American Fibertek Increases Transmission Technology with 10-Bit Fiber Transceivers

New products include 10-bit digital, analog and IP fiber transmission solutions


Las Vegas, NV (September 24, 2007) - American Fibertek, Inc. (AFI) is displaying its new line of 10-bit fiber optic transceivers for point-to-point security system transmission applications here at ASIS 2007. The new products include unique new contact closure systems that do not require any soldering, as well as a selection of video transceivers with features like 10-bit digital video transmission, bi-directional communications, multi-channel capacity and remote monitoring capabilities.

"Fiber optics continues to be the most efficient means of transmitting video, audio and data on both analog and IP platforms," said Jack Fernandes, President and CEO of AFI. "The integration of core fiber transmission technologies on a network platform delivers the unlimited bandwidth required for today's advanced video surveillance and security applications with improved performance parameters and the highest levels of cost-efficiency."

New fiber 10-bit fiber optic transmission products on display include:

- 916 Series Single Fiber Bi-directional Receivers with 10-bit digital video and up the coax control for Panasonic, Pelco and Vicon devices, module or rack mount configurations and compatibility with AFI's Afinety remote monitoring system.

- 919 Series Single Fiber Bi-directional Transceivers with 10-bit digital video and two channels of bi-directional multi-protocol data plus two channels of bi-directional audio or contact closure; available in module or rack mount configurations. Also compatible with American Fibertek's Afinety remote digital fiber optic monitoring system that provides status on any AFI system and connected cameras, using a standard web browser.

- 941 (4 channel) and 981 (8 channel) Series Single Fiber Receivers with Sensornet Control for use with American Dynamic devices. Feature 10-bit digital video, single mode or multimode operation, module or rack mount configurations, and compatibility with AFI's Afinety remote monitoring system.

- 946 (4 channel) and 986 (8 channel) Series Single Fiber Bi-directional Receivers with multi-protocol data and contact closure, 10-bit digital video, single mode or multimode operation, module or rack mount configurations, and compatibility with AFI's Afinety remote monitoring system.

- 91600 Series Fiber Multi-Channel System provides 16 channel input and output of 10 bit digitized video over one multimode fiber at a very low installed cost. Offers completely transparent operation with any manufacturer's cameras and monitors and does not require any field adjustments at installation or thereafter. The units also feature diagnostic indicators to provide instant visual status indication, or interface with AFI's Afinety remote monitoring system.

- 94887SL Series Multi-Channel Transceivers feature 48 channels and transmit 10-bit digitized video with bi-directional Ethernet, multi-protocol data and bi-directional audio over a single mode optical fiber. The series offers completely transparent operation with any manufacturer's cameras and monitors and does not require any field adjustments. The 94887SL Series is also compatible with AFI's Afinety remote monitoring system.

- 81/82SL Series 8 and 16 Channel Contact Closure Systems are available in singlemode and multimode configurations that do not require any soldering. The 81/82SL Series are compatible with AFI's Afinety firmware-driven monitoring system to access the status of any AFI digital fiber optic system and the accompanying connected cameras, using a standard web browser.

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