Press Release Summary:
Available in standalone or rack-mount versions, D2510WDM Series Universal Serial Data Transceiver features status-indicating LEDs, dry relay contacts, and plug-and-play design. It supports data rates to 512 kbps and transmits RS-232/422/485 serial data signal over one multimode optical fiber. With end-to-end effective range of up to 3.6 miles, product is environmentally ruggedized to meet requirements of NEMA TS-1/TS-2.
Original Press Release:
New Fiber Optic Universel Data Transceiver Gives User Option of Transmitting All Types of High Speed Serial Data Over One Optical Fiber
IFS D2510 Universal Data Transceiver Is Ideal for Applications Where High-Speed Data Transmission is Important
LAS VEGAS, NV. MARCH 30, 2004 - International Fiber Systems Incorporated (IFS), a leading manufacturer of fiber optic transmission equipment, has announced the introduction of its D2510WDM Series Universal Serial Data transceiver. The IFS D2510WDM Series is the first environmentally hardened universal serial data transceiver that support data rates up to 512kbps. This unit provides transmission of a single RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485 serial data signal over one multimode optical fiber.
The IFS D2510WDM Transceiver is ideal for applications where there are many different types of serial data present. These include applications where multiple systems are being integrated over fiber and multiple camera manufacturers with different data protocols with different data rates are being used. Or in applications where fire alarm, access control and camera control data is required but operating with different data protocols and data rates. By utilizing the IFS D2510WDM transceiver the user can save time, labor and avoid confusion during installation. Instead of ordering different models of data transceiver for each data protocol application, the installer simply installs the IFS D2510WDM and connects the data transmission wires to the conveniently marketed and easily marked terminals on the unit. Having the wrong unit for the data protocol is eliminated.
Typical applications include traffic signalization networks for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and industrial security applications, where access control, CCTV camera pan-tilt-zoom, and fire and alarm control systems are to be integrated into a single point-to-point network. The IFS D2510WDM Series was designed to maximize the utility of newly constructed fiber optic cable plants, or to increase the information capacity of existing plants where the cost of pulling additional fiber may be prohibitive.
The D2510WDM Series may also be used for increasing the transmission distance of traditional copper-based cabling networks. "Transmitting data over optical fiber with this equipment has an effective range of up to 3.6 miles, end-to-end. That is far more than conventional copper-based cabling systems, where the distance may be limited to relatively short runs per segment and are susceptible to EMI/RFI interference", said Dave Sinise, IFS Product Manager.
"With the emergence of wide area data networking within modern security and ITS applications, consultants, systems integrators and dealers were looking for solutions from IFS, and we've responded to those requests." Continued Sinise, Additionally, many industrial security and factory automation systems present the user with difficulties such as electrical noise, radio frequency interference, and harsh environmental conditions that pose great demands on an out-of-plant fiber optic transmission network. "As the D2510WDM equipment is environmentally ruggedized to meet the requirements of NEMA TS-1/TS-2, these multiple data protocal fiber optic transceivers will be in great demand for these types of applications, which may require an ambient operating temperature range of -40 to +74 degrees C", said Sinise.
The D2510WDM series features LED indicators that assist the installer and user in easily ascertaining transceiver operating status without the need for special test equipment. In addition, dry relay contacts are provided to activate an external fault alarm in the event of a fiber break or loss of operating power, and these units are available in standalone or rack mount versions.
Like all IFS products, the IFS D2510WDM Series features true plug-and-play design that ensures easy installation without the need for any electrical or optical adjustments. And like all IFS products, it is backed by an exclusive Comprehensive Product Warranty.
About International Fiber Systems
Part of GE Interlogix, Inc., IFS is at the forefront of advances in fiber optic technologies. The company offers more than 300 analog and digital fiber optic products for commercial and industrial applications, which include CCTV, access control, data transmission, fire and alarm system applications, intelligent transportation systems, facility and building automation, and broadcast systems. For more information, please contact Frank 'Skip' Haight at 203.426.1180; or e-mail IFS at email@example.com. You may also find IFS on the World Wide Web at www.ifs.com. Electronic files of this release and photos of these products are available by contacting the IFS Marketing Department via e-mail at Frank.Haight@ge.com.
About GE Interlogix, Inc.
GE Security, part of GE Infrastructure, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) focused on communication and information technologies for security, safety and lifestyle enhancements. GE Security has operations in more than 30 countries and is represented by some of the best-known brand names for intrusion and fire detection, access and building control, video surveillance, explosive and drug detection, key management and structured wiring. For more information about GE Security please visit www.GE-Interlogix.com.
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