FiberPatrol Is Intrusion Detection Technology of Choice for Qinghai-Tibet Railway

March 28, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
LANGHORNE, PA: March 28, 2008- Optellios, Inc., announced today that its fiber optic perimeter intrusion detection system has successfully passed the final acceptance test for securing Qinghai-Tibet railway in China. The company’s FiberPatrol system was chosen for final testing after it outperformed all competition in head-to-head engineering trials in September, 2007. FiberPatrol was the only fiber optic sensor to pass the trials, which it did by demonstrating a 100% accurate intrusion detection with zero false alarms, despite windy conditions and passing trains. The FiberPatrol system showed an equally outstanding performance during the final test, which took place at a remote section of the railroad.

Qinghai-Tibet railroad, completed in 2005 and opened for operation the following year, is the world’s highest, reaching a peak altitude of 3.152 miles above sea level. Qinghai-Tibet Railway Surveillance System project covers the railway section from Golmud, a city in China’s Qinghai province, to Lhasa, the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region. The section’s total length is 710 miles, 80% of which lies at an altitude of at least 2.5 miles; it includes 45 train stations, multiple tunnels and bridges. The project adopts some of the most advanced security and surveillance technologies, providing real-time monitoring of train operation and environmental conditions, and ensuring safety of travel.

“We are very impressed by the capabilities and performance of FiberPatrol. We have tested several fiber optic sensors for railway security and FiberPatrol stood out as the top performer from start to finish,” said Mr. Fang Jingen, Vice President of Qinghai-Tibet Railway Co., an affiliate of China Ministry of Railway.

Based on a unique distributed fiber optic technology, FiberPatrol intrusion detection systems can monitor many miles of sensing cable and report accurate GPS location of any intrusion attempt. During tests, GPS coordinates of alarms were sent to a video verification system, provided and integrated by TeraMage Technologies, which then used the coordinates to automatically control security cameras. The integrated system brought real-time video, capturing the scene of intrusion, to the front panel of the monitoring station.

“FiberPatrol has made it possible to monitor a large length of perimeter by accurately detecting intrusion location and virtually eliminating all false alarms,” said Alvin Guo, Executive VP and CTO of TeraMage Technologies. TeraMage Technologies has been offering Optellios products on the Chinese market since the two companies signed a distribution agreement in 2005.

“We are excited that FiberPatrol has been accepted as a perimeter intrusion detection solution for a railroad application,” said Jay Patel, Optellios CEO. “It was also a rare opportunity in the industry to go head-to-head against the competition in full-scale technical trials. We are proud, but not surprised, that superiority of our technology has been established in such a direct way,” added Dr. Patel.

About TeraMage Technologies

TeraMage Technologies, a subsidiary of C&W Tech Group which is a public company in China, is focusing on providing cutting-edge, emerging solutions such as intelligent digital video surveillance, high altitude video monitoring, wireless and fiber optic video transmission systems, fiber based PIDS (Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems) as well as ITS software based products for security applications. Led by a group of seasoned security industry veterans, TeraMage Technologies is headquartered in Beijing, with branch offices in Shanghai, Nanjing and Shenzhen. The company is envisioning the next generation security solutions that will maximize the satisfaction for the needs from every customer base.
About Optellios Inc.

Optellios, Inc., a leading U.S.-based fiberoptic technology company, is a provider of advanced solutions for sensing, security, and communication. Its FiberPatrol® line of security products leverages company's pioneering patented fiberoptic sensor technologies to provide the most advanced and cost effective security solutions for military bases, airports, power plants, water treatment facilities, pipelines, secure data networks, and other critical infrastructures and high-value assets. For more information, visit