Acquisition Systems


ASC supplies state-of-the-art microseismic and acoustic emission monitoring equipment using the latest data acquisition and computing technologies. 

We couple innovative high-frequency electronics architecture with real-time data processing software to provide cost-effective solutions with the highest possible data-flow rates and seismic-acquisition specifications tailored to the technological requirements of our clients.


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A 16-bit continuous data acquisition and streaming system. High data rates can be directly streamed to the system’s hard disk array which enables several hours of continuous data to be stored.

richter_16_hardwareThe unit can be operated in continuous or triggered acquisition mode. Each Richter unit can simultaneously sample (up to 10 MS/s) on 4 channels and multiple units can be synchronised together (master-slave setup) to provide an expanded system with a larger number of channels. Integrated with ASC’s data acquisition (and hardware control) software, the PC-based Richter unit provides a complete data acquisition solution.

Example applications:

  • Microseismic (MS) and acoustic  emission (AE) event monitoring.
  • Vibration monitoring.
  • Research and laboratory based  high speed data acquisition.

A multi-purpose, multi-channel, 16-bit data acquisition system, with simultaneous and synchronous sampling of all input channels.

Milne_ja01Three different versions of the instrument are available with sampling rates of up to 10 MS/s, 20 MS/s or 40 MS/s respectively. The unit is primarily operated in a triggered acquisition mode, with the acquired triggered events stored on the data acquisition system hard drive. Multiple 4-channel data acquisition cards can be synchronised (master-slave setup) together to provide an expandable system with up to a total of 32 channels.

Example applications:

  • Microseismic (MS) and acoustic emission (AE) event monitoring.
  • Vibration monitoring.
  • Research and laboratory based high speed data acquisition.
  • General applications requiring high trigger rates and multichannel triggering.

The world’s first USB high-frequency data-acquisition system for ultrasonic, acoustic emission and microseismic monitoring.


  • Easy to use, low-cost, low-specification system ideal for a range of applications where high dynamic range and data-acquisition rates are not essential.
  • 12-bit full-waveform data acquisition on a USB interface. Simple plug and play on a laptop PC.
  • Synchronised sampling with 2 to 8-channel options, software selectable sample rates up to 50MHz and voltage ranges between 0.2 and 80V.
  • Software selectable multi-channel triggering, hit-count and ultrasonic surveying using the OMNIBUS options.
  • Software-selectable waveform lengths using on-board memory.

Data Processing and Management More

InSite Real-time Processing

realtimeAll of our systems are deployed with the InSite software to provide acquisition control, data management, processing and visualisation.

  • The InSite software is an integrated software solution that provides all control of data acquisition hardware and management of acquired data.
  • Real-time processing functions provide on-line results to engineers and seismologists. Post-processing functions allow data review and quality assurance.
  • A suite of processing and visualisation modules allow the software to be tailored to the project application and the acquisition hardware, independent of scale.
  • A single user interface provides a gateway to all the processing and visualisation functions.
  • Advanced features are available for networked data access and the integration of a client’s own processing codes.

Integrated and Distributed Solutions

NetworkingInSite’s unique data management and sharing capabilities allow integrated systems built across distributed hardware packages.

  • Complex engineered facilities may require many different, remotely-positioned, hardware packages.
  • Each hardware package we provide is an integrated unit of InSite software and applicable hardware components.
  • InSite’s unique data management framework has been designed to easily allow the sharing of data between acquisition computers and project personnel.
  • Distributed hardware packages are thus able to communicate data to a centralised facility from where it can be accessed by project engineers and managers.
  • The InSite software is hardware independent so that it can be used to interrogate data acquisition systems provided by other vendors and integrate these into a unified data-management structure.
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