Optical Sensors

Lios, Prime Photonics Announce Strategic Partnership

October 28, 2010

The agreement delivers an extension of both companies' fiber-optic measurement portfolio.

MORGANVILLE, NJ -- Lios Technology Inc., the leading provider of OFDR distributed temperature measurement systems; announced a strategic partnership agreement with Prime Photonics LC, a technology leader in extreme environment sensor solutions for the commercial and military product marketplace.

The crucial benefit of this cooperation between two leading suppliers of fiber-optic-based measurement systems and sensors is to combine customer bases and expand the scope of measurements offering point-type as well as distributed measurements.

"We're excited to offer our products through Prime Photonics LC," says Konrad Linckh, Vice President of Lios Technology Inc. "This partnership allows Lios Technology to expand its market penetration, combine the application knowledge with Prime Photonics LC and offer an increased range of measurement options.

"We see tremendous potential for LIOS distributed sensing products in the US and we look forward to exploring the significant product and technology synergies that will be available through the partnership of LIOS and Prime," says Steve Poland, Prime Photonics CEO.

About LIOS
LIOS Technology is the global leader in the development and supply of state-of-the-art, frequency-domain-based distributed temperature monitoring systems. The LIOS DTS product line comprises a range of real-time fiber-optic-based linear temperature measuring devices.

Building on an innovative development in the field of fiber optic sensor engineering, LIOS provides customized solutions in various markets for modern asset management and global condition monitoring. LIOS Technology is wholly owned by the Danish industrial conglomerate NKT Holding A/S. LIOS Technology GmbH is based in Germany and employs 36.

About Prime Photonics
Prime Photonics LC specializes in products and technologies for use in extreme environment sensor applications within the defense, industrial and energy market sectors.

Prime was founded in 1999 by researchers from the Virginia Tech Center for Photonics Technology and was reinvigorated in 2009 with the hiring of a new CEO, significant changes to the Board of Managers, and the relocation to a new fit-for-purpose laboratory and manufacturing facility in Blacksburg, VA.

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