercial@ferntech.co.nz or call 09 399 2084.

Product Specifications


Dimensions: 126x126x142 mm
Weight: 950 g
Operating:  tº-20…+65 ºC
Ingress protection: IP67 (water and dust)



Autonomy: 16 hrs as 3.5G RTK rover,
22 hrs logging
Battery: LiFe PO4 6400 mAh, 6.4 V
External power: input6–40 V
Charging USB: Type-C 5 V, 2 A
Certification: FCC, CE



StaticH: 4 mm + 0.5 ppm
V: 8 mm + 1 ppm
PPKH: 5 mm + 0.5 ppm
V: 10 mm + 1 ppm
RTKH: 7 mm + 1 ppm
V: 14 mm + 1 ppm
Convergence time: ~5 s typically



LoRa radio
Frequency range: 868/915 MHz
Power: 0.1 W
Distance: Up to 8 km
3.5G modem
Regions: Global
Bands: Quad-band, 850/1900,
900/1800 MHz
SIM card: Nano-SIM
Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: 4.0/2.1 EDR
Ports: RS-232, USB Type-C



Corrections: NTRIP, VRS, RTCM3
Position output: NMEA, LLH/XYZ
Data logging: RINEX with events
with update rate up to 10 Hz
Internal storage: 16 GB
160+ days of logging at 1 Hz



Signal tracked: GPS/QZSS L1C/A, L2C
BeiDou B1I, B2I
Galileo E1-B/C, E5b
Number of channels: 184
Update rates: 10 Hz GNSS

In the box

LoRa antenna x 1
Reach RS2 Unit x 1
Carrying Case x 1
Micro USB Cable x 1



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Warranty Details

Standard warranty

Great Value and Accuracy — by on 14 September 2020

Great tool for laying Ground Control Points at a great price.

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