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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.

Altus Positioning Systems

20725 Western Avenue, Suite 100, Torrance, CA, 90501, USA

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Altus Positioning Systems Announces Commercial Availability of Its New GNSS Receiver

Press release date: July 24, 2012

TORRANCE, Calif. - Altus Positioning Systems announces the commercial availability of its new APS-U GNSS receiver.

For maximum flexibility, the APS-U is scalable from a single stand-alone GNSS receiver to full options with heading, wireless links, precise point positioning and RTK capability. The unit has an additional processor for on-board configuration and custom applications separate from the GNSS engine. It has an extensive suite of interfaces for data output, timing, event marks and a second antenna port for GNSS heading.

"The APS-U provides multi-frequency capability together with GNSS heading, L-Band positioning and wireless communications, all within a hardened housing that meets military environmental specifications," said Neil Vancans, CEO and president, Altus Positioning Systems. "With its wide range of interfaces and 9-30V power input options, the APS-U is an ideal GNSS solution for GIS data collection as well as machine control, agriculture, aerial photogrammetry, heading sensors and military applications. It can also be used in a variety of different formats, without heading information, in a robust receiver or base station configuration."

The 136-channel receiver is designed to use all GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO frequencies. Integrated wireless options include Bluetooth® for easy configuration, plus a GSM or CDMA cellular modem and UHF radio modem for transmission and reception of RTK corrections. It also works with WAAS, EGNOS and other satellite-based augmentation systems.

The rugged new APS-U units incorporate Septentrio GNSS receiver engines, and meet MIL-STD-810G specifications for humidity, dust, shock and vibration, and operates under temperatures from 30 to minus 65 degrees Celsius.

Altus is showcasing the APS-U and other GPS/GNSS products in booth 2802 at the ESRI 2012 Users Conference in San Diego this week. Journalists interested in meeting with Altus at the show should contact Jim Rhodes at +1 (757) 753-1238 (mobile) or jrhodes@rhodescomm.com.

About Altus Positioning Systems
Founded in 2006, Altus Positioning Systems is based in Torrance, Calif. The privately held company provides high-precision GPS surveying equipment through an international network of sales representatives in key countries around the world. For more information, visit www.altus-ps.com.

Press Contacts:
Neil Vancans
Altus Positioning Systems
+1 (310) 541-8139
neil.vancans@altus-ps.com

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