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A new week, a new perspective

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 in News

Hello All!

This week, we are expecting one of our RockFall Systems to go live; we are looking at a piece of track up the valley and we are very excited about this too! It has been a busy June with www.shakealarm.com going live last week, and now the commissioning of a system is just about finished, we are very excited!

Also exciting is that summer is just around the corner, and after the horrid winter we all suffered through in Canada this year, a warm, sunny summer is in order.

Accelerometer production is going full swing; we have loads on the shelves, so don't be a stranger and source all your strong motion recorders and measurement devices from us!

Also on the boil - ELF and GNOME are coming back! More on that once we get through the next week; actually, a lot is happening in the next week.

 

Ciao for now!

 

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www.shakealarm.com is live!

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in News

Hi All!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that www.shakealarm.com is live!

ShakeAlarm is a cost efficient Earthquake Early Warning System (EEWS) that we have deployed throughout the lower mainland, and up the Fraser Valley.

We plan on expanding the 'News' section on the ShakeAlarm site to keep everyone in BC up to date with this state of the art technology.

Many thanks to Brendan at IG Web Designs for continuing to make everything look AWESOME!

 

Cheers!

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Hey good lookin'!!!

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in News

So, here I was, meeting a client at a structural monitoring location, you know, just business as normal, and then this bird starts making this huge fuss, carrying on, showing me its feathers and running around in circles.

My associate, as tactful as ever, says 'Be sure to buy it a drink first...'

And I say... 'Of course, but I think there is something else going on here'. So I look around and take this picture:

 

Obviously, it wasn't really interested in a date with me, but I was flattered none the less.

But this is also a valuable lesson to those of us that intrude in nature: whether we are structural monitoring, using accelerometers of listening or watching for strong motion, all these little things are in our path, and I think we will feel better about it if we try not to disturb or upset them!

 

Cheers!

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Large Hole

Posted on May 29, 2014 in News

And here is a picture of a very large hole I found in the middle of Arizona:

 

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A voyage through the Western United States

Posted on May 28, 2014 in News

Hello all!

We are just back from a six State, 5000 km (3000 miles for our Imperialist friends...) run down to Scottsdale Arizona and back again, after of course we finished showing accelerometers and strong motion recorders at the Nuclear Energy Assembly. It was quite an eye opening experience.

As it turns out, there hasn't been a lot of movement in that industry for 30 years or so; no one has built plants in North America, and no plants have really been hiring a lot of people until lately. So, this has created a large gap between the guys who are retiring, and the new guard that are just coming online - it was fascinating to listen to the stories, and the air was electrified (no pun intended...) with new technologies, new ideas, and very forward thinking folks that appear to be really driven to shine.

All told, we made some new friends that I hope will remain so for many years to come.

Now, did anyone know that when you drive into Nevada, go through Vegas, and then head north to Reno that you drive by Area 51 for about 300 miles???!!! Nor did I, and I was most unhappy that our American friends did not have any aliens on display for us to see, except for a weird shop in the middle of nowhere, which seemed somewhat suspect and not government sanctioned:


 

Needless to say, the green guy on the storefront was the only alien-y thing we saw.

I will have more on this trip in coming posts!

Cheers!

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Back from a trip to Arizona!

Posted on May 25, 2014 in News

Hi All!

I am back from a whirlwind trip down into the States to create awareness of our accelerometers and their uses!

There will be more from me, but seeing as though it is Sunday, it will have to wait until tomorrow!

Cheers!

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The last week...

Posted on May 12, 2014 in News

Hello everyone!

Apologies for being amiss last week; I was taken out of the office last week a little abruptly, so blame me.

AGS has made a showing in the Pipeline and Gas Journal; more can be seen here: http://pipelineandgasjournal.com/april-2014-new-products

We are gearing up to go down to our next show in Scottsdale Arizona, to show Shake Alarm, Shake Monitor and our line of accelerometers - they were well received in Alaska, so we are hoping to keep the momentum going down in Arizona!

We are also actively pursuing new business for our Rockfall system in both Eastern Canada and Europe - busy busy busy! It sure will be nice to have more exposure on this state of the art system.

So I will effort to be more vigilant in my writing of this blog; and I am sorry for the dip last week!

Cheers!

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The last couple of days...

Posted on May 2, 2014 in News

So, hello all!

The last couple of days has been consumed with trying to get all of our testing gear organized and put away; our two resident worker girls, Sam and Marianne, did a spectacular job of handling a whole wack of testing gear, steal and various other odds and sods.

Lincoln and Iain are still up in Alaska; bringing accelerometer goodness to many folks all throughout North America.

And I am going to take my Ma out for dinner with my girlfriend.

Yes, a successful and productive week. See you all next week!

Cheers!

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2014 Seismological Society of America

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 in News

Hello everyone!

Lincoln has just gone up to Alaska to man a booth at the SSA’s 2014 Annual Meeting, Iain will be joining him tomorrow; it should prove to be a good show - our accelerometer production is back into full swing and we are eager to expose everyone to our top of the line instrumentation packages! And recorders... and most importantly, our Radiation Hardened Enclosures for use in the Nuclear Industry. Very trick stuff.

Taken from their website:

SSA’s 2014 Annual Meeting will provide a stimulating exchange of research on a wide range of topics with colleagues from all over the world. Oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibits, field trips, business meetings and social gatherings all provide participants the opportunity to meet and share with their peers.

That sounds pretty exciting - all this brain power in one place!

Cheers!

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Open House a Success!!!

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 in News

Hello All!

Back from a spectacular weekend after a phenomenally successful Open House last Friday!

Kim and Christoph from Brisco Manufacturing (the folks who manufactured our flooring system) gave an AWESOME presentation about the LVL product, and Iain from Weir-Jones also made a few comments to all who were here!

Perry and Chris, our resident finishing carpenters, put a big effort on in order to get the front reception area done, and it looks great!

We also got the opportunity to meet Brendan Reilly, our web/marketing designer - at last! He proved to be as affable in person as he has been over the phone for the last year +; we hope he will stay on with us and continue to produce these very attractive pieces for marketing!

The caterers were lovely, and one of the shrimp wraps attacked me and stained my shirt - about the only fail we suffered. The caterers remedied the shirt with soda water and beer - beer for me, soda for the shirt!

And, we got an opportunity to showcase of Earth Quake Early Warning System, Shake Alarm - this amused a couple of kids as we had them try to 'induce' a seismic event in the building, then showed them how the accelerations were being captured on the monitor, lots of good fun!

All told, it was a great event, and only the beginning to the weekend...!

Cheers!

 

(And it would appear I have figured out how to post pictures...!)

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