Arrow Gold RTK GNSS

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About the Arrow Gold RTK GNSS with SafeRTK®

Centimeter Accuracy with RTK GNSS and/or Atlas®

The Arrow Gold RTK GNSS receiver is the first high-accuracy iOS, Android, and Windows Bluetooth® GNSS receiver to implement all four global constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou), three frequencies (L1, L2, L5) and satellite-based RTK augmentation. The Arrow Gold RTK GNSS works with all apps that run on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. It also supports all planned global satellite constellations as well as all planned signals, giving it an awesome return on investment that will serve you well into the next decade and beyond.

Introducing SafeRTK® for Arrow Gold RTK GNSS 

Never lose an RTK connection again.

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to stay connected to an RTK network somewhere with poor cell coverage. So what can you do?

Try SafeRTK®, designed for areas with poor coverage on the Arrow Gold RTK GNSS receiver.

SafeRTK® is a trademarked feature of the Arrow Gold. When your receiver loses RTK GNSS connection, for whatever reason, SafeRTK® takes over. Within just a few seconds, SafeRTK® is enabled, allowing you to maintain an RTK-level accuracy (i.e., cm) for up to 20 minutes while waiting for a reconnection. So you can save time and keep moving. There has never been a smoother RTK GNSS experience in the field.

Built-In 4-cm Accuracy without RTK*

No RTK network? No problem!

If you work in an area without an RTK network, you can still get RTK GNSS accuracy with the Arrow Gold, anywhere in the world. By using all four GNSS constellations and satellite signals, the Arrow Gold is able to generate RTK GNSS centimeter corrections in real time, with convergence times as low as 15 minutes. This makes the Arrow Gold RTK GNSS receiver one of the most powerful centimeter-grade GNSS receivers on the market, at one of the most affordable prices. It is a popular choice among Eos customers.

*Atlas H10 subscription required

Eos Testimonial - Kenny Ratliff - Oldham County Water District

“Compared to the collection equipment cost in 2013, the Arrow Gold comes in around half of that. The best part is – there is no accuracy loss.”

Kenny Ratliff GIS Manager, Oldham County Water District

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ARROW GOLD SUCCESS STORIES

Cutting Water Installation Costs by Half in Rural Kentucky

Oldham County Water District cut the cost of meter installations from $200 to $100 with Arrow Gold. See how the rural Kentucky water utility did it.

Inventorying Thousands of Substation Asset Records

Responding to an internal request, one Arizona co-op needed to collect more than 34,000 asset records with cm accuracy — in under a month. Read how they did it.

Inventorying Thousands of Substation Asset Records [Webinar]

Responding to an internal request, one Arizona co-op needed to collect more than 34,000 asset records with cm accuracy — in under a month. Watch how they did it.

Customer Spotlight:

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Co-Op

“Most of the time they got into the 2 cm range. That’s nearly perfect for us. Without this RTK network, you couldn’t really guarantee better than twelve feet.”

— Kurt Towler, GIS Supervisor and Arrow Gold User

Esri Apps for Arrow Series GNSS Receivers
Arrow Gold, Collector, iPad Mini

STANDARD ARROW GOLD ACCESSORIES INCLUDED

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Arrow Gold Press Release

Eos Releases the New Arrow Gold RTK GNSS Receiver with SafeRTK®

The Arrow Gold RTK GNSS receiver enables real-time centimeter location with advanced RTK support on any device, including iOS and Android.

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Watch Eos Video Tutorials

Eos offers several-minute tutorial videos to help you get started collecting high-accuracy data. Learn how to configure Arrow with your mobile app and see how others have succeeded in free webinars.

Eos PDF Resources - Eos Arrow Datasheet

<<< Download the Arrow Gold RTK GNSS Datasheet

The Arrow Gold is the first high-accuracy iOS, Android, and Windows Bluetooth® GNSS receiver to implement all four global constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou), three frequencies (L1, L2, L5) and satellite-based RTK augmentation. The Arrow Gold works with all apps that run on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. It also supports all planned global satellite constellations as well as all planned signals, giving it an awesome return on investment that will serve you well into the next decade and beyond.

Download the Arrow Gold RTK GNSS datasheet for free by clicking the download button.

