Phybridge, Toronto, a technology company focused on the long reach transmission needs of the Communications and Physical Security industry, has entered into an agreement to purchase Network Video Technologies (NVT), Menlo Park, Calif., a global supplier of IP and PoE transmission products focused on the security market. With the goal of bringing excellence to the Security market, "Phybridge's innovative solutions will allow NVT to continue its existing dominance in the analog market and carry it to the IP world" said John Croce, CEO of Phybridge.

Phybridge was the first company to introduce switch technology that delivers Ethernet and PoE over a single pair of wire, with four times the transmission distance of traditional Ethernet. With over 400,000 global users, Phybridge switches are recognized and deployed by many organizations including Cisco, Avaya and Mitel, and are rapidly leading and creating a new standard in power over long reach Ethernet.

Phybridge innovations address the communications and security market needs for long reach PoE and Ethernet over new or legacy coax and UTP cable. The Phybridge switches enable system migration from traditional CCTV and telephone systems to IP-based technology. The solutions are robust, cost effective and easy to install.

"Phybridge is bringing its pioneering Long Reach Ethernet technology into the security market which will allow NVT's customers to move to IP with absolute confidence" added Phybridge founder and president, Oliver Emmanuel.