Transition Networks

Industrial Brochure

Transition Networks designs the most reliable fiber integration products engineered for hardened or industrial environments bringing the security, intelligence and global support to manage your network for a lifetime.

Processing

Whether it’s food, chemicals, or energy production, processing companies require ultimate control of their operations and need to retain information on the products they produce. Transition Networks products are used at all stages of the process, connecting control rooms and enterprise systems with the equipment used in production and are certified for use in hazardous locations.

Manufacturing

In order to be competitive manufacturers use automated systems for manufacturing operations, material handling, order processing, and partner integration. Transition Networks provides the network equipment necessary to reliably integrate these areas and help our manufacturing customers produce products that are globally competitive.

Infrastructure

From roads and bridges to power plants and the smart grid, infrastructure assets need to be monitored and controlled to ensure public safety and prevent malicious acts. Transition networks is up to the challenge with network equipment that operates in the harshest environments, can be remotely managed, and is designed for use in the most challenging locations.

 

Challenge

The challenge for industrial customers has changed drastically due to global competition, production costs, and raw material costs. The pressure to increase efficiency, provide better quality, and reduce costs has never been greater. Computer technology has infiltrated nearly every aspect of process and manufacturing operations. Operation monitoring and surveillance to ensure product quality, improve safety, and minimize malicious intent is at an all time high. The proliferation of these technologies has expedited the need for industrial networks that can handle the large volumes of data, efficiently, securely, and reliably.

Industrial environments mandate a different class of products to handle the extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, dirt, and hazardous locations prone to explosion or fire. Products used in these applications need to be manufactured according to strict guidelines and tested to ensure compliance with industry standards. In order to meet the requirements of these applications, many industrial companies are partnering with Transition Networks for products that solve their most demanding industrial communication needs.

 

Transition Networks’ Difference

Transition Networks is an industry leader with over 25 years experience designing fiber integration products which affordably deliver the reliability that today’s industrial networks require. With unparalleled experience serving the unique needs of our customers, world-class 24/7 support, and a product Lifetime Warranty, Transition Networks is the choice for cost-effective fiber integration, extending from the office to the factory floor.

Users of Transition Networks’ rugged media converters and industrial Ethernet switches all require interoperable networking solutions that will operate under extreme conditions, improve network performance and reduce operational expenses, but each has special needs as well. Providing Class 1, Div 2 certified products for hazardous environments; shock, vibration and temperature enduring products for transportation networks; and intelligent products that meet security protocols for maximum protection and control in utility and process networks, Transition Networks offers the ability to affordably integrate the benefits of fiber optics into any data network – in any application – in any environment.

At Transition Networks we strive to help our customers identify products to solve today’s problems while future-proofing for tomorrow. Our consultative approach enables us to better understand your unique requirements and provide customized solutions to fit your needs. We understand that owners of industrial networks need a partner they can trust with mission critical applications. Industrial networking has never been more robust, reliable and cost-effective. Guaranteed.

 

Power Utilities – PT&D

The Worldwide demand for energy is on the rise due to population growth creating a critical need to transmit electricity to factories, commercial buildings, residential areas, and to the public infrastructures of expanding nations.

Power, transmission & distribution (PT&D) applications have real-time dependencies on data acquisition, protection, control and performance, which require a highly reliable and integrated communications network. Due to these dependencies, Ethernet has become the preferred communication network architecture for global PT&D applications, such as, Power Plants, Substations and entire SMART GRID systems. The flexible, integrated infrastructure of Ethernet communication networks make it faster and easier than ever before to achieve real-time monitoring and control of many different types of devices. In addition, benefits such as virtually limitless bandwidth capacity, immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI), avoidance of ground loops, support for both short and long-haul communications, and increased security have led to increased demand for Ethernet fiber-optic networks.

Built to ease the migration to Ethernet, Transition Networks’ Industrial Ethernet products combine fiber-optic and wired Ethernet platforms, improving reliability and security and allowing for better visibility and control of data throughout your network. Designed and certified to operate reliably in harsh environments, Transition Networks’ Industrial Ethernet products are ideal for use in several power utilities applications.

