A high-tech Exeter-based business has received a super-fast boost after receiving internet vouchers from Exeter City Council.
Vytran, a division of American company Thorlabs inc, who specialise in making equipment for processing optical fibres for a range of industries, are hoping for further growth after receiving a broadband voucher under the Government’s Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme, which enabled them to have superfast broadband installed to their premises in Pynes Hill.
The company, which has been operating in Exeter since 1996, is one of only five organisations worldwide that have the technology which allows them to fuse optical fibre to the required high standard. The specialist equipment is used to provide support to a range of different industries, from telecoms, aeronautics, oil and gas and healthcare.
Vytran’s machines allow for any glass fibre material to be stripped, cleaned, cleaved, spliced and then recoated, with the specialist team at Vytran providing full pre sales support, applications development and a testing service before sending equipment off to the client. The intricacy of the process means that it cannot be performed manually, but instead relies on Vytran’s bespoke equipment, as some of the fibres are finer than a human hair.