Güralp launches Fortimus, a ‘smart’ digital accelerometer

Guralp Fortimus strong motion digital accelerometer

Image 1: Fortimus strong motion digital accelerometer

Fortimus Smart Digital Accelerometer

Güralp, the leading global provider of force-feedback seismic monitoring instrumentation is launching Fortimus, a strong motion digital accelerometer, at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting this week in New Orleans, USA.

Fortimus for earthquake early warning (EEW) and structural health monitoring

The Fortimus combines the versatile Fortis sensor with the advanced data recording and software communication capability of the Minimus to deliver an advanced instrument that is compact, quick to install and simple to use.

At just 165 mm in diameter and just 84 mm high (with feet), the Fortimus boasts a host of smart features including:

  • A touch-screen 2.4 inch LCD for viewing waveforms, state of health, virtual instrument level and access to full instrument controls.
  • An ultra-low-latency mode for EEW
  • Industry standard triggering algorithms (STA/LTA)
  • Common Alert Protocol (CAP) enabled for automated emergency warning
  • Variable gain options from 0.5 g to 4 g to optimise performance for a wide range of shaking scenarios
  • Advanced network connectivity – full controls can be accessed on the instrument, via Güralp Discovery, our software platform, or via a standard web browser

The Fortimus is the latest development in the Güralp smart generation of instruments.

Philip Hill, Engineering Director at Güralp explains:

“Everyday we all play with incredibly clever technology on our phones, at home, at work, in the cloud – and we don’t think twice about it. Our aim is to utilise all the relevant technology that makes that possible and apply the best bits to our seismic instrumentation – to make it as easy as possible for our customers to get the best out of them”

For full details of the Fortimus and to view it in action, please visit Güralp at stand 1853.

Guralp Fortimus Datasheet

Image 2: See the Fortimus Page for more Information


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Güralp (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.

Güralp Systems Ltd.
3 Midas House, Calleva Park
Aldermaston, Reading
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1189 819056
Email: sales@guralp.com
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