Perimeter Security

Security and surveillance is a necessity in energy applications. Limiting access to control rooms, monitoring of facility grounds, and the ability to record events is required in order to protect assets, ensure safe operation, and guard against malicious acts. Transition Networks’ industrial grade network switches combine the distance advantages of fiber-optic connections with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to connect and power IP surveillance cameras. In addition, these switches can be used in security access applications to communicate with RFID readers and control door locks and turnstiles. Understanding that security is of the utmost importance, Transition Networks’ industrial grade switches support redundant network and power connections, virtually eliminating surveillance outages.

Industrial PoE+ Switch

  • Managed
  • Unmanaged

Product Features

  • Rugged hardware performance for harsh environments and outdoor enclosures where PoE Plus is needed
  • Highly flexible for a variety of PoE Plus applications
  • Offers advanced Ethernet network management, redundancy, availability and network security features

 

Applications

  • Substation Automation Smart Grid
  • Power Generation
  • Power Transmission & Distribution

 

Substation Automation

Substations are a significant part of the power generation, transmission and distribution system and are a vital element of the SMART grid. Substations utilize Ethernet networked power switching, protection and control equipment, and transformers to control and convert electrical power. This mission critical equipment requires reliable data communication. Transition Networks’ INDURA Substation Ethernet switches provide the secure and reliable connection necessary for substation applications. Designed to guarantee smooth integration, security and reliability, the INDURA switches provide lower cost of ownership and increased overall dependability. With IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 certifications, the Indura platform combines leading industrial substation standards with Carrier class attributes not found in any industrial product today.

Product

  • INDURA

Product Features

  • IEC 61850-3 & IEEE 1613 certified
  • EMI protection in high voltage, harsh environments
  • IEEE 1588 “Precision Time Protocol” provides the standard for “Realtime” data throughput
  • Redundant DC power inputs
  • IEC 62439 Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP)
  • GOOSE frames, ITU-T G.8032v2 (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching) with Recovery < 50 ms, STP/RSTP/MSTP
  • Remote Management, Configuration and Troubleshooting via Converge EMS™

 

Renewable Energy Solutions

Hydroelectric Power

Hydroelectric power generation harnesses the kinetic energy of water flow, by monitoring water levels, water pressure, and turbine speed in order to maximize the power generated and protect equipment from exceeding safe operating parameters. Sensors are used to monitor equipment and allow for control from a central location where control room personnel are able to make operational adjustments to generate power at peak levels. Transition Networks’ manufactures serial device servers to gather information from sensors and network switches to communicate with the control room.

Products

  • SISTM1040-262E-LRT
  • SDSFE3110-120

Product Features

  • Redundant network and power connections
  • Wired Ethernet to Fiber conversion
  • Connection for RS485 devices
  • Large network port density
  • ATEX and UL Class 1, Div 2 certified
  • Layer 2 managed switch

 

Wind Farm

Wind generators are designed to allow for maximum functional control in an effort to maximize power produced, minimize equipment damage, and ensure safe operation. Control room communication with each wind generator computer is essential to control the generators orientation to wind direction, rotor blade pitch, rotor speed, and the amount of power produced. Fiber-optic cabling has become the choice for wind farm networks to alleviate distance limitations and guard against risk of damage from ground lightning strikes. Transition Networks’ industrial switches offer fiber-optic connections and play a crucial role in ensuring communication connectivity to the control room by providing redundant power inputs and redundant network connection capabilities. In addition, Transition Networks’ manufactures Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switches, delivering power and data for security applications.

Products

  • SISGM1040-244-LRT
  • SISTP1040-242-LRT

Product Features

  • Ring Network Topology
  • Fiber optic connections to minimize lightning damage
  • PoE to power network devices
  • Usable in extreme temperatures
  • UL Class 1, Div 2 certified

 

Solar Farm

Solar Panels are designed to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity, but the goal of solar farms is to control the output to provide a consistent flow of predictable electricity. Sophisticated systems, with the ability to track the sun and turn solar panels on and off, have been deployed in an effort to produce a consistent flow of usable power. This degree of control requires large amounts of connectivity and monitoring. Transition Networks’ industrial switches are suitable for use in extreme temperatures, like those faced in outdoor equipment cabinets, and come equipped with redundant power inputs and redundant network connections to provide reliable connectivity. Transition Networks’ industrial switch product line includes models that support wired 10/100/1000Base-T and fiber-optic connections.

