ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of fibre optic transmission and networking equipment, is introducing two hardened PoE power injectors for applications where higher requirements for operating power exist on an Ethernet network. The CNGE1IPS75AC (75 watt) and CNGE1IPS95AC (95 watt) hardened Ethernet PoE power injectors designed to supply PoE operating power to Powered Devices that require greater power than can be provided by IEEE 802.3at for Power Sourcing Equipment. Installing additional power outlets These midspan injection modules inject 50-57 VDC to any network cable These midspan injection modules inject 50-57 VDC to any network cable. Operating power and 10/100/1000TX Ethernet data are easily combined on one cable, eliminating the need to install additional power outlets and electrical cabling. The models are fully compliant with the requirements of IEEE 802.3at for Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), and features auto detection of powered devices (PDs). Transmission distances of up to 328 feet (100 meters) are supported, and this injector supplies operating power for PDs drawing a maximum of 75 and/or 95 watts (model dependent). Ideally suited to fibre optic, wireless, or other networks where it may be difficult to furnish operating power to the PDs. PoE powered devices These products offer a true plug-and-play product requiring no user configuration or other set-up. According to Andrew Acquarulo, ComNet President, “We are consistently being pushed on the demand for PoE capabilities. "There are many PoE powered devices available that require greater operating power. These 75 and 95watt devices can provide that greater power and stand up to difficult industrial environments. Our switches have always been ahead of the curve when it comes supporting PoE. Where there was a need was, is for hardened supplies to meet that demand for greater power. These products satisfy that demand.” Intelligent transportation system “ComNet’s goal from day one has been to be a smart and secure choice for transmission products. Our position is that if you are concerned about the long-term success of your application, choosing ComNet ensures it will be,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. “Developing this hardened power supplies will continue to differentiate us from our competitors,” Haight continued. ComNet, part of ACRE, offers an extensive line of fibre optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the Security, Intelligent Transportation System, Utility and Industrial markets.
ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, is introducing a new 12-port Gigabit managed Layer 2 switch that includes two 10GigE uplink ports designed for high-bandwidth usage requirements such as smart cities and connected vehicle applications. Network protection The CNXE2GE2TX8MSPOE managed Layer 2 switch features eight dedicated 10/100/1000BASE-T(X) RJ-45 ports compliant with IEEE802.3af/at PoE, two dedicated 100/1000/2.5GBASE-X SFP ports and two dedicated 1000/2.5G/10GBASE-X SFP ports. Power over Ethernet (PoE) compliant with IEEE802.3af/at, is provided on the eight copper ports The switch is designed to protect the network on which it is being used, offering multiple redundancy protocols to keep the network free from points of interruption. Power over Ethernet (PoE) compliant with IEEE802.3af/at, is provided on the eight copper ports. The PoE ports are capable of delivering 30 watts of power to all eight copper ports. 10 Gigabit Ethernet According to Andrew Acquarulo, ComNet CEO and President, “the decision to expand our current switch offering was an easy one. As the demand for ComNet products increases worldwide, being able to provide a more diverse product offering became evident. “ “We’ve seen it over the many years we’ve been manufacturing Ethernet products. Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and now 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Whatever the throughput standard, ComNet will lead in the commercialisation for the markets we compete in,” Acquarulo concluded. Megapixel and HD cameras High-bandwidth applications are getting more prevalent. With the use of higher definition and megapixel cameras being used and more and more locations under surveillance (Smart Cities), these 10Gbps switches are being called out for use in many more installations. Developing this switch will continue to differentiate us from our competitors"ComNet has always tried to stay ahead in product development and the CNXE2GE2TX8MSPOE is another example. ComNet has always enjoyed an advantage for use in commercial and government markets due to the wide product offering of USA-made products. ComNet products such as the CNXE2GE2TX8MSPOE are warrantied for life. ComNet IP transmission products “ComNet’s goal from day one has been to be a smart and secure choice for transmission products. Our position is that if you are concerned about the long-term success of your application, choosing ComNet ensures it will be,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. “Developing this switch will continue to differentiate us from our competitors,” Haight continued. ComNet, part of ACRE, offers an extensive line of fiber optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the security, intelligent transportation system, utility and industrial markets.
ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, announces the introduction of its Generation 3 line of NetWave wireless products that offer greater performance and increased stability in applications where interference is a challenge. The NW1 Gen 3 increases throughput up to 240 Mbps, adds a 10/100/1000Mbps port and pass-through PoE and is designed for applications of up to 2 miles. The wide range of channel spectrum widths available on the NW1 series of radios gives the user the option of narrowing channel bandwidths as the network grows increasing the number of non-overlapping channels while improving stability. The all-new NW1 throughput is far greater than the original 95Mbps the original NW1 offered. Unique connection procedure The NW1 is available in kit form, the NWK1 and consists of two MAC Address-locked radios and mounting hardware. Each NW1 unit is enclosed in a new more durable enclosure and is designed for extreme conditions and has an extended operating temperature range as well as being IP67 rated for resistance to water and dust intrusion. As with other ComNet NetWave products, the NWK1 is easy to set up and operate. It features a unique connection procedure using LEDs to assist in aiming the units for optimal performance. Our engineering team was challenged to increase performance in our next generation of NetWave products" According to Andrew Acquarulo Jr., ComNet CEO and President, “Our engineering team was challenged to increase performance in our next generation of NetWave products. We wanted to increase performance without increasing the cost to our customers.” “This new NW1 accomplished all our goals for this product line.” Acquarulo concluded. Increased performance “The increased performance of the NW1 allowed us to reduce our NetWave model offering and ultimately make selecting the right NetWave product very easy for our customers,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. “We believe everybody is looking for that something extra and, in this case, we are giving ComNet customers increased performance at no additional cost,” Haight added. ComNet offers an extensive line of fiber optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the Security, Intelligent Transportation System, Utility and Industrial markets.
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 month, ACRE announced the promotion of ComNet's Andrew Acquarulo to President of ACRE Americas, and the addition of the role of President of ACRE International to ACRE COO Ronald Virden. The two attended ISC West in their new roles, delving into conversations around the biggest trends dominating the show, including issues of privacy, how the cloud is emerging as a major player in the security industry, cybersecurity and the need for manufacturers to play a significant role in future-proofing their solutions. Recipient of the SSI 2018 MVP award Vanderbilt was named as a recipient of the Security Sales & Integration 2018 MVP Award for its ACT365 solution in the access control category At ASIS 2017, Vanderbilt previewed the ACT365 cloud-based access control and video management solution, which was just beginning to hit the market in the Americas in the last quarter of 2017. During this year's show, however, ACT365 was officially ready and available to end users, and it was well received as a great option for small- to medium-sized businesses looking to increase their security footprint without having to make significant IT infrastructure investments. In the April issue of SDM Magzine, ACT365 is featured prominently in the case study section, outlining its use by IT firm Spectrum Virtual to protect critical data and assets from breaches. In fact, Vanderbilt was named as a recipient of the Security Sales & Integration 2018 MVP Award for its ACT365 solution in the access control category, recognising the product for making a substantial impact on integrators. The awards are judged on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, benefits to the installer or monitoring provider and benefits to the end user. Hall Of Fame Recognition ACRE CEO Joe Grillo was also recognised during ISC West as he was inducted into the Security Sales & Integration Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2018 for his 30-year career growing, acquiring and restructuring businesses. Founded in 2004 to represent the highest commendation for going above and beyond in professionalism, conduct and achievement, the Hall of Fame recognised Grillo for his career in electronic access control and his track record as a leader within the industry. The entire ACRE family thanks all the visitors and partners who joined Vanderbilt and ComNet during the three-day expo and welcomes the opportunity to continue the conversation at another one of our upcoming events around the globe.
