4DSP LLC Announces Strategic Partnership with FBGS

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4DSP to expand its fiber optic sensing technology into the European market.

4DSP LLC, a leading global developer of fiber optic strain, temperature and 3D shape sensing technology, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with FBGS, the premier OEM source of Fiber Bragg Gratings used in optical sensing, allowing 4DSP to expand its fiber optic sensing technology into the European market .

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our current fiber optic sensing system (FOSS) sales and marketing efforts in Europe by partnering with a world leader in sensing fibers," said Mike Pochkowski, Director of Sales and Marketing for 4DSP. "The collaboration between 4DSP and FBGS solidifies 4DSP’s position as the most advance source for fiber optic sensing solutions in the world."

4DSP’s fiber optic sensing system (FOSS) was developed in conjunction with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and acknowledged with R&D Magazine’s prestigious 2013 R&D 100 Award. The fiber optic sensing system will benefit multiple industries and make available to the public a world-class technology which increases safety by revolutionizing structural health monitoring. The future of fiber optic sensing looks bright and 4DSP is delighted to be the technology innovator.

"Aligning with 4DSP gives our current and future customers unique access to a cutting edge technology that perfectly complements our All Grating Fiber (AGF) based on our Draw Tower Technology," said Hugo Mertens, CEO of FBGS. "We are providing the engineering community with a technology which for the first time impacts every facet of product development and deployment including design, test, implementation and monitoring. Together, these technologies allow our customers to multiplex and monitor thousands of sensors on a single fiber, producing accurate strain or temperature measurements”.

About 4DSP LLC
4DSP, LLC, based in Austin, TX with offices in the Netherlands, develops and manufactures off-the-shelf signal acquisition, image processing, and fiber optic sensing systems. 4DSP's fiber optic strain, temperature and 3D shape sensing technology represents a quantum leap forward for industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, medical devices, and wind energy. It is changing the way engineers look at materials and the way they design their products. Far ahead of the curve, we ensure that our core values of integrity and product excellence translate into our customers' success.

About FBGS
FBGS (http://www.fbgs.com) is a Belgium/Germany-based developer and manufacturer of high strength Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) using draw tower technology. These ‘Draw Tower Gratings’ - DTG® - are commercialized by FBGS as an OEM component into the fiber optic sensing industry and are applied worldwide for both standard and tailored sensing applications in industries such as medical, oil&gas, composite, transport, process, civil & geo, telecom and R&D.

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