Differential/VRN Login

From ProStar Geocorp


This section outlines how to setup and connect to a Differential or VRN network for RTK corrections. PointMan has the ability to save these logins and use them to pull RTK, or Real Time Kinematic location corrections during locates or other workflows inside the app.

Setup VRN Login for RTK use

1. Tap on the menu button on the top left corner of the main PointMan map display

2. Tap Settings

3. Under the Devices section, you will see a "Diff" dropdown and edit button. Tap the Edit button to create a new network login

NOTE: If you don't have an account, you will need to contact your state's DOT department to get an account. Some states are free and others charge an annual fee. Look up "Colorado DOT VRN" for example to get an account

4. Tap New and enter the network credentials

5. Once the information is fille in, tap the Grey Refresh Button to test the connection and refresh the list of available connection protocols/points
NOTE: If the connection does not work, re-enter each field to ensure spelling, IP address and port number is correct. This is case sensitive

6. Tap OK to save

7. In the PointMan settings page, select the newly created login from the Diff dropdown list 

8. To verify that you are connected to and receiveing corrections from the VRN, during locate, the top right corner of the screen displays your current position and accuracy. Verify that the mountpoint you connected to is showing and the Fix Type is either RTK or RTK Float (Float means the network may be down. RTK is a fixed solution)