Zarlink demonstrates compact optical aggregation system for IP cameras

Optical solutions simplify expansion of video surveillance systems

Zarlink's ZL60615 ZLynx is a plug-and-play active optical cable assembly solution for extending aggregated Gigapixel camera traffic up to 100 meters over off-the-shelf Ethernet switches that offer 10 Gbps uplink interfaces. The ZLynx optical cable delivers significant reach, weight and flexibility benefits versus traditional copper cables, while allowing end-users to plug-and-play using the standard powered CX-4 connector available on most Ethernet switches with 10 Gbps uplinks. Information on Zarlink's ZLynx active optical cable is available at .

Demonstration at ISC West

At ISC West, Zarlink will be demonstrating the unrivalled performance of its VIPS products and easy integration with complementary technologies from Axis Communications and Visual Defence. Zarlink's ZL60239 and ZL60240 camera-side VIPS products will optically network AXIS 211M network cameras to Zarlink's fully populated ZL60214 control room rack mount solutions via multi-mode fiber. The ZL60214 control room rack will optically aggregate camera traffic to an Ethernet switch, with the entire network monitored by AXIS Camera Station software. In addition, AXIS 211M Network Cameras will be optically networked directly to Visual Defence's IP Mobile Digital Video Storage Solution (IP mDVSS) digital video recorder using Zarlink VIPS technology. Zarlink will also be showcasing its ZL60615 ZLynx active optical cable.

"Axis is committed to partners with complementary technology in order to provide complete solutions that help our video surveillance customers make the transition from analog to IP-based systems,” said Fredrik Nilsson, general manager, Axis Communications Inc. “In combination with our network camera and camera station software, Zarlink's optical converters are an important technology that will help simplify this transition and enable more advanced applications."

For over 30 years, Zarlink Semiconductor has delivered semiconductor solutions that drive the capabilities of voice, enterprise, broadband and wireless communications. The Company's success is built on its technology strengths including voice and data networks, optoelectronics and ultra low-power communications. For more information, visit