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Frauscher Transfers Fibre Optic Sensing Activities to Separate Company

Frauscher has transferred its Fibre Optic Sensing (FOS) business to a separate company and relaunched the entire corporate brand.

The Sensonic team focuses on solutions that will revolutionise the way railways operate their networks. As a spin-off, the company will pursue a completely new business model.

Sensonic is the pioneer in FOS for railways and the first company in the industry to offer complete, area-wide tracking and monitoring solutions based on Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS).

Through an open platform, the state-of-the-art technology delivers data for a variety of railway applications. The basis for this is real-time information from continuous train tracking, asset condition monitoring and infrastructure surveillance.

In this way, Sensonic is paving the way for innovation in railway operations that will increase efficiency and significantly reduce costs.

The first railway-specific DAS system was developed in cooperation with the Sintela team, the pioneers and experts in DAS.

Sensonic CEO Christian Pucher said: “We examined and tested all the technologies and potential providers. The Sintela team convinced us. Their basic technology provides the perfect platform for Sensonic to develop rail-specific FOS solutions.”

Frauscher continues to offer advanced solutions for safe and reliable signalling systems. The company’s wheel sensors and axle counters use the latest technology. This makes it easier for system integrators and railway operators to access the information they need.

The intelligent and highly available systems generate precise data for a wide range of railway applications. Various interfaces and supportive software tools make integration, commissioning, operation and maintenance easier.

With a worldwide network of locations and partners, Frauscher guarantees a strong supply chain and optimal customer service around the globe.

Frauscher Group CEO Michael Thiel said: “The founding of Sensonic and a new era for Frauscher. With these two important milestones, we are definitely on track. Even under the conditions of the need for digitalisation, our solutions will continue to set trends. Frauscher is a company that is always in motion and we have a vision for the global railway market.”

On 18 November 2019, the new company Sensonic and the rebranding of the core Frauscher business were internally announced at a number of events at the Frauscher locations around the world.

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