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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Travel & Tradeshows . . . New Products . . . Oh My!

March 16th, 2015
Transition Networks Attendance at Tech Advantage.

Transition Networks Attendees at Tech Advantage

Late February was a very busy time for the teams here at Transition Networks. During the same week, there was a road trip to Orlando, two different tradeshows, and the launch of two new product sets.


BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition was held Feb. 22-26 in Orlando. The show enabled participants to learn about the latest technology and advancements in the Information & Communications Technology (ICT) industry.

Not only was Transition Networks a sponsor, we also had an exhibit booth where we showcased our new ION 4110 fiber to fiber repeater. This cost-effective media conversion solution lets LAN managers use existing fiber/cable infrastructure to easily extend transmission distances at network speeds ranging from 1Gbps to 11.5Gbps – without the need to upgrade.

The ION 4110 is designed especially for industrial, enterprise, education, and government verticals, but can provide support for other markets as well.


The TechAdvantage Conference & Expo also took place in Orlando and was held Feb. 23-26. This annual show shares new ways for attendees to optimize their technology systems via presentation of the latest cutting-edge solutions and products designed to help resolve engineering, IT, energy services, operations, supply management and business challenges.

Show visitors were able to attend a presentation given by our subject matter expert and Product Manager, John Ragan, and Billy Wise from Gresco Utility Supply, Inc. The discussion was about Optimal Network Infrastructure Design for Power Utility Substation Security, Automation & Maintenance. At the Transition Networks exhibit booth, we proudly introduced the expansion of our hardened Ethernet serial device servers (SDS) line.

The hardened Ethernet SDSFX3110 family contains four new servers that offer data encryption capabilities to improve security and scalability when connecting industrial equipment to Ethernet networks located in harsh environments.

The hardened electronic design and rugged metal enclosure make these products ideal for power utility, gas exploration and applications in other challenging environments that include security cameras, substation automation, traffic and transportation, and logistics/material handling.

Next Stop: March

Next stop for us is the Minnesota Telecom Alliance (MTA) Annual Convention & Trade Show coming up March 23-25. Be sure to stop in to see us at Booth #67 if you’re planning to attend!

For more information on Transition Networks’ solutions, please contact us.

Transition Networks Selected for Awards Shortlist

December 2nd, 2014
telecoms Awards 2014

Telcoms Awards 2014, London

The Transition Networks team is delighted that our new mobile app solution for managing Carrier Ethernet services has made the Awards Shortlist in the ‘Fixed Network Innovation’ category. Winners will be announced on December 4th at a special awards event in London. Our category was open to fixed network service providers who made a significant, groundbreaking technological achievement. The award is intended to recognize entrants that have pushed the boundaries of fixed network efficiency and functionality. Here’s what we told the judges about the power of our new app: “The new mobile app from Transition Networks for managing carrier Ethernet services allows dynamic programmability of the network through a complete, fully integrated northbound REST API. It gives service providers the ability to allow customers to manage services using an iPad or other mobile device. End users can reallocate service priorities and adjust bandwidth on-demand, without any service interruption. This mobile app helps meet the demand for flexibility and simplification of provisioning, giving service providers a competitive edge and accelerating revenue, while increasing customer satisfaction.” Representatives from Transition Networks will be at the awards dinner hoping for a win – so please keep your fingers crossed!

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