Meet the new SuperSting™ with Wi-Fi®
What is the SuperSting™ R8/IP/SP with WiFi®?
It’s enhanced mobility, wireless control, improved efficiency, remote Data Quality Assurance, freedom from wires.
It has a future proof interface with limitless capabilities!
Here are some interesting features:
The SuperSting Manager App for mobile Android™ tablets or phones, frees you from
monitoring the instrument itself in the field and sends survey data immediately to your processing center or office
at the touch of the screen. You can conduct surveys from the comfort of your vehicle or a remote location up to
100 meters from the device (depending on terrain and atmospheric conditions).
- 802.11 Wi-Fi® standard
- High bandwidth communication
- Range: up to 100 meter radius from instrument
- Includes Android™ App
- Works on popular Android™ Devices with Retina Displays
- Mini Tablets
- GUI (Graphical User Interface) to SuperSting
- Download and upload Command (.cmd) files, and survey (.stg) data files
- Email survey data files to office
- Real-time plotting of resistivity data and IP curves
- Complete control of SuperSting™ instrument
The Wi-Fi connection and App enables users to control and upload command files to the SuperSting and check the electrodes
for contact resistance. Thanks to AGI's SuperSting Manager App, data can be reviewed graphically in real time, plus you can
display pseudo-sections in stunning colors on Android™ tablets and phones. Files can also be downloaded and emailed for
immediate processing and analysis.|
Available as a one or eight channel instrument, the SuperSting comes with the accuracy, reliability and ruggedness that all
Advanced Geosciences instruments are known for. Please get the brochure for all the advantages and
details of this leading-edge meter.
For more information do not hesitate to contact AGI's sales team firstname.lastname@example.org,
for any questions and to learn more about how the SuperSting with WiFi can meet any and all of your geophysical
imaging survey needs with the highest possible performance and results.
Android™ is a trade mark of Google Inc.
The term Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®
SuperSting™ is a trade mark of Advanced Geosciences, Inc.
Electrical Resistivity Imaging Seminars
AGI invites you to attend our following seminars on electrical resistivity
imaging hosted in Austin, Texas and Madrid, Spain:
- Resistivity Imaging (3 days)
- Marine resistivity Imaging (3 days)
Advanced Geosciences Europe, S.L or AGE
For inquires from Europe, Africa or the Middle East, please contact AGI’s European office
(Advanced Geosciences Europe, S.L. or AGE) which is located in Madrid Spain for faster service.
AGI website is now translated to Spanish!
PowerSting High Power External Transmitters for Resistivity & Induced Polarization
Ministing Single Channel Low-Cost Instrument
The MiniSting is a development of the famous Sting R1 resistivity meter. By introducing less expensive
production methods and design, we have been able to reduce the price of the instrument.|
- The instrument measures resistivity, SP (self potential) and IP (induced polarization).
- Can be used with our patented (patent 6,404,203) automatic dual mode smart electrode system.
- Can be used with our Switch boxes (28, 56, 64, 84 and 98 electrode capability) and passive electrode cables or our down-hole cables.
- Rugged construction.
- Delivered with the Administrator utility software for downloading data and uploading command files and more.
SuperSting Marine System
AGI has developed a new marine option of the famous SuperSting R8. The system comprises the
SuperSting Marine, the Marine Log Manager software and an electrode towing cable.
The SuperSting Marine continuously records and stores data from a GPS receiver.
Current is injected every 3 seconds and 8 apparent resistivity values representing 8
depth levels are read for each current injection. Depth of penetration depends on length
of the cable and array type. Typically you will see down to aproximately 20% of the
electrode spread length.
The Marine Log Manager software allows you to edit the recorded data, plot the boat
track and the resistivity data on an imported map image and to format the data for the
EarthImager 2D inversion software. Electrode positions can also be converted to UTM coordinates.
