Kinemetrics designed the SMA-1. This small, robust Strong Motion Accelerograph quickly became the worldwide standard with nearly 8,000 sold. Most of the early significant strong motion recordings were made on SMA-1s.
Kinemetrics introduces its first in a long line of Force Balance Accelerometers, the FBA-1. More than 55,000 FBAs have been sold over the years with many still in operation to this day.
Kinemetrics designs the first centralized Time Series Recording System for Nuclear Power Plants, the SMA-3. This system would be installed in nearly 100 nuclear power stations worldwide.
Kinemetrics designs and releases the world’s first Digital Strong Motion Accelerograph, the Model DSA-1.
Kinemetrics develops the SSA-1 Solid State Accelerograph, significantly increasing the reliability and ease of data retrieval and use for near-field earthquake and structural monitoring.
Dr. Joe Steim develops the “Steim” data compression technique, now a global de-facto standard in the recording of earthquake research data.
Quanterra co-develops the world’s first very broad band high-dynamic range sensor (STS-1) and introduces the first commercial 24-bit A/D converter for seismological research.
Quanterra develops and deploys the world’s first seismological system with 220dB dynamic range, measuring minimum earth noise to 4g.
Streckeisen introduces the first portable high-dynamic range, low-noise broadband sensor, the iconic STS-2 – now a global standard. More STS-2’s are used in major research networks than any other sensor.
Kinemetrics develops the K2 High Dynamic Range Accelerograph (20 bit). This was the first Accelerograph capable of remote interrogation, automatic callout and event notification. The lower-cost, lower dynamic range (18 bit) ETNA unit would soon follow which became de-facto the World’s standard for Accelerographs.
Kinemetrics launches the first Aspen System deployed with the BRTT Antelope Environmental Monitoring Software.
Kinemetrics develops the EpiSensor which has been widely accepted as the de-facto standard in strong-motion measurements of seismic events.
Quanterra introduces the first ultra-low-power rugged high-resolution data acquisition system, the legendary Q330. The Q330 and its derivatives are used nearly exclusively in every major national and international research program, including the USGS/GSN and USGS national and regional networks.
Quanterra introduces the first 26-bit seismological A/D converter, the unrivaled Q330HR, employed exclusively in global research networks.
Kinemetrics introduces the Rock platform of products which included among others the Basalt and Granite digitizers.
Kinemetrics launches the multi-year implementation of the Assessment of Seismic Hazard and Risk in the Emirate of Abu-Dhabi. The project involved 32 government and private stakeholders.
Metrozet introduces the M2166-VBB Very Broadband Seismometer. This sensor is designed as a complete replacement for the STS-1/VBB sensors used in the GSN, and other global network stations.
Kinemetrics entered into the first contract with the Italian Civil Protection Department (DPC) to operate the country’s national strong-motion network. Kinemetrics continues to run said network with an up-time of 98% over 4+ years.
Streckeisen/Quanterra/Metrozet introduce the STS-5A borehole sensor, offering performance of the STS-2 sensor in a self-leveling borehole package.
Metrozet/Kinemetrics introduce the EpiSensor2, the highest performance strong motion sensor to date, with operating power approximately 3X lower than any competing design. This sensor is configured for both surface and borehole applications.
Kinemetrics installs the OASIS (On-line Alerting of Structural Integrity and Safety) system in the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
Streckeisen/Quanterra/Metrozet introduce the STS-6A Very Broad Band 360s-50Hz borehole sensor – the world’s lowest-noise borehole sensor for global applications.
Kinemetrics launches its new OASIS+ product. This Earthquake Business Continuity Solution (EBCS) will enhance the resilience of tall buildings before, during and after seismic events by providing real-time notification to building occupants. OASIS+ will also leverage crowd-sourcing capabilities to assess a structure’s state-of-the-health and get people back to work as quickly and safely as possible.
On November 26, 2018 the SEIS-SP Seismometer using Kinemetrics’ patented MEMS technologies was sent on the InSight Lander to Mars!
Kinemetrics launches the new Qantix series of Quanterra recorders. The Q8, its first member, represents the pinnacle of Quanterra’s 30+ years’ undisputed leadership in designing the most advanced ultra-high performance data acquisition systems in our marketplace.