Through the early years, the small team at Zupt was unsatisfied with the environmental impact and time consumed for conventional land survey techniques used for onshore seismic data acquisition. They first introduced an inertial navigation instrument that was carried by two people (A-PINS). This solved the environmental impact and efficiency issue but created a health and safety issue. Two people carrying the same piece of equipment up and down the side of mountains and through swamps was not practical. This led to the introduction of the backpack portable INS (B-PINS) that has seen success around the world and has surveyed many tens of thousands of Kms.
The team then took their focus to the subsea metrology operations where precise measurements are made between two structures in up to 4,000m water depth. This was also a development focused on efficiency and saving many hours of vessel time consumed to complete metrology surveys – saving both time and the carbon footprint for these operations.
The strong focused engineering and operations team at Zupt continues to revolutionize the way that various measurements and repetitive operations are completed. Zupt remains a small business focusing on helping people make what is complex simple, Zupt continues to find better and newer ways to do things where others do not try.
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