Güralp unveils new Minimus digitiser at Japan Geoscience Union Annual Meeting

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.


Guralp Minimus Trio

Image 1: Minimus


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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.
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United Kingdom

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