Welcome To Seismic Source Company

Seismic Source Company is a manufacturer of seismic instruments and data acquisition systems. Its products are used in a broad range of applications: Seismology, Structural Monitoring, Seismic Site Evaluation, Civil Engineering, Gas and Oil Exploration, Industrial Vibration Monitoring.


Source Signature Recorder
Provides Zero Time, Location and Source Quality Control

A General Source QC Tool:

GPS accuracy for time break collection and source equipment locations.

32-bit, high speed, ADC chip for lower noise and increased accuracy for signatures.

Operates independently of crew, including observer and shooter or operators.

Can be used with any Vibrator Control System.

Great for monitoring rental equipment and operators.

Provides accurate start times that can be used with any nodal recording system.

Signature Recorder

Operation Modes:

Dynamite: Saves Time Break, Shooter Location and Uphole Phone Data

Mechanical Impact: Saves Time Break, Equipment Location and Pop Signature (when equipped with a signature geophone or hydrophone)

Offshore Airgun: Saves Time Break and Gunboat Location

Vibroseis: Saves Zero Time, vibe location, as well as recording Reference and Weighted Sum (Ground Force) signals.


System Features:

Signature Recording Option provides all necessary information for advanced vibrator projects

GPS provides accurate time stamp for every record

Operates on standard 12V battery

No VHF or UHF radio contact required

Software can provide real-time, in-cab, quality control including phase, force and distortion measurements

Standard SEG-Y format




On-Board Trigger:

Can Use Standard Hammer Switch

Can Trigger from Data Channel

Adjustable Polarity

Adjustable Trigger Level



Source Signature Recorder Specifications:



32 bit high-speed sigma delta converter

Anti-Alias Filters


85% of Nyquist frequency

Low Cut Filter


User Selectable – DC, 0.1 Hz, 2 Hz

Filter Type


User Selectable – Linear, Minimum Phase

Sample Rates


0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8 ms

Max Input @ High Gain


0.31 Volts peak to peak

Max Input @ Low Gain


5.00 Volts peak to peak

Power Wake/Sleep


0.48/0.01 watts per channel

Input Impedance


20k Ohms

Clock Sync


GPS or VHF/Wire

Sensor Types


Passive & Active


# Channels





-40°C to +85°C



0 to 100%



9 x 9 x 2.25 in. (230 x 230 x 56 mm)



5 lbs (2.3 kg)

Data Storage
(Internal 8GB CF)


480 hours for 3 channels @ 2ms

Data Storage
(External 16GB USB)


960 hours for 3 channels @ 2ms

Data Format


32-bit float IEEE SEG-Y/SEG-D



GPS/Recording LED, Battery LED


Trigger Accuracy


± 1 µs at all sample rates

Dynamic Range


126 dB



0.0012 %



Better than -125 dB

Common Mode Rejection


> 100 dB

Noise Floor (@2ms)


< 0.09 µV RMS


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Seismic Source Co

2391 E. Coleman Rd.
Ponca City, OK 74604
Phone: (580) 762-8233
Fax: (580) 762-1785
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