SOURCE: Transition Networks

Transition Networks

April 21, 2009 10:00 ET

Transition Networks Extends Network Interface Card Portfolio

Company Adds Support for the PCI Express Expansion Bus

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - Transition Networks Inc., the switching and conversion technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), today announced the introduction of a new series of network interface cards designed to support the PCI Express 1.0 (PCIe) expansion bus. The addition of these new PCIe adapters rounds out the Transition Networks portfolio of network Interface cards. With the new PCIe adapter, customers have more options to fulfill their fiber-to-the-desk requirements.

"PCIe is the latest standard for expansion cards available to personal computers," states Patrick Schaber, Director of Marketing at Transition Networks. "By adding this technology to our line of fiber adapters, we are able to offer customers the high bandwidth transfer rates they require for today's high-end workstations and servers."

Product Features

The PCIe fiber NICs are available for either Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet networks. Users can choose between support for multimode fiber or single mode, as well as ST, SC, or LC fiber connectors.

The products ship with the standard and the low-profile brackets, integrated PXE and RPL Boot ROM, and software drivers for today's most popular operating systems. Other key features include support for Wake-on-LAN (WoL) and VLAN filtering packet processing, while the LED indicators (LINK/Act and FDX) on the bracket help oversee the board link, activities, and full-duplex status.

Ordering Information
Transition Networks' new PCIe fiber adapters are available immediately in
the following variations:

Product Name            Description
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N-FXE-ST-01             100Base-FX PCIe NIC ST MM 2KM
N-FXE-SC-01             100Base-FX PCIe NIC SC MM 2KM
N-FXE-LC-01             100Base-FX PCIe NIC LC MM 2KM
N-FXE-SC5-01            100Base-FX PCIe NIC SC SM 5KM
N-FXE-LC5-01            100Base-FX PCIe NIC LC SM 5KM
N-GXE-SC-01             1000Base-SX PCIe NIC SC MM 220m/550m
N-GXE-LC-01             1000Base-SX PCIe NIC LC MM 220m/550m
N-GXE-SC-01             1000Base-SX PCIe NIC SC SM 10KM
N-GXE-LC-01             1000Base-SX PCIe NIC LC SM 10KM

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 2009 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
    Email Contact

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