​​Real Time Systems was founded in 1988 by Allen Nance to provide custom micro-processor based instrumentation to the global seismic data acquisition community. RTS has historically served exploration and seismic research needs of the oil & gas industries.

From that focus, RTS developed a standard product line of seismic source synchronizing equipment, tailor made for synchronizing small to large (2-128) air gun arrays. Teledyne RTS equipment is used globally for:

  •  - Deep marine seismic projects, including high resolution, 2D, and 3D surveys
  •  - Marine research
  • ​ - Ocean bottom cable


In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act became law in the United States. Section 1502 of this law relates to "conflict minerals," which are defined as gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten originating from the Conflict Area that are mined and/or traded to finance human rights violations or to fund armed groups. The Conflict Area is defined as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its nine surrounding countries—Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The purpose of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is to support the humanitarian goal of ending violent conflict, financed by the trade and exploitation of
conflict minerals in the DRC and its nine surrounding countries.

Section 1502 requires public companies, including Bolt Technology Corporation and its subsidiaries ("the Company"), to report annually to the Securities and Exchange Commission on whether the products they manufacture contain conflict minerals.

The Company commits to:

1. Support the objectives of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

2. Refrain from knowingly purchasing gold, tantalum, tin and tungsten from mines or smelters originating from the Conflict Area that directly or indirectly finances human rights violations and/or armed groups

3. Work with suppliers to ensure that conflict minerals provided to the Company are "conflict free" meaning that such conflict minerals do not finance human rights violations and/or armed ​groups through trading or mining in the Conflict Area or are sourced from outside the Conflict Area.

4. If the Company discovers that gold, tantalum, tin and/or tungsten are being procured from "non
conflict free" sources, the Company will take appropriate action to transition procurement to
"conflict free" sources.​

Large Arrays

SmartSource: Digital seismic source controller available for use with as few as (2) and as many as (96) sources. Available for virtually all air-gun seismic survey applications. Intended for use on 2D, 3D, 4D, and hi-res surveys.

BigShot: Analog source controller that can be used with as few as (2) and as many as (96) seismic sources. Intended for use with all types of seismic projects.

Small Arrays

Teledyne Real Time Systems offers products that support small to medium sized seismic projects. Synchronizer systems are delivered in a 19" rackmount configuration.

SmartPhone D Digital Hydrophone System
Can be used with any of our seismic source controllers or other existing systems to provide 24 bit dynamic 2 kHz sampling rate hydrophone data. This unit provides continuous hydrophone recording between shots, and is ideal for use with random fire operation patterns.

​Custom Design Engineering

Some of Teledyne Real Time System's most modern designs have come from customer requests.

The engineers at RTS strive for excellence in our existing product lines; but also reach for high innovative accomplishments surrounding specific customer applications.

Contact a member of the team to find out how the RTS engineers can turn your ideas into real technology.​​​

Teledyne Real Time Systems Headquarters:​

5825 Chimney Rock Rd​

Houston, TX 77081

Telephone: +1 713-666-2561

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