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Bad Elf Flex™ democratizes GNSS and saves field data collection.

Our customers shared their needs for lower cost GNSS solutions that include a full rover RTK workflow. Bad Elf Flex™ delivers, with 30-60 cm accuracy all day, every day. But wait, there's more!

Need more precision? No problem! Bad Elf Flex™ tokens are a bundle that includes full access to an unlocked RTK workflow and Atlas L-Band fix service. Bad Elf Flex™ is the first GNSS receiver to have a daily choice with unlimited switching between L-Band and RTK.

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IATEC Plant Solutions is now able to share its vast experience in the BAD ELF GNSS line of ultra-portable receivers in Brazil from the company that best understands aerophotogrammetric solutions, for collecting and deploying corporate/research-level, data to help customers select, customize, buy and maintain the full range of solutions.

BAD ELF FLEXTM

Bad Elf Flex™ gives customers a comparative advantage in a total geospatial solution. A single GNSS receiver eliminates the need to deploy multiple devices in the field.

Surveyors and their teams now have a scalable, survey-grade precision receiver. GIS managers focus on flexible field options for work teams with different skill levels.

Companies achieve operational and financial efficiencies. Bad Elf Flex™ effectively offers multiple products in one package through flexible software and configuration. Some even said it's Engineered Magic®!

DETAILS BAD ELF FLEXTM

ACCESSIBLE

  • Really, truly, disruptively accessible.

VERSATILE

  • Able to adapt or be adapted to many different roles or activities;

  • Portable, standalone - mount on a mobile pole or hold in one hand;

  • Functional all-day operation - 12-hour battery life 2 with active power management;

  • Compatible, App Independent - Works with iOS, Android and Windows;

  • Standalone, ergonomic - integrated keyboard and sunlight-readable LCD;

  • Rugged, industrial - IP65 rated for water and dust, industrial temperature range.

RECEIVER & DATALOGGER BLUETOOTH GNSS

Bad Elf Flex™ offers accuracy from 30 to 60 cm 1 without any subscription or additional cost;

Compatible with phones or tablets for use in GIS, mapping, agriculture and survey data collection.

On-demand data logging includes:

  • Raw data recording in RINEX format for post-processing;

  • NMEA record in standard NMEA 0183 format available standalone or via the Bad Elf Flex app.

RESEARCH ROVER AND MAPPING CLASS GNSS

  • Bad Elf Flex™ features a sunlight-readable display with integrated keypad for easy operation in the field;

  • Customers spoke and we listened. The modern paradigm for collecting field data must meet the needs of competitive businesses;

  • Surveyors and their teams now have a scalable survey-level receiver;

  • GIS managers can focus on flexible field options for work teams with different skill levels.

Financially, Bad Elf Flex™ solves the following business considerations:

  • Purchase of GNSS hardware is expensed versus capitalized;

  • A hardware suite for field teams that require minimal training;

  • Other services and subscriptions may be exposed to operational budgets or projects.

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SPECIFICATIONS BAD ELF FLEXTM

PART NUMBER 

  • Model: BE-5500 GPS.

POSITIONING ENGINE*

  • GPS: L1CA/L1P/L1C/L2P/L2C/L5;

  • GLONASS: G1/G2/G3, P code (P1/P2);

  • BeiDou: B1i/B2i/B3i/B10C/B2A/B2B/ACEBOC;

  • Galileo: E1BC/E5a/E5b/E6BC/ALTBOC;

  • QZSS: L1CA/L2C/L5/L1C/LEX;

  • IRNSS: L5.

POSITIONING PERFORMANCE

  • Horizontal accuracy** - RTK: 8 mm + 1 ppm;

  • Horizontal accuracy** - SBAS (WAAS): 0.3 m;

  • Horizontal accuracy** - Autonomous: 1.2 m;

  • Horizontal accuracy** - L-Band via Atlas: 4 cm;

  • Timing (1PPS) accuracy**: 20 ns;

  • Cold start time: < 60 s typical (no almanac or RTC);

  • Warm start time: < 30 s typical (almanac and RTC);

  • Hot start time: < 10 s (almanac, RTC, and position);

  • Maximum speed: 1,850 kph (999 kts);

  • Maximum altitude: 18,288 m (60,000 ft);

  • Differential options: SBAS, Autonomous, External RTCM v2.3, RTK v3, L-band (Atlas), and DGPS;

  • Correction I/O protocol: Hemisphere GNSS’ ROX, RTCM v2.3 (DGPS), RTCMv3 (RTK), CMR, CMR+, Atlas.

 

INTERFACES

  • USB: USB 2.0 device via Mini-USB receptacle - USB 2.0 host OTG via supplied adapter;

  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.0 (HS) with integrated Class 1.5 PA - Supports 3 simultaneous connections;

  • Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n.

COMPATIBILITY

  • Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows;

  • Mobile App: The Bad Elf Flex App requires iOS 9.0+ or Android 9+;

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth SPP, USB Serial.

OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS

  • Operating: –4 °F to +131 °F (–20 °C to +55 °C);

  • Battery Powered: -14 °F to +140 °F (-10 °C to +60 °C);

  • Externally Powered: -22 °F to +140 °F (-30 °C to +60 °C);

  • Charging Temp: 41 °F to +113 °F (+5 °C to +45 °C);

  • Storage Temp: –40 °F to +167 °F (–40 °C to +75 °C).

BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full RTK: 11 hours;

  • L-band Atlas: 7 hours.

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • User interface: Transflective LCD - Membrane Buttons - 3 multicolor LEDs - Audible tones;

  • Dimensions: 10.0” x 2.75” / 254 mm x 70 mm;

  • Weight: 29 oz / 854 g;

  • Helical Antenna Phase Center: 23cm above base of Flex unit without adapter installed - Add 1.5cm with adapter installed.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Humidity: 100% condensing;

  • Waterproof: IP65.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

  • USB Port: Mini-USB port for charging and ElfPort™ expansion;

  • Accelerometer: 3-axis;

  • Display: 400 x 240 pixel transflective LCD screen with backlight;

  • Firmware: Field upgradeable via app or USB.

PACKAGE CONTENTS

  • Package Contents: BE-GPS-5500 Flex receiver;

  • 3ft (90cm) Mini-USB cable for charging;

  • 12-24V DC vehicle USB charger;

  • Wall adapter;

  • Accessory case;

  • Rugged waterproof case;

  • 5/8" x 11 to 1/4" x 20 adapter;

  • User's Manual (downloadable PDF here).

Constellations and frequencies are dependent on receiver configuration and subscriptions;

** Accuracy specified in RMS (67%).

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