Perfect for city surveillance, airports and other long distance installations, AXIS T8604 Media Converter Switch is a DIN-mounted device that can convert an Ethernet signal to be used over optical fiber cable. AXIS T8604 includes two small form-factor pluggable (SFP) fiber slots and two RJ-45 ports to connect two devices per unit, and is compatible with all Axis network video products. Fiber optic connections are typically used in surveillance installations where lightning strikes are a threat or vast connection distances are required. Surveillance integrators in the field can also connect installation monitors and laptops to AXIS T8604 for camera maintenance and control. AXIS T8604 Media Converter Switch can operate in temperatures from -40°F to 167°F and is expected to be available in Q2 2012 from Axis' channel partners.