Ackcio Beam

Transmitting data and analytics from monitoring instruments to your fingertips in real-time.

Ackcio’s innovative and versatile product suite transmits data and analytics from ShapeArray in real-time.

Ackcio Nodes connect with geotechnical and structural sensors and transmit their data to Ackcio Gateway.

Wireless Nodes

Ackcio Nodes are compatible with all  ShapeArray models. Each node is the datalogger for its assigned sensors and can transmit readings at intervals between two minutes and 24 hours, depending on project requirements.

Easy Configuration

Ackcio Beam is easy to set up and configure with the Ackcio smartphone app.

Long-Range Connectivity

Every node has a transmission range of up to 10 km, depending on the environment. To further increase their monitoring area, Ackcio Mesh networking handles up to 10 transmission hops between the transmitting node and the gateway. This gives a range and layout flexibility that allows the Ackcio Beam to easily monitor sensors throughout large construction and mining sites, even in hard-to-reach areas.

Mesh Technology

Ackcio devices are networked in a self-configuring mesh, where data is transmitted to the gateway via the most reliable available signal route. Ackcio Mesh is self-repairing: any obstruction in an existing route will trigger a search for an alternative route to the gateway. An Ackcio Mesh network adapts to its environment in order to provide extremely reliable service in dynamic conditions.

Weatherproof Design

Ackcio devices are IP67 certified, which means they can withstand extreme weather, harsh environments, and extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to 80°C.

Energy Saving

Ultra-low power consumption ensures that Ackcio Nodes last for up to five years on batteries.


  • 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