* Prominent vendors for NDT testers that are deployed in higher volumes in the oil and gas industry include players such as GE Measurement and Control Solutions; Olympus NDT; YXLON International GmbH; Institut Dr Foerster; Karl Storz GmbH & Co KG, Sonatest PLC; Sonotron
NDT; Carestream; Nikon Metrology and Fujifilm NDT amongst others.
Based on its recent analysis of the nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sonotron NDT with the 2009 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy of the Year, for its line of high-quality NDT equipment marketed to a broad clientele.
To remain competitive in this market, Sonotron NDT focuses on its core strengths - superior performance, continuous innovation, and commitment to product development.
"Though a relatively young company, Sonotron NDT has built a reputation for superior technological expertise through continuous innovation."
The key features associated with all of Sonotron NDT's instruments include an intuitive user interface and real time imaging with 100 percent raw data recording, flexible client-server programmed architecture that provides fast implementation of non-typical inspection tasks specified by customers.
Overall, Sonotron NDT has consistently expanded its product portfolio through continuous investment in R&D.
"Despite the global financial crisis, Sonotron NDT continues to invest in R&D to enhance its existing product line and develop new products that incorporate appropriate features and functionality, so as to remain competitive with respect to technology, price, and performance," notes Mathew.
In recognition of this fact, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present the 2009 Award for Product Line Strategy to Sonotron NDT.