Receive industry and products news from the market categories that matter to you most.
Stay up to date on industry news and trends, product announcements and the latest innovations.
Product News: Communication Systems & Equipment
Precision GNSS Survey Receiver provides real-time RTK and PPP.
Press Release Summary:
Nov 09, 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.
Original Press Release
New Altus GNSS Survey Receiver Provides Real-Time Global Decimeter-Level Positioning Accuracy Without a Reference Station
Press release date: Oct 23, 2012
HANNOVER, GERMANY – Altus Positioning Systems today announced the introduction of the APS-3L high-precision GNSS receiver.
The APS-3L is the first GNSS survey receiver on the market with embedded L-band capability to work with the new Veripos TERRASTAR-D differential correction service. It is being shown for the first time to the worldwide surveying community at the INTERGEO trade fair in Hannover, Germany, this week.
The APS-3L 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, the system seamlessly transitions to L-band satellite connections for continuous decimeter-level PPP.
TERRASTAR-D is a new satellite differential service just introduced by Veripos for land-based surveying applications. TERRASTAR-D provides position accuracy at better than 10 cm (95 percent), with robust performance even in areas of high ionospheric interference. TERRASTAR-D provides complete global dual-beam coverage through a network of more than 80 reference stations transmitting on seven L-band satellites. All reference stations are housed in secure locations and equipped with dual redundant systems and back-up power. Operating on seven independent satellites with overlapping coverage means that a minimum of two satellites are always visible at most locations in the world.
“Our new APS-3L with embedded Veripos L-band differential capability will enable surveyors to standardize on a single GNSS instrument,” said Neil Vancans, president of Altus Positioning Systems. “This opens new markets for customers in the agriculture, forestry, oil/gas, mining and construction industries with operations in remote regions and harsh environments.”
“Users with a requirement for a separate antenna and receiver will find our new APS-U model also has an L-band version for vehicle-mounted positioning in rugged environments or use as a heading receiver,” Vancans added.
The L-band decimeter-level products augment Altus’ growing lineup of surveying instruments based on the APS-3 platform, which provides a 136-channel GPS/GLONASS/SBAS receiver, hot-swap Lithium-Ion batteries, removable 2 GB SD card and other popular features. Altus’ open-architecture design allows the APS-3 to be used with various data-collection software packages, including MicroSurvey FIELDGenius and Carlson SurvCE.
About Altus Positioning Systems
Founded in 2006, Altus Positioning Systems is based in Torrance, Calif. The privately held company provides high-precision GNSS surveying equipment through an international network of sales representatives in key countries around the world. For more information, visit www.altus-ps.com.
Altus Positioning Systems
+1 (310) 541-8139
+1 (757) 451-0602
Press release distributed by Rhodes Communications, Inc.
939 W. 21st St., Norfolk, VA 23517
Phone: +1 (757) 451-0602
Fax: +1 (757) 451-3141
Don't miss the latest news!