Products

  • SISPM1040-182D-LRT
  • SDSFE3110-120

Product Features

  • Usable in extreme temperatures
  • Redundant network and power connections
  • Connection for RS485 devices
  • PoE to power network devices

 

Hazardous Locations

Transition Networks offers a complete line of Class 1, Div 2 certified industrial Ethernet products designed for use in hazardous locations. Class 1, Div 2 certification ensures safety from explosion due to gases, vapors and liquids that may exist in environments such as, wastewater treatment plants, chemical industries, oil exploration and production facilities, gas pipeline and distribution centers, mining and agribusiness, among others. With more than 25 years experience as a network equipment supplier, Transition Networks has the expertise to design industrial products to meet the high demands of the factory floor, process, outdoor enclosures and hazardous environments for reliable and safe operation. All completely backed by our unsurpassed Lifetime Warranty, we’ll ensure that your entire industrial network lasts as long as your plant or process.

Media Converters

  • SISTG1011-211

Switches

  • SISTF1010-2×0-LRT
  • SISGM1040-244-LRT

Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Switches

  • SISTP1040-242-LRT
  • SISPM1040-182D-LRT

 

Applications

  • Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Oil Exploration and Production
  • Mining
  • Chemical Industries
  • Gas Pipelines/Distribution Centers
  • Agribusiness

 

Manufacturing

Manufacturing & Material Handling

Whether it’s a manufacturer, shipping company, or warehouse storage facility, Materials need to be relocated from one place to another. Systematic movement of materials is a crucial part of manufacturing efficiency. Raw materials are needed to manufacture finished goods, and finished goods need to be shipped. In today’s “Just in time” factories, tracking and moving materials in real time allows manufacturing and shipping operations to continue uninterrupted. Sophisticated automation is used that communicates from the manufacturing floor and warehouse to enterprise servers. Using bar code scanners, RFID readers, weigh scales, and package diverters an automated conveyor system can send finished goods to the appropriate shipping dock and convey delivery to the controlling Warehouse Management System or ERP system. Transition Networks industrial Ethernet switches are at the heart of these systems reliably communicating the required data between the factory, warehouse and the office.

 

Secure Access & Surveillance

Limiting access to warehouses, monitoring the facility grounds, and the ability to record events is required to; protect assets, ensure safe operation, and guard against accidents. Our industrial grade network switches are suitable for use in outdoor equipment cabinets and industrial environments, and combine the distance advantages of Fiber Optic connections with Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports to connect and power IP surveillance cameras, RFID Readers, card readers, and electronic door locks. Our switches also support redundant network and power connections virtually eliminating surveillance outages.

Products

  • SISTP1040-242-LRT
  • SISGM1040-244-LRT
  • SDSFE3110-120
  • SISTM1040-262E-LRT
  • SISPM1040-384-LRT

Product Features

  • Managed and Unmanaged Switches
  • Fiber connection for large data volumes
  • 100/1000BaseTX and Fiber in one device
  • High density Ethernet port count
  • Power-over-Ethernet
  • X-Ring and RSTP network redundancy
  • RS232/422/485 for legacy equipment
  • Redundant power connections
  • Power fault alarm relay
  • Class 1,Div 2 Certified
  • DIN Rail mounting
  • Lifetime Warranty

 

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Due to its scalability, reliability, and cost advantages – Ethernet is rapidly being deployed as an effective technology across a wide spectrum of transportation applications that require fast, efficient and robust operations in order to meet network performance expectations. With an unparalleled product offering, backed by an unsurpassed lifetime warranty, Transition Networks’ products support a wide range of transportation applications.

In-Vehicle Deployment

Transition Networks understands that the utmost importance of ITS applications is to ensure that the safety and security of passengers and equipment are maintained, which extends to onboard vehicle applications. Transition Networks offers a Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+) switch that utilizes vehicle power to enable onboard video security and wireless services. The industrial PoE+ switch is a High Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) device that complies with the IEEE 802.3at standard, providing PoE over standard twisted pair cables in an Ethernet network. Operating from a wide-input power range of +12 to +48 VDC, the device was designed to provide communication services onboard vehicles, and its extended operating temperature range of -40 to +70 C allows the switch to be located outside of the environmentally conditioned passenger areas.

