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AMG, the British manufacturer of sophisticated 5 Megapixel cameras and CCTV transmission solutions, will be launching a new series of ruggedised Multi-Service Ethernet Switches at Intersec 2013, which takes place from January 15-17 in Dubai, UAE. The new series not only provides Layer 2 Managed Ethernet functionality, it also supports integration of low-speed Input/Output. This allows Serial Ports, Alarm Contacts, Audio Devices and Analogue Video to be connected directly to the switch without any additional hardware.
Sara Bullock, Sales & Marketing Director of AMG Group, says, “We have developed the AMG9000A range to provide a hybrid product that bridges the gap between analogue and IP transmission technologies. Historically, I/O requirements have been dealt with through the use of third party Serial Port, Audio and Contact-closure I/O servers. This often resulted in a disparate, multi-vendor product mix, with its inherent issues of product configuration and integration. The new AMG9000A series offers a common web-browser interface to manage the configuration of all aspects of the device; Ethernet as well as serial ports, audio ports and Alarm I/O. You can either configure as point-to-point circuits or as virtual circuits if you are working with a Management System. Working through a web browser takes away a lot of the previous hassle and makes the configuration secure, simple and easy to work with.”
The new switches support 10/100/1000Mbit/s data rates and operate over either CATx cables or fibre cables (using SFP’s). They’re compact, flexible and easy to work with. AMG9000A also offers the benefit of Spanning Tree and Rapid Spanning Tree protocols as well as IGMP functionality to deal with multicast traffic which is commonly used in IP CCTV deployments. On-board PoE provides power to 802.3 compliant devices as well as data to edge-of-network devices.