Australian-based, yet a truly multinational business, GroundProbe evolved from an industry-funded PhD project at the University of Queensland in 1993 to the leading global technology leader it is today.
In 1997, the Australian Coal Association Research Program provided funding to the university to focus the development of this project, specifically the real-world application of the university’s radar technology in detecting slope failures that did not require physical access to slope walls, and provided real-time monitoring in a broad range of conditions.
The SSR-FX, our specialised broad-range monitoring solution, was launched in 2014; along with a bigger and better version of our slope monitoring software, SSR-Viewer® 8.
In 2015, GroundProbe launched a slope stability monitoring solution designed for long-range monitoring, the SSR-SARx. The release of the SSR-SARx allowed GroundProbe to be the only company in the world to offer all radar technology solutions – 3D Real Aperture, 2D Real Aperture, and 2D Synthetic.
In 2018, GroundProbe was purchased by Orica. The integration of GroundProbe’s market-leading technologies consolidates Orica’s position as the industry leader in digitally-enabled solutions to the mining industry.
The SSR-Agilis – GroundProbe’s tactical, highly mobile monitoring solution – was launched in 2020. Built on GroundProbe’s latest SSR platform, it’s the fifth addition to our industry-leading suite of Slope Stability Radars.
It’s GroundProbe’s first product release in reactive monitoring, with the company now offering both predictive and reactive monitoring technologies.
MonitorIQ® Desktop is the natural evolution of SSR-Viewer® and has absorbed all the safety-critical functionalities, features, and tools incorporated into our long-running data analysis software.
MonitorIQ® Enterprise is a single-dashboard data aggregation software that gathers and visualises all information from on-site sensors, ensuring users spend less time collecting data and more time analysing data.
Today, GroundProbe has customers in over 35 countries, supported by offices in Australia, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
GroundProbe continues to heavily invest in research and development to deliver innovative, market-leading solutions, supported by a broad portfolio of patents and intellectual property.
GroundProbe has received national and international recognition awards for its intuitive product design, innovation, growth and industry excellence.