Product

  • Gigabit PoE+ Copper Switch: SISTP1010-380-LRT

Product Features

  • 8-Port Unmanaged Gigabit PoE+ Copper Switch
  • High Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) device that complies with the IEEE802.3at standard
  • -40° to 70°C Operating Range
  • Powered by +12 to +48 VDC (Specific to large vehicle batteries)
  • High shock & vibration resistance

 

Traffic Control Signaling and Vehicle Detection

Traffic signal control systems are used to coordinate with the individual traffic signals that make up an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). These systems consist of traffic control signals, partnered with ground detection loops or other means of vehicle detection at intersections, and a robust communications network linking intersection controllers together, providing the ability to remotely manage and troubleshoot the traffic signal control system from a central location. Transition Networks’ hardened products are used to integrate the robust communications network and remote management system, which adhere to the Standard TCP/IP Ethernet protocol and run across the fiber-optic infrastructure.

Product

  • Managed Gigabit Industrial Switch: SISGM1040-244-LRT

Product Features

  • Multiple fiber-optic interfaces to support ring architectures
  • Full management features including support for redundant rings, VLANs, QoS, etc.
  • Supports both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Gigabit Network communication for future proofing and expansion

 

Video Surveillance Network

Unlike traditional IP surveillance and property protection applications, video surveillance equipment within an Intelligent Transportation Systems is used to monitor the flow of traffic and to identify any accidents or traffic congestion on the road. Due to the massive geographic coverage area, the harsh environmental exposure and the mission-critical nature of ITS surveillance networks, fiber-optics and hardened industrial rated equipment have become the choice for robust transportation systems. Transition Networks’ rugged PoE switches deliver the advanced Ethernet management, redundancy and network security features needed for ITS applications.

Product

  • Managed Gigabit Industrial PoE+ Switches
    • SISPM1040-384-LRT
    • SISTP1040-242-LRT

Product Features

  • Rugged hardware performance for harsh environments and outdoor enclosures where PoE Plus is needed
  • Highly flexible for a variety of PoE+ applications
  • Offers advanced Ethernet network management, network and power redundancy, and network security features

 

Digital Signage and Traffic Notification

Digital signage is an extension of the traffic control signaling and vehicle detection network, operating over the same mission critical communication network and fiber-optic infrastructure to disseminate relevant driver information in order to reduce commute times and protect motorist safety. The use of digital signage to notify drivers of accidents, emergencies, and commute times has become widespread throughout Intelligent Traffic Systems as it proves to be a concise and efficient communication tool. Transition Networks’ designs hardened devices with extended operating temperatures and small form factors designed for outdoor ITS applications.

Products 

  • Gigabit Industrial Media Converters
    • SISTG1011-211-LRT
    • M/E-ISW-FX-01(xx)

Product Features

  • Extended operating temperature of -40° C to 75°C
  • Tiny mechanical size
  • AutoCross and Auto-negotiation
  • 2 x 1000Base-X SFP slots for extending Ethernet via daisy-chain

 

Industrial Products

Transition Networks’ industrial switches are constructed using industrial grade electronics and metal enclosures to ensure reliable operation in harsh environments. Having no moving parts and tested to operate in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 75°C, these switches are suitable for use in outdoor equipment cabinets, factories, and utilities.

The fiber-optic connections extend network communication distances far beyond the distance limitations of wired Ethernet. With redundant power and network connections these switches ensure maximum availability and reliable connections. The industrial switch portfolio also includes several Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches to act as a power source for PoE enabled devices, eliminating the clutter and expense of individual power wiring.

Transition Networks certified industrial product offering includes a variety of managed and unmanaged switches, media converters, and serial devices with UL Class 1 / Div 2, ATEX, and IEC 61850-3 substation certifications, among others.

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I’ve used Transition Networks’ products in my customer installations for years. I’ve always found their products, customer service, sales, and tech support to be top-notch. I wouldn’t even consider using another brand.

Senior Project Manager at IT Solutions Provider