The electrode cable features graphite electrodes (US Patent 6,674,286), a kevlar strength
member and water block. The advantage of the graphite electrodes is that they do not
corrode as currrent is passed through them. Regular metal electrodes quickly corrodes
in water environment due to electrolysis processes. The water block prevents water from
entering the cable in case of a cut in the outer jacket.
SuperSting Remote Monitoring System
Remote control of an electrical resistivity monitoring site is now possible by using the SuperSting
Remote Monitoring System (SSRMS). The SSRMS can be controlled from a computer anywhere in the world
by using the Internet, provided that there is an Internet connection at the monitoring site. The
measurement tasks are set up in advance from the home office computer and the survey will be
performed at the scheduled time. Email with information of measurement start, error and finish
will be automatically sent to specified addresses. The “finish” email will have the measurement
result file attached with the mail. The SSRMS also has a battery bank management system which
makes sure that there is power available for each survey.
The system is used whenever there is a need to repeat measurement on a fixed installation of
electrodes. Typical applications are monitoring leakage from landfills, monitoring of remediation
progress at clean-up sites, monitoring progress of injected salt solution in hydrogeological tests,
monitoring of sink hole activity in sensitive areas as under highways and apartment buildings,
monitoring the moisture front progress after rain/irrigation, monitoring of permafrost annual
development, monitoring fresh water/salt water interface in tidal areas, and much more.
AGI Resistivity Imaging Inversion software
The EarthImager 2D
is the new standard for affordable Resistivity Imaging
software from Advanced Geosciences.
With this software data collected with the AGI SuperSting earth imaging resistivity instruments
can be interpreted into easy to read 2D earth sections. The processed data can be output to varius
types of files and can be processed into reports ready for submission to the client.
Get a demo of EarthImager 2D!
- 2D resistivity and IP inversion software.
- 2D ERT (electrical resistivity tomography) between two or more boreholes and surface electrodes.
- Survey planner with graphical model input, forward modelling, inversion and virtual survey with actual command file.
- Data editing for detecting and removing erroneous data points.
- High definition report quality plat style printout.
- Topographic correction and printout of resistivity section with topographical features.
- Finite difference and finite element modelling.
- No software limit on number of data or number of electrodes.
- No limit on array type or electrode location.
- User friendly Windows GUI.
- Fast graphics Windows 32-bit program.
- A graphical a-priori information input interface.
- Real time scrolling through all iterations using the mouse wheel, creates “movie like” animation.
- Seamless operation with AGI resistivity instruments.
- Removable contour curves and automatic blanking.
- Windows true type font and true 24-bit color.
- Continuously developed with updates available to registered users via the AGI website.
The EarthImager 3D is our 3D resistivity imaging inversion software.
Our EarthImager 3D resistivity and IP inversion software
inverts resistivity and IP data acquired with electrodes arranged in boreholes and/or on the
surface and presents a 3D volume of inverted resistivity data with advanced volume rendering
technique. The final resistivity or IP image-volume can be rotated in any orientation, zoomed
in and out, and translated to anywhere inside the image window in order to see the volume of
interest in detail. Colors representing areas of less interest can be made transparent so that
the shape of a pollution plume, for example, can be visible. With EarthImager, 3D resistivity
inversion can be as easy as two steps: Read Data and Start Inversion with only a few mouse clicks.
AGI Resistivity Imaging Cable Systems
AGI produces cable systems for all of the resistivity imaging instruments (SuperSting R8/IP,
SuperSting R1/IP, MiniSting and the older Sting R1 and Sting R1/IP).
The cable systems are manufactured in two types, the distributed electrode switch type and the
central switching box type. Both can be used separately or in combination.
The advantage of the switch box type is that a more light weight and less expensive multi-channel
cable can be used. The dual-mode switch is however only available in the distributed switch cables.
For imaging projects where the survey conditions are favourable and production speed is imporant
we recommend using the switch box cable system with the lightweight and less expensive cables.
