Tech tips you don’t know about

Nowadays we are getting more and more questions about app features and products: how to connect L2, is it possible to install autosteer on your own, do we have representatives in your area? Demand gives rise to supply. For this reason, we have decided to sum up frequently asked questions and give you answers in the article.

Professional GPS farming tool - App

How to check if my phone is compatible with the FieldBee app?
To work with the FieldBee app, you will need an Android device with the following parameters:
    • Android OS: version 8.0 or higher;
    • Display: 7’’ (inches)
    • Resolution: 1280×800 px or higher;
    • CPU: 4-core or more core (Qualcomm Snapdragon/Inter);
    • Memory: 3GB RAM or higher;
    • Connectivity/Radios: WiFi or 3G/LTE, Bluetooth.
    • You can find a list of recommended devices here.
Which is the latest version of FieldBee app? How can I see which version am I using? The latest version of FieldBee app is 6.8.14 on July 27, 2020. Check the latest updates here. Open the FieldBee app and go to Settings to see what is the version you installed. Or do long tap on the app icon -> App info -> Advanced -> Scroll to the bottom you’ll see the app version. More information about the app is waiting for you here

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1. L1/L2 RTK receiver

How to choose the right receiver?
We offer FieldBee L1 and L2 RTK receivers.

FieldBee L1 is recommended for farmers that have flat fields without high trees, buildings and power lines or those who do not require high precision and will be satisfied with 30-50 cm accuracy in DGPS mode (without connection to RTK signal). With a connection to the RTK signal, you can achieve up to +-2 cm accuracy.

FieldBee L2 RTK receiver is ideal for farmers that require very high precision and their fields have hills and obstacles for RTK signal. With a connection to the RTK signal, you can achieve up to +-1 cm accuracy.

You can find a comparison of those two receivers here.

And read here more detailed about L2 receiver

Which satellite signal does FieldBee antenna provide?

FieldBee RTK GNSS L2 Receiver provides a connection to the GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo.

Can I connect another antenna to the FieldBee RTK Base station?

To receive correction from FieldBee RTK Base station, the antenna needs to receive NMEA messages in RTCM x3 format, also receive GGA, VTG messages, update rate can be 5 or 10 Hz. For autosteer, it is needed to set up a baud rate for the 115200.

Possible connection:

GGA at 5Hz -yes
VTG at 5Hz – yes
GSA at 1Hz -yes
GSV at 1Hz – yes
GST at 1Hz – yes
ZDA at 1Hz – yes
Baud Rate of 115200 – yes

2. Autosteer

Installation – which standard tools required?

The installer is assumed to have a complete set of common installation tools including:

  • #2 Phillips screwdriver 

  • 5/32” Allen wrench 

  • 1/4” open wrench 

  • 1/4” nut driver 

  • Torque wrench 0 to 20 lbf.in (0 to 2 N.m), for 5/32” hex bit

Can you provide an auto steer installation service?

We provide installation service by partners in Germany, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands and Ukraine. In other countries, service brings by local specialists with experience of installation auto steering systems by Claas, Mueller-Electronics, Ag Leader, TeeJet.

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Do I need to order additional cables?

We offer a full package for your autosteer/autosteer kit, so you do not need to order additional cables.

How long does it take to install the auto steer kit by my own?

Installation time depends on your tech level. It may take several hours. We highly recommend going briefly through manual.

FieldBee community - Dealers

Do you have dealers in my area?

You can find if we have a dealer or our partner in your country here.

If we don’t have a partner in your country you can contact our global sales team.

Did you enjoy tech tips? Visit FieldBee Knowledge Base, where we have all updated information about fresh products, before purchasing questions, installation details. Welcome!

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