Bandweaver provides advanced fiber optic monitoring sensors and integrated technologies. Since our inception in 2002 and throughout our history, innovation has been key. Howell Zhao, who founded the company, had a clear vision of creating a global, integrated technology company with fiber optic technologies at its heart.

Growing rapidly, the company now has offices and test sites across the globe in the UK, US, Middle East and Asia. We also work with a wide network of international collaborators and partners. Customers around the world use Bandweaver’s products to monitor, secure and keep personnel and critical assets safe around the world. Our technology has been integral in several prestigious projects including, the Beijing Olympics in 2007, the Lincs Wind Farm project (UK) and more recently the G20 summit.

Bandweaver’s innovative technology portfolio is continuing to grow. We are proud to offer a wide range of sensing technologies including Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS), Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). These systems are supported through integrated smart intelligent software solutions.

Company History Timeline


Company History

2002 – Incorporation of Bandweaver Technologies

2004 – First DTS fire metro application

2006 – Multiple projects won in power and fire industries

2007 – Power cable monitoring project awarded for Beijing Olympics

2008 – Launch of RTTR monitoring system

2009 – Construction of advanced production facilities | ISO 9001 certification | Certification of RTTR system with Korean Power Company

2011 – First international wind farm project with LINCS in Europe | Launch of FenceSentry PIDS | Launch of MaxView software

2012 – First 500kV cable monitoring for a hydropower project | First European RTTR project (UK)

2013 – Contracted RTTR in UK and New Zealand

2014 – Recruited the 300th employee at Bandweaver

2015 – Establishment of R&D centre in Ottowa, Canada | Launch of Horizon DAS

2016 – Bandweaver publicly listed | RTTR supply G20 summit | VDS certification for VDS | Incorporation of Bandweaver UK

2017 – 250km pipeline project delivered | Launch of Access DTS

2018 – More than 3,500 systems delivered | Total distance monitored greater than 30,000km

2019 – Merger with PNC | DNN Artificial Intelligence in Horizon PIDS | Launch of Latitude DTS