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Media Release

Guralp Systems Limited is pleased to be a sponsor of the British Seismological Meeting (BSM) 2017 held from the 5 - 7th April 2017 in Reading, United Kingdom.

The BSM aims to bring together seismologists from across the UK and abroad to present and discuss a wide range of seismological research. Session topics at the conference included the rise of induced seismicity, investigating unusual signals and the issues that arise from managing big data amongst others.

BSM 2017 was organised by the International Seismological Centre, a non-governmental organization charged with the final collection, analysis and publication of standard earthquake information from all over the world.

Following the success of the event, planning for a follow up event in 2019 is under way.

 

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Güralp Systems Ltd.(www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

Media Release

Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, has further strengthened its distribution network with a new distributor within the EMEA region.

Allied Associates Geophysical GmbH (AAGD), who will represent Güralp in the German and Austrian market, are a European company supplying geophysical products to the near surface earth science community. Established in 1999 AAGD has unrivalled experience within the geophysical industry and already sells and leases equipment for geophysical, geotechnical and NDT (non-destructive testing) applications.

Delegates at the Annual Meeting of the German Geophysical Society e.V. (DGG) taking place in Potsdam this week will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Susanne Kathage and her colleagues from Allied Associates on stand #03 where she is joined by Güralp’s Hannah Peters.

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NOTES:

Güralp Systems Ltd.(www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

Media Release

New ultra-low latency data transmission protocol for Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) unveiled at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco. GDI can transmit data 25 times faster than standard EEW protocols.

Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, unveiled a new, free-licence, data transmission protocol that dramatically reduces the time it takes seismic instrumentation to inform Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) systems that an earthquake has occurred.

Güralp has devised a packetized data transmission protocol called Güralp Data Interchange, (GDI) that allows seismic waveforms to be transmitted sample by sample, as they are acquired by the instrumentation. To further improve speed, GDI adapts the size of the data packets it sends to suit the bandwidth available in the network. This means that transmission time is absolutely minimised for the EEW network and data can be received in as little as 30 ms.

Data protocols currently used are also packetized systems, however they require the packet to be filled to a specific size before the packet can be transmitted – and it’s this that introduces delays into the transmission process. Delays can extend to one second or more.

Working in collaboration with gempa, GDI has been incorporated into a plug-in for gempa’s SeisComPro software and is now available to existing SeisComPro customers via the CAPS plugin. For EEW networks not using SeisComPro, GDI is available as a free-license, source code download for integration into existing networks.

Dr. Chris Potts, Güralp Executive Chairman sets out the reasoning for making GDI free to use:

“As soon as we realised GDI’s potential we made the decision to make it a free-licence product. After all, we are foremost, an instrument manufacturer and not a software developer. By providing access to all interested parties, we can ensure that the global community will benefit from GDI and we hope that, by doing this, the EEW community will also contribute to its evolution, for everyone’s benefit.”

On incorporating GDI into SeisComPro, Bernd Weber, CEO, gempa GmbH explains

“GDI is one of the few acquisition modules fulfilling the requirements of EEW. With the integration into SeisComPro a modern sophisticated turnkey solution can be provided to the EEW community.”

The greatest benefit of GDI is when it is combined with low latency digitisation, such as the causal filtering in the Güralp Minimus digitiser (see Minimus brochure for more information). In this example, both digitisation and transmission can be achieved in ~40 ms, significantly less than the typical data delivery time of 1 s using other protocols.

For more information on GDI and how to download the source-code, view the GDI datasheet.

About EEW systems:

EEW systems notify users in a local or regional network when an earthquake event occurs, usually with an indication of the expected severity of the earthquake and an approximate arrival time. Generally the alert will be issued in the manner of a few, to tens, of seconds before the earthquake reaches the users. Although short, this warning time allows for automated systems to shut down services such as elevators, gas supplies and even transport networks. In addition it allows time for people to take steps to protect themselves under tables or in doorways.

The EEW community seek to maximise the warning time so that more sophisticated safety measures can be implemented. For instrument manufacturers, there are two stages where instrument design can contribute to reducing these delays - firstly the processing time required to analyse the seismic data as it arrives (this is necessary to assess the earthquake severity and location) and secondly, the time it takes for the seismic data to be transmitted to the alert system (this is often constrained by the telecommunications network being used).

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Güralp Systems Ltd.(www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

gempa GmbH (www.gempa.de) offers a wide range of services and products to monitor, process and analyze elemental activity.

