Digital recorders or Digital sensors models. Which is right for you?
The Gecko is all about class-leading user experience, but it has the performance to match. Here's an overview of the tech specs.
- 3+1 channels, 40Vpp input range
- Gain options: x1 x2 x4 x8 ... x512
- Dynamic Range 143dB @100sps, 135dB @500sps (FS-RMS noise)
- Sample rates: 40/50, 100, 200, 250, 400, 500, 800, 1000, 2000, and 4000 samples per second
- Power: 7-30V DC, only 0.9W
- LCD and 4-button keypad for setup - no laptop required!
- Continuous data always recording to ring buffer
- MiniSEED data format and system information text files
- Internal GPS receiver timestamps data every second ensuring data is within 10 microseconds of UTC
- Trigger logging using Level and STA/LTA algorithms
- State of Health logging
- GeckoLink accessory available for SeedLink over Ethernet
- 32GB removable SD card storage (SDHC or microSD with adaptor)
- 12+ month recording @ 100sps
- Two trigger/SOH alarm outputs
- Ethernet/WiFi adaptor available
- GeckoLink accessory available with 64GB removable USB storage also acts as SeedLink server over Ethernet
- Included application software: Waves for waveform analysis; Streams for real time display, data archiving and remote Gecko configuration and upgrades
Features & Price
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History of Kelunji Seismographs
"Kelunji" is an Aboriginal word for a small cockatoo known locally as a "galah" - also an Australian euphemism that reflects some traits of our seismologists 😉
Starting in the late 1970s, our first generation digital recorders, the Alpha and Beta, used cassette tapes for triggered data recording. The first recorder known as "Kelunji" is now referred to as the Classic, and was our first to use solid state memory (1MB!). This was followed by the D-series and 24-bit Echo that used high volume CompactFlash Card storage, with the EchoPro (and briefly Fusion) moving to USB data storage. Following the ABCDEF nomenclature, our 7th generation "G" recorder recalls the Echo name and its core values of user-friendliness and continuous recording.
Of course our latest recorder needed to use the latest technology, which includes 32-bit ADC chips and other components that enables the Gecko to use a fraction of the power of previous generation machines.
As always, the Gecko supports sensors from any and all manufacturers: be they geophones or microphones; blast or earthquake accelerometers; or short period to broadband seismometers.
Our technology doesn't end at the recorder - we have developed data telemetry solutions, network management and data display software, and data analysis and alerting applications. The Gecko is just the first step in the complete seismic monitoring solution developed by the Seismology Research Centre and manufactured by ESS Earth Sciences.