Dec 20, 2023

Terra Insights joins Orica, expanding digital solutions platform

Tyler Morency
6 months ago

Terra Insights joins Orica, expanding digital solutions platform

We have some exciting news to share. We are proud to announce that Terra Insights will join Orica in 2024 to expand their digital solutions platform.  

Who is Orica 

Orica is a world-leading mining and infrastructure solutions provider, based in Australia. From the production and supply of explosives, blasting systems, mining chemicals and geotechnical monitoring to our cutting-edge digital solutions and comprehensive range of services, Orica sustainably mobilizes the earth’s resources. Orica’s portfolio serves a wide range markets and operations.  

Who is GroundProbe 

GroundProbe, a member of the Orica Group, is a global technology leader specializing in real-time solutions for measuring and monitoring geohazards. 

Why Terra Insights 

Terra Insights is an end-to-end sensors and data delivery technology platform for geotechnical, structural and geospatial monitoring of assets in mining and infrastructure. By joining Orica, Terra Insights builds on the success of GroundProbe and establishes a global leading geotechnical and structural monitoring business. It also creates a compelling growth opportunity by leveraging combined global network and capabilities. Finally, Terra Insights accelerates growth in Orica Digital Solutions—which already represents an impressive set of monitoring technologies. 

From Mark Price, CEO of Terra Insights 

We are excited to partner with Orica for Terra Insights’ next chapter of growth,” said Mark Price, CEO of Terra Insights. “Given our strong working relationship with Orica for nearly a decade, this combination is a great next step in the evolution of our end-to-end sensor and data delivery platform through working closely with Orica’s Digital Solutions and GroundProbe businesses. This is a level of collaboration that is global-minded and future-focused. Importantly, this transaction meaningfully enhances the solutions we can collectively provide to our valued customers and expand geography across the mining and critical infrastructure markets.”  

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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