Applanix Corporation and ITRES Research Limited have entered into an OEM supply agreement. Under the agreement, Applanix will supply the POS AV and POSTrack products for integration with ITRES optical imaging systems.
Applanix Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Trimble and developer and manufacturer of advanced products and solutions for
mobile mapping and positioning, and ITRES Research Limited, a leader in
the commercial airborne remote sensing
industry with high-performance hyperspectral and thermal airborne mapping
imagers, announced today they have entered into an OEM supply
agreement, Applanix will supply the POS AVTM and
POSTrackTM products for integration with ITRES optical imaging
agreement is the culmination of our long-standing relationship with ITRES, who
has been offering and integrating Applanix POS AV for over 10 years now. We are
pleased that ITRES recognizes the unique value of our technology and plans to
use both POS AV and POSTrack to add value to its systems globally,” said
Applanix President Steven Woolven.
“Applanix’ precision GNSS plus inertial
technology is an excellent complement to our high performance systems. Applanix POS AV mirrors the precision and performance of our own airborne
hyperspectral and thermal imagers,” said Doug Davison, President and CEO of
ITRES optical imaging systems
operate throughout the electromagnetic spectrum which includes the visible-near
infrared (VNIR), shortwave infrared (SWIR), midwave infrared (MWIR) and longwave
thermal infrared (LWIR). They use custom designed and high-grade
sensor arrays, advanced custom optics, and state-of-the-art noise suppression
technology to provide the best possible imagery. ITRES mapping
sensor systems are laser scanner-ready, fully calibrated, and can be applied to
a vast assortment of applications including environmental assessment, water
quality, forestry management, wetlands mapping, utility corridor mapping,
geology and mineral characterizations, heat-loss and thermal anomaly mapping,
emergency response, target detection and many more.
The Applanix POS AV
consists of hardware and software specifically designed for direct
georeferencing airborne sensor data, thereby improving the efficiency of data
collection and the map production process. With integrated precision GNSS and
inertial technology, POS AV is engineered for use with aerial cameras, imaging
sensors, synthetic aperture radar, and laser scanning technology. POS AV includes features such as in-air initialization, leveling of
stabilized mounts, automatic drift correction, GNSS position translation using
encoder data from stabilized mounts, and the generation of Exterior Orientation
of each image for the mapping process.
POSTrack is a flight management system for airborne cameras with integrated POS
AV, delivering high levels of direct georeferencing accuracy and efficiency for
airborne mapping sensors, as well as real-time sensor control and pilot
guidance. Flight management features include mission planning, automatic
stabilized mount control, and automatic camera triggering at pre-planned
intervals. The POSPac Mobile Mapping Suite
(MMS) software, featuring the Applanix IN-Fusion technology and SmartBase module, can also be integrated with POSTrack. POSPac MMS enables
airborne missions to be flown with higher reliability and in less time.
Learn more about Applanix at www.applanix.com and ITRES Research Limited at www.itres.com.
Applanix and ITRES Announce OEM Supply Agreement
December 1, 2010