New Gecko Firmware [Updated]

Version 2.5 of the Gecko firmware adds improved reliability for the optional Telit 3G modem. This is in addition to the feature updates in v2.4 below. The upgrade process is as simple as ever – simply download the Rasbora.bin file, copy it onto an SD card, insert it into your Gecko …

Waves and Quick Quake: Free Seismic Analysis Software

Our seismologists have designed some of the best, easiest to use earthquake data analysis software, which are mostly free to use to make processing of your data and learning about earthquakes a much more enjoyable experience. Quick Quake has been available for the iPad for a few years, and today …

Purge bubbler defeats silting issues

One of the main advantages of the 6150 liquid level measurement system is that when a reading is taken, a high pressure blast of air is pushed through the bubble tube, clearing the tube of any water, silt or debris that might accumulate, particularly after flood events. The 6150 has …

Power Tent

Created with portability and simplicity in mind, the Power Tent is a solar panel, battery and regulator pack that folds flat for storage and transport. The Power Tent uses flight-safe Nickel Metal Hydride batteries, but higher density Lithium Ion batteries can be specified where larger power capacities are desired and …

Gecko Prism

The Seismology Research Centre (SRC) division of ESS Earth Sciences has had a big year in 2016: celebrating its 40th anniversary since local earthquake monitoring began in 1976; and in the development and release of several new and improved products, the latest being the Gecko Prism broadband seismograph. The Gecko Prism, …

Gecko Helix 1Hz Seismograph

The 2017 Gecko Helix all-in-one seismograph was officially launched at the Asian Seismological Commission conference in Melbourne on 25-27 November 2016. Expanding our range of waterproof seismographs, the Helix integrates a triaxial velocity sensor with a bandwidth of 1Hz-100Hz, which is perfect for local and regional scale earthquake monitoring networks and …

User Manuals

Use the form to contact us with your support questions. You can download user manuals for our seismic, geotechnical and water products below. We’ll be posting more user manuals on this page soon. In the mean time, you can find more of our support material here.

New Geosystems website

We’ve cleared out the old Geosystems website and will now use it as a showcase for new technology in the field of geotechnical engineering. The first product we’ll be profiling is our development of a portable platform for the revolutionary Fast Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar (FastGBSAR). The full system will be …

New Sun Tracking Solar Station

Kipp & Zonen have released a new solar monitoring station that includes a suite of sensors to provide an all-in-one solution for monitoring the efficiency of your solar energy field. The RaZON+ includes instrument to measure Solar Irradiance, Direct Normal (DNI), Diffuse Horizontal (DHI) and calculated Global Horizontal (GHI), plus Sunshine …

Instructional Videos

Over the coming months we’ll be posting instructional videos along with our product information videos. ESS Earth Sciences has two video channels on YouTube – one for our Seismology Research Centre group and another for Geosystems. Have a look and subscribe to keep up to date with the latest technology and more. …

Gecko Seismograph mini-site

Get to know our new Gecko seismograph a little better at our new mini website. Browse the four-model range to learn about the features, relative pricing, and a bit on our history of seismograph development that stretches back almost 40 years. If you have any questions about the Gecko earthquake seismograph …

Earthquake Recording Instrumentation for Buildings

The science of structural response to earthquakes is about to get a massive data resource boost due to a mandate introduced in the Philippines for seismic instrumentation in buildings. In 1992, the National Structural Code of the Philippines (NSCP) first introduced the requirement for seismic monitoring of structures for engineering design …

Successful Realtime Water Quality Trial

An EventLab has been operating in a water treatment plant in Tasmania for around 6 months and has produced excellent results, verifying Optiqua’s claimed performance with a real-world trial in Australian conditions. ESS and Optiqua technicians installed the equipment and connected it to the Internet via cellular modem so that the data …

Bridge Monitoring using Radar

The Metasensing radar, when used in RAR mode (Real Aperture Radar), can scan an entire structure for synchronous multi-point displacement monitoring in real time, up to 4000 scans per second. In this video, the response of a rail bridge is monitored as trains of different type, speed and load pass. …

Blast monitoring packages

The Australian Standard for use of explosives (AS2187.2) provides guidelines for blast monitoring where the peak particle velocity (PPV) has a variable acceptance threshold based on the signal frequency. At 1Hz the acceptable threshold is as low as 5mm/s, rising (non-linearly) to 50mm/s at 100Hz. Historically the geophones used for blast monitoring …

Gecko SMA launches at PCEE

The Strong Motion Accelerograph (SMA) version of our Gecko seismograph debuted at the 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Sydney on 6-8 November 2015. Designed for structural monitoring and rapid deployment for aftershock monitoring, the Gecko SMA (and higher resolution Gecko SMA-HR) are the simplest-to-use seismographs on the market. Simply anchor …

Slope Stability Radar Demo in Sydney

ESS and Metasensing will be demonstrating the revolutionary FastGBSAR instrument in Sydney at the FMGM conference from the 9th to the 11th of September 2015. Come and visit Metasensing at Booth number 18, right outside the entry to the Plenary Sessions theatre. The MetaSensing FastGBSAR (Fast Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar) instrument is the …

Earthquake Monitoring Networks

The seismologists at the Seismology Research Centre that were involved in the design of our earthquake recorders and analysis software have written an article on: how to design a network; select the right instrumentation for the job; install the recording, power and telemetry equipment; and use data processing software to run …

Ponsel Water product data sheets

ESS is proud to present a new range of water quality monitoring products from European brand Ponsel. The range includes digital EC, Turbidity, pH and dissolved oxygen sensors, and much more. Please browse the range of data sheets below for technical data, or contact us for assistance or pricing.

Stress Measurement in Dams

Typically, the 3D stress hollow inclusion (HI) cell is used in the mining industry, particularly in high stress precious metal mines that continually need to modify their operations according to the changes in stress as tunnels are bored through the rock. But rock stress is not all the HI cell is …