RS3 tilt compensation work with external software

Hello everyone. This might be out of topic, but i haven’t taken part in the forum for a while. Does the tilt compessator work with external software such as: FieldGenius or Carlson SurvPC, and are there any difficulties or added settings?

According to comments posted in the Forum from Emlid, it is in the works for MicroSurvey FieldGenius, though I haven’t read about other software actually being integrated with the RS3 Tilt function. I read requests for the other software like yours on the Forum.
Please see this comment and their answer below that comment in another topic on the Forum:


Hi @sdobrev85,

At the moment, tilt compensation on Reach RS3 is only supported in the Emlid Flow application. We’re working with FieldGenuis on implementing tilt compensation in their software. There are no ETAs, but I’ll keep you posted.

Regarding tilt support for other external software, we’re open to integration and have created an additional NMEA message for this purpose. But this also requires support for this message from the application side.

I know Emlid is doing the best they can which certain aspects are out of their control.

Microsurvey FieldGenius will prob be 1st to get support from the sounds of it… but they take forever. Their Android version is taking a long time and still WIP. So many r using chinese SurPad, SurvX, etc instead.

Those chinese apps seem to work and partner with only certain manufacturers (or their own), so good luck.

Emlid Flow waaaay to basic for my needs. They really need to bring in someone that can load Emlid Flow up with features so 3rd party apps wouldn’t be needed, but their “road map” is loonnnnng.

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Although I have not tried it yet… New version of Field Genius for Android ver 2.5 was released today… Release Notes indicate New RS3 Driver Added… and email from E38 Suvey Solutions indicate it works for RS3 Tilt!!

IT will be a week or more before I can get time to try it out so I will monitor here to see if anyone else has good results or not…

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Hopefully they get the Windows version updated soon. The Android version to me is still WIP and NOT as full featured as the Windows version… especially NO Robotic Total Station support!

Looks like Microsurvey is updating their website as the support section is a mess and not working correctly as it used to. : /