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 Vanderbilt and ComNet brands in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and APAC. All of the management of Vanderbilt's international operations, as well as ComNet's UK-based operations, will fall under Virden's purview Presiding over Vanderbilt and ComNet Virden, who will assume his expanded role effective June 1, 2018, will be based in Dublin, Ireland, and take over the Vanderbilt CEO role from Joe Grillo, who will continue to serve as ACRE CEO. All of the management of Vanderbilt's international operations, as well as ComNet's UK-based operations, will fall under Virden's purview. Virden will also remain COO of ACRE. As President of ACRE Americas, Acquarulo will be responsible for the strategic vision, operations and sales initiatives for both of the company's ComNet and Vanderbilt brands in the Americas under the ACRE moniker, effective April 1, 2018. Security industry veteran Virden is a seasoned global executive with extensive experience with Fortune 50 organisations. He most recently served as President and Managing Director for Global Security Products, Americas/Global Access Solutions at UTC, encompassing UTC’s Interlogix and GE Security brands, as well as Supra, Onity and Lenel. Prior to that, Virden was President and Managing Director of GE Industrial Systems, GE Security/Supra, where he more than doubled international revenue and drove the strategic development of products to address specific market needs globally. “Joe has had the foresight to create a successful independent security company, and as I contribute to adding to that legacy, it's critical to ensure ACRE continues upon its growth trajectory,” Virden said. “I'm eager to take on the additional responsibility as President of ACRE International, focusing on growing and streamlining operations across its global markets.” Acquarulo has served as President and CEO for ComNet since 2010, leading the company's strategic vision across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and APAC Developing network-based solutions Acquarulo has served as President and CEO for ComNet since 2010, leading the company's strategic vision across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and APAC. He played an instrumental role in positioning ComNet into developing more networked-based solutions and guiding it to offer a combination of fibre optic, electrical and wireless solutions to increase options for its global customer base. Acquarulo also helped transition the brand into the ACRE group in 2016, ensuring the strength and proven technologies it delivered were well-positioned under the organisation. “As the market continues to transition into one driven by emerging technologies, such as cloud services and intelligent platforms, ACRE is poised to continue its leadership role in these segments,” said Acquarulo. “This evolution marks a tremendous opportunity for ACRE to extend its leadership position in the industry, and I look forward to being a part of it.” Intelligent transportation security systems Acquarulo will oversee sales and revenue growth, and prepare the brands for new expansion opportunities. He will report directly to Grillo and Virden. “Andy had the foresight to help shift ComNet toward the emerging trends across the security and intelligent transportation systems market long before many of the company's competitors, and Ron brings a significant amount of global executive experience to our team,” said Grillo. “ACRE continues to look for ways to streamline operations and make continued investments in its leadership team, which will help propel our brand forward and solidify our strength in the marketplace. We are also interested in positioning the ACRE brand for future expansion that will allow additional revenue streams and the addition of key markets across the globe.”
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 the edge to connect to the network. When Port Guardian senses the disconnect, an SNMP notification is sent to the head end and the effected port is physically locked out, preventing access. The network administrator can reopen the port when the threat is eliminated. This feature also thwarts access through “Spoofing” by disconnecting the port as soon as an interruption is sensed. This new feature is being added to the newest generation of ComNet SMS products including the CNGE2+2SMS and CNGE4+2SMS. The feature will also be available on the new ComNet USA-made Managed Switch line. According to Andrew Acquarulo Jr., ComNet CEO, and President, “Unauthorised access issues or Cybersecurity is a critical challenge facing every network manager today. Your security network with its accessible outside connection, is an easy way to bring down your network. Cybersecurity is not something confined to just a security IP network. Any network can be infiltrated. By introducing this valuable feature on these cutting-edge products, we can provide another unmatched advantage to our partners.” “ComNet’s goal from day one has been to be a smart and secure choice for transmission products. Our position is that if you are concerned about the long-term success of your application, choosing ComNet ensures it will be,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. “Port Guardian is another reason ComNet continues to move ahead of our competitors,” Haight continued. ComNet offers an extensive line of fibre optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the Security, Intelligent Transportation System, Utility, and Industrial markets.
