American Fibertek Launches V´nes Network Environmental Monitoring Systems.

Las Vegas, NV (March 28, 2007)–American Fibertek, Inc. (AFI) is displaying its innovative Network Environmental Monitoring System (NEMS)–the first release in AFI´s unique V´nes Video Network Enterprise Solution–here at ISC West. The network monitoring solution remotely monitors user-defined environmental conditions such as temperature, airflow and humidity levels of a wide variety of networked devices and provides notification of impending failures to system administrators so they can take appropriate action and preserve the integrity and continued operation of critical systems.
NEMS is comprised of V´nes´ Scout Series Environmental Monitoring Systems, Commander Series Switchers and Pilot CS Management Software for Scout and Commander.

"The availability of the V´nes Network Environmental Monitoring System is the first release in our unique V´nes Video Network Enterprise Solution," said Jack Fernandes, President and CEO of AFI. "We anticipate myriad network applications for NEMS as it provides IT and security professionals with an unsurpassed means of monitoring environmental conditions and potential failures. For networked video surveillance systems, NEMS solves the problems specifically associated with excessive heat generated by continuously running DVRs and NVRs, and the resulting loss of product life expectancy it causes."

AFI´s NEMS system consists of the following V´nes components:

Scout Series Environmental Monitoring System provides unprecedented remote monitoring of environmental conditions with notification of impending failures–applicable to any and all IP based systems components. Features include: up to 10 individual user defined temperatures, airflow and humidity sensor readings; 10 hard contact alarms and Aux inputs; includes two (2) bi-directional data communication ports; logs with up to 5000 entries for historical review; built-in web server and remote access via standard web browsers; ability to manage multiple units; and the ability to interface with any IP-based system for comprehensive environmental monitoring.

Scout Series Probes are extremely small and light weight allowing them to be easily positioned for either standalone or rack mounted devices. An operation mounting arm is available for positioning sensors for rack mount operation.

Commander Series Switchers are fully managed 10 and 26 port network switches designed to provide IT Directors with complete control over network interfaces, and Security Directors with the ability to route video signals and data to network and broadband servers in a manner similar to setting up a matrix switching system. Commander Series Switchers also offer: on-board environmental sensing and alarm notification of status and impending failures with complete logs; a built-in web server that does not require any external software and remote access using conventional browsers.

Pilot CS Management Software collects and displays network status and environmental conditions from Scout Series Environmental Monitoring Systems in multiple remote locations. The software also monitors the Scout Series Environmental Monitoring System itself and Commander Switchers to ensure continuous operation. Data collected from various locations can be stored, searched and used to generate reports detecting environmental trends before they result in data loss and/or equipment failures.

"Data loss and system down time due to hard drive failures are the most common problems found in today´s DVR and NVR systems. While hard drive replacement can be measured in terms of dollars, the loss of data or exposure resulting from inoperative security systems cannot be. And while many hard drive manufacturers provide warranties between 3 and 5 years, they generally do not cover failures due to high temperature operation which can significantly shorten hard drive life spans. Scout is designed to alleviate such failures due to excessive heat and any other unfavorable environmental conditions," said Neil Heller, Director of New Business Development at AFI.

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About American Fibertek, Inc.
American Fibertek, Inc. is a leading supplier of innovative fiber optic and IP communication transmission solutions for video, voice and data applications. With two decades of experience in signal transmission, American Fibertek, Inc. has a renowned history of innovation in fiber optic and now IP devices for advanced video surveillance systems. Included in this is the continued development of advanced systems like Afinety and Scout that monitor installation performance and guarantee network continued operation.

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