AMG Launches New Line of Fiber Optic Video and Data Products

Feb. 7, 2024
AMG’s new fiber optic video and data products line may give it an edge in the industry.

AMG Systems of the U.K. and U.S. releases what it considers the industry’s most innovative fiber optic video, data and contact closure line, available now.

AMG sees usage for these new fiber optic products to support a new generation of multi-megapixel coaxial cameras with the need for very high security. AMG’s Fiber optic transmission line is not IP-based, which prevents any security risk into the network, and due to it being used with an Ethernet system there is no latency due to no encoding.

“The line consists of the AMGFIB-1VT/(VR) Series of industrially hardened single channel video transmitter/receiver, with one Duplex RS422/485 Serial Data, two Contact Closure, and supporting all modern SD & HD video formats including CVBS (PAL, NTSC, SECAM), CVI, TVI & AHD and camera resolutions up to 1960p with SD, HD, up to 5-megapixel camera types all major brands. An AMGFIB-1SD Series Industrially hardened serial data transceiver with one Duplex RS422/485 Serial Data, and two Contact Closures. In addition, a Fiber Optic Contact Closure AMGFIB-3CC Series Industrially Hardened Contact Closure Transceiver with two Contact Closures.”

All three product lines are designed in the U.K. and U.S. and are manufactured in the U.K. in an ISO Certified AMG facility. The products are all hardened for use in demanding environments, have the capability to meet NEMA TS-2 standards, and are lifetime warranted.

Steve Clarke, AMG's Managing Director, stated, “Although legacy fiber optic transmission systems are being replaced by IP, there are thousands of fiber optic transmission networks still in use. With the push toward, IP, no real effort has been directed toward modernizing traditional fiber optic video and data products. This next generation of AMG fiber optic products is a major step forward.”

Tom Exley, AMG Technical Director commented on the line saying, “Our engineering team looked at what was currently available, identified weaknesses, and engineered our fiber optic product line to overcome those weaknesses. One of the big issues facing the competition is parts availability. Competing fiber optic products were developed 15-20 years ago, sourcing 20-year-old components is a challenge, and that’s likely the reason for extended production delays and price increases. The AMG line is all new. New designs, and new components and now manufactured in an ISO9001-certified facility. And, most importantly, they are available when you need them. We believe in the quality and stand behind them with lifetime support.”

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