Emlid celebrates its 10th anniversary


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March 28, 2024, will mark the 10th anniversary of Emlid, the manufacturer of Reach GNSS receivers. To celebrate its first decade, Emlid invites its users and partners to look back at the company’s journey and take the chance to order Reach receivers at a special price or even win Reach RS3 in a photo contest.

Continuous product and team evolution

Emlid's story began in 2014 when two students hit upon the idea that high-precision positioning should be easy to use and available to everyone. In 2015, Emlid's first Reach module sparked a crowdfunding success with $81,960 from 172 backers. With this funding, the team built the first batch and started selling.

Over the following years, Emlid released nine Reach models, with each new generation based on user feedback. Emlid's first field-ready Reach RS was released in 2017, kicking off the next phase of the company's growth. While the Reach module was primarily a product for DIY enthusiasts, the Reach RS receiver became an everyday tool for more demanding customers.

With the ambition of targeting the broader surveying market and challenging the industry leaders, Emlid introduced the Reach RS2, a full-featured multi-band RTK receiver, in 2019. The growing popularity of the Reach RS2 has expanded its use in diverse fields such as civil engineering, surveying, bathymetry, robotics, and agriculture.

The company spent the next few years optimizing production, establishing its headquarters in Budapest, Hungary, and growing the team to over 100 talented people in multiple locations. This has led to the next milestone. In 2022, Emlid introduced a brand-new product to the market—the Reach RX network rover. Pocket-sized and extremely easy to use, the Reach RX opened the doors for enterprise solutions in survey and GIS applications.

In 2023, the new flagship Reach RS3 was released. With survey-grade tilt compensation and UHF compatibility, Reach RS3 was designed to fully meet the needs of professional land surveyors. Even though the latest Reach receiver is light years ahead of the very first Reach model, the company keeps the gear as intuitive and affordable as possible.

To support the wide use of Reach, Emlid has intensified software development efforts to integrate its hardware and software into as many workflows as possible. Today, Reach receivers come with the Emlid Flow survey app for iOS and Android and the cloud-based Emlid Flow 360 for project management. The Emlid software suite also includes the free post-processing software Emlid Studio and Emlid Caster for streaming RTK corrections from a base to the rovers.

In 2024, Emlid has thousands of high-precision survey projects with Reach receivers being completed every day in more than 110 countries.

Like-minded community

The first crowdfunding campaign defined Emlid as a company and made it focused on the product and the community around it. Starting with DIY gadgets, Emlid has come a long way to a company that constantly delivers new products and features demanded by professional surveyors.

“Thanks to the huge community support, we've never used investment dollars, bootstrapping to where we are today. It also made us 100% focused on our users, as these are the only people we are responsible to. Without you—our users, partners, fans, and critics—we would never have made it this far. Thank you for believing in us and making it all possible”, said Igor Vereninov, CEO of Emlid.

Celebrating it together

To share the celebration with the community, Emlid is offering a full-cart 10% discount on its online store: store.emlid.com. To get the discount, use the code Emlid10 at checkout from March 20, 00:00 EDT until March 27, 23:59 EDT.

On top of that, Emlid is giving away 10 Reach RS3 receivers in a photo contest. To join a contest, share your first photo with Reach on Facebook, Instagram, X, or LinkedIn:

- tag @emlid and use the #emlid10for10 hashtag,

- tell us about the photo in the post description,

- make sure it’s public.

Deadline for entries:
March 26th, 23:59 CET.

About Emlid

Emlid manufactures high-precision RTK GNSS Reach receivers and software for the field and office. Built to last and provide centimeter-level positioning, Reach receivers are used for surveying, GIS, construction, drone mapping, and more. Headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, Emlid ships Reach receivers worldwide from its warehouses and official dealers.

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