SOURCE: Transition Networks

Transition Networks

May 03, 2011 09:39 ET

Transition Networks Expands Fiber Network Interface Card (NIC) Portfolio With Gigabit Ethernet ExpressCard That Includes Wake-On-LAN Capabilities

Built for Fiber Connectivity to Notebook Computers in Both Government and High-Security Enterprise Applications

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - Transition Networks Inc., the switching and media conversion technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), today announced the introduction of its new Gigabit Ethernet ExpressCard fiber adapter. This new fiber adapter expands Transition's already deep offering of PCI, PCIe, and PCMCIA based fiber network interface cards and provides users with another option for network connectivity within fiber rich environments. By utilizing Transition Networks line of Fiber Network Interface Cards (NIC), users gain the benefits associated with deploying fiber optics within the LAN environment -- including expanded bandwidth capacity and the increased data security associated with delivering fiber directly to the desktop -- for the perfect Fiber-To-The-Desk (FTTD) solution.

With network security concerns at an all time high, fiber optic cabling is the preferred medium in networks where data security is a top priority, such as those found in military and government applications. The NEC-GXE-xx-01 fiber NIC enables organizations to maintain fiber connectivity when replacing legacy PCMCIA standard notebook computers with newer notebooks that support the faster ExpressCard technology. As customers and organizations continue to migrate to notebook computers at the employees' desks, the NEC-GXE-xx-01 provides a Fiber NIC solution that meets the ExpressCard form-factor widely adopted in notebook computers. Transition Networks' NEC-GXE-xx-01 is also the ONLY Gigabit Fiber PCIe ExpressCard on the market offering the Wake-On-LAN (WOL) capability.

"We are finding that many of our large organizations and government agencies are looking for Wake-On-LAN (WOL) as a requirement for their energy management strategy," said Pat Schaber, Director of Marketing at Transition Networks. "As companies look to continue to reduce costs, Wake-On-LAN (WOL) provides the unique capability of allowing your laptop to hibernate, awaking each time it receives network traffic to the device. This allows employees to maintain important security updates/patches and quick start-ups, while also minimizing high power bills associated with an 'always on' philosophy."

Product Features and Configuration
The ExpressCard provides 1000Base-FX fiber connectivity and customers can choose from units supporting either the SC or LC fiber interface, as well as units designed for either multimode or single mode fiber. A wide variety of software drivers are available for the ExpressCard to simplify installation and configuration in today's most popular network operating systems. The Link/Activity LED on the top of the card will keep users informed of its current operating status.

Product Availability
The ExpressCard adapter, product name NEC-GXE-xx-01, is available now. Please contact Transition Networks at (800) 526-9267 or +1-952-941-7600. You can also 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 NetworksInc.
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 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.

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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