Roctest announces Record Order Levels for Fiber Optic Products

    ST-LAMBERT, QC, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - Roctest Ltd ("Roctest") (TSX:RTT), a
leading manufacturer of sensors for civil engineering and industrial
applications, announced today that its subsidiary, FISO Technologies Inc,
received a total of more than $2.6 million in orders for fiber optic based
products during the fourth quarter of 2008. This record breaking amount
included a repeat order worth $1.2 million for disposable pressure sensors
from a current medical OEM customer. The Company expects to recognize these
orders as revenue in the first half of 2009.
    "This repeat order for disposable pressure sensors demonstrates our
strength in the OEM sector, which is continuing to grow at a faster rate than
we have been forecasting. With the imminent entry into operation of our second
automated sensor assembly line, we expect to increase production capacity to
more than 500 sensors a week by the end of the month, a capability that is
unmatched in our industry," said Francois Cordeau, President & CEO of Roctest.
"Furthermore, with the continuing success of our pressure sensor developed for
the medical sector, we anticipate commissioning a third fully-automated
assembly line in the first half of 2009 to meet demand from existing
customers," added Mr. Cordeau.
    With its increased production capacity, a proven track record for
reliability and cost competitiveness, FISO Technologies Inc. has positioned
itself as a primary vendor globally for medical fiber optic disposable

    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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    Caution concerning forward-looking statements

    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, 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.

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For further information: François Cordeau, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Roctest Ltd., (450) 465-1113, (450) 465-1398 fax, Internet:; Jeremy Mackenzie Lee, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group
Inc., (514) 844-6054, (514) 844-2261 fax, Email:

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