Güralp unveils new Minimus digitiser at Japan Geoscience Union Annual Meeting


Güralp, the leading global provider of force feedback seismic equipment has launched 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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