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 this marketplace and will be the first Access Control Product Line with the quality required to wear the ComNet brand. The CNAccess line utilising embedded intelligence, does not require special software or a dedicated PC. This convenience allows users the flexibility to manage a system from any location with internet access. Both products support standard Wiegand devices, Schlage AD Series electronic locks, and various card formats and technologies such as proximity, smart card, magnetic stripe and Bluetooth. The CNA100 can be easily upgraded to the capacity of the CNA200 with a simple software upgrade. Network compatible Both CNAccess products are network compatible and operate seamlessly with any ComNet IP product. The CNAcccess line will consist of these two products as well as the complimentary line of reader interface products, proximity readers, power supplies and accessories. According to Andrew Acquarulo Jr., ComNet CEO and President, “We’ve spent a lot of time and effort focusing on the next step in the ComNet growth cycle. We were looking for a natural extension of the business. Now that ComNet has been acquired by ACRE, we were able to source a quality product and it gave us a huge advantage in gaining an access control product line that has a great appeal.” “The CNAccess line represents ComNet’s decision to package a quality access control product with an application specific communication solution tailored directly to our customers’ needs. It is a major undertaking, but we believe there is a great need for these products,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. “Adding the CNAccess line will differentiate ComNet from other manufacturers and creates significant value for the user,” Haight concluded. ComNet offers an extensive line of fibre optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the Security, Intelligent Transportation System, Utility and Industrial markets.
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 utilised across its access control, intrusion, video, and cloud-based product ranges. ComNet offers a broad line of fibre optic, copper, and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is designed to meet the needs of security and surveillance in the intelligent transportation systems, utility, and industrial markets. ACRE CEO Joe Grillo stated, “In line with our mission, the ComNet acquisition, with their extensive offerings in the communication and data transmission technologies, continues to round out the product portfolio provided by the ACRE family of companies.” Acquisition benefits Commenting on the acquisition, Andrew Acquarulo Jr, ComNet CEO and President, declared, “ComNet is excited to join the ACRE group and recognises the strength it will bring to the brand and the synergies that are immediately apparent with the other ACRE companies.” The ACRE portfolio consists of global brands that feature proven technologies and long-acclaimed reputations for innovation and a high level of customer service and support. Mercury Security provides innovative OEM hardware for facility security and access control systems. Vanderbilt provides over 2,000 products across traditional access control, intrusion, video and cloud-based access and video systems in 95 countries.
ComNet, Communication Networks of Danbury, Connecticut, a USA-based manufacturer of fibre optic transmission and networking equipment, is announcing an expansion to the Reliance product line for the utility and industrial markets. The RLGE2FE16R is the company’s first Ethernet switch/router that is designed specifically for use in electrical utility substations and switchyards, heavy manufacturing facilities, and as railway track-side electronic equipment. Fully compliant with IEC6185-3 and IEEE1613 class 2, it is for use where high levels of electromagnetic interference are routinely encountered. The switch/router is designed to prevent unauthorised access to a network and offers an enhanced security version that easily allows for secure firewalls to be setup where multiple levels of authentication must be followed before access is granted. User APA (Authentication Proxy Access) controls remote use access and communications to network edge devices. The RLGE2FE16R is designed to meet NERC-CIP-5 guidelines and is an ideal platform for deploying a highly secure communications and networking gateway. Offers Ethernet layer 2 switching & layer 3 IP routing This feature-rich managed 18-Port Ethernet switch offers Ethernet layer 2 switching & layer 3 IP routing with integrated VPN and link protection per ITU-T G.8032. It has 16 10/100Mbps ports with optional PoE and two gigabit combination SFP/TX uplink ports for use as an aggregation point. An internal 2G/3G/4G LTE cellular radio is also available for remote deployments. With an optional internal terminal server, legacy RS-232 and RS-485 serial data RTUs and IEDs can be directly connected to the RLGE2FE16R. By substituting 8 of the 10/100TX ports with optional SFP ports, it may be used as a convenient aggregation device. According to Andrew Acquarulo Jr., ComNet CEO and President, “The security of our utilities and power generation facilities is a real threat. If a utility substation is brought down, the repercussions become unfathomable. ComNet made the decision to bring this switch/router to market to help secure these types of facilities and we believe these new Reliance product additions will be an effective solution in preventing unauthorised network access.” The RLGE2FE16R line offers numerous product innovations that will soon be required in many different markets. The increased level of unauthorised access prevention will be a benefit to other markets such as physical security and Intelligent Transportation. As more and more of these IP Networks are in place, preventing those who wish to disrupt them becomes paramount. “The Reliance line represents ComNet’s decision to provide highly ruggedised and secure products for the utility and industrial markets. It is a major undertaking, but we believe there is a great need for these products,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. “ComNet will offer a Lifetime Product Guarantee with the Reliance line and this will differentiate ComNet from other manufacturers and creates significant value for the user,” Haight concluded. ComNet offers an extensive line of fibre optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the Security, Intelligent Transportation System, utility and industrial markets.
