0

I want to pair a Trimble R10 to an iOS device and use the location data from the R10 in a iOS app. I found this tutorial and these NMEA Bluetooth settings, but I when I try to connect the iOS device with the R10 via Bluetooth, iOS states that the connection fails.

How does the R10 have to be configured in order to connect to the iOS device and can every iOS app use the location data from the R10 once it is connected?

12
  • check your device is compatible trl.trimble.com/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-889531/…
    – Mapperz
    Nov 22, 2021 at 15:52
  • This documents states "iPhone 6", so yes, it should be compatible...
    – Mario
    Nov 22, 2021 at 15:55
  • 1
    iOS does not use Bluetooth 1/2/3 ports when connecting to R10. It uses a dedicated "iAP" port, which isn't shown in the R10 IO Configuration list and isn't configurable by user-level tools. Changing BT 1, 2, 3 settings won't affect the iOS connection at all. I'm not sure why the iOS BT connection would fail - I'll see if I can borrow an R10 and confirm that it works for me with iPhone 6. The only thing I can suggest is to reset the receiver - under Receiver Configuration / Reset, select "Clear Satellite Data" - as far as I remember this clears GNSS data but also tidies up BT settings.
    – Trams
    Nov 23, 2021 at 23:52
  • 1
    I can't find an R10, but I borrowed R2 and R12i and tried with those. For each of those receivers, I opened Settings on my iPhone 6+ (Software Version 12.4.5), tapped Bluetooth, the receivers were listed under "Other devices", I tapped on them and they moved to "My Devices" section with Status "Connected". So it just works for me!
    – Trams
    Nov 24, 2021 at 1:50
  • 1
    The way I understand iOS behaviour, the moment a GNSS receiver is shown as connected, iOS may chose to use positions from the GNSS receiver but there's no guarantee iOS will use external GNSS position. iOS moves in mysterious ways - it may choose to use locations based on WiFi networks instead.
    – Trams
    Nov 24, 2021 at 1:51

0

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.