Designed to interface with almost any sensor, the Taurus offers industry leading performance and versatility in a field portable seismograph. This lightweight, hand-held instrument can record continuous data for over 800 days operating at a mere 750mw.

Consisting of a high resolution 24-bit ADC, a precision GPS clock, and removable internal storage capabilities of up to 64G, the Taurus combines all the attributes of a stand-alone recorder with the benefits of internet and wireless communications.

User interface is simplified through an integrated colour graphics display and a five-button keypad providing instant access to real-time or recorded data. MiniSEED files are recorded directly to FAT32 formatted removable media (Compact Flash), allowing users to seamlessly transfer files to a PC or laptop for immediate analysis.

The Taurus simplifies field deployments by eliminating the need for auxiliary peripherals such as laptops and breakout boxes. Applications:
  • Broadband seismic studies
  • Emergency networks
  • Strong Motion Studies
  • Aftershock studies
  • Seismic networking via internet
  • Controlled source recording
  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Infrasound data acquisition
  • Local site storage in Libra VSAT Networks


  • Excellent data quality with 24-bit resolution and precise GPS timing
  • Hand-held, all in one seismograph capable of interfacing with any modern broadband or short period sensor with a single cable
  • Suitable for long-term deployments with >800 day recording capacity
  • Efficient, low power design requires only 750mw while acquiring 3 channels at 100 sps. Taurus can operate remotely on a 10Ah battery and 18W solar panel
  • Convenient data retrieval using internal, yet accessible, hot-swap media (FAT 32 compact flash)
  • Real-time data streaming capability for network applications via UDP/IP multicast and http over 10/100 Base-T Ethernet or the serial data port (SLIP) as well as dial-up or wireless internet connections
  • Integrated display provides access to various acquisition, monitoring, configuration and instrument status web pages
  • Easily interpreted web page display format provides onboard and remote access to real-time and historic data, GPS status, instrument configuration, and field procedures
  • Data output provided in industry standard formats, including: miniSEED, sorted miniSEED, ASCII, SEISAN and SEG-Y

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