Altus Positioning Systems announced the APS-3 GNSS Surveying receiver. Incorporating all the features necessary to facilitate state of the art surveying, the APS-3 is the most relevant receiver on the market today. The APS -3 will be available in Europe at the end of 2007 and will be shown for the first time at Intergeo Leipzig.

Neil Vancans CEO of Altus Positioning Systems says “Intergeo is not to be missed and the most important show in the world for Geomatics it’ the best opportunity for Altus Positioning Systems and the APS-3.”

Based around Septentrio’s AsteRx2 RTK board the APS-3 offers both GPS and Glonass RTK in a highly flexible format. The APS-3 comes with a GSM modem as standard and a choice of internal digital UHF or Spread Spectrum radios. In addition, the instrument is equipped with Bluetooth and two hot swappable internal batteries. On board data logging via an easily accessible SD card completes a perfect on the pole solution for Surveyors. The APS 3 weighs about half a kilo and provides enough power for a day’s operation.

With is unique combination of communication methods, the APS-3 allows the Surveyor to work within real time network environments and in local systems with the same instrument configuration. With it’s built in digital transceiver and GSM modem as standard, the APS-3 can be either base or rover, allowing the user to utilize either unit as a base station and the other as a rover, or as two rovers in a situation where the corrections are provided from a network.

Altus and the APS-3 by preference work with the world’s leading survey applications software Carlson SurvCE. This easy to use software increasingly adopted as a standard by instrument manufacturers reduces the costs of training and increases productivity. SurvCE is available in German for the first time this year and had been available in all other major European languages. Carlson Septentrio and Altus have joined forces to create a Post Processing Package which will also be available later this year.

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About ALTUS Positioning Systems: Altus Positioning Systems designs manufactures and sells state of the art products for the surveying market. The APS-3 is the first of the products Altus will bring to market. Deliveries of the APS-3 will commence in late 2007 in the United States. Altus, based in Southern California, engages the talents of many engineers experienced in the design and construction of GPS receivers since the earliest days of satellite surveying. Altus Positioning Systems was conceived by Neil Vancans, Richard Keegan who holds many of the original patents in GPS is CTO and Simon Baksh formerly with Novatel is VP of Product Development.