Kinemetrics Instrumentation Division

Kinemetrics Instrumentation Division is the core of Kinemetrics, Inc. Founded in Pasadena, California, in 1969; the Instrumentation Division traditionally designs and manufactures a wide-range of Kinemetrics sensors and digitizers/recorders. Kinemetrics engineers were the inventors of strong motion seismology as we know it today. The K2, Etna, Basalt and Obsidian, Episensor and Hyposensor, are all brand names with international reputation. Kinemetrics has representatives in tens of countries all over the world, offices in Lausanne, Rome, Tokyo, and training centers in Dubai and Vienna, which are all collectively used by the other three Divisions.

Open Systems and Services Division

The Open Systems & Services (OSS) Division brings unique perspectives to seismic and structural monitoring solutions providing onsite and remote maintenance and operation services beyond Kinemetrics’ OEM capability. OSS Division is based in Pasadena, California, and maintains its own data center (on premises and in the cloud) for state-of-health monitoring of client’s seismic networks, and for structural monitoring systems providing business continuity solutions. OSS’ array of comprehensive services and solutions are meant to protect human lives, capital assets, and critical infrastructure investments around the globe.

Quanterra Digitizer Division

Quanterra, Inc., located in Shirley, Massachusetts, USA, has led the field of specialized systems for global seismological research for over 30 years. While Quanterra didn’t quite “invent the internet”, as a spinoff of collaboration at Harvard and ETH, Zürich, Quanterra did develop the field of high-resolution digital very broadband seismological data collection that revolutionized the science. Quanterra designed and developed the first 24-bit digitizer for research seismology and the first – and still unequaled – seismological research system capable of measurement over 220dB dynamic range and 5 decades in frequency. If you have used global seismological data in the last 30 years, it was acquired with a system designed and built by Quanterra. Our innovations continue in ultra-low-power equipment with advanced features to power the next generation of global science. Quanterra is a US distributor for Streckeisen GmbH.

Kinemetrics SA, Switzerland

Kinemetrics SA is the Kinemetrics Inc. Swiss subsidiary that serves the European seismic monitoring and nuclear power industry market needs since inception in 1986. It also handles marketing, sales and support in Africa, Middle East, and South-East Asia. In early 2020, Kinemetrics SA extended its activity in manufacturing broadband sensors by gathering an international team with decades of experience in producing, developing, and designing ultra-high-performance broadband seismometers. Moreover, integrating former staff from Streckeisen GmbH ensures comprehensive and competent customer service for Kinemetrics-supported broadband seismometers. These factors combined are ingredients of success, as Kinemetrics SA participates in developing the next generation of high-end seismometers for terrestrial and marine applications.

BRTT Software Strategic Partner

Boulder Real Time Technologies, Inc. is based in Boulder, Colorado, and specializes in software development. In particular, the Antelope Environmental Data Acquisition Platform. It is a fully autonomous and fully supported commercial grade software platform. It is a scalable and data-driven architecture. The largest seismic networks in the world, with 400-500 hundred stations, such as IRIS-USArray/TA, Italy-DPC, or Alaska Regional Network, all use Antelope. Layered with Kinemetrics instrumentation, Antelope functions as the brain for data collection, processing and results in dissemination.