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NTRIP RTK on InCommand Display FAQ
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This exclusive InCommand feature will allow any InCommand display to connect to NTRIP network(s) and send RTK corrections out to a GPS receiver via AUX port. In the past, an external (or built in) modem with NTRIP capabilities was required in order to use RTK NTRIP corrections with a GPS receiver.
This also means that growers now only need one data plan to use NTRIP RTK corrections and AgFiniti (such as DisplayCast, Remote Support, and File Transfer).
There are no additional unlocks required for NTRIP RTK on InCommand display, nor is an AgFiniti account required.
Any cellular hotspot can be used! Since NTRIP RTK on InCommand and AgFiniti use the same internet connection, there is no need for an additional mobile hotspot in the cab. With that, there is also no need for an additional data plan!
You will only need NTRIP network credentials and necessary cabling to send RTK NTRIP from InCommand display to an RTK unlocked GPS receiver.
Growers can use with SteerComand, ParaDyme, and GeoSteer. This is also a great opportunity for users to transition to a single data plan for NTRIP RTK and AgFiniti with the BR1 Mini hotspot.
3rd party receivers may work, but Ag Leader does not support this. As long as the GPS receiver supports NTRIP RTK input via serial, NTRIP on the InCommand display acts no different than an external modem with a built in NTRIP client.
***Note: When using NTRIP RTK on InCommand with ParaDyme and GeoSteer, VRS (Virtual Reference Station) networks are NOT supported.
For cabling options, see “What additional cabling from my InCommand display AUX port to my GPS receiver will I need?”
February 6, 2018
No. The InCommand display does not have a built in cell modem hotspot. An external internet connection (mobile hotspot) is still required to use NTRIP RTK on InCommand displays.
Any mobile hotspot can be used! Bring your own mobile hotspot (mobile phone, iPad, jetpack, etc.)!
Alternatively, order the BR1 Mini hotspot direct from Ag Leader. BR1 Mini cellular hotspot is a great option for Verizon and GSM customers and comes with standard 2-year Ag Leader warranty. The BR1 Mini will also power on/off with your Ag Leader display, no extra interaction required.
Assuming InCommand display has been previously installed, growers will only need to add an Aux to 9-pin serial cable option and necessary GPS receiver serial cable. These Aux to 9-pin serial cables are available in three options, Aux to 9-pin serial, and Aux to serial with 2 video camera inputs, and Aux to serial with 4 video camera inputs. See NTRIP RTK on InCommand cabling guide.
GPS 6500 (RTK Unlocked):
ParaDyme and GeoSteer (RTK Unlocked):
GPS 2500 (RTK Unlocked):
3rd Party Receivers may or may not function properly as they are not supported by Ag Leader:
As standard practice, only one NTRIP network can be used/connected to at a time. Users do have the ability to create multiple NTRIP network connections that can be saved as "Profiles." This allows for easy switching between NTRIP data streams. See "RTK Settings - NTRIP RTK on InCommand" section within the InCommand display user guide.
Yes! It also supports standard IP address NTRIP server entry.
The best approach is to consult cellular network coverage maps and then verify cellular hotspot performance in the field, prior to beginning an operation.
If I don’t want to use NTRIP RTK on InCommand, can I still use my cellular CDMA or GSM RTK Relay? What about my ParaDyme or GeoSteer internal cell modem?
Verizon has announced plans to retire its non 4G LTE network (CDMA) entirely at the end of 2019.
With little incentive to maintain cellular network hardware as the shut down date approaches, end users may experience degraded performance of non 4G LTE devices (CDMA Relay, ParaDyme, and GeoSteer) on Verizon CDMA network.
Note: If a CDMA Relay in the field fails or has to be replaced after June 30th, 2018 and the unit has an active line on a Verizon account (data plan), Verizon should be able to transfer service to a replacement device only on that existing account, until July 1st, 2019.
No. Once configured and connected, InCommand display will automatically connect to NTRIP on each subsequent display boot up. NTRIP RTK on InCommand display will automatically reconnect in the event internet connection to the NTRIP server is lost.
In the event users attempt to use NTRIP RTK on InCommand with an RTK Relay (Relay 400, 900, CDMA, or GSM) connected to a GPS 6500, users may experience performance issues due to auto detecting and selecting "RTK" as the correction source.
Content last reviewed on: 2/19/18
Reviewed by: JW