FISO Technologies confirms first deliveries for major customer

    QUEBEC, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - FISO Technologies, a subsidiary of Roctest Ltd
(TSX: RTT) and a leading manufacturer of high-quality fiber optic sensors and
signal conditioners has delivered the first units of a new OEM board for
temperature measurement to a long-standing OEM partner manufacturing microwave
laboratory instrumentation. Delivery of the new signal conditioner, which is
85% smaller than the previous generation, follows extensive development
involving prototyping, design, pilot-production, validation and verification.
The new board has been re-engineered to improve price competitiveness, while
remaining fully compatible with previous generations of systems. This new
design further strengthens the long-standing relationship between FISO
Technologies and its customer which placed orders valued at more than Cad
$350,000 during the fourth quarter of 2008.
    This more compact generation of signal conditioners will reduce the size
of the customer's microwave instrumentation which will therefore require less
laboratory space. Consequently, combined with the unit's enhanced price
competitiveness, FISO expects its customer to increase market share and
develop new niche applications, leading to higher sales of its OEM board in
2009. Throughout the last decade, FISO has built an enviable reputation among
many suppliers, receiving several rewards for continuous improvement,
consistent quality of products and price reduction programs.
    "We had to redesign all the electro-optical components and the critical
assembly process of the product. We worked closely on development with our
partner to ensure that every aspect of the design was fully compatible with
both their new and current laboratory instrumentation systems. With thousands
of signal conditioners already in the field, full compatibility with current
systems was a key deliverable", said Maxim Vachon-Savary, Product Line Manager
at FISO Technologies. "We have now completed the delivery of the first lots of
production boards and will finish the full transfer in production during the
first quarter of 2009", he added.

    About FISO Technologies Inc.

    FISO Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and markets fiber optic
sensors and high-precision measuring instruments for challenging and demanding
applications in the process control, energy, healthcare and defense markets.
Its products are mainly sold internationally. The Company headquarters are
located in Quebec City, Quebec (Canada).
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    Caution concerning forward-looking statements

    Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may
contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the
future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions
and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of
future events, and as such involve a number of risk factors. Such factors may
include, without excluding other considerations, risks related to foreign
exchange fluctuations, evolution in customer demand for the Company's products
and services, the impact of price pressure from competitors and general market
trends, economic and geopolitical changes. As a result, readers are advised
that actual results may differ from expected results. The Company is not
required to update or revise publicly its forward-looking statements, except
as may be required under applicable law.

For further information:

For further information: Jean Audet, Director, Sales & Marketing, FISO
Technologies Inc., (418) 688-8065, e-mail:

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