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Instantel® Seismograph Dealer – Rentals – Sales – Service – Support

Dr. Edward J. Walter & Associates is a major distributor of Instantel Seismographs.  We are one of the largest non-manufacturing dealers of seismic monitoring equipment in the world. We provide equipment and support for construction projects, blasting, and sound/noise monitoring.

Our seismographs, and Powercases are available to buy, lease or rent.   Trained monitoring and technical support specialists are available to provide information regarding the deployment and operation of the equipment.  This ensures that optimal results are achieved regardless of application.  Basic usage and training for proper installation and operation is available.  We recommend that anyone who installs a geophone, follows the instructions within the ISEE field practice guidelines.

Seismograph data can be downloaded directly from the seismograph or remotely using our remote monitoring package.  Clients can be provided with training in-house or on-site. Our personnel are also available for consulting to help analyze and report on collected data.

RMA Service is available for prompt repair, annual calibration or instrument overhaul.  Our expert staff members are always available to assist with any situation that may arise.

Powercase – Portable Remote Monitoring System

Available as a turnkey rental package and for saleClick Here to Request Yours Today
” The Powercase is designed for any (indoor/outdoor) monitoring site.  We’ve combined our decades of field experience with the latest technology to bring you the first available, most reliable, compact, and easy to use vibration and sound monitoring station available.”


Powercase features
    We offer several options for our Micromate/Powercase system.
    • Solar Powercase comes with an external 50 watt solar panel and optional stand.  A new SAE solar charging port on the back ensures a quick connection to the Powercase.  A 15 amp hour  battery with up to 1 week  of battery reserve is now standard.  This can be extended to 2 weeks using advanced sleep functions.

    • Powercase Pro is designed for portable 24/7 monitoring.  We’ve added a new 4g modem, exclusive to the Powercase Pro. Using 1/4 of the power of any other Instantel compatible modem, combined with upgraded batteries, you’ll get more than 2 weeks of always online monitoring without having to use any sleep function.  A new integrated charging system includes a bluethooth app for monitoring real-time solar charging with monthly datalogging. This is the most advanced Instantel remote monitoring system available.

    • Bring Your Own Modem (BYOM) Option. If you already have a RV50 modem sitting in a box with a mess of wires, send use your modem and we will build it into a new Powercase and extend the savings to you.  This gives you portability, simplicity and a professional look for your remote monitoring seismograph.

    • Upgrades can be made to new or existing Powercases.  These include, Solar panels, Integrated charge controllers, Batteries from 7.5 up to 24 amp hours, and new for 2020, Wifi remote monitoring.  Add a remote alarm controller with a horn and light, pre-wired inside of the Powercase.  We rent Verizon sim cards and can handle your modem support issues.  We now rent Pre-Configured Thor and Blastware Auto Call Home servers with email server, backups and security so that your modems are locked down.  No more worrying about idle seismographs or cellular data overages.  If you need more time between battery swaps, add a security enclosure. If your monitoring site has adequate sunlight, the next time you visit the site may be for next year’s calibration.

    Security Enclosure Package

    A DIY Secure Remote Monitoring System for your Powercase, Micromate, Modem and Battery.

    Our Security Enclosure Package is perfect for urban, residential areas, or construction sites.  It includes a solar panel with adjustable bracket to tilt the panel seasonally.  We recommend the enclosure and battery to buy locally, and you can either add a Powercase or a pre-wired Micromate, Modem and Solar Panel to it.

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    Instantel Micromate™

    NEW MODEL : Available for Rent and For Sale – Click Here to Request a Quote

    Technical Specifications

    This system meets all the same technical specifications of the Blastmate III in addition to adding greater memory and battery life, along with faster processing, download speed and a revised, simpler user interface.  When combined with the Powercase or a security enclosure with remote monitoring, you can easily send email and text message alerts.  You can also configure the settings and download your event data from anywhere.

    Instantel MiniMate Plus™

    Available for Rent – Click Here to Rent

    Minimate Plus Technical Specifications

    *Project Spec Note:  This unit is no longer made and is therefore only available for rent, it is a portable version of the Blastmate III seismograph.

    Instantel Minimate Plus

    Key Features

    • Instantel Histogram Combo™ mode allows capture of full waveform records while recording in histogram mode
    • Auto Call Home feature automates remote monitoring applications. • Sample rates from 1,024 to 4,096 S/s, per channel with up to 65,000 S/s available on a single channel.
    • Non-volatile memory with standard 300-event storage capacity (optional 1,500-event capacity).
    • Records waveform events up to 100 seconds long with standard setup, or up to 500 seconds with advanced setup.
    • Continuous monitoring means zero dead time, even while the unit is processing.
    • Αny channel can be matched to a wide variety of sensors – geophones, accelerometers, or hydrophones.




    Instantel MiniMate Pro™

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    Pro 4 Specifications 

    Instantel MiniMate Pro

    Key Features
    • Dedicated function keys and intuitive menu-driven operation enable quick and easy setup.
    • Sample rates from 512 to 65,536 S/s per channel, independent of record times.
    • Continuous monitoring means zero dead time between Events, even while the unit is processing.
    • Instantel Histogram Combo mode allows capturing thousands of full waveform records while simultaneously recording in histogram mode.
    • Auto Call Home feature automates remote monitoring applications.
    • Non-volatile memory with standard 8,000-plus event storage capacity.
    • Records full waveform events over two hours long.
    • Match any channel with a variety of sensors; geophones, accelerometers, hydrophones and a dedicated microphone channel.
    • Optional Sound Microphone available for sound monitoring
    • Combine an ISEE or DIN Triaxial Geophone with the Sound Microphone to monitor two types of event data.


    Please contact us if you have any questions or would like a quote for your upcoming project.


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