user guide

MFi vs. BLE

The MFi and BLE versions of the Asteri X-Series are virtually identical in form and function expect for a few major differences. Since most of the differences are in performance we mark the MFi version with a GOLD label, and the BLE version with a BLACK label. Lets take a look at differences.

The Asteri MFi (GOLD label) is "Made for iOS" and is compatible with any iOS device version 8 or greater. Meaning you can use the Asteri MFI to connect to Orbitas Field or any 3rd party iOS based data collection software, allowing for high precision collection.

The new MFi Asteri X-Series features:

  • more robust housings
  • updated iOS BlueTooth
  • enhanced battery compartment for better contact with the battery.

The BLE (BLACK label) "Bluetooth Low Energy" is Tri-Global's original high accuracy GNSS receiver. It is only compatible with an iOS device running UtiliPad or Orbitas for data collection. The BLE may also be paired with a Windows tablet or laptop running OS 10 or greater.

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