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 products can be used wherever those products were previously used. The ComNet Reliance RLFDX links are used in electric utility substations and switchyards, manufacturing plants, roadside/trackside equipment installations and other severe-duty conditions are encountered. The main benefit the RLFDX series provides is to extend transmission distances optically and these products can transmit serial data up to 30Km. A secondary benefit is a high level of electrical isolation as well as enhanced reliability and protection for peripheral IEDs, RTUs, and other equipment. “There is still a very strong demand for serial data over optical fibre in the power transmission and utility market. When we were researching the products we were going to develop for our Reliance line, wediscovered that Garrettcom/Dymecwas discontinuing their 5800 series in the face of still high demand”, said Andrew Acquarulo Jr., ComNet President and COO. “As we choose what products to develop for our Reliance line, it made sense to develop a form, fit and functionally identical product to meet the demand Garrettcom/Dymec has abandoned. We have developed this drop-in ready replacement, are building it here in our Danbury USA facility and, like all ComNet products, are backing it with a Lifetime Warranty,” Acquarulo concluded. The ComNet Reliance line was developed specifically to meet the severe-duty requirements of the industrial markets such as electric power transmission and utilities, the factory floor, water treatment and petroleum refining markets and all out-of-plant installations. “Our Reliance line is the result of the need for transmission products that stand up to the severe requirements that come from all industrial markets,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. “ComNet believes that offering transmission products that can stand up to the those demands and still being able to manufacture those products in the USA is a great benefit to all users,” Haight continued. ComNet offers an extensive line of fibre optic, copper and wireless video and data transmission equipment that is uniquely designed to meet the needs of the Security and Intelligent Transportation System market.
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 for large-scale perimeter protection for facilities such as airports, border patrol and other large facilities where a wired infrastructure is cost-prohibitive. The NW8 models feature dual gigabit Ethernet ports that support up to two IP connections and allow for multiple IP cameras to be aggregated onto the wireless network. The NW8 also supports optional IEEE802.3at PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment) for powering PoE connected devices, such as IP PoE cameras and simplifying installation. “Wireless Ethernet gives our customers an incredible amount of flexibility. Our goal of making wireless as easy as Power, Point and Play was step 1. Step 2 is to start examining different unique use scenarios and developing wireless products that solve those challenges. This dual radio NetWave® NW8 products are the result and solves that perimeter surveillance challenge,” said Andrew Acquarulo Jr., ComNet President and COO. “One mission at ComNet has always been to demystify transmission, be it fibre optic or Ethernet. NetWave® from ComNet simplifies wireless and gives our customers another solution,” Acquarulo concluded. With the introduction of NetWave® wireless Ethernet products, ComNet has become a single-source solution offering transmission solutions over all media types. “Our goal has always been to be a one-stop resource for all our customers, offering transmission solutions over copper, optical fibre and now wireless,” said Skip Haight, ComNet VP of Marketing. “We believe having a one place to turn to for USA-made quality solutions as well as an exceptional level of support will be a huge benefit for anyone implementing a transmission network,” Haight continued.