Temperature Sensor has fast response time.

Press Release Summary:

Based on optics and nanotechnologies, MEMS-based HERO temperature sensor produces response times of less than 1 ms. Able to mate with company's optical signal conditioners, with up to 2 Mhz sampling rate, sensor is completely immune to electromagnetic, electrical, microwave, and radio-frequency fields. With 150 micron diameter and 100 micron thickness, it allows low thermal sink effect.

Original Press Release:

Fiso Technologies Introduces A New, Low Thermal Sink Effect, Fiber-Optic Temperature Sensor

New Optical, Exceptionally Small and MEMS Based Temperature Sensor Allows Extremely Fast Response Time.

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 24, 2002 - FISO Technologies, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of high quality fiber optic sensors and measurement systems for R&D and industrial applications introduces the HERO model optical temperature sensor designed for extremely fast response time and low thermal sink effect.

This new sensor, designed to mate with FISO new generation of optical signal conditioners, is based on Fabry-Pérot interferometry (FPI). Fiber-optic sensors using FPI are currently highly-coveted on the market because of their great versatility, their high performance and their wide dynamical range. FISO Technologies' HERO temperature sensor is completely immune to electromagnetic, electrical, microwave and radio-frequency fields. This addition is officially introduced and demonstrated at the Sensors Expo and Conference, Fall 2002 (www.sensorsexpo.com) in Boston, Massachusetts.

FISO's HERO optical temperature sensor offers many distinctive features, including an extremely high response time (fewer than 1ms), a very small size with a diameter of 150 microns and a thickness of 100 microns, as well as the capacity of operating in harsh environments. Moreover, the tremendously small size of the new sensor allows a particularly low thermal sink effect and can be produced in large volume.

According to Mr. Jeff Meilleur, Sales and Marketing Director at FISO Technologies, "The HERO temperature sensor is one of the fastest temperature sensor you can get and it's based on cutting edge technologies: optics and nanotechnologies. Furthermore, it is compatible with our latest generation of optical signal conditioners that are offering up to 2 Mhz sampling rate."

"The addition of the optical temperature sensor to our products is an essential complement to our broad range of optical temperature, pressure, strain, displacement, force & load and refractive index sensors and transducers. Its rapidity of response time and its smallness are great assets," adds Mr. Meilleur.

The HERO optical temperature sensor is available immediately for a price of 895.00 $US per unit. Volume discount is available for this product.

About FISO Technologies, Inc:

Incorporated in 1994, FISO Technologies' has been focusing on customer satisfaction and introduction of leading-edge optical contact measurement products and solutions using proprietary white-light interferometry techniques. The Company's products are sold worldwide by direct sales, independent representatives and distributors.

Visit FISO's booth number 449 at the Sensor Expo and Conference, Fall 2002 (www.sensorsexpo.com) in Boston, Massachusetts, for a complete presentation of the new technology.

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