Getting Started

Connecting to an RTK network

Connecting to the HPRTK network

These are specific instructions for connecting the HPRTK network. However, you can use this guide to connect to a 3rd party RTK provider by using your own IP address and given credentials.

Connecting to an RTK network:

Connect your Asteri Device or other supported GNSS source and make sure you are tracking satellites (accuracy in top left) as shown in the images below.  Your location icon will also change. This will be illustrated by an ORANGE or YELLOW teardrop icon displaying your current location inside of Orbitas.

Make sure that your iOS device running Orbitas Field is currently connected to the internet via wi-fi hotspot or data plan.
(Connection to and receiving corrections from an RTK network requires an internet connection.)
Now click on the SETTINGS icon (the globe and gear) and select REAL-TIME SETTINGS.

*Please Note*
This guide is designed for the HPRTK network. However, the process of connecting is the same for all RTK networks.


Learn more about the HPRTK network.

Go to Real Time Settings and Select a Mounting Point, using this "Source Table Work Around" in the next steps.
For now you can keep the Port Number, Username and Password empty.

  1. Enter - Caster.hprtk.net:2111/sourcetable in the IP address box.
  2. Click on the Mounting Point Box where it says <No Mount Point> and select the point you wish to use. Tri-Global recommends using the RTCM3_Hemisphere for the Asteri X3i and X3 receivers.
  3. Remove everything in the IP address after .net so that only “caster.hprtk.net” remains. Fill in your Username and password that was given to you by your RTK provider.
  4. Click Enable NTRIP and wait roughly 10 seconds.... The Status should display Connected!

Go back to the main map screen and you should see your location icon now turn GREEN. Double check your accuracy value in the top left corner before collecting data. It is possible that your accuracy will briefly spike when you receive your first corrections. You should see your accuracy value improve fairly quickly.

Continue on to the next Help Guide:

Orbitas Field Overview
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