What is Multi Receiver?
The Multi Receiver set up utilizes multiple Vector Receivers in order to increase the operational area for your live data collection and improve live data accuracy. By connecting through a dedicated WiFi network, Station Receivers can transmit data to an Access Point Receiver, which then relays the information to OpenField or the Vector Live App.
If you would like to make use of this feature, please contact your regional Support team for assistance (How to Contact Support).
How to run a Multi Receiver Live Session?
- An Access Point Receiver is turned on and either connected via WiFi to the OpenField Console or via WiFi to the Vector Live App.
- Any Station Receiver(s) are turned on and are connected to the Master Receiver automatically over WiFi - you will know the Station Receiver has successfully connected when the Network Indicator LED flashes blue.
- Vector Devices are turned on and connect to GPS/GNSS to collect GPS data if outdoors. Otherwise, only inertial data is collected indoors.
- Collected Data is received by the Access Point Receiver or any of the Station Receivers. Data received by the Station Receiver transmits to the Access Point Receiver via WiFi.
- The Access Point Receiver makes the data available to the user via the OpenField Console or Vector Live.
How to test that your Station Receiver connects to the Access Point
- Turn on a Station Receiver. The Network Indicator LED should turn green.
- Turn on the Access Point Receiver. The Access Point Receiver Network Indicator LED will turn blue when WiFi is on.
- The Station Receiver Network Indicator LED will begin to flash blue within 30 seconds to indicate a connection has been established with the Access Point Receiver. The Access Point Receivers Network Indicator LED will also begin to flash blue.
- Check nearby WiFi connections from a phone or laptop. You should only see the Vector Receiver ID of the Access Point Receiver in this list as a WiFi connection.
- You can only have one Access Point Receiver per setup.
- The recommended maximum distance between Receivers for proper functionality is 80m.
- The recommended maximum distance between a Receiver and Device(s) for Live Data Capture is 250m.