SOURCE: Transition Networks

Transition Networks

January 19, 2010 09:00 ET

Transition Networks Announces Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch With IPv6

MILAN by Transition Switch Serves Both Legacy and Future Networking Needs With Dual-Speed SFP Ports and IPv6 Support

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - Transition Networks Inc., the switching and conversion technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), today announced the availability of a new fully-managed, high port count, Gigabit Ethernet switch. The unique features of this switch allow customers to leverage their existing 100Base-FX network infrastructure, while allowing support of future high-bandwidth network devices with IPv6 addressing.

The new switch provides (24) 10/100/1000Base-T copper ports and (4) Combo 10/100/1000Base-T or dual-speed (100/1000) SFP ports. Operating over an ambient temperature range of 0 to 40 degrees Celsius, it can forward 41.7 Mega packets-per-second over its 56 Gbps switching backplane. Eight hardware queues per port and an 8K MAC Address table support efficient processing and prioritization of data, allowing organizations to continue to reap the benefits of legacy network investments and maximize ROI.

"The new fan-less MILAN by Transition switch offers a standalone switching solution for high speed work groups in locations sensitive to ambient noise, such as hotel training suites, classrooms, small offices and corporate board rooms," said Patrick Schaber, Director of Marketing at Transition Networks. "This newest switch provides companies with a low-risk investment because its dual-speed SFP ports allow the switch to operate in legacy 100Base-FX fiber networks today, while supporting network upgrades to Gigabit speed in the future. Advanced security features and native IPv6 support means this switch will serve future network devices designed to take advantage of an exponentially greater amount of IP addresses in a more secure computing environment."

This latest MILAN by Transition switch offers full management features including SNMP v1, v2c, v3; LACP; Virtual LANs; traffic Prioritization and Quality-of-Service, including Ingress and Egress rate limiting; Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) and Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), which supports redundancy per VLAN; IGMP for managing Multicast sessions; and Management interfaces via a local console, Telnet or the Web.

The ever-vigilant MIL-SM24T4DPA boasts many security features to protect communications and ensure data privacy. These include Access Control Lists (ACLs), IEEE 802.1x based access control, SSH/SSL, Web Management Encryption, RADIUS and TACACS+ support.

Product Availability and Configuration

The new fully-managed, high port count, Gigabit Ethernet switch is available for order immediately and includes a 5-year Limited Warranty.

Product              Description
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MIL-SM24T4DPA        24-port 10/100/1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet Switch with
                     (4) Combo 10/100/1000Base-T or 100/1000 SFP ports

Please contact Transition Networks at (800) 526-9267 or visit for the latest information.

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 and switches 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, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in 50 countries, including Ingram Micro and Tech Data. 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 2010 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.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Patrick Schaber
    Transition Networks
    (952) 996-1526
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    Editorial Contact:
    Kim Miller
    Tier One Partners
    (617) 610-0583
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