IDS GeoRadar introduces IBIS-FM EVO for semi-permanent long-range slope monitoring

2 September 2021


Pisa, Italy, 2 September 2021

IDS GeoRadar, part of Hexagon, today announced the release of slope-monitoring radar IBIS-FM EVO. With a maximum scan range of up to 5 kilometres, IBIS-FM EVO is designed to measure submillimetre displacements in real time with the highest data quality. It advances semi-permanent safety-critical radar monitoring, leveraging and improving upon the IBIS-FM, the first ground-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to be widely adopted worldwide for early warning monitoring applications.

“IBIS-FM EVO is the perfect monitoring solution for monitoring professionals looking to make informed decisions.” said Francesco Coppi, Director of Product Management at IDS GeoRadar. “The four times faster scan time and the new bidirectional scan allow geotechnical engineers to track even faster slope movements, obtaining reliable and high-quality data for geohazard analysis. The bidirectional scan also increases system durability and further reduces wear and power consumption.”

Slope monitoring radar is now standard practice for active monitoring of slopes in open pit mines and for safety-critical monitoring of landslides, glaciers or dams. Alerts warn in the event of progressive movements, which could lead to slope failure. Safely monitoring slopes 24/7 is essential for the safety of workers and protection of equipment. Early detection can prevent accidents. With long-term analysis, mine and civil engineering design can be optimised.

IBIS-FM EVO is equipped with a powerful radar sensor, combined with the new free-running acquisition technique (patent pending). It improves the quality and reliability of the acquired data enabling better-informed decisions. Design is optimised to minimise maintenance requirements and power consumption even in the harshest conditions. Remote trouble shooting is easier with a dedicated, integrated live-streaming camera, which is particularly useful for remote installations where physical access to the system is difficult..

IBIS-FM EVO is compatible with the Guardian slope monitoring software suite for the processing, interpretation and management of radar data.

About IDS GeoRadar

IDS GeoRadar, a Hexagon company, provides products and solutions, based on radar technology, for mining, civil engineering and monitoring applications. The company is a leading provider of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Interferometric Radar solutions worldwide. IDS GeoRadar is committed to delivering best-in-class performance solutions and to the pursuit of product excellence, through the creation of application-specific, innovative and cost-efficient systems for a wide range of applications including mining, utility detection and mapping, civil engineering, geology, archaeology and public safety.


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Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

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