We focus on products around the real-time processing system SeisComP3 which has been developed within the GITEWS (German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System) project by GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences initially. We continue the development and maintenance of SeisComP3.

Primarily developed for seismology (earthquake monitoring) we extended the framework SeisComP3 to monitor, process and analyze data from for instance buoys and tide gauges for Tsunami Early Warning Systems.

At the center of our attention stand workable and easy to use solutions for your individual challenges.

We are collaborating with international institutions and companies, we work with interesting people all over the world. In a nutshell: we love what we are doing!

 

 

Media Release

Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, is pleased to welcome PT Penta Cipta Reka Utama (PENTACRU) as our new distributor for Indonesia.

PENTACRU provides sales, supply and support services for engineering, marine and telemetry applications to geoscience, as well as monitoring and control solutions.

Inna Megawaty, President Director of PENTACRU said: ‘We are very pleased to be working with Guralp in Indonesia.  By its very nature, Indonesia has a high requirement for quality seismic and engineering instruments for applications in volcanology, geology (both hard and sedimentary rock applications) and infrastructure engineering.’

PENTACRU is the latest in a series of new distribution agreements that Güralp has secured over the last year, and reflects the company’s commitment to working with partners who can assist in bringing the sophisticated Güralp seismic instrumentation to the global marketplace whilst providing first class customer service.


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NOTES:

Güralp Systems Ltd.(www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

Media Release

Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, is proud to be supporting Anywhen, a new commission at Tate Modern, London with the loan of a 40T seismometer and DM24 digitiser.

Anywhen by Philippe Parreno is the latest in the Hyundai Commission, a series of commissions that form a regular feature at the Tate Modern each year between October and March.

Anywhen presents itself as an instrument which performs a series of functions and constructs a series of situations. The hall’s lights are controlled and activated according to different sequences. A changing soundscape is broadcast from various sources, blurring the sense of inside and outside, public and private, natural and technological.

The highly sensitive Güralp 40T seismometer and high fidelity DM24 digitiser forms one element of the technology working behind the scenes of the commission. The seismometer is being used like a musical instrument; data comes from ground movement within Tate Modern, which is then transformed into music with a programme designed by Nicolas Leroy. 

Tate Modern is one of the world’s largest modern and contemporary art galleries and is housed in a former Victorian era power station built on the Southbank of the Thames in central London. The Turbine Hall is a vast five storey floorspace that hosts an annual specially commissioned work by leading contemporary artists.

Dr Chris Potts, Güralp Executive Chairman explains his reasons for supporting the exhibit.

“We were intrigued when we were first approached to assist with this exhibit. The concept of combining seismic signals as part of an art work is a compelling one and allows us to explore how our instruments may contribute outside the scientific arena. We were delighted to be able to show our support.”

Access to Anywhen is free and can be experienced until 2nd April, 2017.


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Güralp Systems Ltd.(www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

Response Statement:

Security is a key priority in the design of all Güralp hardware and software. Recent media coverage has highlighted an investigation carried out in Costa Rica into potential vulnerabilities of seismic systems from the threat of hackers. We are continually reviewing the security arrangements and guidance we have in place for networking of our products and software. We would like to reassure customers that as long as our security guidance is followed, customers can mitigate the risks associated with the type of hacking methods used in the investigation.

Any instrument on a network is only as secure as the network itself. Once the instruments are exposed to the internet, the network operators are responsible for adhering to Güralp product guidance and network security good practice to protect their systems from hackers. The Güralp guidance recommends that users undertake the following when using all Güralp digital products:

  • Change factory default passwords as soon as possible after purchasing
  • Within the firewall of your internet access point (modem), restrict administrative access to the device to only those IP addresses owned by the instrument operator
  • For complex network configurations, use either Guralp Secure TCP Multiplexor (GSTM), or a dedicated VPN (Virtual Private Network) for all connected devices
  • Keep networked systems regularly updated by checking for firmware updates which can help to protect against any known security issues and bugs (e.g. Shellshock and Heartbleed bugs)

We are confident that the majority of Güralp customers are aware of the methods available to secure their networks, and most network operators already maintain highly secure systems.

Güralp’s software engineers will monitor the software security situation closely and will ensure that firmware updates are provided to users if necessary.

For full information on the steps necessary to secure your digital systems, please refer to the following guides: http://www.guralp.com/sw/securing-platinum-systems.shtml and http://www.guralp.com/howtos/securing-your-systems.shtml.

