Wednesday, April 17, 2024

MTR100: Applanix

Posted by Irina Tabakina

85 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill, ON CANADA L4B 3B3
T: +1 289 695 6019
President: Steve Woolven
No. of Employees: 100


The Company
Applanix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trimble, develops, sells and supports advanced products and scalable solutions for the geospatial industry that maximize productivity through Mobile Mapping and Positioning.  Applanix designs, builds, delivers and supports a complete portfolio of products and solutions for the hydrographic survey industry.

The Tech
Applanix’ POS (Position and Orientation System) technology was originally developed and rigorously tested as part of an extensive military project. This proven technology has been enhanced, customized and packaged to yield an off-the-shelf commercial product, uniquely suited to the requirements of precision marine motion sensing, hydrographic surveying and charting called the POS MV. POS MV is a user-friendly, turnkey system designed and built to provide accurate position, heading, attitude, heave, and velocity data of your marine vessel and remote sensing equipment. With over one thousand systems deployed worldwide, POS MV is field-tested and proven in all conditions. POS MV blends GNSS data with angular rate and acceleration data from an IMU, and heading from GPS Azimuth Measurement System (GAMS) to produce a robust and accurate full six degrees-of-freedom position and orientation solution. POS MV comes in three models:
• POS MV WaveMaster
• POS MV 320
• POS MV Elite
POS MV 320 and POS MV WaveMaster are designed for use with multibeam sonar systems, enabling adherence to IHO (International Hydrographic Survey) standards on sonar swath widths of greater than ± 75 degrees under all dynamic conditions. POS MV Elite offers users the highest degree of accuracy in motion measurement for their marine applications. 

The Case: Applanix offers a complete portfolio of products and solutions to support hydrographic surveying, a leader in robust, reliable, and repeatable positioning and motion compensation solutions for marine applications.


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