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Edge1 Base Station Basics


In this article, we cover the following basic information for Edge1: 

  1. Powering on the Edge1 Base Station 
  2. Edge1 Base Station Ports
  3. Charging the Edge1 Base Station
  4. Edge1 LED Settings
  5. Edge1 Processing Settings

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:

  1. USB 2.0: Import raw data and export processed data (point clouds, 3D mesh, ortho, etc).
  2. USB 3.0: Import raw data and export processed data (point clouds, 3D mesh, ortho, etc).
  3. MicroSD: Import and export processed data (point clouds, 3D mesh, ortho, etc).
  4. MicroUSB: used for maintenance and support connections.
  5. HDMI: used for maintenance and support connections, but in the future will enable video transfer.
  6. Ethernet: Used for Internet connectivity.
  7. 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.

4. Edge1 LED Settings 

There are three LED indicator lights located around the Edge1 Base Station (as demonstrated in the picture below).

Color of LED indicator lights 

Function

Solid blue

Edge1 is powered on and ready to use

Flashing green

Edge1 has started PPK logging  

Flashing blue

Edge1 is acquiring RTK logs



5. Edge1 Processing Settings

When processing on the Edge, you can choose a from the following settings for processing quality and density. Note that it will take longer to process your data if you choose High processing quality and High Point Cloud Density. 

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