The Pix4D & Emlid Scanning kit: capture precise digital models in minutes

Pix4D & Emlid Scanning kit

Meet the Pix4D & Emlid Scanning kit that combines advanced photogrammetry with RTK precision. The Scanning kit is designed to quickly capture accurate digital models when documenting trenches and as-builts, performing volumetric measurements, and enriching aerial data with terrestrial scans. All this by using a smartphone, the PIX4Dcatch app, and the Reach RX rover.

 

Plug & play: fully integrated solution easy to grip on

The newly released PIX4Dcatch app is at the core of the software part of the kit, enabling precise scanning for both photogrammetry and LiDAR projects. The hardware part features the Emlid Reach RX RTK rover equipped with an ergonomic handle and accessories. Emlid Reach RX is natively integrated with PIX4Dcatch and provides real-time positioning via NTRIP. To begin scanning, simply select Emlid in the RTK settings of PIX4Dcatch and add your NTRIP network credentials. The integrated solution doesn’t require additional setup or surveying skills—anyone on the team can use the kit, ensuring effective data collection as they move around the asset.
Emlid Scanning kit with a handle
The Scanning kit comes with a handle with a left-to-right switch for a stable grip

 

Proven workflows across industries

Easy to deploy yet highly accurate, the Pix4D & Emlid Scanning kit will become an important asset for professionals and non-surveyors in a range of applications:

  • Underground utility documentation for companies implementing Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) best practices.
  • Construction inspection. As-built scans with less time spent on data collection and drafting.
  • Volumetric measurements. Effortless stockpile or cut and fill calculations.
  • Crash reconstruction. Quick roadway clearance with easy and accurate accident scans.
  • Combined aerial & terrestrial surveys. Creating a complete site view that enriches drone imagery with terrestrial scans of areas inaccessible to a drone.

Pix4D & Emlid Scanning kit

 

Hardware: survey-grade GNSS by Emlid

Emlid Reach RX works with any correction network (NTRIP) or a GNSS base station broadcasting RTCM3. The rover gets a fix in under 5 seconds even in challenging conditions and ensures centimeter-accurate positioning. Apart from the scanning tasks, it can be used with the survey pole as an RTK rover for data collection and stakeout. Designed for urban surveying, Reach RX has the following specs:

  • Rated IP68, sealed and protected from water and dust.
  • Weighs 250 grams and can be carried in your pocket.
  • An industrial-grade battery handles both high and low temperatures and provides 16 hours of work on a three-hour charge. You can charge it on the go from a USB port or power bank.

Besides Reach RX, the Emlid Scanning kit includes additional accessories: a scanning handle, ground tags (5 pieces), and a carrying case.
Emlid Scanning kit
Emlid Scanning kit is ready to collect data right out of the box

 

Software: data capture & photogrammetry by Pix4D

The Emlid Scanning kit powered with the Pix4D software fully covers the entire field-to-office workflow for creating digital models.

The PIX4Dcatch mobile app in combo with Reach RX enables you to use your smartphone for scanning with RTK precision and generate a digital model within minutes. The captured data is stored online in PIX4Dcloud which allows you to annotate, measure, and share scans with stakeholders.

You can also verify geolocated positions and visualize the project in Augmented Reality. With PIX4Dmatic and PIX4Dsurvey, you can go even further if you need to analyze and extract insights from both terrestrial and aerial data. These apps provide online and offline processing, advanced photogrammetry capabilities, team collaboration, and AR for CAD overlays.

Digital model with the Pix4D & Emlid Scanning kit
Combined aerial and terrestrial survey with the Pix4D & Emlid Scanning kit

 

How to order the Scanning kit

The Pix4D & Emlid Scanning kit is available from the Emlid online store. You can also order the Scanning kit from the official dealers’ network. Read more to discover how the new Scanning kit can contribute to your projects.

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In contact with Pix4D to try and get a demo onsite… since I already have an RX. :wink:

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Would this work with a RS2 instead of an RX?

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Also interested in whether an RS2 can be used instead since I have several but no RX.

Seems like it “could” if an extension was used and somehow being able to use/modify the proper antenna offset in the software? Little bulkier obviously.

Better start eating your spinach…

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Lol hey Michael!
I’ll probably end up with 1 buff & 1 skinny arm like a fiddler crab :crab:

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Does anyone know if this less expensive system with Lidar & GPS then some of the more costlier systems out there, be used to easily produce an accurate CAD drawing of the model?

It appears I need to subscribe to a $199 a month Professional plan to be able to select the RTK over Bluetooth option. Otherwise I am stuck with using the gps sensor in my phone.

Am I missing something? Otherwise I might as well just use my DJI Osmo gimbal with my iPhone.

I don’t see any mention of a subscription plan in any of the marketing done by Emlid and Pix4D. I knew I would need to pay to process the data with Pix4D proprietary software. However, I had to option to export the data and process it with another software.

Please reply and advise. I apologize if I have this wrong, but I just spent hundreds of dollars for 3-6 foot accuracy when I need cm. Accuracy.

Welcome to Pix4D. Everything is a subscription. Kind of like Trimble Catalyst…

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Kinda like EVERYTHING these days. :poop:

“You will own nothing and be happy”.

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