Our Most Affordable Submeter GPS Receiver
The Arrow Lite® submeter GPS receiver was designed for GIS and mapping communities that need a balance of accuracy and affordability. The Arrow Lite® squeezes more accuracy from the GPS constellation and free SBAS corrections than any other receiver on the market. Thanks to its use of patented technology, the Arrow Lite® performs well under trees, around buildings, and in rugged terrain. Like all Eos GNSS receivers, the Arrow Lite® provides real-time accuracy without the need for post-processing, and it is compatible with all consumer mobile devices (iOS®, Android, Windows).
Repeatable Submeter Accuracy
Submeter GPS Receiver
The Arrow Lite® provides submeter accuracy wherever free SBAS is available in the world, thanks to its unique processing of GPS positioning and SBAS differential corrections.
Precision & Performance
The Arrow Lite® is priced to offer professionals an entry-level, high-accuracy GPS receiver with greater control and repeatability of their accuracy in the field.
Like all the other models in our Arrow Series®, the Arrow Lite® is compatible with any mapping or data-collection app on every mobile device (iOS, Android, Windows).
What Do You Get with the Arrow Lite® GPS Receiver?
What’s included with your GPS purchase?
See what comes in the box with your the submeter GPS receiver!
The Arrow Lite® GPS receiver is a complete submeter positioning kit. The standard purchase includes everything you need to stream submeter location data to your mobile device and data-collection app:
- Arrow Lite® GPS receiver
- Arrow Lite® antenna
- Antenna cable (1.5 m)
- Soft hat for antenna
- Belt/Shoulder carrying case
- LI-Ion battery pack (field replaceable battery)
- 12VDC power supply
- USB cable
- Access to Eos Tools Pro
What Accuracy and Flexibility look like with the Arrow Lite®
- Submeter accuracy with SBAS
- Compatible with any data-collection app
- Compatible with all mobile devices
How Submeter Positioning Works
GPS: The Position
The Arrow Lite® is designed to take advantage of the U.S. operated Global Positioning System — a constellation of satellites that can be accessed anywhere in the world for professional-level positioning.
SBAS: The Correction
Worldwide, free Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems provide differential corrections for the GPS constellation, allowing the Arrow Lite® to correct its position to the submeter level in real time.
GPS vs. GNSS
GPS is one of multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Other Arrow Series® GNSS receivers take advantage of even more satellites from other constellations, and even more differential correction sources.
What is SBAS?
SBAS stands for Satellite Based Augmentation System. An SBAS provides a free source of corrections to augment GNSS (positioning) signals. SBAS are usually developed with the investment of a government, a government department, or groups of governments, such as the European Union. An SBAS-compatible GNSS receiver, such as the Arrow Lite®, receives and processes these free submeter differential corrections in real time, resulting in live submeter positioning with no post-processing required. The Arrow Lite® supports all worldwide SBAS, including WAAS in North and Central America, EGNOS in Europe and northern Africa, GAGAN in India, MSAS in Japan, and SouthPAN in Australia/NewZealand.
Explore the Arrow Lite® in 3D
Bring the Arrow Lite® to life on your screen. Click the play button to interact with the Arrow Lite® in 3D. Select any numbered button to access helpful tips about this submeter GPS receiver.
Arrow Lite® Technical Specifications
- L1, C/A code, with carrier phase smoothing
- 12-Channel, Parallel Tracking
- GPS: L1
- Autonomous Accuracy: < 2.5 m 2dRMS, 95% confidence2
- SBAS (worldwide) Accuracy: < 60 cm 2dRMS, 95% confidence2
- 2-Channel, Parallel Tracking (with SBAS ranging)
- Update Rate: 1 Hz default, optional 10 Hz or 20 Hz
- WAAS (North America)
- EGNOS (Europe)
- MSAS (Japan)
- GAGAN (India)
- SouthPAN (Australia / New Zealand)
- Fully Bluetooth® Pre-Qualified: Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
- Supported Bluetooth® Profiles: SPP or 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 0183, RTCM SC-104, Binary
- Port: Bluetooth®, USB 2.0, Serial (optional)
- 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
- iPhone® and iPad®
- Android smartphones and tablets
- Windows, Windows Mobile
- Battery Type: Field Replaceable, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Pack (rechargeable inside unit or separately)
- Battery Capacity: 15 hrs3
- Charging Time: 4 hrs (vehicle charger available)
- 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
- Impedance: 50 Ω
- Gain (without cable): 26 dB (± 2 dB), 35 mA
- LNA Noise Figure: 2.5 dB
- Voltage: +4,5 to +15 VDC
- RF Connector: SMA female
- Dimensions (mm): 5.7cm diam. x 1.5 cm (2.24 x 0.59 in.)
- Weight: 97 g (0.21 lbs)
- Operating Temperature: -55°C to +70°C (-67°F to +158°F)
- Humidity: Waterproof
GPS Receiver Specification Footnotes:
- Depends on multipath environment, number of satellites in view, satellite geometry, baseline length (for local services) and ionospheric activities
- Option required on both base and rover. Also requires communication link between base and rover
- Transmission in free space
- Lithium-Ion battery performance degrades below -20°C (-4°F)
Resources for Current Arrow Lite® Customers
Ready to get started with your new Arrow Lite® GPS receiver? Follow along with this Arrow Quick Start Guide to power on, Bluetooth® pair, and mount your Arrow Lite® GPS receiver.
Check Your Firmware
The latest firmware for the Arrow Lite® is 68Qg24p . Check your firmware by going to the “About” menu of Eos Tools Pro. If your firmware is not 68Qg24p , then we recommend contacting our technical support team for instructions on how to upgrade your firmware.
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