Applanix Introduces POS MV System For High Accuracy Hydrographic Surveying Everywhere

POS MV with Marinestar Capability Expands the Operating Environment Where Sub Decimeter-Level Accuracy Can Be Achieved – Without Additional Hardware

London, March 13, 2012 – Applanix, a world leader in products and solutions for mobile mapping and positioning, introduced today its POS MV™ system capable of receiving Fugro’s Marinestar positioning service.

By using the Marinestar positioning service, POS MV can deliver significant benefits:
• Large area of operations: no geographical limitations
• Easy to use: no additional hardware to purchase, integrate and maintain
• High accuracy: position data is accurate to less than 1 decimeter
• Efficiency: data is produced in real-time

The announcement was made today at Oceanology International 2012, the world’s largest marine exhibition. Visit Applanix at booth J150.

The Marinestar positioning service from Fugro includes Marinestar GPS – a high performance, high-accuracy GPS augmentation service and Marinestar GNSS, a high performance augmentation service for both the GPS and GLONASS Navigation Satellite Systems. By integrating Marinestar capability, the POS MV can operate off shore and without reference stations, significantly expanding its operating environment.

“The Applanix POS MV is trusted throughout the hydrographic community to provide highly accurate position and orientation information for georeferencing multibeam sonar and vessel-borne LiDAR,” said Peter Stewart, Director of Marine Products at Applanix. “POS MV with Marinestar capability takes its performance to a new level and to new environments. By expanding the areas of operation, hydrographic surveyors can maximize the return of their investment in multibeam sonar and laser scanning hardware using the POS MV.”

The POS MV with Marinestar capability can be purchased through the Applanix global sales network. Subscription to the Marinestar service is available through Fugro. For more information, please visit

About Applanix
Applanix, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), develops, manufactures, sells and supports products and solutions for mobile mapping and positioning. Applanix’ products and solutions are used in a variety of applications, including road profiling, GIS data acquisition, aerial surveying and mapping, railroad track maintenance and seafloor mapping. Established in 1991, Applanix supports its growing global customer base with exceptional service.