Sep 27, 2019

Meet the distributor: Cautus Geo

Tyler Morency
5 years ago

Meet the distributor: Cautus Geo

Cautus Geo has been Measurand’s distributor in Norway for nine years. They have used ShapeArray’s real-time data collection to monitor underwater subsidence, sheet pile wall deflection, and slope stability near railways. Atle Gerhardsen, Cautus Geo’s CEO, spoke with Measurand about his company’s work.

“We are a monitoring company, so we do all types of monitoring. Focusing, especially on unstable construction and that area. And we are also doing environmental monitoring,” Gerhardsen said. “We can follow the whole life cycle of a project. We can do site investigations. We can do planning of a monitoring system and we can also perform the installation. And we can follow-up the project for the whole life-time.

From Cautus Geo’s website: “We aim to be a leading and innovative provider of effective and secure solutions for geo-monitoring and automatic measurement systems for land, water and vulnerable structures. An important part of our approach is to be able to connect reason factors and events together for common analysis and development of predictive models in real time. By combining several types of sensors in an integrated solution, we can distinguish unnatural events from normal trends.”

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  • 1993

    The Beginning

    Measurand is established in Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 1994

    Bend sensor development

    Measurand develops and patents fiber optic bend and position sensors for the medical and automotive sectors

    U.S. Patent 5,321,257

  • 1995

    Canadian Space Agency

    Receives funding from the CSA to develop sensor technology that ultimately leads to invention of ShapeTape

    U.S. Patent 5,633,494

  • 1999

    Patent on fiber optic sensor

    Measurand receives patent for "Fiber Optic Bending and Positioning Sensor" issued June 29, 1999

    Canadian Patent 2,073,162

  • 2001

    ShapeTape & ShapeHand debut

    Measurand designs and develops innovative motion capture technology

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2002

    Measurand Attends the ICPMG

    First contact with the geotechnical sector at the International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG)
  • 2004


    Design patent application sent about a new product designed to meet the specific needs of the geotechnical industry

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2005-08


    Measurand debuts ShapeWrap motion capture technology for the film and animation industry

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2006

    Malibu installation

    ShapeAccelArray installed for ground monitoring for the first time​ in Malibu, CA

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2007


    Suite of instrumentation developed for motion capture within Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2011

    SAAScan launched

    Built for rapid deployment and repeated use

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2014

    SAAX launched

    Purpose-built for heavy-duty horizontal installation

    Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,815,195

  • 2017

    SAAV launched

    The only geotechnical instrument with a patented cyclical installation method

    Cyclical Sensor Array, Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,911,175