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ComNet has introduced a fiber optic distance extending interface that allows optical connectivity between one card reader and its associated door or gate locking hardware, and any Wiegand, Magstripe, or F/2F-based control panel. The ComNet FDW1000 transmits Wiegand data optically over multimode or single-mode fiber at distances up to 3.5km or 40km respectively. ComNet is also introducing a unique expansion module that allows up to 7 additional card readers be integrated on to the fiber optic network. These new ComNet models are designed to prevent tampering and provide safe and secure operation.