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Collaborating for Your Success
You know us as a provider of intelligent edge solutions for connecting, powering, and managing IoT devices for smart infrastructure. We’re always looking for ways to make life easier for our customers, so we’re excited to share our newest solution:Transition Networks is now offering solutions from Ecessa, a SD-WAN software provider.As fellow CSI companies, our promise to
Self-Enclosed Switch Wins Top Tier Product Award from Mission Critical
We are excited to announce that our Self-Enclosed Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch has received a Top Tier Product Award from Mission Critical magazine. The award recognizes our role in physical security. From Mission Critical: “What’s the most vital aspect of a data center? Well, that’s up for debate, but security is definitely in
Perfect Pairings: A Guide on Choosing the Best Fiber to the Desk Solution
It is well known that Fiber to the Desk (FTTD) offers benefits superior to transmission over copper cabling (A refresher if you need one), and there are many options for enabling FTTD, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution for delivering workspace connectivity to laptops, PCs, tablets and other network devices. With the recent release of
“Do You Have Anything for That?”
At one of my last trade shows before large events were cancelled, I was speaking to a network design engineer and he told me about a project that had an unexpected issue. He went on to say everything went smoothly from planning to implementation. However, during the review and evaluation stage, an issue arose that
Committed to Connections. Together we’re better.
Dear Customer, As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 crisis, we are optimistic about the gradual and safe return to normalcy. Our thoughts go out to anyone impacted directly or indirectly by this pandemic. The safety of our employees, families and communities is paramount. We stay tightly connected with our employees through video meetings
The New Office is Home: How to Boost Your Data Center Capacity
Just in the last month, working from home has moved from a perk for employees and a cost-savings to businesses to a social distancing requirement for many of us around the world. With so many more people moving to a virtual workplace in such a rapid time frame, data center networks are stressed. Already there
COVID-19 Update: A Message To Our Valued Customers
Dear Customer, As we all deal with global challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Transition Networks remain committed to the health and well-being of our employees, our customers and our communities. In support of the global efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, most of our team in Minnesota and around the world is
Need SFPs with Your Switches? Why Getting Products and Accessories Together is Smart
Want SFPs with that Switch? One stop shopping saves you time and streamlines your project planning process. With the new year comes new business plans and purchasing decisions. Maybe your company is looking to expand workgroup connectivity. Or maybe you’ve added an office location and are looking to extend your network across a long distance.
Our 2019 Industry Trends
Each year we attend more than 50 events to share how our solutions help make our customers lives easier. While the events are important for the attendees to learn about the latest security and smart city IoT solutions, we always learn a lot, too! Between new faces, valued customers, and thought-provoking speakers, we hear what
Media Converters Enable Hyperscale Data Center Extension Using Existing Infrastructure
With just a few weeks left in 2019, many enterprises are taking a hard look at their operations and considering which new technologies and solutions will best position their business for success in 2020 and beyond. One area where enterprise networks have seen some changes in the past few years is the data center. There
Transition Networks’ Self-Enclosed Switch Wins Product of the Year!
Transition Networks Self-Enclosed Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch Receives Award from IoT Evolution World Magazine. We’re pleased to share that our Self-Enclosed Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch (Self-Enclosed Switch) has received a 2019 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World magazine, part of the TMC media company. The award
The Power of Continuous Improvement: Superior Products, Service and Culture
For more than 30 years, Transition Networks has maintained a strong focus on delivering high-quality solutions, while continually evolving products and improving services for our customers. A key factor in our company’s continued ability to deliver on this commitment is the successful implementation of Lean Six Sigma. In 2016, Transition Networks embraced a corporate Lean
Optical Transceiver Market to Expand at Significant Growth Rate by 2023
It’s no doubt that the communication industry is growing quickly; the way we communicate, the volume in which we communicate, the type of information we communicate, and the timeliness of our communication- to name a few. Technical advancements are also driving change for communications. This growth in the communications industry is fostering higher demands on
Transition Networks – Because They Are!
This quote from our South Central Regional Sales Manager Alphie Kilgus is one of my favorite quotes. We say it a lot here at Transition Networks—because networks are always “in transition”. We’ve already witnessed the progression of Ethernet networks from 10 Mbps to 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps. And now the adoption time for higher
Transition Networks Puts the Intelligence in Intelligent Transportation
Most major U.S. cities have a Department of Transportation (DOT) that is expected to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently, all while being environmentally responsible. Given that there are 330 million people in the U.S., that is no small task. Most DOTs leverage closed circuit television cameras focused on major traffic areas, allowing
More Power to You! The New Standard for Power-over-Ethernet Has Been Ratified
The new IEEE 802.3bt standard for Power-over-Ethernet was ratified on September 27, 2018 and with it comes new demands for power. PoE standards regulate the delivery of power to end devices, and the IEEE 802.3bt standard is necessary for devices requiring higher levels of power such as PTZ security cameras, IP phones, wireless access points
Security Today: And the New Product of the Year Winner is?