There are two types of switches used, the single channel switch originally designed for the
Sting R1 instrument and the multi-channel switch designed for SuperSting R8/IP. Both types
can be used by the SuperSting instruments, but the MiniSting and older Sting instruments can
only use the single-channel switches.
Note that when Sting R1 cables are used with the SuperSting R8/IP the instrument will only
record data in single channel mode.
The distributed cable switches come with the dual mode operation possibility, which is currently
not available in the switch box version. The dual mode operation makes it simpler to obtain high
quality readings in conditions where electrode polarization is a problem.
Switch box systems are used to control electrode connections via passive cables.
Such cables can be made considerably more light-weight and can be used in many common
Swift Dual Mode Automatic Electrode Cable|
The dual mode electrode (US Patent 6,404,203) allows the user to measure IP using non-polarizable electrodes in an
automatic electrode system and at the same time use stainless steel electrodes for current
transmission. By using non-polarizable electrodes, a much better signal can be recorded, free
from the polarization noise of a stainless steel electrode. You will not find this feature on
any other resistivity/IP system!
We have designed the Dual Mode Electrode system to be easy to operate in the field. One single
setting in the SuperSting allows you to select whether to perform a survey with only stainless
steel electrodes or with the combination dual mode stainless steel/non-polarizable electrodes.
Therefore, it is not necessary to always use non-polarizable electrodes if the survey
specification does not call for it.
The Swift dual mode automatic electrode cable is backwards compatible with the Sting R1
and the old Swift system. We will gradually phase out the old type Swift electrode cable and completely replace
it with the new Swift Dual Mode Electrode cable.
Advanced Geosciences, Inc. (AGI) with headquarters in Austin, Texas, specializes in manufacturing and
development of high-resolution geophysical instruments for resistivity and IP imaging.
AGI manufactures the SuperSting R8/IP, SuperSting R1/IP and MiniSting earth resistivity imaging systems
and the EarthImager 2D and 3D inversion software for processing of the recorded data.
Typical applications for the AGI systems include:
- Geotechnical investigations
- Construction site investigations
- Borehole to borehole and borehole to surface tomography imaging
- Fracture and cavity detection in bedrock
- Groundwater exploration
- Environmental investigation (i.e., mapping of pollution plumes, etc.)
- Investigation of dam leakage
- Sand and gravel exploration
- Site characterization for development
- Site investigation for horizontal drilling
- Site investigation for tunneling operation
- Marine image profiling using our unique SuperSting Marine system
- Archeological studies.
The DC resistivity imaging method is especially valuable in areas where ground penetrating radar (GPR)
and EM methods do not work because of conductive overburden.
Conductive materials, for example clay, attenuates the radar (EM) signal so that no result,
or very limited result, can be achieved. In such areas, which are very common in large areas
of the world, the resistivity method is the only real alternative for subsurface 2D and 3D
mapping of the near surface.
Field procedure is simple. First set out electrode stakes at even intervals.
Then lay out the electrode cable and attach each take-out to the stakes.
Finally connect the AGI instrument (any of the above listed ones) to the electrode cable, perform an
automatic test to check that everything
is connected correctly and then start the automatic recording.
The resistivity measurements are stored directly in the memory of the instrument.
When the field measurement is complete the data are downloaded to a PC computer,
inverted from apparent resistivity into "true" resistivity and presented as a color
cross-section of the subsurface.
Being an instrument manufacturer and not wanting to compete with our customers,
AGI does not perform electrical resistivity surveys. Therefore, the examples and
case histories on this web site is recorded and produced by our clients, whom we
now thank for their valued contribution.
We are available during Texas office hours 8:30-17:00 CDT (= GMT-6) on the phone number
below. You can use our fax line or send us e-mail too.
- Postal address
- 2121 Geoscience Dr., Austin, TX 78726, USA
- Electronic mail:
- General Information: email@example.com
Sales info & order: firstname.lastname@example.org
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