Transition Networks Brings New Carrier Ethernet Functionality to Madrid for SDN & NFV Show

September 24th, 2015

The telecom service provider world is embracing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN), and is thus undergoing a huge structural change.

The results will be significant to infrastructure economies. But making the change will be expensive, which puts pressure on carriers to maintain their revenues from traditional services.

That’s why we announced the new Liberator™ product suite at the 4th annual Network Virtualization Forum in Madrid, Spain last week.

We’re very excited about Liberator™, which includes three families of Carrier Ethernet network interface devices (NIDs) and a family of aggregation switches for carrier applications.

A key value proposition for Liberator™ is support for legacy interfaces, enabling existing services to be brought into the modern Carrier Ethernet network connectivity space. The products provide a comprehensive solution set for enterprise networking, cloud computing, backhaul of cell sites, and broadband access services.

Liberator™ delivers Serial, TDM and ISDN services alongside native Carrier Ethernet services using the same Carrier Ethernet CPE, and allows customers to retain control over when to migrate away from legacy services.

We showcased these new products in our exhibit booth at the Network Virtualization Forum, because those who attended this event were looking for innovations that will help them move into the NFV/SDN future while still providing their customers with the services they are accustomed to.

Also at the show, Adam Turner, our Head of Product Management for EMEA, delivered a presentation and participated in a panel on related topics:

Presentation: The Challenges of NFV in a Legacy Environment

Panel: What are the time-scales for SDN to have a real impact on Ethernet Services?

The promise of SDN/NFV networks to lower network costs and lead to more dynamic service deployments, makes it a very exciting time to be in this industry. Our new Liberator™ product family will facilitate a smooth transition to this new technology.

For more details on the Liberator™ portfolio, contact us directly by emailing or call 1.800.526.9267 in the United States or +44 1428 752900 for international inquires.

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Bringing New Light to Las Vegas – Transition Networks to Display New Fiber-Optic Products at BICSI Fall Conference

September 17th, 2015

By Curt Carlson

The lights of the Las Vegas strip – home of the BICSI Fall Conference – are world famous. Transition Networks will add some of its own bright lights to the city when we bring our newest and most trusted fiber-optic products to the show.

Earlier this week, we launched a new N-GXE-POE-xx-01 two-port Gigabit Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) PCIe network interface card (NIC) for network installations that user fiber-to-the-desktop for increased data security.

The PoE NIC device complements Transition Networks’ ION Multi-Service Integration Platform, a scalable, multi-protocol system that aggregates connections from a variety of our ION network interface device products. The ION platform is designed for both carrier class and enterprise network applications where multiple points of fiber integration and secure network management of the fiber interface devices are essential.

We’ll be showcasing both of these products in our booth (#405) at the BICSI Fall Conference, which takes place September 20-24. Product Management Director Tony LeFebvre and I will be discussing the company’s full line of high-speed fiber integration solutions.

The newly released N-GXE-POE-xx-01 was developed to enable use of PoE to support VoIP phones, WiFi access points and other powered devices in fiber-to-the-desktop networks. It includes both a 1000Base-SX Multimode fiber port and a switched 10/100/1000BaseT RJ-45 PoE port supporting the IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standard.

The PoE NIC adapter is a space-saving alternative to using two copper-to-fiber media converters at the desktop. The N-GXE-POE-xx-01 also has a PCIe form factor with added data traffic switching intelligence between the fiber port and the adjacent RJ45 copper port. It preserves all data priority and virtual LAN tagging to ensure high quality of service for VoIP communications.

A major advantage of the PoE NIC device is that it continues to switch traffic between the copper and fiber ports and provide power even when the PC is in hibernation or sleep mode.

For more information about our products, please stop by our BICSI booth, visit our product page or contact our network experts at

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Survey Infographic Reveals Many Companies Using Copper/Fiber/Wireless Mix in Networks and Confirms Trust in Transition Networks With a 99.4% Approval Rating!

July 16th, 2015

Network Insight Survey Infographic - © 2015 Transition Networks™

We’ve just finished compiling your responses to our latest customer survey and have produced an awesome Infographic that shares the results.

The findings are extremely enlightening and provide several key takeaways that will help us refine our current and future product offerings to better meet your business network infrastructure needs and priorities.

When asked about the most important factors considered when making a purchase to support network infrastructures, Quality was selected by 93% of those surveyed. As for difficulties faced in their networks, a majority indicated that Bandwidth & Speed, Configuration & Management, and Reliability & Service Level Agreements were top concerns.

The survey also showed that most of you have a mix of copper, fiber and wireless in your network infrastructures. This combination produces the need for new technologies that bridge the gap for seamless network communications.

Transition Networks offers a wide range of products designed precisely for this purpose. Our media conversion technology enables you to keep pace with infrastructure growth and extend existing copper and fiber networks – in any application and any environment.

Accordingly, survey takers said they think of Transition Networks for media converters, switches, PoE/PoE+ devices, SFPs, Carrier Ethernet NIDs and more.

How Our Solutions Fared

Our participants identified reliability, high quality, and value as main benefits of Transition Networks products. This tells us that we are on the right path to providing exactly what you expect from our solutions.

