FISO Technologies introduces a new fiber optic signal conditioner for Hero and EED testing

    QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - 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, announces the production release of the FPI-HERO signal
conditioner module. This new system has already been delivered to two European
companies. With these deliveries to "a world leading missile systems company"
and to "the ballistic missile division of the #1 European company in
Aeronautic Defense & Space", FISO Technologies Inc. is establishing the
industry standard for such test. Optimized to measure small current, the
FPI-HERO is the second module of a new generation of high-performing and
flexible products targeting different applications. This new signal
conditioner is intended to gradually replace FISO's former instrumentation for
Hazardous Electromagnetic Radiation Ordnance (HERO) and Electro-Explosive
Devices (EED) testing. EEDs are used in military applications, but also in
automotive and aerospace applications, such as in aircrafts and weapons
    The FPI-HERO fiber optic signal conditioner is also compatible with
FISO's FOT-HERO sensor. With some hundreds of sensors sold over the last
years, FISO's customers are pleased to see that FISO keeps in mind their
concerns about having to replace EEDs that are already instrumented with
sensors. By using the White-Light Interferometry Technology (US patents
5,392,117 and 5,202,939), the FPI-HERO will show a better stability of
measurement when the optical connectors and the optical fiber are exposed to
vibration and mechanical constraint. In addition, the built-in temperature
compensation system of the FPI-HERO maintains the accuracy even when the test
environment temperature varies.
    "Combined with the FOT-HERO sensor, the Veloce signal conditioner was
FISO's unique reference for the instrumentation of EED Testing. The FPI-HERO
signal conditioner has been developed to better suit the needs of customers
who don't necessarily need the Veloce system's high sampling rate. The
FPI-HERO includes its own data acquisition system and is easier to use", said
Maxim Vachon-Savary, Product Line Manager at FISO Technologies. FISO is
developing many other modules for the new EVOLUTION platform including a
second signal conditioner suitable for EED testing, but with at least 5 kHz of
sampling rate, which will open the door to customers who are looking for a
solution for ESD and lightning test.

    Forward-looking statement

    Except for historical information provided herein, the 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, economics and geopolitical changes. A more complete discussion of the
risks and uncertainties facing the Company appears in Roctest's 2006 Annual
Report under Management's Discussion and Analysis of Operating Results and
Financial Position for fiscal 2006 and the 2006 Annual Information Form
available at 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.

    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.
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