News | May 14, 2012

American Fibertek Debuts New Software for Video Management And System Activity Control

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Next Gen Pilot Software Offers Added Convenience & Functionality

Economies of Space & Cost with New Virtual Keyboard

Birmingham, UK – Two new software releases that improve video management and control activities are featured by American Fibertek Inc. (AFI) at IFSEC. Pilot v.5 Video Management Software delivers advanced system functionality and broader industry compatibility while the newly developed AFI-2089 Virtual
Keyboard does all the heavy lifting of the American Dynamics’ physical keyboard at half the price and none of the weight.

“As video surveillance and security systems become more complex and interwoven with business objectives, improved integration and control of the systems is even more critical for the enterprise,” said Jack Fernandes, President and CEO of AFI. “Our new software solutions address these issues with features that provide advanced functionality and system control. We’ve also designed in broader compatibility and an ease of use to help streamline operational tasks and ensure more convenient usage.”

Pilot v.5 Video Management Software

New compatibility features of the Pilot v.5 software include the complete line of Panasonic cameras and DVRs, Samsung’s complete camera and DVR line, the full line of Arecont Vision cameras and full integration with Pelco’s Endura lineup. Pilot v.5 is also enhanced to now include full Keyscan access control integration and POS workstations integration, both of which will be demonstrated at the AFI booth. To help improve operational efficiencies, Pilot v.5 includes a complete set of management tools to capture and register events; log and measure task performance and provide advanced management reports. Up to twenty (20) HD cameras can be viewed at 25 FPS using less than 30% processor utilization. Upgrades have also been implemented for a number of existing operational features including the video wall, system analytics and language capability; and more than 1,300 devices can now be integrated including a module for full VLC compatibility. The Pilot v.5 Video Management System also features a new look that resembles the icon-driven look of an updated user interface.

AFI-2089 Virtual Keyboard

The AFI-2089 Virtual Keyboard connects via a local communication port or TCP/IP via RFC2217 protocol. It is password protected and compatible with Mega Power™, Intellex™ and Victor™ branded systems as well as AFI’s V’nes Net-IO for remote connections. The richly populated virtual keyboard includes numerous user features including eight (8) programmable macro buttons; up to 1000 macros each with up to 21 keystrokes; a seven-step variable speed graphical pan/tilt function; and a mouse wheel zoom.

“End users shouldn’t have to compromise on system control because they don’t have sufficient space for a physical keyboard,” adds Mr. Fernandes. “The AFI-2089 virtual keyboard solves this problem by allowing system control from any computer where the software is installed. And it’s so fast and easy to install that we are even offering a free 30 day trial.”

The free 30-day trial can be activated at AFI’s website at The trial is 30 days per computer after which a license must be purchased.

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

About American Fibertek, Inc.
American Fibertek, Inc. is a leading supplier of innovative IP video and fiber optic communication transmission and control solutions for video, data, audio, audio/video and cable system applications. With more than two decades of experience in transmission solutions, American Fibertek, Inc. has a renowned history of innovation that includes introduction of the industry’s first totally dedicated video network enterprise solution, rack card and card cage systems, mini modules for color transmission, fiber optic transceivers with AGC, and first to offer bi-directional fiber systems for advanced CCTV systems devices.

SOURCE: American Fibertek Inc.