SAA Communication Cable

ShapeArray cable is designed and manufactured specifically for ShapeArray instrumentation.

There are two models of cable to connect your ShapeArray to your/the interface unit:

  • Cable18: The standard 15 m length cable shipped with ShapeArray.
  • Cable14: Optional heavy duty cable suitable for longer runs of cable. Excellent for environments where more jacket durability is required. Includes a 550 kgf (1200 lbs) tensile strength Kevlar braid for use in tidal marine applications or unstable soils.

ShapeArray cable is designed and manufactured specifically for ShapeArray instrumentation. Measurand uses high-quality materials to preserve ShapeArray’s digital signal integrity while providing optimum power. The thick urethane jacket is cut-resistant and low fire, smoke, and toxicity.

Standard cable length is 15 m, however, longer custom cable lengths can be ordered if required. Measurand recommends cable lengths greater than 15 m be ordered separately and spliced in the field using a Surge Protection Device (SAASPD). The SAASPD acts as a “splice kit” that protects the ShapeArray from power surges and lightning strikes. Extra cable can be ordered in bulk up to 500 m. Conduits can be used to protect SAA Cable to increase the serviceability and protection from external hazards such as rodent damage or construction activity.

See cable length charts for maximum cable lengths for a particular ShapeArray lengths.

Related products: ShapeArray, SAASPD, SAA Splice Kit

  • 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