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HOUSTON – (September 14, 1998) – Input/Output, Inc. (NYSE: IO) today announced the introduction of the System 2000 central electronics unit.

System 2000 is an upgrade for the I/O SYSTEM TWO┬«, the company’s state-of-the-art seismic acquisition system for land and transition zone environments. Input/Output has an installed base of more than 250 I/O SYSTEM TWO recording systems.

System 2000 combines the industry’s smallest central system with the most rugged telemetry system in the field. It includes a graphical user interface to control all acquisition, quality assurance and quality control operations. System 2000 will eventually enable integration of I/O’s cable and radio products, allowing for almost unlimited channel count expansion.

With its software-based architecture allowing for easy upgrades, System 2000 will serve as the platform for future 4C and 4D systems. Another unique feature of System 2000 is telepresence, which will give customers the ability to operate seismic acquisition activity from remote locations hundreds or thousands of miles away.

The System 2000 will be available for sale in October.

The first field test of the System 2000 is currently under way with a Veritas DGC, Inc. land crew in south Texas.

“System 2000 demonstrates our commitment to research and development to provide our customers with total system solutions,” said W.J. “Zeke” Zeringue, Input/Output chairman and chief executive officer. “Its ability to integrate with both existing and future I/O products will preserve our customers’ investment in our equipment and make it even more valuable. System 2000 also meets their needs for increased channel count and reduced field personnel.”

Input/Output is a world leader in seismic acquisition technology for land and marine exploration.

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This press release contains forward-looking information, including statements relating to the company’s performance for its current fiscal year, that is subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Some of the factors which could affect actual results are described the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.