INTRODUCING

THE NEXT GENERATION FIBER SENSING SOLUTION

ONYXTM the flagship platform from Sintela now delivers a customizable all in one, simple and cost effective solution for your distributed fiber optic sensing needs.

A step change

Representing the next step in the evolution of Distributed Fiber Sensing, ONYX™ converts existing telecommunications fiber optic cable into a rich vibration, detection and ranging system.

By harnessing the power of quantitative data it accurately classifies and geolocates all moving objects and potential threats within 6 metres both in real time and historically, putting you in control to respond appropriately.

A step change

Representing the next step in the evolution of Distributed Fiber Sensing, ONYX™ converts existing telecommunications fiber optic cable into a rich vibration, detection and ranging system.

By harnessing the power of quantitative data it accurately classifies and geolocates all moving objects and potential threats within 6 metres both in real time and historically, putting you in control to respond appropriately.

Developed by Sintela’s global experts in Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) ONYXTM significantly improves performance and provides a future proof solution that can stand alone, integrate or be embedded into existing telecommunication and fiber systems.

Two 50 km – 65 km (depending on applications) fibers can be used

Features

Quantitative measurements | ONYX™ is a fully coherent, phase-based DAS system which enables the use of sophisticated event classification algorithms to achieve a low nuisance alarm rate.

Standard 100km – 130km range | Two 50km – 65km (depending on applications) fibers can be used simultaneously, monitored from a single ONYX™.

Industry leading sensitivity | Capable of resolving an axial strain of 1.5 pico-strain using standard single-mode optical fiber.

Integrated compact design | All the optical sensing components, electronics and processing hardware have been incorporated into one compact unit.

Small form factor | Using only 3U of rack space and weighing less than 17kg, ONYX™ is easy to transport and once installed has a small footprint.

Low power requirement | ONYX™ operates on just 100W, enabling it to be powered from utility power or from harvested energy supplies.

Laser safe | ONYX™ uses a Class 1 laser making it eye safe and inherently safe to use.

Trigger input and GNSS time synchronisation | ONYX™ accepts external triggers and can synchronise its clock to the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference to ensure that highly accurate time stamped data is acquired and recorded.

Full software control | All the acquisition sensing parameters such as pulse width, gauge length, sample rate and decimation factor are software defined and can be quickly and easier changed to enable the optimum settings use in each deployment.

Industry leading algorithms | Based upon many decades worth of combined experience the Sintela team have developed a suite of application specific, detection and classification algorithms providing unrivalled levels of detection with low rates of nuisance alarm.

Web based user Interface | Each ONYX™ incorporates its own web server providing the user with remote web access to a modern user interface from any web browser on a secure intranet / internet connection.

Distributed architecture | ONYX™ has been designed around a fully distributed architecture eliminating single points-of-failure in multisystem networked deployments.

Automatic setup with fiber monitoring | An automated installation process simplifies the setup, commissioning and testing stages of the ONYX™ implementation.

Open architecture | ONYX™ is an open system meaning that a customer can load and operate their own software upon the ONYX™ hardware if they prefer.

Cyber Security | ONYX™ Sensing Unit are compliant with and tested against the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks for cyber security vulnerability.

Reliability | Calculated using Telcordia SR-332, the predicted Mean Time Before Failure (MBTF) of ONYX™ is 15 years.


Conformance | ONYX™ conforms with FCC, CE, and RoHS standards

Features

Quantitative measurements | ONYX™ is a fully coherent, phase-based DAS system which enables the use of sophisticated event classification algorithms to achieve a low nuisance alarm rate.

Standard 100km range | Two 50km fibers can be simultaneously monitored from a single ONYX™. Longer ranges are also available.

Industry leading sensitivity | Capable of resolving an axial strain of 1.5 pico-strain using standard single-mode optical fiber.

Integrated compact design | All the optical sensing components, electronics and processing hardware have been incorporated into one compact unit.

Small form factor | Using only 3U of rack space and weighing less than 17kg, ONYX™ is easy to transport and once installed has a small footprint.

Low power requirement | ONYX™ operates on just 100W, enabling it to be powered from utility power or from harvested energy supplies.

Laser safe | ONYX™ uses a Class 1 laser making it eye safe and inherently safe to use.

Trigger input and GNSS time synchronisation | ONYX™ accepts external triggers and can synchronise its clock to the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference to ensure that highly accurate time stamped data is acquired and recorded.

Full software control | All the acquisition sensing parameters such as pulse width, gauge length, sample rate and decimation factor are software defined and can be quickly and easier changed to enable the optimum settings use in each deployment.

Industry leading algorithms | Based upon many decades worth of combined experience the Sintela team have developed a suite of application specific, detection and classification algorithms providing unrivalled levels of detection with low rates of nuisance alarm.

Web based user Interface | Each ONYX™ incorporates its own web server providing the user with remote web access to a modern user interface from any web browser on a secure intranet / internet connection.

Distributed architecture | ONYX™ has been designed around a fully distributed architecture eliminating single points-of-failure in multisystem networked deployments.

Automatic setup with fiber monitoring | An automated installation process simplifies the setup, commissioning and testing stages of the ONYX™ implementation.

Open architecture | ONYX™ is an open system meaning that a customer can load and operate their own software upon the ONYX™ hardware if they prefer.

Cyber Security | ONYX™ Sensing Unit are compliant with and tested against the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks for cyber security vulnerability.

Reliability | Calculated using Telcordia SR-332, the predicted Mean Time Before Failure (MBTF) of ONYX™ is 15 years.


Conformance | ONYX™ conforms with FCC, CE, and RoHS standards

INTRODUCING

SOFTWARE

EXTRACTING MORE VALUE FROM QUANTITATIVE DATA

Building on over 20 years of experience in software development our new generation ONYX™software has been designed to extract maximum value from your data, giving you unrivalled insight and power to deliver transformational change to your infrastructure and business no matter what the industry.

Monitoring data in
real-time, any time

The software is served from each ONYX™ Sensing Unit connected to Local or Wide Area Networks. This provides full remote access to all the functions including, engineering setup, instrument diagnostics, data visualization, data processing and alert notification.


Key features

  • Web based User Interface served directly from each ONYX™ Sensing Unit
  • Remote access available from anywhere in the world using a secure VPN login
  • GIS window with overlay of fiber route and alert data
  • Time verses distance ‘waterfall’ plots available for real-time and historical data
  • System Dashboard provides an overview of the fiber route and activity across a network of systems
  • Detection and classification of items of interest implemented using Machine Learning and attribute analysis signal processing techniques
  • Audio output available in real-time directly from cursor location on waterfall

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