Güralp maintains very close relationships with all of our customers and our support team are ready to respond to customers with security enquiries.

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Güralp Systems Ltd. (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

Media Release

Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, has agreed a new distribution partnership with Calgary-based company Global Seismic Repairs Inc (GSR). Covering Western Canada, the arrangement will enhance existing Güralp representation in the North America region.

GSR is a technology-focused seismic solution provider with more than one hundred combined years of technical experience and strong links to the global oil and gas industry. Specialist services include sales and repairs of oil and gas industry seismic equipment; lease of seismic equipment and re-certification of instrumentation used in land seismic acquisition.

"GSR is excited to be able to provide the distribution of Guralp instruments in conjunction with the assistance of Rob Kendall of Kendall Geophysics Ltd. Guralp’s reputation as a best-in class seismic instrument manufacturer makes this a great partnership.” said Douglas Goble, President of GSR

Chris Potts, Executive Chairman of Güralp, adds:

“Doug and his team bring a wealth of experience and industry knowledge that will enhance our product offering for our customers and ensure that we maximise our potential in this important market, we are delighted to welcome them on board.”

Global Seismic Repairs is the latest in a number of new distributors that Güralp has confirmed in recent months, including Thailand, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Spain, and Portugal. In the North America region they join Ideaas Group Inc and Weston Geophysical Corp., distributors for Eastern Canada and the USA respectively.

The expanded distributor network reflects the company’s commitment to working with partners who can assist in bringing sophisticated Güralp seismic instrumentation to the global marketplace whilst providing first class customer service.

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Güralp Systems Ltd. (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

Global Seismic Repairs Inc. (www.gsronline.net) is a leading technology-focused seismic solution provider to the global oil and gas industry.

Incorporated in 2002, with over 14 years of experience, GSR, is proud to offer the most cutting edge seismic technology and premium technical expertise.

Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada our products and services are proven to work flawlessly in every conceivable environment on earth. From the frozen tundra of the world’s polar regions to the searing heat of the hottest deserts, and everywhere in between.

 

Kendall Geophysics Ltd. specializes in full-cycle multicomponent and timelapse seismic bird-dogging (QC). We oversee the entire process of multicomponent and timelapse seismic from design through acquisition, processing and interpretation.

 

Media Release

Güralp Systems Ltd, the leading global provider of seismic monitoring instrumentation and solutions, is proud to be sponsoring the Explosive Earth exhibit by the University of Cambridge at the 2016 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London from the 4th – 10th July.

The Explosive Earth exhibit showcases research in the field of volcano seismology, specifically the 30,000 earthquakes that led up to a spectacular six-month eruption in Iceland in 2014. The study utilised an array of 70 Güralp seismometers as well as other geophysical instrumentation to monitor the earthquakes. The study is instrumental in developing understanding of the physical processes that occur in volcanic systems prior to an eruption which is important for eruption forecasting. The study also has potential to shed light on triggering seismicity resulting from geological engineering such as near geothermal areas or hydraulic fracturing sites.

Professor Bob White of Cambridge University commented

"The success of this research was underpinned by the excellent data recorded using Guralp seismometers, which had operated robustly and reliably for many years in the hostile Icelandic volcanic environment"

Watch the Explosive Earth video on Youtube here.

Designed for visitors of all ages, the exhibit includes a number of hands-on activities to inspire the next generation of seismologists and volcanologists.

Dr Chris Potts, Güralp Executive Chairman explains the reasons for sponsoring the exhibit

“Although we are a British company, given the relatively low seismic activity here in the UK, we don’t often get the opportunity to showcase our instruments to our nearest neighbours. So, of course, we are incredibly proud that this ground breaking research project by a British university utilising Güralp seismometers will be showcased at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, we were delighted to get involved.”

The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is a free, week-long festival that explores and celebrates the UK’s most revolutionary research. Featuring 22 curated exhibits and a series of inspiring talks and activities, the exhibition is suitable for all ages. 

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NOTES:

Güralp Systems Ltd.(www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

Media Release

Güralp, the leading global provider of force feedback seismic equipment is launching a new low-power, portable digitiser that allows users access to data and instrument controls via Cloud technology.

The Güralp Minimus is a small, portable, 24 bit, four channel digitiser packed with a host of features that make it the ideal plug and play solution for rapid deployments.

Offering multidisciplinary functionality, the Minimus can simultaneously accommodate an analogue seismic sensor; an infrasound input for capture of airborne shock; a digital Radian posthole or borehole feed; and its own internal MEMS accelerometer.

