Signal Conditioner has measuring speed of 250 Hz/channel.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to measure 2 parameters simultaneously, Model FPI-HR-OEM Signal Conditioner targets markets such as scientific, energy, and oil and gas. Based on White-Light Interferometry technology, FO signal conditioner features optional smart connector for accuracy, and automatic sensor identification without need for entering gage factor numbers manually. Built-in temperature compensation system protects accuracy when temperature test environment varies.

Original Press Release:

Fiso Technologies Introduces a New Multimarket and Multiapplication Fiber Optic Signal Conditioner

QUÉBEC, Québec - October 3rd, 2006 - FISO Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Roctest Ltd (TSX: RTT) and a leading manufacturer of high-quality fiber optic sensors and measurement systems for challenging and demanding applications, introduces the FPI-HR-OEM signal conditioner. This new multiparameter signal conditioner includes significant technical improvements compared to the previous generation in a smaller and easier to integrate package. Designed to measure two parameters simultaneously (temperature, pressure, strain, displacement, and refractive index), the FPI-HR-OEM is intended for OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) applications in markets such as medical, scientific, industrial, energy, and oil & gas.

The FPI-HR-OEM fiber optic signal conditioner is compatible with most of FISO's fiber optic sensors and is the fastest device available for OEM applications. Its maximum measuring speed of 250 Hz per channel allows for better process control and reaction time. Based on the White-Light Interferometry Technology (US patents 5,392,117 and 5,202,939), the FPI-HR-OEM is the first product in a new generation of solution targeting industrial and medical applications. The FPI-HR-OEM is half the size of FISO's one-channel signal conditioner (FTI-10) and features a sampling rate 25 times faster, a resolution 10 times better and a temperature response time up to 1000 times faster. Also, the FPI-HR-OEM features an optional smart connector allowing higher accuracy and automatic sensor identification without the need for entering gage factor numbers manually. In addition, the built-in temperature compensation system of the FPI-HR-OEM protects the accuracy when the temperature test environment varies.

According to Francois Pelletier, Vice-President Sales & Marketing at FISO Technologies, "This new product, designed for OEM, fits perfectly into our product development and business strategy. Our goal is to manufacture innovative devices for industrial and medical customers by offering cost effective and easy to integrate solutions, hence making fiber optic sensors suitable for more high volume applications."

"The FPI-HR-OEM signal conditioner represents a significant technology breakthrough as it fulfills specific technical requirements or OEM applications such as multiparameter measurements, better accuracy, and fast measurements all within a very small form factor that can be easily integrated into a complete end-user product. This new platform was developed specifically to meet the requirements of the markets that FISO is serving since 1994. In the coming months we will launch additional modules to complement this platform," adds Luc Langlois, Product Line Manager at FISO.

About FISO Technologies Inc

FISO Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and markets fiber optic sensors and high-precision measuring instruments for challenging applications in the process control, energy, healthcare and defense markets. Its products are mainly sold internationally. The Company has over 60 employees in Quebec and France.

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François Pelletier
VP Sales and Marketing
Phone: 418-688-8065

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