FOX TransGas Ltd. Installs FT System on Pipeline to Protect Heritage Area

    TSX Venture Exchange symbol: FOX

    Monitoring of Gas Line in Wilderness Region Assures Safe Operations

    TORONTO, July 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Fiber Optic Systems Technology, Inc.
("FOX- TEK"), (TSX-V: FOX), a developer and manufacturer of patented
non-intrusive sensing systems, today announced the sale of a pipeline strain
remote monitoring system to TransGas Ltd., of Regina, SK.
    FOX-TEK's FT 3415 remote monitoring system, with solar power and
satellite communications, will take daily measurements of both axial and
bending strains to assure structural integrity of a major intercity gas
pipeline which runs through an isolated environmentally sensitive area.
TransGas chose the FOX-TEK remote system to directly assess the strain on the
pipeline, as opposed to inferring pipeline strain through the monitoring of
soil movement.
    Sean Carr, FOX-TEK's Interim President & CFO, commented "TransGas is a
progressive company that recognizes the value of continuously monitoring the
structural integrity of their pipelines, particularly in high consequence
areas. Our engineers will analyze the data sent by the FT system's satellite
link and send TransGas timely reports. Our rapid analysis and reporting will
insure that TransGas continues to supply gas to their customers, while
insuring that no environmental upsets occur. Sales to customers, such as
TransGas, show that the benefits of the FT monitoring system are being
recognized within the oil and gas industry."
    A TransGas company spokesperson said "The FT System is a new tool to help
us insure that we reliably supply natural gas to our Saskatchewan customers,
while guarding the pristine state of Heritage sites that our pipelines cross.
The analysis we receive from FOX-TEK will give us an early warning of any
excessive strain that may adversely affect our pipeline in that area. We will
be able to conveniently schedule any required remediation to minimize the
impact on the pipeline as well as the surrounding Heritage land."

    About FOX-TEK:

    Fiber Optic Systems Technology, Inc. "FOX-TEK" develops and sells
non-intrusive asset health monitoring sensor systems for the oil and gas
market to help operators: track the thinning of pipelines and refinery vessels
due to corrosion/erosion, monitor strain due to bending/buckling or soil
movement, check for leaks, and prevent unauthorized access.
    FOX-TEK has offices in Toronto, ON; Calgary, AB; Houston, TX; and
Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. FOX-TEK is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under
the symbol "FOX". For more information, visit

    This press release contains forward-looking statements based on
assumptions, uncertainties and management's best estimates of future events.
Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated.
Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements
are detailed from time to time in FOX-TEK's periodic reports filed with the
Ontario Securities Commission and other regulatory authorities. FOX-TEK has no
intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

For further information:

For further information: FOX-TEK Company: Sean Carr, Interim President
and CFO, Fiber Optic Systems Technology, Inc., (416) 665-2288,; Investor Relations contact: Renmark Financial
Communications Inc.: Barry Mire,; Christine
Stewart,, (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717;

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