Smart coupling of iXBlue and Septentrio technologies creates ATLANS-C for superior mobile mapping in urban environments

Denver, Colorado, February 17, 2014 —iXBlue, a leading provider of navigation, positioning, and mapping solutions, has launched today its new ATLANS-C position and orientation system, developed in close cooperation with Septentrio Satellite Navigation. The system is designed to provide continuous and accurate positioning in urban environments, where global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals are obscured, intermittent, or possibly distorted by reflective surfaces 

ATLANS-C benefits from the optimized integration of iXBlue’s leading fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) based inertial navigation system (INS) and Septentrio’s world-renowned multi-constellation GNSS receiver technologies. Experts from iXBlue and Septentrio worked closely to develop an unrivaled smart coupling method that combines the advantages of the two companies’ leading technologies. The result is an easy-to-use, easy-to-integrate, and highly reliable INS-GNSS mobile mapping solution.

“The ATLANS-C development was a real team effort. Technical trials with leading customers have already demonstrated superior accuracy, continuity, and reliability of positioning and attitude data, even in the most challenging urban environment,” stated Jan Van Hees, head of sales and business development at Septentrio.

 “The new system’s robustness, compact size, and improved urban-area performance uniquely address more complex mobile mapping market requirements. The ease of use, quick integration, and zero maintenance features are excellent values recognized by original equipment manufacturers (OEM) or mobile mapping system integrators,” explained Xavier Montazel, head of iXBlue inertial products division. “One of ATLANS-C’s many other advantages is its versatility, allowing the same equipment to be used for land and air applications. Configuration of the system is achieved through the use of iXBlue’s innovative web interface, utilized across the complete range of products.”

ATLANS-C has no ITAR components inside, allowing fast and easy global export. Customers will benefit from the industry exclusive five-year warranty and a 24/7 support line. ATLANS-C is available today with a six-week lead time.

About Septentrio
Septentrio Satellite Navigation designs, manufactures, sells and supports high-precision OEM GNSS receivers for the most demanding professional navigation, positioning and timing applications. Septentrio delivers breakthrough technology in the development of high-end GNSS receiver instruments and the integration of hybrid solutions. Septentrio receivers offer unrestricted signal tracking capability and the most comprehensive range of countermeasures to mitigate GNSS vulnerability. To learn more about Septentrio’s products, visit www.septentrio.com/products.

About iXBlue
iXBlue is a leading international supplier of innovative products and solutions for navigation, positioning, detection, and mapping. iXBlue civil and military customers have widely deployed systems, operations, and services in complex sea, land, air, and space environments. iXBlue is a major player in offshore oil and gas, a world leader in sea navigation systems, and expert in ocean science and mapping. iXBlue’s technologies include photonics, inertial sensors, acoustics, imaging, control, and simulation. iXBlue is recognized for its pioneering inventions in fiber-optic gyroscopes (FOG) and its full range of other cutting-edge technologies, providing high accuracy, unrivalled performance, and unsurpassed reliability. iXBlue also differentiates itself through full vertical integration and expertise, easy-to-use versatile products, professional services, customer care, and long-term partnerships. iXBlue serves its customers through sales and support offices around the world, offering 24/7 assistance. To learn more about iXBlue, visit the company’s website at www.ixblue.com

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