We’re thrilled to share that Security Today magazine named our Self-Enclosed, Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch as one of its 2018 New Products of the Year. Now in its 10th year, the Security Today New Product of the Year Award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are
Using Dual-Speed SFPs to Reduce the Cost and Hassle of Storing Spare Parts, and Improve Network Logistics
Spare SFPs anyone? The hassle of stocking spare small form factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers is a challenge for many enterprises. With Gigabit Ethernet (1 Gig) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 Gig) network connections growing, and an evolution from 1 Gig to 10 Gig, many companies have a never-ending need for extra SFPs. Network downtime while
Should the Security Camera Network be Separate from the Enterprise Network?
In the era of analog security cameras, the network connections were via coaxial cable and not the twisted pair copper cabling used for most enterprise network applications. This meant that enterprises needed to build a separate and dedicated security network to connect these devices to monitors and video management systems (VMS). But the latest security
An Overview of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Coming to a Smart City Near You
Smart city is already one of the most buzzed about topics in 2018, and likely means different things to different people. Many of us have no doubt heard of smart buildings and smart TVs, but the ideas for a smart city go far beyond smart buildings and TVs. One of the critical components of any
BICSI: Demos, New Technology, and New Products
Every year we look forward to our trip to the BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition and this year was no exception. As always, BICSI is a great place to connect with our long time and new customers, and share the latest trends in network technology. As a continuous Drink Sponsor of BICSI, connecting with attendee’s
Device Management System: The Little-Known Technology that Makes It Easier to Manage PoE+ Devices
While it’s safe to say that Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) was invented to support VoIP phones, I would argue that it has a bigger impact on network managers’ lives by making it much easier and more cost effective to connect multiple types of remote network devices to the network. The simplicity with which it’s possible to connect
Solving the Legacy Network Cabling Conundrum
Upgrading enterprise network cabling is expensive. Not only is the cable and installation costly, but so is removal and disposal of the old cabling, making it tempting to leave the legacy cabling in place, snaked through the walls and ceilings of your enterprise. But there are advantages to doing so, the cabling can be re-used.
Leading Data Services Provider, Iron Mountain, Standardizes on Transition Networks for Media Conversion
For over 30 years, enterprises have trusted Iron Mountain to develop and manage their data center environments with a portfolio of ultra-secure facilities and compliant services. With a need to support multiple access networks for its customers, the company turned to Transition Networks’ comprehensive media conversion solutions. Because media conversion is a key issue for
IEEE’s Electronics 360 Features New Extenders and Smart Managed Switches
We’re pleased to share that Transition Networks was featured this month in IEEE’s Electronics 360, an online publication covering the business and technology of electronics as it impacts a myriad of industries across the global economy. In the article, Assistant Managing Editor, Peter Brown, provides an overview of our Ethernet Over 2-Wire Extender with PoE+,
Benefits of Combining Ethernet Extenders with DMS Switches
All network managers are familiar with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), the ubiquitous network management system for Ethernet networks. But most are less familiar with Device Management Systems (DMS) a technology for managing the powered devices (PD) that are connected to Power-over-Ethernet plus (PoE+) switches. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through three newly
Best Practices in Media Conversion for Data Center
Key trends such as virtualization, big data, cloud access and mobility are increasing bandwidth demands exponentially on data center networks. With these new demands also comes new Ethernet variations, from 2.5 GbE to 40 GbE to even 400 GbE. Rather than upgrading network infrastructure every time a new standard emerges within the industry, many data
Does Every Network Upgrade Need a New Cable Plant? No, Says Network World Article
Is a cable upgrade required for every network technology upgrade? That might be industry convention, but it’s not always true. Cabling upgrades are costly and are one of the most time intensive aspects of a network upgrade. Using new media converter technology can help leverage an existing cable plant and reduce the need for cabling
Security and Surveillance Integrators Share Their Views: What’s Happening on the Security Scene Today
We asked Security and Surveillance Integrators to tell us about their current projects and the trends they are seeing in the market today. Here are some tips from the feedback they shared: Time is money, and you don’t always get much of it. The typical time frame for a project from start to completion is
Why the Second Largest Telecommunications Company in Canada Chose Transition Networks for Media Conversion Solutions
