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Press Release from Altus and CDS

Carlson Desktop Solutions becomes first Altus Distributor in the United States.

Austin, TX ‐ July 1, 2008 – for
immediate release

Carlson Desktop Solutions becomes first Altus Distributor in the United States.

Carlson Desktop Solutions announces today their position as the first U.S. based reseller of the
APS-3 GPS receivers from Altus Positioning Systems. Altus Positioning, a
California based company founded by industry veteran Neil Vancans
enters the market with a new dual frequency GPS receiver that includes
internal radio AND internal GSM modem standard. The compact APS-3
utilizes GPS and GLONASS satellites and needs only a Bluetooth
connection to a Carlson SurvCE data collector to become a fully
functioning rover or base. CDS is expanding its coverage of the United
States and will distribute the product to a number of strategic areas.

“After heavy testing and direct contact with the development team from Altus
we feel the product is solid and ready for the market. This is a great
option for anyone currently using Carlson SurvCE. A GPS network rover or
traditional base-rover pair is now a much more affordable step,
especially for current SurvCE users.” says Paul Carlson, President of
Carlson Desktop Solutions.

“ The team at CDS is well acquainted with the creation of efficient survey solutions because of their vision
of the survey process from data collection to the delivery of 2 and 3d
Data products. They are an obvious choice for Altus as a partner. As one
of the US’s largest distributors of Survey Software products Carlson
Desktop is an ideal partner to launch the APS-3.” , says Neil Vancans,
President of Altus Positioning.

About Carlson Desktop Solutions
Founded in 2007 as a true Value Added Reseller for Carlson Software, Carlson
Desktop Solutions is focused on the needs of Surveyors, Engineers, and
Construction professionals throughout the country. By providing
solutions to our clients and not simply a product we are able to bring
true value to them and help find answers to the problems they face.
Carlson desktop Solutions is an Authorized Carlson Software Reseller, an
AutoDesk ISV Partner, and an Altus Positioning System Reseller. CDS is
based in Austin Texas with offices in the Houston and DFW areas.

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