Today we are launching a public beta of our very own NTRIP caster, and I am inviting you to try it out. It is designed to be extremely straightforward and should make setting up RTK corrections over the Internet much more simple and accessible. The caster implements the NTRIP protocol, so it should be working not only with Reach receivers but any other NTRIP-capable devices as well.
We consider the caster to be stable and ready to be used by our community.
How to access
The service is available at caster.emlid.com.
You will see a simple login screen:
Click the login link, and you will be prompted to log in or sign up. It is the standard login page we use for our forum, so you can simply reuse your forum account or create a new one if you wish.
Once you log in, you will be issued your personal mount point. The interface will provide you with all the necessary credentials to enter in ReachView 3 or ReachView 2 for both base and rover. The mount point supports one simultaneous rover connection.
You should be good to go! Here’s how my mount point looks like saved as an NTRIP profile in ReachView 3:
Right now the caster table provides no useful information about the mount point, but we are working on improving this. ReachView’s automatic mount point scanning works, but will only show the name and might look something like this:
Never mind the nones or weird distances, they do not affect the caster’s functionality and will be fixed.
As always, we would love to hear any feedback from you guys. Don’t hesitate to report anything that seems off in this thread, including any problems with non-Emlid equipment.
We hope you enjoy using the caster, and it will help you with your day to day work.