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Altus Positioning Systems

20725 Western Ave., Torrance, CA, 90501, USA

  • 310-541-8139

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Neil Vancans
Phone: 310-541-8139
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Altus Positioning Systems

communication systems & equipment

GNSS Receiver captures and processes RTK data.

November 4, 2014

Featuring lightweight 1.67 lb design with built-in Web interface, Model APS-NR2 enables high-precision surveying and geolocation. Unit works continuously with hot-swappable batteries and can be recharged from any USB port. With dual cellular antennae, automatic switchover eliminates downtime due to signal loss. Built-in Wi-Fi lets users configure and monitor unit as well as stream data directly to tablet. Receiver can communicate seamlessly with Esri cloud-based platforms. Read More

communication systems & equipment

GNSS RTK Receiver targets Esri community.

July 18, 2014

Weighing 1.5 lb, Model APS-NR2 works on virtually all RTK networks and communicates seamlessly with Esri cloud-based platforms. Unit features dual cellular antennae with automatic switchover, and built-in Wi-Fi that enables user to configure and monitor unit and stream data directly to tablet. Running all day on hot-swappable batteries, receiver recharges from any USB port. Open architecture lets user choose data collector software or interface directly with Esri ArcGIS Online. Read More

communication systems & equipment

RTK Surveying Receiver features built-in Wi-Fi.

June 5, 2014

Built around 132-channel GPS/GLONASS L1/L2/L2C SBAS receiver, Model APS-NR2 features internal 3.5G Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE cellular modem that supports RTK network connectivity. Rover has Web interface and integrated Wi-Fi for remote configuration and status monitoring, as well as Bluetooth for real-time data streaming. In parallel to RTK positioning, data can be recorded on removable 2 GB SD memory card for post-processing. Measuring 2.7 x 6.6 in. IP67-rated device operates from -40 to +85°C. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals

Handheld Field Computer incorporates GNSS RTK receiver.

November 18, 2013

Juniper Archer 2™ field computer, with APS-3 GNSS RTK receiver, helps surveyors improve productivity via accelerated data capture and extended use in field. Operating from -30 to +60°C, this IP68-certified and MIL-STD-810G compliant handheld computer is powered by 1.0 GHz processor and offers 512 MB RAM and 8 GB flash storage. Other features include sunlight-readable IllumiView™ display, and capacitive touchscreen and keypad with glove-friendly design, and 20+ hr uptime between charges. Read More

computer hardware & peripherals, test & measuring instruments

Data Collection/Geolocation PDA suits mobile survey uses.

October 18, 2013

Integrating wireless technologies — WiFi, Bluetooth®, and Tri-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSPA cellular modem — on rugged Windows® Mobile platform for portable computing, GIS-1 can be used as data collection device with Altus APS-series GNSS survey instruments. It provides up to 8 hr of operation time in field between charges, and built-in L-1 GPS receiver and 3.2 MP camera can be used for navigation and GIS applications. Device delivers 2.5 m accuracy and may also be used as smartphone. Read More

communication systems & equipment, test & measuring instruments

GNSS Survey Receiver delivers real-time 10-cm positioning.

April 26, 2013

Using TERRASTAR-D Precise Point Positioning (PPP) augmentation service, APS-T provides real-time, decimeter-level GNSS surveying solution without need for local reference station with UHF radios or cellular coverage from Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) networks. Solution contains Septentrio GNSS receiver with embedded L-band modem and is fully upgradeable to GNSS RTK rover if higher accuracy is required. Unit can be configured from data collector through Bluetooth or serial cable connection. Read More

communication systems & equipment

Precision GNSS Survey Receiver provides real-time RTK and PPP.

November 9, 2012

Featuring embedded L-band capability, APS-3L GNSS receiver works with Veripos TERRASTAR-D differential correction service and provides real-time kinematic (RTK) and precise point positioning (PPP) with integrated embedded UHF, cellular, and L-band satellite differential interfaces. When out of wireless range of terrestrial UHF radios or cellular networks, system seamlessly transitions to L-band satellite connections for continuous decimeter-level PPP. Read More

communication systems & equipment, services

GNSS Receiver provides multi-frequency capability.

July 31, 2012

Incorporating Septentrio GNSS receiver engines, 136-channel Model APS-U features 9-30 Vdc power input options and uses all GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO frequencies. Unit provides GNSS heading, L-Band positioning, and wireless communications, all within hardened housing that meets military environmental specifications. Integrated wireless options include Bluetooth® for configuration, plus GSM or CDMA cellular modem and UHF radio modem for transmission and reception of RTK corrections. Read More

communication systems & equipment, computer hardware & peripherals, test & measuring instruments

Portable Data Acquisition System supports GIS applications.

July 31, 2012

Integrating Psion WORKABOUT PRO handheld computer with Altus' APS-3 RTK GNSS receiver, ProCyon System delivers 1 cm RTK accuracy using external antenna, integrated camera, and quad-band GSM modem. Handheld system has hardware expansion slots, as well as range of available add-ons, including fingerprint scanners and RFID readers. ProCyon Windows Mobile operating system accommodates ESRI ArcPad and ArcGIS applications, both of which utilize NMEA messages. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Data Acquisition System targets seismic applications.

March 5, 2012

Integrating Seismic Surveyor custom software from MicroSurvey, ikeGPS multi-sensor data acquisition system allows users to stake hundreds of points each day, and compute positions of target items. The ikeGPS combines GPS receiver, laser rangefinder, 3D compass, and digital camera in single handheld device, providing fully integrated solution for capturing geospatial data and 3D seismic volume during oil and gas exploration. Read More

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