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GNSS Receiver provides multi-frequency capability.

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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.

Altus Positioning Systems - Torrance, CA

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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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