ASIS 2016: Altronix’s Expanding Portfolio Includes Remote Diagnosing

Legacy power supplies leader brings more sophisticated devices and feature sets to market.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Although long known as the electronic security industry’s premier power supplies supplier, Altronix has been undergoing a transformation with significant expansion of its product offerings and that trend was vividly depicted at the show. “We’re getting much more into fiber, switches and total solutions,” said Altronix Owner Alan Forman.

Spotlighted products presented in Orlando included: the eBridge8E all-in-one EoC solution; NetWay4E outdoor PoE+ switches; NetWay8G managed midspan; Trove access and power integration solution; and VR6 voltage regulator and PDS8 dual input power distribution module.

The eBridge8E upgrades coax to IP and combines a PoE+ switch and EoC receiver in a single integrated unit. The NetWay4EWP features a 1GB SFP (fiber) port, 115/230VAC input, four PoE+ ports at 30W full power per port, and integral battery charging in a NEMA 4X IP66-rated enclosure. The eight-port NetWay8G provides 30W full power per port (240W max), 10/100/1000Mbps and integral battery charging. The Trove2 includes an enclosure and choice of various backplanes for AMAG, CDVI, KABA/KeyScan, Mercury, Software House and HID/VertX access controllers and accessories. The VR6 reduces is designed to reduce the cost of adding another power supply and snaps together with the PDS8 via common standoffs to save enclosure space and provide 5VDC or 12VDC and 24VDC simultaneously.

Perhaps most noteworthy amid all these devices is the inclusion in the NetWay products of Altronix’s innovative LINQ technology that allows security integrators (and end users) to monitor, control and report power and diagnostics from anywhere. Art Director Kirby Han said the software presents dealers and integrators with not only tremendous recurring revenue (RMR) generation opportunities but also monumental cost savings in not having to roll trucks for many common problems and troubleshooting issues.

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Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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