1. Powering on the Edge1 Base Station
To power on the Edge1 base station, tap on the power button once, and then immediately press and hold the power button for 4 seconds. After you let go, the white light around the power button should not be flashing.
2. Edge1 Base Station Ports
The access the ports on the Edge1, lift up the weather-resistant cover. Here’s the breakdown of each port’s function:
- USB 2.0: Import raw data and export processed data (point clouds, 3D mesh, ortho, etc).
- USB 3.0: Import raw data and export processed data (point clouds, 3D mesh, ortho, etc).
- MicroSD: Import and export processed data (point clouds, 3D mesh, ortho, etc).
- MicroUSB: used for maintenance and support connections.
- HDMI: used for maintenance and support connections, but in the future will enable video transfer.
- Ethernet: Used for Internet connectivity.
- SIM: Used for the SIM card for the LTE module.
Note: The only difference between the two USB ports is that USB 3.0 is faster than USB 2.0.
3. Charging the Edge1 Base Station
To charge the Edge1, lift the flap at the bottom and connect the charging cable to the circular port (see picture below). 25% battery level of Edge1 is indicated by a white flashing light around the power button.