#1 Vibrators in the Industry for 50+ Years

There are only three ways to control image quality during seismic acquisition, and we’ve tackled #1 and #2:

  1. Create an impeccable source signal with very little noise,
  2. Create a highly sensitive receiver that filters ambient noise, or
  3. Manage Mother Nature

While we can't predict Mother Nature, our vibrators and technology can adapt to the most challenging climates and landscapes while continuously providing the best source signature, the broadest bandwidth capability, and the lowest cost of ownership for your vibrator fleet.


Input/Output is founded
Litton Industries acquires Western Geophysical
Launch of LRS series of vibrators


Litton designs the first-ever buggy vibrator, the AHV


LRS creates the TRT vibrator with interchangeable tracks or tires


LRS releases AHV-III
Input/Output acquires Western Geophysical vib technology from LRS
Manufacturing of AHV-IV begins in Alvin, Texas


Input/Output tests the XVib on the North Slope in Alaska
Input/Output becomes ION Geophysical
Launch of the AHV-IV Renegade 80,000 lb vibrator
Introduction of the AHV-IV Commander 64,000 lb vibrator
Inova is founded as a JV between ION Geophysical and BGP


INOVA introduces a new, small-scale vibrator, the UniVib
UV2 debuts in 2017

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“Dawson owns the largest fleet of INOVA AHV-IV series vibrators in North America and we have been very pleased with the performance over many years of operation. We have a team of in-house vibrator expertise that performs regular service and maintenance to ensure these vehicles function at their optimal level. INOVA vibrators have proven to be very reliable, minimizing our total cost of ownership.”
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Cameron Walker, Walker Marine Geophysical

"The small footprint and mobility of INOVA’s Univib enabled our crew to complete source production through a major urban city. Its reduced size and weight minimized disturbance to the community while delivering the data results we needed for a successful program.”
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