American Fibertek, Inc.'s series of Ethernet mini-switches unleash the bandwidth, distance and speed advantages of fibre optic transmission for networked systems, with models compatible with single- or multimode fibre providing a range of transmission speeds. The four series of single or dual-fibre units hardened to withstand harsh conditions and extreme temperatures (AFI) feature power over Ethernet (PoE) capability (802.3af 15 watts). The mini-switches also include diagnostic indicators to display system status.
AFI's 46 Series of 3-port mini-switches supports two copper and one fibre connection and supplies fast Ethernet 10/100Mb/s connections to allow transmission across more than two kilometers (about one and a quarter miles) on multimode fibre cable. The 48 Series of 3-port mini-switches (two copper and one fibre connection) provides triple-speed 10/100/1000Mb/s Ethernet and is self-configurable.
The 49 Series of 4-port mini-switches supports two copper and two fibre connections, provides triple speed 10/100/1000Mb/s and is self-configurable. The 50 Series of 4-port mini-switches offers fast Ethernet (10/100Mp/s) with auto configuration. The 49 Series and 50 Series is ideal for drop and insert or self-healing ring applications when integrated with AFI's Commander network communications centre.
Jack Fernandes, CEO and President of AFI, says "Our mini-switches provide an important component to expand the capabilities of Ethernet connectivity, especially for IP-based video surveillance systems, and we can handle any custom requirements that a system needs."