Founded in 1991, Vibrant Technology is a leader in developing tools for post processing vibration and acoustic test data. Vibrant Technology software is used by structural testing and machinery maintenance professionals in a wide variety of industries including:
- Power Generation
- Paper Mills
- Chemical Plants
- Steel Mills
- Semiconductor Manufacturing
- Sporting Goods Manufacturing
- Construction Equipment
The primary product of Vibrant Technology is the ME'scope series of software products for analyzing vibration and acoustics problems in structures.
ME'scope is designed to aid engineers and technicians working on vibration and acoustics troubleshooting, new product research and development, predictive maintenance, manufacturing quality control, and monitoring of critical machines and structures. ME'scope is available worldwide through a network of sales representatives and OEMs.
Vibrant’s principals have a total of 80 years experience in the design and development of testing and analysis systems.
Dr. Mark Richardson, the company CEO and President, has over 35 years of experience in the development and use of vibration testing and analysis systems. Dr. Richardson was integrally involved in the development of the first commercially available FFT-based modal testing system, introduced by Hewlett Packard in 1974. While at HP, he also directed the development of the first dedicated modal testing instrument, the HP 5423A Structural Dynamics Analyzer, introduced in 1979. In 1979, Dr. Richardson and his partners founded Structural Measurement Systems, Inc. (SMS). While under Dr. Richardson's direction as its CEO and President, SMS become a leading worldwide supplier of modal testing software, including software for mini-computers, desktop computers, and the popular IBM-PC based SMS STARModal software. Dr. Richardson is also one of the developers of the Rational Fraction Polynomial curve fitter.
Vibrant Technology is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California. Scotts Valley is located near Santa Cruz, CA along the central California coast about 1/2 hour south of San Jose.