Video/Data Transmitter/Receiver fits into dome cameras.

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Model VT1500WDM-ADEMCO mounts directly into RapidGold(TM) dome systems' power-supply enclosures to change camera from coaxial connection dome to direct to fiber connection. Product allows for simultaneous transmission of video and 1-way control data over 1 multimode optical fiber and supports RS-422 data protocol. Contact closure input allows additional device such as dome tamper switch or alarm event input to be added and its signal transmitted back to monitoring location.



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IFS Introduces Integrated Fiber Optic Video and Data Transmitter for Use in Ademco Dome Cameras



New VT1500WDM-ADEMCO mounts directly in to an ADEMCO RapidGold(TM) to make any RapidGold(TM) Dome Camera Fiber Optic Transmission Ready

LAS VEGAS, NV. March 25, 2003 - International Fiber Systems Incorporated (IFS), a leading manufacturer of fiber optic transmission equipment, has announced the introduction of its VT1500WDM-ADEMCO video transmitter and data receiver. The VTI500WDM-ADEMCO video transmitter and data receiver is designed for use in the ADEMCO RapidGold(TM) dome system providing a fully integrated solution. This unit mounts directly into the domes power-supply enclosure, replacing the traditional power, data and coaxial cable connection within the enclosure. The VT1500WDM-ADEMCO changes the RapidGold(TM) camera from a standard coaxial connection dome to a direct to fiber connection. The optical output of the dome is compatible with the standard IFS VR1500WDM or VRI500WDM-CC receiver. The IFS VTI500WDM-ADEMCO allows for the simultaneous transmission of video and one-way control data over one multimode optical fiber. The unit supports the RS-422 data protocol that ADEMCO utilizes for camera pan, tilt and zoom control. In addition, an added feature built into the VT1500WDM-ADEMCO is the addition of a contact closure input. Now an additional device such as a dome tamper switch or alarm event input can be added and its signal transmitted back to the monitoring location. This feature eliminates the need for additional wiring to support the alarm contact closure.

The VT1500WDM-ADEMCO is designed for quick and easy installation into the RapidGold(TM) arm and utilizes multimode optical fiber. In addition, the VT1500WDM-ADEMCO transceiver is designed to be an integral part of the RapidGold(TM) system, there are no external electrical connections, the fiber module requires no external power source and no additional hardware at the camera site. According to Nhu Dang, IFS Product Manager," Installing the VT1500WDM-ADEMCO is incredibly easy. Simply remove the RapidGold(TM) power-supply access cover, remove the supplied connection board and replace it with the VT1500WDM-ADEMCO. Attach the fiber optic ST connector and reconnect the power and reinstall the cover.

The benefit to using optical fiber is to eliminate ground loops while offering a secure medium that is virtually impossible to tap into. It also offers superior signal transmission even in environments that are subject to hostile Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) or Radio Frequency Interference (RFI).

"With more installations utilizing a fiber optic backbone, many consultants are specifying equipment that is fiber ready. We're very excited to add ADEMCO to the growing list of companies that IFS offers direct to optical fiber interfaces for," said Richard Malstrom, Vice President of Sales at IFS. 'We believe that more and more camera and access control product manufacturers recognize the benefits of signal transmission over optical fiber and will offer direct to fiber interfaces in the future. We at IFS are ready to assist any or all that would like to take advantage of our expertise in fiber optic technology and product development. - said Malstrom.

The VTI50OWDM-ADEMCO is designed for ease of use and to be maintenance free. These modules will operate in extreme climates and have an operating temperature range of -40°C to 74°C. The unit can support distances of up to 1.8 miles (3 km) without repeaters.

And like all IFS fiber optic transmission products, the VT1500WDM-ADEMCO is backed by the IFS exclusive Lifetime Product Warranty. In the rare occurrence that there should be a problem, IFS will repair or replace the VT1500WDM-ADEMCO for the life of the installation.

Established in 1989, 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 Richard Malstrom at 203.426.1180; or e-mail IFS at sales@ifs.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 skiph@ifs.com.

IFS and the IFS logo are registered trademarks of International Fiber Systems, Incorporated. Additional company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual companies and are respectfully acknowledged

International Fiber Systems, Inc. o 16 Commerce Road o Newtown, CT 06470 USA
TEL (203) 426-1180 o FAX (203) 426-3326 o www.ifs.com o sales@ifs.com

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