Carlson Desktop Solutions becomes first Altus Distributor in the United States

August 5, 2008
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Carlson Desktop Solutions announces their position as the first U.S. based reseller of the APS-3 GPS receivers from Altus Positioning Systems. Altus Positioning, a California based company founded by industry veteran Neil Vancans enters the market with a new dual frequency GPS receiver that includes internal radio AND internal GSM modem standard. The compact APS-3 utilizes GPS and GLONASS satellites and needs only a Bluetooth connection to a Carlson SurvCE data collector to become a fully functioning rover or base. CDS is expanding its coverage of the United States and will distribute the product to a number of strategic areas.

“After heavy testing and direct contact with the development team from Altus we feel the product is solid and ready for the market. This is a great option for anyone currently using Carlson SurvCE. A GPS network rover or traditional base-rover pair is now a much more affordable step, especially for current SurvCE users.” says Paul Carlson, President of Carlson Desktop Solutions.

“ The team at CDS is well acquainted with the creation of efficient survey solutions because of their vision of the survey process from data collection to the delivery of 2 and 3d Data products. They are an obvious choice for Altus as a partner. As one of the US’s largest distributors of Survey Software products Carlson Desktop is an ideal partner to launch the APS-3.” , says Neil Vancans, President of Altus Positioning.

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