ComNet USA News

Further acquisitions in the pipeline for parent company ACRE

One of the biggest recent security divestitures in the news was the sale of Mercury Security to HID Global, which occurred around a year ago. The seller in that transaction was ACRE (Access Control Related Enterprises), also the parent company of Vanderbilt and ComNet. We recently spoke to founder and CEO Joe Grillo, a 30-year industry veteran, about the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, ACRE’s future, and new opportunities opened up by the Mercury sale. Q: What’s new wit...

ACRE showcases products and solutions from Vanderbilt and ComNet brands at ISC West 2018

ISC West 2018 concluded as its largest and most successful show to-date, bringing more than 1,000 exhibitors and brands, 30,000 industry professionals, more than 85 educational sessions and more than 25 special events together in Las Vegas. That's why ACRE, the parent company of Vanderbilt and ComNet, chose this event to debut its brands in a co-located position on the show floor, allowing visitors to peruse both booths during their visits and chat with a more integrated team. Earlier this mont...

ACRE announces change in senior leadership roles

ACRE, a global supplier in providing security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced the promotion of Andrew Acquarulo Jr. as President of ACRE Americas. Ronald Virden, who was recently named ACRE COO, will also assume the role of President of ACRE International. The evolution of the company's leadership roles will allow ACRE to refocus its efforts based on geographic regions, allowing greater alignment between its Vande...

ComNet introduces Port Guardian physical port lockout

ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of transmission and communication networking equipment, has introduced a new Cybersecurity feature in its latest generation of self-managed switches. The ComNet Port Guardian feature has the capability to physically disconnect a port if unauthorised access is detected. ComNet Port Guardian The value in Port Guardian comes in situations where network access is attempted by disconnecting an IP addressable device on...

ComNet enters access-control market with CNA100 and CNA200 access control systems

Both CNAccess products are network compatible and operate seamlessly with any ComNet IP product ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of transmission and networking equipment, announces its entry into the Access-Control Marketplace. ComNet is introducing two systems; the CNA100 line, a 2 to 8 door solution for smaller applications and the CNA200 for up to 32 doors for bigger applications. This effort is ComNet’s first entry into...

ACRE acquires video and data transmission equipment manufacturer ComNet

ACRE continues to rapidly expand presence in the global security industry ACRE, LLC, the holding company that owns Vanderbilt Industries, Mercury Security, and recently acquired ACT in Ireland, announced the acquisition of Communication Networks LLC (dba ComNet), a manufacturer of video and data transmission equipment. Wireless video and data transmission The acquisition of ComNet builds on the ACRE family of companies, providing complimentary communication technologies util...

ComNet next generation cost-effective dual input over SFP media converter

An exclusive Demux feature allows for port isolation, replicating two media converters over one fibre ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of fibre optic transmission and networking equipment, is introducing a three port media converter, the CNMC2+1SFP/M. This media converter features two TX input ports and a single SFP port for the users’ choice of fibre type, distance, connector type and speed.  The unit features por...

ComNet CNGE2+2SMS four-port self-managed ethernet switch

ComNet Europe Ltd of Leeds in the United Kingdom, a division of ComNet Communication Networks a USA-based manufacturer of fibre optic transmission and networking equipment, is introducing a four-port self-managed ethernet switch, the CNGE2+2SMS. The switch has two copper Gigabit TX ports and two user-configurable multi-rate 100 or 1000Mbps Gigabit SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) Ethernet ports. These self-managed switches were designed as a simple, yet cost effective solution to allow IP video...

ComNet introduces RLFDX Series of substation-rated fibre optic and TTL Logic Data Link/Repeater

ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of fibre optic transmission and networking equipment, has further expanded the Reliance line by introducing the RLFDX Series of substation-rated fibre optic RS-232, RS-422, RS-485 2/4 Wire, & TTL Logic Data Link/Repeater. The ComNet Reliance RLFDX Series of products are made in the USA and are a direct replacement for the Garrettcom/Dymec5800 series of serial data over optical fibre products. The Reliance RLFDX...

ComNet introduces NetWave NW8 wireless Ethernet link

ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of fibre optic, wireless and copper transmission and networking equipment, has introduced the NetWave® NW8 wireless Ethernet link that is designed to support redundant ring and “Drop-and-Insert” functionality on a wireless network. The NW8 is a dual radio version of the recently introduced NW series of environmentally hardened wireless Ethernet products. ComNet positions this product as a solution f...

ComNet introduces NetWave NW7 wireless Ethernet link for high throughput point-to-point or multi-point applications

ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of fibre optic, wireless and copper transmission and networking equipment, has introduced the NetWave® NW7 wireless Ethernet link that is designed for high throughput point-to-point or multi-point applications. The NW7 supports up to 240Mbps throughput using MIMO technology and is ideal for use as a High Throughput Back Haul Link for installations that require connecting to more than one Ethernet device. It sup...

ComNet introduces small form factor pluggable for any Ethernet device

ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, is introducing a unique SFP (Small Form Factor Pluggable) device that can be used in any Ethernet device, and can extends distances over COAX or UTP cables to 3000 ft. The ComNet SFP-CL can be used in any Ethernet device that uses MSA-compliant SFPs for connectivity. Two different models are being announced, a 10Mbps and 100MBPS model. These SFP modules can be co...