Since its introduction in 1999, Sercel’s 408UL system has become the standard in the acquisition system market and the most productive system ever.
The unique operating efficiency of the 408UL is based on three main features:
I – Unique field equipment
The 408UL introduced a totally new concept in ground equipment designed to maximize productivity and reduce the weight of cables and electronics. The LINK is an integrated unit consisting of the seismic cable and numerous single channel electronics spaced at the group interval. The LINK design is user-defined and has become the most efficient handling equipment package in the industry.
II – Flexible telemetry
For complex configurations, the Seismic Areal Network is a new approach to traditional telemetry. All 408UL components become nodes on an active network and the seismic spread becomes the means of communication with the recording operations. The 408UL is a multi-media networking system (laser, radio, cable, etc.) offering practical solutions for detours and complex layouts.
III – Powerful software
To support these technological advances in telemetry, a completely new software package, called Seismic Network Software has been developed. Distributed throughout the entire Seismic Areal Network, it offers efficient single-component or multi-component 3-D or 4-D recording and can address the huge volume of data encountered in large full wave field surveys.
Benefits of using 408UL:
» All these improved features signify a very high level of productivity.