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Leader In Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing

Placing Critical Data At Your Fingertips

Global commerce is an interconnected network of industries that rely on a continuous flow of information to effectively operate, produce, transport and protect their assets. By enriching your fiber optic network with Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology, OptaSense puts real-time intelligence at your fingertips, making your business safer, more productive and cost effective.

Monitoring the Pulse of Operations

OptaSense DAS technology is like The Earths Nervous System, leveraging fiber optic technology to monitor the pulse of industry operations around the world.

Our technology works by converting a standard telecommunications fiber optic cable into a network of virtual sensors capable of detecting and transmitting temperatures, pressures, strain and acoustic signals along the length of the fiber, at the speed of light.

Positioned within this network is the OptaSense Interrogator Unit (IU), a highly stable laser that pulses light 10,000 times a second down the fiber optic cable. Our IU processes and records changes in the backscattered light, which indicate a function of strain on the fiber, at speeds exceeding 100 meters per second. This is called coherent optical time domain reflectometry (C-OTDR).

The position and amplitude of strain sites are determined and visualized in real time using proprietary software—providing continuous insight to optimize the decision making process for operators across a number of industry applications.

“We integrate advanced optical sensing and software technologies to deliver to the customer best-in-class answer products and services.”

Jamie Pollard – CEO

Distributed Acoustic Sensing

Advanced distributed acoustic sensing technology delivers superior measurements for a wide range applications from advanced industrial monitoring through high performance geophysical measurements.

“We recognize that answers may follow innovation and we work to a long-horizon technology roadmap to drive new application innovation.”

DR. CHRIS MINTO – ENGINEERING DIRECTOR

Timeline show progression of OptaSense DAS interrogators

Industry Leading Line of Distributed Acoustic Sensing Interrogators

Software Platforms

Our visualization software delivers decision-ready data that promotes cost savings by increasing operational efficiency, maximizing productivity and reducing risk.

Distributed Sensing Monitoring Platforms

RIO is the leading global supplier of single frequency narrow linewidth lasers, modules, and subsystems to the clean energy, security, oil and gas, and test and measurement markets.

RIO’s lasers have ultra-low noise, very narrow linewidth, unparalleled wavelength stability, small size, low power dissipation, Telecom grade lifetime reliability, at affordable prices.

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