Oct 4, 2021

Syscom Instruments joins RST Instruments/Measurand/3vGeomatics

Tyler Morency
3 years ago

Syscom Instruments joins RST Instruments/Measurand/3vGeomatics

Industry-first, fully integrated data monitoring and analysis solution adds vibration and seismic instrumentation to the portfolio to serve clients with safety, strong motion, and vibration monitoring needs.

RST Instruments/Measurand/3vGeomatics, a portfolio group of Vance Street Capital LLC companies today announced the acquisition of Syscom Instruments, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality vibration and seismic monitoring equipment for civil engineering, strong motion, and safety industries.

The acquisition augments RST/Measurand/3vGeomatics’s globally trusted below-ground and above-ground geotechnical technology with state-of-the-art seismic and vibration monitoring systems.

“By adding Syscom Instruments’ deep experience in vibration and seismic monitoring technology to our existing portfolio, we’ve continued to build on our comprehensive product offering with instrumentation trusted by clients,” Mark Price, CEO from RST/Measurand/3vGeomatics said. “The sensors designed by Syscom Instruments’ industry-leading expert engineers integrate tightly with RST and Measurand geotechnical and structural health instrumentation. When you combine that with 3vGeomatics’ InSAR technology, we can offer our clients an unprecedented level of data-backed insight into every aspect of their project’s operations.”

Syscom Instruments

Syscom Instruments joins the portfolio group with 13 employees, six of whom are engineers. Combined, the four companies possess unparalleled geotechnical and monitoring expertise, with over 65 degreed engineers and geoscientists, serving over 1000 clients in over 60 countries, with a network of over 30 global partners.

“We are excited to join the RST/Measurand/3vGeomatics team, bringing to the group our high quality, high value-added product lines for vibration and earthquake measurement. Our sensors, recorders and software solutions for the civil engineering, strong motion and safety systems markets are a very good fit to the group’s existing product portfolio, creating a complete offering for all clients worldwide,” Maarten van der Reijden, Managing Director of Syscom Instruments said. Founded in 1974, Syscom Instruments is headquartered in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. Syscom Instruments is a leading supplier of high-quality vibration and seismic monitoring systems for civil engineering, strong motion and safety industries.

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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