Zedelef Pty Ltd has developed a novel transducing technology enabling a new generation of optical telemetry systems. Discover how our patent pending transducer can help you turn your existing telemetry into a fiber-optic one.
Technology: the optical transducer
It is the core technology allowing the conversion of an electrical input into an optical output. It is integrated with standard SMF-28 optical fibres and can be multiplexed for distributed sensing applications. The size of the transducer can be reduced to the size of the optical fibre.
Products: Optical Telemetry Systems
We supply our patent pending optical transducers and the interrogation unit necessary to read them. Our team can design an optical network tailored to the customer’s needs and capable of reading up to 32 analog channels per fiber core. Check our latest demo in the Media section.
Our patent pending optical transducer can be used to read optically a host of conventional sensors, including microphones/hydrophones, gas sensors and flowmeters. In many cases it requires no power and can be used to retrofit existing sensing networks.
Zedelef Pty Ltd is a startup company created to commercialise technologies developed by its three founders from the University of New South Wales. Zedelef’s novel transducing technology enables a new generation of optical sensor networks targeting important markets such as mine monitoring, ocean monitoring for both surveillance and geo-seismic exploration and oil & gas distribution systems. Based on optical fibres and liquid crystals, the resulting technology leads to a dramatic simplification of existing sensing systems and to important reductions in their costs. Our mission is to become a leading supplier of optical sensing network technologies for industrial applications.
Patent pending platform technology
Access to diversified markets
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Zedelef is delighted to announce the successful award of a grant by the Office of Naval Research of the USA to support the project “Multi-Optrode Array for Neural Interfacing”, led by Dr L. Silvestri, at The University of New South Wales. The project aims at developing a Brain Machine Interface based on liquid crystal optical[…]
The paper “A biopotential optrode array: operation principles and simulations” by A. Al Abed, H. Srinivas, J. Firth, F. Ladouceur, N.H. Lovell and L. Silvestri, illustrating the concept of using Zedelef’s optical technology to monitor brain activity, has just been published on Nature Publishing Group’s journal “Scientific Reports”. The work presents evidence that optrode arrays based on[…]
Zedelef is being showcased on the business.gov.au website as a successful examples of how the R&D Tax Incentive has assisted companies across the Australia to access opportunities, grow their business and remain competitive. Read Zedelef’s Customer Story here.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Zedelef’s technology the US. Patent No 9,921,248
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In the last week of June, Francois, Jos and Leonardo flew to Carros (France) to present Zedelef’s optical telemetry system to Schneider Electric. Shane Ayerst from Schneider Electric Australia introduced the technology to his French colleagues, while Zedelef’s team showed the demo. Big thanks to our friends at Ampcontrol, who provided their H3RO optical network. Zedelef + H3RO[…]
Zedelef was present with a stand at the CRC Showcase in the Great Hall of the Parliament House in Canberra. On the 24th of May, Francois and Leonardo travelled to Canberra to showcase Zedelef’s technology to politicians and colleagues.
Thanks to everyone who visited us at the UNSW Innovation Summit! Check out some pictures on our media page.