American Fibertek today announced that its new series of USB 2.0 transceivers is available for shipping. The USB 2.0 Series allows any USB 2.0 device to be transmitted through a fiber cable network and fulfill longer distance requirements.  These distances will certify transmission of up to one (1) kilometer on a multimode fiber and up to ten (10) kilometers on a single mode fiber.

“This new product line expands upon AFI’s end-to-end transmission solutions,” said Jack Fernandes, President and CEO of AFI.  “From a design perspective, it enables a longer reach and a greater use of system resources.”

The AFI USB 2.0 Series provides installers with an easy to use solution for incorporating USB devices into a video surveillance system. The system is available in module format for field use or rack card for control rooms and is compatible with multimode or single mode optics.

USB 2.0 specifications allow for faster transmission speeds. As PCs and peripheral devices have added more processing bandwidth, performance and features, the USB 2.0 standard was developed to offer a complimentary high-speed transfer rate at 480Mb/s. Backwards compatible with the full speed and low speed transfer rates of USB 1.1, USB 2.0 delivers a significant bandwidth increase while maintaining the value added features that motivated the original USB development.

For more information and free software demonstration downloads, visit AFI’s website at, call 877-234-7200 or e-mail