Roctest announces over $3 million in new orders for fiber optic products

    ST-LAMBERT, QC, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - Roctest Ltd ("Roctest" or the "Company")
(TSX:RTT), a leading manufacturer of sensors for civil engineering and
industrial applications, today announced it has received over $3.0 million in
new orders for fiber optic based products over the course of the third
quarter. Approximately $1.8 million was received by Roctest's industrial
subsidiary FISO Technologies and includes a repeat order from a current
medical OEM customer totaling $690,000. Smartec, the Company's subsidiary for
structural health monitoring ("SHM") recorded $1.3 million in new orders for
projects in the civil engineering sector and infrastructure monitoring,
including $220,000 to instrument one of the tallest communication towers in
the Middle-East. The Company expects to recognize 25% of this revenue in the
third quarter of 2008.
    "Our recent success in winning business from existing and new clients is
a result of our unique product offering which combines vibrating wire and
fiber optics technology as well as our capability to manufacture in high
volumes," said François Cordeau, President & CEO of Roctest. "Over the
short-term, we expect a significant portion of our growth to come from fiber
optic based products both from OEM in the healthcare sector and from SHM
applications in the civil engineering sector. We are developing several new
fiber optic based products which we expect to launch in the fourth quarter of
2008 and we have initiated a project that will double the capacity of our
fully automated assembly line for medical pressure sensors. We believe the
growth prospect of the business remains good and we are well positioned to
deliver positive performance in the quarters ahead."
    The Company will release its third quarter 2008 financial results on
Thursday, November 6, 2008, after the close of markets.

    About Roctest Ltd

    Roctest designs, manufactures and markets sensors and high-precision
measuring instruments for the civil engineering, energy, healthcare and
industrial control markets. The Company is recognized for its leading-edge
technology, the quality of its technical expertise and its product development
capabilities for challenging and demanding environments. Its products are
mainly sold internationally. The shares of the Company are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol RTT. To reach Roctest Ltd via the
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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: François Cordeau, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Roctest Ltd., (450) 465-1113, (450) 465-1938 fax, Internet:; Arianna Vanin, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group Inc.,
(514) 844-4680, (514) 844-2261 fax, Email:

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