Founded in 1987 as Transition Engineering, the company’s first products adapted coaxial cable to twisted-pair cables; connecting terminals to mainframe computers. The company was renamed Transition Networks, Inc. in 1995 and experienced continued rapid growth as its products evolved from general Ethernet networking equipment to a complete line of conversion technology solutions. In 1998, Transition Networks was purchased by Communication Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: JCS).
Today, Transition Networks, Inc. offers a full suite of fiber connectivity products that enable you to deliver and manage your network traffic reliably over fiber optics. The company’s Transition Networks brand of devices make assimilation between disparate media types possible; while helping companies leverage their existing network infrastructure. These media conversion technologies are offered across a broad spectrum of networking protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit, 10 Gigabit, TDM over IP, ISDN over IP, T1/E1, DS3, ATM, RS232/485, video, Power-over-Ethernet, and many more.
In 2011, Communications Systems, Inc. integrated Patapsco Communications into Transition Networks. With this acquisition, Transition adds industry leading technologies such as: circuit emulation services (CESoIP), also known as TDM over IP or pseudowire and a variety of ISDN products including ISDN over IP (ISDNoIP). The acquired Packetband and Mediaband product lines add a wide range of technology allowing for the transportation of TDM traffic over IP and Ethernet packet networks.
In 2005, Communication Systems, Inc. integrated MILAN Technologies into Transition Networks. This integration expanded the Transition Networks product portfolio to include a complete line of multilayer switches. This product family of Ethernet switches offers customers unique configurations and a high level of service and reliability. These switches are designed to facilitate low-cost network evolution with unique solutions, all while easing the stress on networks caused by high-bandwidth applications.
Based in Minneapolis, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a distribution network of resellers in more than 100 countries.
Computer networks have evolved into an indispensable business component for corporations around the world. These complex systems of cables, jacks, patch panels, switches, routers, and servers provide the foundation for the communications of our global economy. Many corporations view their networks as a strategic advantage over their competition and focus on constant improvement in performance and capabilities of their networks.
While network managers yearn for the latest equipment and higher speeds, budgetary restrictions impose limitations and precipitate a less than homogeneous network. Inevitably, network administrators must contend with a variety of protocols, speeds, and media in their networks. NIDs were developed to address these problems and evolved from a stop gap technology into a technology that offers network administrators new choices for deploying fiber optics into their networks in a cost effective manner.
Conversion technology enables network evolution, allowing network planners to migrate to new technologies without overhauling existing infrastructure investments or being locked into less flexible and more expensive networking equipment. Fiber provides the distance and bandwidth capability needed for the network backbone, making it the core technology for network evolution.
Transition Networks leverages its expertise in fiber and the physical layer into a full suite of fiber connectivity products, which are unmatched by other industry players. Our products are used by a wide variety of customers including enterprise, government, education, retail, industrial, security, and service providers.
Transition Networks’ Portfolio of Products
The company’s Transition Networks brand of Network Interface Devices 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. The company designs and markets these media conversion technologies across a broad spectrum of networking protocols including Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, ATM, Gigabit Ethernet, TDM over IP, ISDN over IP, T1/E1, DS3, video, Power-over-Ethernet, and more. Transition Networks offers its products in chassis, stand alone, and PCI form factors. Our devices are SNMP manageable and can be managed via our graphical user interface Focal Point, a web browser, or a command line interface.
With over 20 years of growth and expertise in hardware manufacturing, Transition Networks offers the ability to affordably integrate the benefits of fiber optics into any data network – in any application – in any environment. Offering support for multiple protocols, any interface, and a multitude of hardware platforms; Transition’s portfolio gives you the power to deliver and manage your network traffic reliably over fiber.
Transition Networks’ fiber optic/networking products are known for their ruggedness
and reliability. Select Transition Networks products carry a lifetime warranty.
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