Does anyone have any experience using the Stonex S5 with Collector (iOS)? It is not currently listed as a supported receiver, but I'm wondering if it will still work.
Hi Adam -- While it does appear that the device is supported on iOS in general, it is not yet supported for Collector. To be supported on iOS, we have to whitelist a device. At this time, I don’t know of plans for adding support as it is not a device that we have and test with.
Just checking to see if there is an update this year on the Stonex S5 being supported in Collector. We are looking at purchasing a bunch of new units this year and I want to make sure we explore all our options.
The S5 is end-of-life Adam, you might want to buy a S500
Same question here but for the Stonex S500 gnss receiver which is the replacement of the S5. Will this device be tested in the forseeable future?
We just got a Stonex S500 and were successful in connecting the unit via WiFi to an iPad and setting the location provider in Survey123 to receive the data. I don't think we have had any success with Collector yet, but this testing is being done in another office so I'm a bit out of the loop on that.
From my understanding to get a Bluetooth connection ESRI write some code into the mobile apps. We are pushing our distributor to submit a unit to ESRI to get this done as connecting over Bluetooth vs. WiFi should help reduce power consumption on both devices.
Can we get in touch? I try to achieve collector & S500 connectivity as well and would like to exchange experiences. Perhaps we can join effort to convince both our distributor AND Esri to have the S500 whitelisted :-)
We are just now getting the demo S500 unit we have out in the field to collect data with Survey123. We are also testing the EOS Arrow 100 which works with both Collector & Survey123. I'm looking for a unit to replace the Trimble R1 units we have that for some weird reason will not work with Survey123 on iOS.
iOS is complicated. This isn't an Esri issue (well, at least not initially). The receiver has to support "Apple" Bluetooth. Connecting via Wifi isn't a production deployment type of solution, in my opinion. I'm not sure GNSS metadata even gets passed with this connection.
As fas as I understand from my supplier Apple has to whitelist/certify the Stonex to allow bluetooth communication, a matter of money rather than technical. I agree with Eric that wifi isn't a viable deployment, for us collector is a key application.
There seems to be a nmea to iOS communication dongle which might be an (ugly) solution: dongle but that will be defenitely my last option to go. It might work for Adam Inglis as he already has purchased the stonex.
Currently looking at Eos Arrow https://eos-gnss.com/comparison-chart series, they seem to be an Esri partner and have their iOS-bluetooth sorted out.
Were you successful in achieving connectivity within Collector using the Stonex S500? We had our local provider spec one out for us, but I'm not seeing it mentioned as an approved receiver.
Not successful Lindsey when using with an iOS/Apple device. using Android you should be fine.
I'm told this is more or less a hardware issue since the bluetooth chip isn't whitelisted by Apple. I have abandoned the Stonex S500 since my company only uses iOS.
Currently I am in contact about the EOS arrow, these are in the esri approved list for use with collector and iOS.
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