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AMG Systems issues cost-effective range of AMG210M mini SFP media converters

As part of a planned development drive to expand its range of dedicated Ethernet transmission solutions, AMG Systems (the developer of commercial Ethernet transmission solutions for the security and critical infrastructure markets) has just released the AMG210M Series of ultra-mini SFP media converters.

Designed for commercial applications (0°C-50°C), the new range of media converters includes options for 100 Mb, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet transmission, all of which incorporate intelligent configuration features at a very competitive price point.

Built into an ultra-compact (90x60x20mm) housing, AMG210M Series units are available in four variants including a 100 Mb media converter, a multi-rate converter (100/1000 Mb), a dual port multi-rate converter (100/1000 Mb) and a 10 GB SFP+ converter.

Easy and quick to install, each mini media converter features user-selectable DIP switches to allow the configuration of intelligent features such as Link Fault Pass-Through, where the loss of either the RJ45 or SFP will cause the corresponding port to link down, enabling a fault to be detected by other connected devices.

Other configurable features include port isolation, jumbo frames, automatic laser shutdown and SFP speed selection.


Supporting network continuity

Supporting network continuity, the mini media converters’ automatic re-set function detects if a fibre connection is lost and automatically performs a power cycle to try and re-establish the link, thereby reducing system downtime and engineering call-outs.

For ease of installation, all of the AMG210M Series media converters are supplied with an in-line, wall-mountable power supply and can be deployed standalone or wall-mounted using the mounting kit that’s included. To fit the vast scope of applications, multi-mode or single-mode SFPs can either be included in the wide choice of units or ordered separately from AMG’s extensive range of SFP modules.

For additional installation flexibility, the optional AMG210C high-density chassis with dual redundant PSUs allows up to 12 AMG210M Series media converters to be rack-mounted into 1U of space making it ideal for applications where rack density is a key requirement for the end user.

“We’ve designed the new media converters to support the transmission of video and data systems in commercial environments, such as airport terminals, university campuses, large retail premises, Shopping Centres and distribution warehouses,” said Tom Exley, technical director at AMG Systems. “A cost-effective and compact commercial grade product, the new mini media converters offer installers a true fit-and-forget, maintenance-free solution.”

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Dycon Power Solutions launches “innovative” security power supply for use in plastic housings

Dycon Power Solutions has launched the XLo range featuring a “revolutionary” new power technology that’s designed to offer reliable, battery backed-up, switched-mode power supplies for use in today’s increasingly popular plastic housings.

Manufacturers of electronic products are keen to harness the benefits that modern plastic housings can bring but, too often, these offer little or no barrier to EMC emissions. In order to comply with EN 55022 Class B and other designated safety standards, they’re forced to rely on conventional metal-boxed or metal-shielded Power Supply Units (PSUs).

Dycon Power Solutions has now developed an XLo PSU that effectively dissipates most extraneous RF signals, in turn “dramatically reducing EMC emissions” while still delivering a full 3 Amp output at >85% efficiency and with battery back-up facilities.

All PSUs have been thoroughly tested to EN 55022 Class B (and other relevant safety standards) at an approved Class 5 Test House. Further tests were conducted for transients including 1 KV fast transients and 2 KV slow high energy transient. Such tests are designed to check if the board would break down under such severe stress conditions.

The XLo power board passed the tests and, indeed, exceeded all these requirements.

Dycon’s new XLo power boards deliver 12 V DC 1, 3 or 5 Amps power at >85% efficiency. They don’t require any expensive metal shielding and can be used as they are. They’re significantly flatter and, as they have no bulky transformers or metal screen around them, can be easily incorporated into other electronic devices.

Now, a combined unit doesn’t need to be contained in a metal housing. It can be fitted into much smaller, flatter and customised plastic box. This can also reduce the amount of interconnecting cable (which can be another source of EMC interference).

XLo technology will prove invaluable to developers and manufacturers who want to ensure that EMC emissions from power supplies don’t interfere with the operation of their products and yet remain flat enough to be successfully incorporated within new plastic housings.

*Dycon Power Solutions is offering a free design advisory service for product developers and manufacturers wishing to incorporate XLo power technology into their new products

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Dycon Power Solutions introduces new website for end user customers

Dycon Power Solutions has launched a new website at: http://www.dyconpower.com

The site contains details of all Dycon Power Solutions’ products including data sheets/specifications, manuals, newsletters and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Dycon Power Solutions has launched a new website for end users

Dycon Power Solutions has launched a new website for end users

As well as those documents, the new site also houses copies of recent PowerPoint presentations on the advantages of end users employing Dycon’s proven switched-mode technology, the launch of the “revolutionary” NGI technology fire PSUs and a copy of the IFSEC Global White Paper on power supply advancements.

This site will be of great use to end users and specifiers as it explains the latest technology and the benefits of choosing Dycon technology.

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