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ASIS 2017

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AFI mini-switches' fibre communications provide multiple advantages for networked systems

 Four series of single or dual-fiber units hardened to withstand harsh conditions feature (PoE) capability
The mini-switches also include diagnostic indicators to display system status
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 kilometres (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.

"Fibre communications provide multiple advantages for the networked systems that attendees are seeing at ASIS," said Jack Fernandes, CEO and President of AFI. "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."


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