VIAVI Solutions wins at the SBR Technology Excellence Awards 2024

Its B-OTDR solution helps to improve worker safety in mining and tunnelling projects to avoid incidents and casualties.

Communications equipment company VIAVI Solutions has been awarded the SBR Technology Excellence Awards 2024 in the Network and Broadband - Telecommunications category for the success of its fibre sensing technology and Brillouin OTDR (B-OTDR).

B-OTDR is an instrument for measuring temperature and strain along an optical fibre cable. VIAVI B-OTDR has a patented algorithm for simultaneous temperature and strain measurement from a single end and requires only one fibre. It is available in a portable platform for commissioning and routine auditing, or a rackmount platform for permanent monitoring.

A lab test was conducted in 2023 as a proof of concept. During this test, a rockbolt was tensioned to produce various strains. The B-OTDR then performed measurements to detect and measure the various tensions. The lab test result demonstrated that VIAVI B-OTDR was able to measure the effective strain of a rockbolt with good accuracy.

This successful lab test proved the VIAVI B-OTDR can help to improve worker safety by avoiding casualties in mining and tunnel projects as any excess strain in construction materials and surface deformation can be detected early through the monitoring of a sensing fibre’s strain.

SBR Technology Excellence Awards recognises exceptional companies in Singapore that are riding the digital disruption wave and leading the technological revolution and digital journeys of their respective industries.

The SBR Technology Excellence Awards is presented by Singapore Business Review Magazine. To view the full list of winners, click here. If you want to join the 2025 awards programme and be acclaimed for your company's outstanding contributions in pursuit of technological innovation, please contact Jane Patiag at [email protected].

Follow the link for more news on

Join Singapore Business Review community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!


ION Orchard marks 15 years as a premier retail destination
The mall is proactive in conducting surveys to identify trends and optimise its tenant mix.
ION Orchard leads charge in sustainable takeaway practices
 Shoppers will enjoy discounts when they opt for a reusable mug or food container from Muuse.