Eos Positioning Systems announced a high-accuracy Bluetooth GNSS receiver, the Arrow Gold. The Arrow Gold is a high-accuracy iOS, Android, and Windows Bluetooth GNSS receiver to implement all four constellations (GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou), three frequencies (L1, L2, L5), and satellite-assisted RTK.
The Arrow Gold provides 1cm real-time accuracy in more places, and on all iOS, Android, and Windows devices. The palm-sized Arrow Gold works with any data collection app designed for iOS, Android or Windows. It means that apps like Esri’s Collector/ArcPad/Survey123 and others work with the Arrow Gold right out of the box.
The Arrow Gold introduces a new innovative RTK feature for poor cellphone coverage areas called SafeRTK. The SafeRTK feature uses satellite corrections to fill in when the user’s RTK network connection is lost. Even in populated urban areas, wireless connectivity has “dead spots”. For traditional RTK receivers, this is a deal-breaker. For the Arrow Gold, SafeRTK takes over when wireless coverage fails, allowing users to continue working with centimeter accuracy for up to 20 minutes, free of charge.
Another feature of the Arrow Gold is 8cm real-time accuracy anywhere in the world, at a revolutionary price point. On all iOS, Android, and Windows devices, the Arrow Gold Basic (US$4,395) delivers 8cm real-time accuracy anywhere in the world using all four satellite constellations and the Atlas satellite correction service.
The Arrow Gold is built for tough environments. It is palm-sized, water-proof, dust-proof, weighs under one pound. It works in the rain, dust, dirt and all-around rugged environments. The user can mount the Arrow Gold on a rangepole or slide it in a vest pocket. The Arrow Gold’s long-range, rock-solid Bluetooth radio stays connected to your mobile device up to 1,000 meters away and it’s field-replaceable rechargeable battery pack lasts all day.
Owing to its support of all planned global satellite constellations (GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou) and all planned satellite signals, the Arrow Gold will provide cutting-edge, high accuracy for the next decade, making it an awesome Return on Investment (ROI) that will serve its users for many years to come. It doesn’t matter if user decides to switch from iOS to Android to Windows during the same project or years from now, the Arrow Gold has universal Bluetooth compatibility that supports all mobile devices for the forseeable future.
The Arrow Gold is targeted at high-accuracy applications like GIS, environmental, agriculture, electric/gas/water/telecom utilities, surveying, machine control, and federal/state/local government.