SUMMIT Seismic Data Acquisition System

With seismographs of the SUMMIT family, DMT offers a modular seismic data acquisition system for a wide range of tasks in seismic exploration (e.g. 2D/3D reflection seismic as well as near surface investigations) as well as for passive micro-seismic monitoring and vibration measurements.

Seismic Exploration

The SUMMIT X One is a distributed seismic system specially designed for high resolution 2D/3D seismic surveys. Its unique data telemetry with the lightweight SUMMIT Line cable with SNAP-On technology enables easy and most flexible field deployment even in rough terrain and with complex field layouts. The modular and scalable system built up ensures high field productivity for both smaller systems with less than 50 channels for near surface investigations as well as for larger field deployments with >1000 channels for 2D/3D seismic reflection surveys.

One channel exploration seismograph for high resolution seismic exploration
Exploration seismograph SUMMIT II Compact
Multi-channel seismograph for LVL and engineering seismic applications
Exploration seismograph SUMMIT X Stream Pro
Value quality seismograph for engineering application
Exploration seismograph SUMMIT II Ex
Intrinsically safe seismograph for use in underground mining


The traditional compact 24-channels Seismographs SUMMIT II Compact, SUMMIT X Stream und SUMMIT X Stream Pro offer efficient solutions for classical near surface seismic investigations such as refraction and reflection seismic, as well as for applications in the engineering sector (e.g. seismic tomography measurement, surface wave investigations such as MASW).

The SUMMIT II EX is the ex-proofed (intrinsically safe) relative of the SUMMIT II Plus system especially designed for in-mine seismic surveys (e.g. in-seam seismic surveys).


  • High resolution 2D/3D seismic exploration
  • Near surface investigations (refraction / reflection seismic)
  • LVL measurements
  • Seismic tomography
  • VSP measurements
  • MASW measurements

Seismic Monitoring and Vibration measurements

The seismographs of the SUMMIT M series are designed for mobile and stationary monitoring applications. The SUMMIT M Vipa is intended for applications in microseismic monitoring and vibration measurements where only one 3-component sensor is needed per seismic station, while the multi-channel seismograph SUMMIT M Hydra is used for applications with small-scale seismic arrays with central data acquisition (e.g. monitoring during tunnel heading, SNS seismic arrays, structural monitoring, etc.). The SUMMIT M Hydra and in particular the SUMMIT M Vipa provide comprehensive networking options for data transfer, remote access and alarm messaging. Both seismographs are also available as ex-proofed (intrinsically safe) versions for in-mine installations.


  • Microseismic monitoring
  • Rockburst monitoring
  • PPV and vibration measurements
  • Blast monitoring
  • Structural monitoring

Further detailed information on our SUMMIT seismic system as well as technical data are available on the SUMMIT system product site

Monitoring seismograph SUMMIT M Hydra
Configurable seismic monitoring system with wireless data transmission
Monitoring seismographs SUMMIT M Vipa
3 (+1) channel seismograph for vibration monitoring