Altronix: Powered by people

International Security Journal catches up with Alan Forman, President, Altronix.

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International Security Journal catches up with Alan Forman, President, Altronix.

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Can you tell us more about the history behind Altronix?

Altronix was formed in 1984 with the vision of providing the security industry with more reliable and efficient power solutions. Nearing its 40th anniversary in business, Altronix continues to deliver the quality, innovation and unparalleled customer support that has earned the company a global reputation as being the gold standard in power and data transmission solutions.

Altronix corporate headquarters, which includes a state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing factory, encompasses 200+ thousand square feet at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn, New York.

A true design and manufacturing powerhouse from board level up, Altronix employs the latest advancements in technology across every phase of operations and is an ISO registered firm and part of the UL Client Test Data Program. This capability benefits Altronix and its partners by shortening development time and getting products to market expediently.

Altronix has been a long-time supporter of numerous professional security associations, including, but not limited to, the SIA, ASIS, ESA, TMA and AIREF, to name a few. Altronix also has a vested interest in corporate social responsibility and provides funding for charitable causes.

Whether you need design or technical assistance, you’ll experience the exceptional customer support that is a top priority at Altronix. The company’s lifetime warranty is also a testament to the extreme quality and confidence that Altronix places in every product that leaves its facility. Packaged in the recognisable blue box, Altronix products are NDAA and TIA compliant.

Altronix power and data transmission solutions for security, surveillance, access control and fire alarm applications provide the foundation for any physical security system. Products and solutions include:

  • Access and Power Integration
  • Access Power Systems
  • DC Surveillance Power
  • Enhanced Power Supply/Chargers
  • Ethernet over Coax
  • Hardened PoE/Fiber Switches
  • Long Range Ethernet
  • Network Power Management Technology
  • Networked NAC Power Extenders
  • Occupancy Alert System
  • Outdoor Power
  • Panic Device Power Controllers
  • PoE Driven Power Supply with Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Charger
  • Power and Backup for Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems
  • Rack Power Solutions
  • UTP Transceiver Hubs and Accessories

Altronix serves the global marketplace through a network of authorised resellers. In addition to producing a wide range of branded power and data transmission products, Altronix offers private labelling and custom OEM electronics upon request.

Altronix’s continued investment in R&D, engineering resources and software development ensures that the company remains at the cutting edge. Altronix – powered by people.

What are your plans to further expand your product portfolio?

There are many new product additions Altronix will be making to our portfolio of security, access, surveillance and fire solutions over the course of 2023. This includes a new LINQ Network Communications Dashboard that greatly enhances remote power management and control, providing critical information and tools to provide more data, ensuring continuous system operation.

Altronix recently introduced new products designed for specialised applications, including the new OA2 Occupancy Alert System that provides notifications when unauthorised activity or loitering occurs in up to two protected areas. This stand-alone solution is ideal for deployment in public facing areas such as restrooms in convenience stores, retail establishments, restaurants, universities, sports recreation venues and more.

Another significant introduction is Altronix COMMBATT Power and Backup for Emergency Responder Communication Enhancement Systems. COMMBATT provides power and back-up for bi-directional amplifiers (BDA) and other critical system components, while monitoring a wide range of internal supervisory conditions, including BDA health. An optional annunciator facilitates remote status monitoring.

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How does Altronix enable users to deploy devices in remote locations with or without local power?

Altronix is continually developing new power and transmission solutions that provide system scalability, extended reach and versatile functionality. Our portfolio NetWay Spectrum PoE and Fiber Solutions support the latest 802.3bt devices in remote locations with or without local power.

Hardened PoE switches and media converters accommodate fibre, hybrid and structured cable for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. NetWay Spectrum models are also available with embedded LINQ Network Power Management. They allow power-hungry accessories such as IR illuminators and weatherproof (heated and or cooled) camera enclosures to be placed in remote areas where local power is not available.

Altronix also offers numerous products specifically designed for fire and access systems that meet rigorous compliance regulations, ensuring the overall safety of passengers and crew. Such innovations provide cruise operations with higher security and better reliability while mitigating risks.

Altronix also offers Pace Long Range Ethernet Adapters that transmit power and data up to 500m over structured cable or 1,000m over a single pair for deploying IP devices at longer distances – ideal for citywide surveillance, elevator communications, HVAC applications and more.

What differentiates Altronix from other companies in this space?

Customer satisfaction is the top priority at Altronix and we pride ourselves on live, personalised customer support. Our experienced tech support group is highly trained and knowledgeable and maintains a relentless dedication to helping customers resolve their technical challenges in the field. Altronix’s sales team are experts on system applications to ensure that the best products are selected to serve each customers’ specific project.

In addition, Altronix design engineers are constantly exploring new and innovative ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and feature sets of our products. The perfect combination of people and technology drives our mission to retain customer loyalty. As such, Altronix is the brand that customers remember, rely on and come back to again and again. This is all part of the Altronix persona we have built over the years and continue to sustain today and moving forward.

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This article was originally published in the May edition of ISJ. To read your FREE digital edition, click here.

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