We’re pleased to share with you that TELUS, Canada’s fastest-growing nationwide telecommunications company with 12.5 million subscriber connections, has selected Transition Networks’ ION Media Conversion Platform to provide customers with the connectivity they need and the network bandwidth they desire. Recently, TELUS had been utilizing multiple vendor products to provide customers with business Ethernet and
Video Review: Our Curt Carlson Talks Cabling Innovation and Ethernet Over Coax, IP Over 2-Wire Extender Products
In September, we announced that Transition Networks was recognized by the judges of Cabling Installation & Maintenance with a Cabling Innovator Award. This award highlighted our work with customer Park Assist to streamline its parking sensor system using our hardened Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switches. The solution was recognized because it featured “innovation that resulted in not
Face-to-Face with the Federal Market: Media Conversion, PoE and Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream
Besides debating where the gal from Minnesota can find the best southern food and bourbon pecan ice cream in Augusta, Transition Networks’ fiber solutions were highly regarded amongst several individuals that attended the Fort Gordon Federal Technology Expo on October 19th 2016. As an Inside Sales Representative, I spend most of my time communicating with
Migrating to Fiber Optic Networks – Explained by Tony LeFebvre in Lightwave
As bandwidth continues to grow in many enterprises, the question for network managers is not if they need a fiber-optic network, but rather what is the best way to build that network. The authoritative industry journal Lightwave recognized this dilemma when it published an article from Transition Networks’ Tony LeFebvre titled: “Active Ethernet vs. Passive
Control Engineering Article from Transition Network Product Expert Helps Network Engineers Understand Fiber in SCADA Networks
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have undergone significant change since the start of the decade as companies move to modernize their systems, improve security and reduce networking costs. While many organizations are considering moving to fiber-optic networks for their next-generation SCADA systems, there is still a need to know more about network technology
PoE Steals the Show for Our 15th BICSI Winter Conference Appearance
While it might be an overstatement to say we “shocked” people at BICSI with our power-over-Ethernet (PoE) products, it would be accurate to say there was definitely a lot of interest. The BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition ran January 31 – February 4, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort & Convention Center in Orlando,
Remembering 15 Years of Attending BICSI
The BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition will kick off on Jan. 31 and, to the best of my knowledge, this show marks the 15th year that Transition Networks has been in attendance. That’s a long time in the technology industry, but BICSI (as it is known) continues strong. In those 15 years we’ve met a
Congratulations to Our 12 Days of Giveaways Winners!
Happy New Year to you all! Thank you to those who participated in our “12 Days of Giveaways” contest last month! For those of you who were unable to participate, the contest allowed our email, web and social media audiences to enter daily to win items including a travel bundle, fireside bundle or tech bundle.
Transition Networks Team Energized by Visit to São Paulo
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”.
“Can I Take That CWDM Device Off Your Hands?”
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
Biggest Hits at BICSI Fall Conference: FTTD, PoE and . . . Lip Balm!
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 Brings New Carrier Ethernet Functionality to Madrid for SDN & NFV Show
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
Bringing New Light to Las Vegas – Transition Networks to Display New Fiber-Optic Products at BICSI Fall Conference
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
Survey Infographic Reveals Many Companies Using Copper/Fiber/Wireless Mix in Networks and Confirms Trust in Transition Networks With a 99.4% Approval Rating!
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
Transition Networks Team Travels to Singapore for CommunicAsia 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
Fiber-to-the-Desktop Technology Provides Improved Security, Speed and Efficiency to Network Connections
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
Travel & Tradeshows . . . New Products . . . Oh My!
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 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition was held Feb. 22-26 in Orlando. The show enabled participants to learn about
Transition Networks Selected for Awards Shortlist
Telcoms Awards 2014, London The Transition Networks team is delighted that our new mobile app solution for managing Carrier Ethernet services has made the Telecoms.com 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
Dynamic Bandwidth Solution Demonstrated On-Demand at BTE
Last month, Transition Networks attended the first BIG Telecom Event (BTE), hosted by Light Reading in Chicago. The conference gave us an opportunity to showcase our latest software defined services (SDS) solution that helps providers facilitate delivery of dynamic, on-demand, elastic services over today’s Carrier Ethernet 2.0 networks. Our SDS solution is designed to accelerate
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