LIOS EN.SURE Finalist at 2018 Prism Awards

The NKT Photonics LIOS EN.SURE Long Range DTS & RTTR has been announced as one of three finalists in the "Detectors and Sensors" category at the 2018 Prism Awards. As the Oscars of the Photonics Industry, the Prism Awards is each year awarded to the most innovative new photonics products that has the potential to make an impact in and beyond our industry.

The LIOS EN.SURE DTS & RTTR is a long range optical fiber based temperature- and strain sensing measurement system designed to monitor underground T&D power cables and overhead transmission lines. Using an optical fiber embedded in the power cable, or installed externally, the LIOS EN.SURE system can continuously monitor and predict power cable load, cable core temperature, and strain profile over single-ended lengths of up to 70 km per system.

The LIOS EN.SURE system can measure the temperature of a power cable with an accuracy better than 1°C and strain down to 2µε over distances up to 70km. This ensures precise hotspot location and fast detection of mechanical disturbances of the cable. This technology is key to develop SMART grids and to get maximum power output from important land/submarine transmission links. With this system, Transmission System Operators and utilities can ensure effective, efficient, safe, and sustainable supply of T&D energy as well as information in all communities today and in the future.

This year Prism Awards celebrates 10 years of recognizing products that are changing our lives and we are honored to be in the running with some of the best in the industry.