Transition Networks Team Energized by Visit to São Paulo

November 11th, 2015

by Henrique Presch

The recent Futurecom conference held at the Transamérica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil counted the Transition Networks team among its exuberant participants.

This was a fun show, filled with the energetic vibe that São Paulo is famous for, living up to its reputation as the “Largest Telecom, IT and Internet Event in Latin America”.

The Expo Center was definitely buzzing with activity reminiscent of last year, where more than 14,500 visitors from around the world – including 2,500 mobile operators and Internet service providers (ISPs) – attended the show, participated in talks from over 300 guest speakers and visited the booths of 350+ exhibitors.

Transition Networks was there this year to showcase our full portfolio of Hardened Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet solutions, and discuss how our solutions help companies migrate to fiber-based cabling systems at a fraction of the cost of upgrading their entire network infrastructure.

Our sales team also met with current customers who stopped by the exhibit booth to talk about their latest projects and learn more about our newest technology.

Transition Networks Products Featured at Futurecom:

Video Surveillance

Enables superior IP video surveillance over fiber, copper Ethernet, and existing coax cable infrastructures in climate controlled and outdoor environments while monitoring from any network-connected location.

Hardened Networking Switches

These switches connect devices at the “edge” of the network with a combination of fiber and copper networking in manufacturing, utility, outdoor and potentially explosive environments.

Carrier Ethernet

Specializing in ‘last mile’ fiber access including: Fiber aggregation switches, network interface devices (NIDs) and managed demarcation devices.

The Transition Networks team enjoyed the São Paolo experience and is already looking forward to next year’s Futurecom show.

“Can I Take That CWDM Device Off Your Hands?”

October 29th, 2015

by Tim Orselli, Brian Inge and Todd Trenasty

You know you’re doing something right when a customer visiting your tradeshow booth listens attentively to your presentation and then asks on the spot if they can buy the product sample you are displaying.

That’s exactly what happened this month during Dell World 2015 in Austin. Our Transition Networks team had just finished demonstrating our CWDM (coarse wave division multiplexing) solution. The visitor was so impressed, they wanted to take the CWDM device back to work and install it immediately.

Transition Networks recently became a certified technology partner in Dell’s Technology Partner Program. Attending the Dell World conference for the first time as a Dell partner was extremely rewarding for us. We were able to create increased awareness for many end-users and resellers who had never heard of our secure, reliable fiber integration products.

Although the major themes at Dell World included mobility, storage, cyber security and cloud networking – there was immense interest in CWDM technology and a majority of our conversations were focused on the CWDM products developed by Transition Networks.

Turns out that both partners and potential customers alike were drawn in by the capacity of CWDM to address fiber exhaustion, create additional bandwidth on existing fiber networks, and alleviate the high cost of laying more fiber. Two attendees had actually just completed a big fiber install and both commented on how Transition Networks could have saved them a lot of money.

How CWDM Works

CWDM multiplexes multiple optical carrier signals into a single optical fiber by using different wavelengths (colors) of light to carry each individual signal.

CWDM increases fiber capacity in 4, 8, or 16 channel increments. By increasing the channel spacing between wavelengths on the fiber, CWDM gives our customers a simple, affordable method of carrying up to 16 channels on a single fiber.

When coupled with Transition Networks’ industry-leading media conversion products, CWDM can be utilized to transmit multiple protocols over an existing fiber link.

Benefits of Transition Networks CWDM solutions include:

  • Economical means of relieving fiber exhaustion
  • Passive equipment; protocol and speed transparent
  • Plug-and-play installation requiring no configuration
  • Scalability to grow fiber capacity, as needed
  • Saves costs of trenching, pulling, or leasing new fiber

All in all it was a great first experience for the Transition Networks team at Dell World. We established new relationships with companies and end-users from around the globe, across all verticals. And the visitor who wanted the CWDM device? Well, they didn’t get to pack that in their luggage, but they did sign on to become one of our valuable new Transition Networks customers.

Biggest Hits at BICSI Fall Conference: FTTD, PoE and . . . Lip Balm!

October 9th, 2015

By Curt Carlson

Nothing creates parched lips faster than dry, desert air – and that’s exactly what visitors to this year’s BICSI Fall Conference in Las Vegas experienced. Fortunately, attendees who stopped by our Transition Networks exhibit booth received a gift of moisturizing lip balm to save the day!

They also received the latest information about some of Transition Networks’ top media conversion products. Our booth staff found that the most popular attractions this year were the company’s Power over Ethernet (PoE), Fiber-to-the-Desk (FTTD), and physical security & surveillance solutions. We had both PoE and FTTD prominently displayed, along with many other products that people were invited to interact with.

Just prior to the show, we launched a new N-GXE-POE-xx-01 two-port fiber-to-the-desktop Gigabit PoE PCIe network interface card (NIC) for networks that need increased data security. This is a two-port NIC that provides a fiber-optic Gigabit Ethernet connection to a desktop PC, with a 10/100/1000 PoE port for connecting and powering a VoIP phone or other powered device. The PoE NIC pairs well with our ION Multi-Service Integration Platform, designed for network applications where multiple points of fiber integration and secure management are essential.

At this year’s show, I think our booth visitors related well to the PoE products and were able to tie them in to projects they are currently involved with. And while the FTTD product is more of a specialty application, everyone found it very interesting.

In fact, we had a lot of discussions about projects now under development. Many of our booth visitors were looking for immediate solutions to their fiber connectivity needs. This is a good sign for the cabling industry, because it means people are very busy, innovative solutions are being designed, and new concepts are being worked.

It always feels good to attend a BICSI show. Many of the people walking the show have used our products and are familiar with Transition Networks. These people come to our booth to say they love our equipment and they just want to know about the new products we are introducing.

But we also get to meet new industry participants. The key to our success is interacting with those who have previously installed our products, while also determining who is responsible for specifying our solutions into their new projects. We receive good feedback about our products from both groups.

For more information about our FTTD, PoE and other media conversion solutions, please visit our products page or contact our network experts at And in the meantime, remember to keep those lips moisturized!

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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