Transition Networks Announces 8-Port All Fiber Managed Switch

Posted by on June 23rd, 2011

Minnetonka, Minnesota — June 23, 2011 — Transition Networks Inc., the switching and conversion technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS), today announced the release of an 8-port all fiber managed switch. This new dual speed fiber switch supports (8) Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFPs) slots, each configurable with 100Base or 1000Base SFP transceivers. A wide variety of SFP optical transceivers are available to offer a full range of deployment options over multimode and single mode fiber. In addition, the switch also offers (2) shared combination ports that provide auto-sensing 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 connectivity.

The MIL-SM8DPA is suitable for both Metro Ethernet and office applications and features comprehensive and useful functions such as Quality of Service (QoS), Spanning Tree, RSTP/MSTP, VLAN, LLDP and IGMPv3 Snooping capability via the management interface.

The newly released all fiber switch also supports enhanced security features including: SSH, SSL and TACACS+. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) can protect all HTTP traffic by encrypting the data and allowing secure access to the Web-based management GUI of the switch. The switch also supports Secure Shell (SSH) which enables the encryption of all transmitted data for remote command-line interface (CLI) access over IP networks. Lastly with TACACS+ authentication, the switch can provide secure management via logging in through a TACACS+ server.

Transition has also built support for both IPV4 and IPV6 protocols into the MIL-SM8DPA. Due to the staggering increase of users in recent years, the internet has begun to feel the pinch from a shortage of available IPV4 IP addresses. For network managers that are facing having their network upgraded from IPV4 to IPV6 or are operating a hybrid environment, the MIL-SM8DPA will help to future-proof their network with advanced IPV6 protocols.

“Our dual speed fiber switch provides network operators with a flexible solution for delivering extraordinary Ethernet services over a wide range of fiber facilities,” said Patrick Schaber, Director of Marketing at Transition Networks. “We continue to introduce new products and solutions that enable our customers to extend the reach and maximize the value of their Ethernet infrastructure.”

Product Availability and Configuration
Transition’s newest 8-port fiber switch is available now. Please contact Transition Networks at (800) 526-9267 or 1-952-941-7600. You can also visit for the latest information.

Product Description
MIL-SM8DPA Managed Switch, 8-port 100/1000 Dual Speed SFP Slots + (2) 100/1000 SFP/RJ-45 Shared Combo ports

About Transition Networks Products
Transition Networks’ conversion products are known for their ruggedness and reliability. They have a 99.4 percent customer acceptance rating, meaning that approximately one in 1,000 experience failure in the field. All Transition Networks brand of media converters, switches, SFPs and XFPs carry a lifetime warranty.

About Transition Networks, Inc.
Transition Networks Inc. offers networking connectivity solutions that make networks perform better, faster and more reliably while helping companies leverage their existing networking infrastructure. The company’s Transition Networks brand of media converters make conversion between disparate media types possible, providing conversion technology solutions that offer the necessary adaptations without affecting the performance, nature or appearance of the network. Its complete Milan portfolio of multilayer switching products is designed to facilitate low-cost network evolution with unique solutions, easing the stress on networks caused by high-bandwidth applications. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in over 50 countries. Transition Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ:JCS).

Statements regarding the Company’s anticipated performance in 2011 are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: competitive products and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Company Contact:
Patrick Schaber
Transition Networks
(952) 996-1526

Editorial Contact:
Kim Miller
Tier One Partners
(617) 610-0583

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