September 11, 2008--Dotworkz, a manufacturer of enclosures for adverse environments, has introduced an IP camera enclosure designed to fully integrate the Zarlink copper-to-fiber converter module.
Designed for camera-side deployment, the Zarlink module adapts a standard single fiber-optic ST connector to an RJ-45 Ethernet output, simplifying installation and expansion of IP video systems by providing an extended point-to-point connection of up to 2,000 meters over single-stranded multimode optical fiber. In comparison, the reach of coaxial cable is limited to 300 meters, while twisted-pair copper cabling is restricted to about 100 meters.
"As video security traffic is increasingly terminated in data centers built on optical fiber architecture, it is critical that installers have the plug-and-play capability to seamlessly convert IP cameras designed for copper cabling to high-speed, more secure fiber," explains Will Ferris, president of Dotworkz. "With our new Zarlink-equipped D2, this process is achieved without costly rewiring, connections or reconfigurations. Moreover, it is completely transparent to the cameras, servers and control room equipment."
About the size of a deck of cards, the Zarlink module is mounted within the D2 to completely protect it from extreme environmental factors or vandalism. It operates on standard 12 VDC or optional 24 VDC power, using less than 2 watts per module.
The Dotworkz D2 advanced camera protection system is currently deployed in areas ranging from Iraq's "Green Zone" to the summit of the Park City Mountain ski area. It can be customized to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40° to +155° F with the Dotworkz CoolDome or Ring-of-Fire climate systems. Made from impact-resistant polycarbonate thermalplastic, the D2 will not rust or corrode, plus it is IP66-rated against dust, water and salt-water air. D2's are compatible with IP and analog PTZ cameras offered by Axis, Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba and other major manufacturers.
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