American Fibertek Establishes New Benchmarks in Network and Fiber Transmission Solutions

Sept. 24, 2007
New fiber products, launch of V'nes networking solution mark largest introduction of new products in AFI's history

Las Vegas, NV (September 24, 2007) - American Fibertek, Inc. (AFI), the security industry's leading independent supplier of fiber optic transmission systems for security applications, is demonstrating its V'nes (Video Network Enterprise Solution) along with several new fiber transmission products here at ASIS 2007. V'nes - an integrated and standardized network transmission solution designed specifically for security applications - joins AFI's core line of point-to-point fiber optics solutions to provide systems designers a seamless "Open Path" to integrate IP and analog systems operation.

AFI's "Open Path" offers users, systems designers and manufacturers of related systems equipment with the unique ability to integrate any software or hardware they have with any individual or combination of V'nes software or hardware components. V'nes' integration flexibility provides seamless migration to a networked platform regardless of any pre-existing system components, infrastructure or protocols making V'nes a highly feasible and cost effective network solution with low total cost of ownership.

"American Fibertek is continually pursuing new means of delivering video, data and voice signals to provide the most efficient transmission solutions available for security professionals. As a result, we are aggressively developing new and innovative network and fiber transmission solutions to accomplish this objective that satisfy the broad range of applications and systems configurations required for today's advanced systems. In fact, this is the single largest introduction of products we have ever made to date," said Jack Fernandes, President and CEO of AFI. "Our V'nes solution provides a comprehensive network transmission solution that integrates features and functionality designed specifically for security applications. Simultaneously, AFI continues to develop faster and better fiber transmission solutions that maintain our high standards of quality."

Products on display at ASIS 2007 include:

V'nes Video Network Enterprise Solution is designed for dedicated security applications with extensive features and functionality and an open path allowing integration of IP products from other manufacturers (servers, video devices, access control, software etc.). The system can be configured with virtually any combination of components, including:

- Scout Series Environmental Monitoring Systems
- Commander Series Switchers & Probes
- MVnD1 Series Dynamic Video Streamers
- Pilot Series Management Software Systems
- MX Series Media Converters
- Director Combination Server / Storage Solution

New point-to-point fiber product introductions include:

81/82 Series 8 and 16 Channel Contact Closure Systems do not require any soldering and are available in singlemode and multimode configurations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 transparent operation with any manufacturer's cameras and monitors and does not require any field adjustments.

All of the aforementioned fiber optic transmission products are also compatible with AFI's Afinety remote monitoring system; a firmware-driven monitoring module, allowing security professionals to access the status of any of AFI's digital fiber optical transceivers and the accompanying connected cameras, using a standard web browser.