Integrated Ethernet connectivity allows the Minimus to be controlled remotely using Güralp’s new Discovery software platform (free to download) or via a standard web browser. The benefit of Discovery is that it allows the user to identify the instrument IP address via a Cloud registry server without the need for static IP address arrangements. Discovery also allows for simpler instrument and data management with access to hardware State-of-Health (SoH), data streaming; GPS location; response and calibration parameters. Users can select sample rates of up to 5000 samples per second with the option to simultaneously stream multiple sample rates in addition to the recording rate.

Reliable deployments
For added confidence in the field, Güralp Vü, a Bluetooth App, displays waveforms, orientation, temperature and humidity data, for instant checking of installation integrity. Data storage is hot swappable for uninterrupted data retrieval with dual redundant microSD cards to ensure data integrity.

Phil Hill, Technical Director

“The Minimus is our new generation of digitiser, it may be small, but we have packed it with the latest high-tech hardware. As well as increased speed and reliability of digitisation, the modern communication interfaces have created a step change to the user experience.

We really wanted to design a digitiser that would be suited to the Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) community. Minimus can run low latency causal filters simultaneously with traditional acausal filters and this, combined with its high processing speed and communication capability makes it ideal for EEW systems. ”

You can read more in the Minimus brochure.

Güralp is exhibiting the Minimus on stand 5 (second floor) at the Japan Geoscience Union Annual Meeting Chiba-city, Japan (22 -26 May). Clare Sweeney, Stuart Allardice and our Japanese distributors, Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha, Ltd will be on hand to show you how it works and answer any questions you have.

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NOTES:

Güralp Systems Ltd. (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

Media Release

Güralp, the leading global provider of force feedback seismic monitoring instrumentation is launching a new generation, feature-rich, subsurface seismometer that delivers ‘plug-in-and-go’ installation for boreholes up to 2000 m deep and shallow posthole applications.

The Radian is a broadband, triaxial, digital seismometer designed using a state of the art sensor that means it can operate at any angle. This capability combined with its compact form; unique data capture and instrument management features makes it ideal for rapid and temporary seismic deployments, especially in areas of high cultural noise.

Phil Hill, Engineering Director at Güralp explains the design approach to the Radian:

“We understand how dramatically noise performance improves with deployment in the subsurface, but it can be time consuming and expensive to undertake. With the Radian we set out to design an instrument that would provide the sub-surface broadband coverage the geophysical community wants, but in a much more accessible ’plug in and go’ package.

Because the Radian operates at any angle, installation times are significantly reduced – for example, posthole instruments can be installed with a hand auger and checked for integrity with the Bluetooth Android App in a fraction of the time and cost it would take to construct a sub-surface vault.”

How the Radian works:
The sophisticated sensor inside the Radian allows the masses to operate at any angle, the Surface Interface Unit (SIU) receives data from the Radian’s internal magnetometer and MEMS accelerometer to optionally realign sensor data to true geographic orientation.

The SIU delivers Ethernet data communication and can also be accessed via Bluetooth Android App to check installation integrity without physical disturbance. Further instrument management features include dual redundant MicroSD card storage for hot swapping without data loss and; streaming of instrument response and calibration parameters in Dataless SEED format.

Güralp is exhibiting the Radian on stand 18 at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria all this week (18 -22 April). If you are attending please make time to visit our stand. Engineering Director Phil Hill and the Güralp team will be on hand to show you how it works and answer any questions you have.

If you are not attending EGU, you can view the Radian brochure here.


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Güralp Systems Ltd. (www.guralp.com) is a leading global provider of sophisticated seismic monitoring solutions used to understand natural seismological events such as earthquakes, aftershocks and volcanos, as well as induced seismic events, or seismic signals, resulting from human activity.

Our solutions are used in research, civil and industrial applications to increase understanding, optimise processes and to protect people and the environment. Our equipment is installed in all major ocean basins and across all continents worldwide.

Our instruments range in performance from very low frequency, very low noise for global seismology to high dynamic range instruments for local, strong motion monitoring. Our sensors and can be supplied for deployment at the surface, in boreholes and on the ocean bottom. We also provide data acquisition equipment, power and communication accessories and data interpretation software.

Our services include installation and commissioning; network operation; repair and maintenance services; data processing and interpretation.

Headquartered in Reading, in the UK, we have been operating for more than 30 years and have established a global network of distributors who provide local customer support and sales services.

 

 

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