Published on 3 October, 2014
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.