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ARROW GOLD SPECIFICATIONS

Receiver Type

  • GNSS multi-frequency RTK with carrier phase
  • 394-Channel, Parallel Tracking

GNSS Signals Received

  • GPS: L1CA, L1P, L1C, L2P, L2C, L5
  • GLONASS: G1, G2, P1, P2
  • Galileo: E1BC, E5a, E5b
  • BeiDou: B1, B2, B3 (sans L5)
  • QZSS: L1CA. L2C, L5, L1C

Number of Satellites Tracked

  • 12 GPS (15 when no SBAS)
  • 12 GLONASS
  • 15 Galileo
  • 22 BeiDou
  • 4 QZSS

Frequencies Supported

  • L1
  • L2
  • L5

Accuracy (RTK GNSS Level) 

  • Autonomous Accuracy: 1,2 m HRMS1
  • SBAS (worldwide) Accuracy: < 30 cm HRMS1
  • RTK (long-range, up to 50 km): 1 cm1+ 1 ppm Horizontal HRMS1
  • SafeRTK® (for poor cell coverage areas)
  • Atlas® Accuracy: 4 cm – 50 cm

Real-Time Corrections

  • Cold Start: < 60 sec typical (no almanac or time)
  • Reacquisition: < 1 sec
  • Maximum Speed: 1,850 kph (1,150 mph / 999 knots)
  • Maximum Altitude: 18,288 m (60,000 ft)

SBAS Details

  • 3-Channel, Parallel Tracking (with SBAS ranging)
  • Update Rate: 1 Hz default, optional 10 Hz, 20 Hz, 50 Hz
  • WAAS (North America)
  • EGNOS (Europe)
  • MSAS (Japan)
  • GAGAN (India)

Atlas® Services Supported

Device Compatibility

iPhone and iPad

Android smartphones and tablets

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Windows, Windows Mobile

Bluetooth® Communication

  • Fully Bluetooth® Pre-Qualified: Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Supported  Bluetooth® Profiles: SPP and iAP
  • Bluetooth® Transmission: Class 1, 300 m typical range2 (up to 1 km)
  • Bluetooth® Frequency: 2,400 -2,485 GHz
  • Data I/O Protocol: NMEA 183, RTCM SC-104, Binary
  • Port: Bluetooth®, USB 2.0, Serial (optional)

Power

  • Battery Type: Field Replaceable, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Pack (rechargeable inside unit or separately)
  • Battery Capacity (without Atlas® activated): 8.5 hrs3
  • Battery Capacity (with Atlas® activated): 7+ hrs3
  • Charging Time: 4 hrs (vehicle charger available)

LED Status Indicators

Environmental Details

  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)3
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
  • Humidity: 95 % Non-Condensing
  • Compliance: FCC, CE, RoHS and Lead-Free

Mechanical Details

  • Enclosure Material: Xenoy
  • Enclosure Rating: Waterproof, IP-67
  • Immersion: 30 cm, 30 minutes
  • Dimensions: 12.5cm x 8.4cm x 4.2cm (4.92″ x 3.3″ x 1.65″)
  • Weight: 372 g (0.82 lbs)
  • Data Connectors: Mini USB type B receptacle
  • Antenna Connector: SMA female

Output Datum

  • Autonomous Datum: WGS-84, (G1674) Epoch 2005.0
  • SBAS Datum: ITRF08 (current year epoch)
  • RTK Datum: Same as RTK Base
  • Raw Measurement Data: Binary and RINEX
  • Correction I/O Protocol: RTCM 2.x, 3.x, CMR, CMR+, proprietary binary
  • Timing Output: 1PPS, CMOS, Active High, Rising Edge Sync, 10 kΩ, 10 pF Load (with optional serial port)
  • Event Marker Input: CMOS, Active Low, Falling Edge Sync, 10 kΩ, 10 pF Load (with optional serial port)
  • Field Activated Options: 10 Hz, 20 Hz Output Rate

Antenna Details

  • GPS Frequency Range: 1525 – 1606 MHz, 1164 – 1254 MHz
  • Impedance: 50 Ω
  • Gain (without cable): 30 dB (± 2 dB)
  • Noise Figure: 2,5 dB max at 25°C
  • Voltage: + 2,5 to +16 VDC
  • Connector: SMA female
  • Dimensions: 69 mm diam. x 22 mm (2.72 x 0.87 in.)
  • Weight (without cable): 170 g (0.374 lbs)
  • Temperature: -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
  • Humidity: Waterproof

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Have a Question or Ready to Buy?

For questions about an Arrow receiver, for technical support, or for general inquiries, please contact Eos online or by calling +1 (450) 824-3325 (CAN). Please note that Canada call rates may apply.

Someone from our team will respond to you within 24 hours on normal business days.

Eos business days are generally Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EDT.

Specification Footnotes:

  1. Depends on multi path environment, number of satellites in view, satellite geometry, baseline length (for local services) and ionospheric activities. Stated accuracies for baseline lengths of up to 50 km
  2. Transmission in free space
  3. Lithium-Ion battery performance degrades below -20°C (-4°F)

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