Frauscher founded a new separate company, Sensonic, for its Fiber Optic Sensing (FOS) business and relaunched the entire corporate brand.
This move is company’s strategy towards the transformation from a signalling technology company into two tech-companies. Following this decision, Frauscher and Sensonic have a clear focus on their core competencies. “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,” Michael Thiel, the CEO Frauscher Group said.
Sensonic is focusing 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 Fibre Optic Sensing (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, this technology delivers data for a variety of railway applications. The basis for this is real-time information from continuous train tracking, asset condition monitoring, as well as from infrastructure surveillance. On that base, Sensonic is paving the way for a revolution in railway operations to increase efficiency and significantly reduce costs. “Sensonic will certainly become a game changer in terms of how operations and maintenance will be planned and executed in the future,” Michael Thiel commented.
Frauscher itself continues to offer advanced solutions for safe and reliable signalling systems. The company’s wheel sensors and axle counters make use of all the possibilities offered by the latest technologies. This makes it easier for system integrators and railway operators to access the information they need.