One of the most gratifying results of the survey was that 99.4% of respondents said they would recommend Transition Networks to others. Thank you!

We sincerely appreciate all of you who participated in the survey and confirmed your trust in our solutions. The results will allow us to ensure that Transition Networks products and services continue to match your business requirements and give you the technology needed to enhance the features and benefits desired for your evolving network infrastructures.

As always, we welcome your input at any time – not just in our surveys. Please feel free to contact the Transition Networks team at to share your thoughts, requests and suggestions.

View the Infographic we created to summarize our Network Infrastructure Survey findings.

Transition Networks Team Travels to Singapore for CommunicAsia 2015

June 29th, 2015

The Transition Networks team has returned home after attending this year’s CommunicAsia 2015 conference in Singapore June 2-5.

Recognized as Asia’s largest international communications and information technology exhibition, the event gave attendees an opportunity to connect/network throughout the four days, during which they were treated to an extensive display of innovative products and technologies. There were over 1,100 exhibitors representing 49 countries & regions.
The company’s exhibit booth at CommunicAsia was extremely busy and buzzing with energy while the team showcased their new Carrier Ethernet portfolio highlighting the CE 2.0 certified S3290 Network Interface Device (NID). There were multiple conversations around power over Ethernet (POE) and industrial Ethernet requirements. The team noted visitor interest in Transition Networks’ Carrier Ethernet solutions, POE / POE+ products, and the company’s Modular Rack Mount Layer 3 Ethernet Switch.

With our Carrier Ethernet solutions, our brand is beginning to be more associated with the Carrier Ethernet market, as well as the Enterprise market for which we are known.

Product Focus:
The key product demonstrated by the Transition Networks team at CommunicAsia was the Carrier Ethernet 2.0, S3290 NID. This product combines Transition Networks’ heritage of copper/fiber NIDs with the benefits of CE 2.0. The S3290 NID is one of the most compact NIDs on the market, complete with a fanless design and outdoor temperature range, making it ideal for harsh environments where space is typically at a premium. This is the first of a number of CE 2.0 enabled products that Transition Networks will be releasing in the near future under the Transition Networks Liberator family portfolio. Products in the Liberator family will provide a bridge from legacy networks, with the manageability of CE 2.0.

For more on the full range of Transition Networks products, go to our products page.

Fiber-to-the-Desktop Technology Provides Improved Security, Speed and Efficiency to Network Connections

March 31st, 2015

ION 4110 Chassis Card and Stand-Alone.Traditional communications networks have relied heavily on twisted pair copper cabling. Recently though, as video and data traffic have been increasing, new technologies have come to market to help keep pace with network demands.

Fiber optic cabling has proven to be a great substitute for copper, providing better, faster, safer data transmission capabilities. However, since converting an entire system to fiber all at once is generally not financially feasible, the solution is to integrate fiber into existing copper networks, as needed.

Fiber-to-the-desktop (FTTD) technology is especially valuable for desktop applications where wireless connections to the network cannot be utilized, and where copper is seen as inadequate.

Many enterprises, financial institutions and government agencies that are looking for increased network security, speed and efficiency, have been installing FTTD links to extend wireline connectivity to their computers, laptops, tablets, thin clients, IP phones and printers.

Benefits of Fiber

A key reason for organizations to integrate fiber-to-the-desktop applications, is that fiber offers numerous advantages over copper-based connections:

  • Security: Fiber cable reduces the risk of data leakage and disruptions because it is shielded from electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). Copper cabling, on the other hand, emits electromagnetic signals that can create interference and enable hackers to access unprotected data.
  • Throughput: Fiber has a higher data throughput capacity than copper, allowing faster network speeds.
  • Bandwidth/Reliability: The flexible capacity of fiber cable means that bandwidth and reliability are guaranteed, even as demand for data sharing grows.
  • Affordability: The costs to manufacture and install fiber cabling continue to decrease, as usage continues to rise. In addition, ongoing maintenance costs for fiber networks are much lower than for copper.
  • Future Proofing: Installation of fiber cabling helps ensure that communication networks will keep pace with network traffic growth. It also provides support for future 10 Gigabit data rates and new network applications.

Environments Perfect for FTTD Deployment

Organizations may have multiple circumstances where fiber-to-the-desktop technology is imperative. Some environments in which to deploy FTTD are:

  • High security networks
  • Virtual networks using thin clients
  • LAN networks with extended distances to workstations
  • Locations where power is limited or unavailable
  • Businesses enhancing bandwidth availability
  • Operations moving data at high transmission rates

How to Implement FTTD Technology

There are several types of products that you can use for fiber-to-the-desktop applications. One is a network interface card (NIC), which can be installed inside of a computer or thin client for a straight fiber connection. A second product is a stand-alone media converter that can be placed behind the desk or PC to create an external fiber connection from the RJ-45 copper Ethernet port of the attached system or VoIP phone. A third product is a USB to fiber network adaptor that works with laptops, notebooks, tablets, PCs, and thin clients by connecting through the USB 2.0 port.

To learn about the extensive portfolio of fiber-to-the-desktop products offered by Transition Networks, contact us at: 800-526-9267 or

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