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Posted February 22, 2017

Transition Networks Addresses Demand for Power in Security Networks with Built-in Device Management System (DMS) for PoE+ Switches

New 8, 16 & 24 Port Switches Deliver Advanced Tools for Smart Management of IP-based Powered Devices

Minneapolis, MN – February 22, 2017 — Transition Networks, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, high-value, data network integration solutions, today announced an expansion of its portfolio of PoE+ enterprise switches with the new smart managed PoE+ switches. This portfolio includes an innovative device management system (DMS) ‒a technology that offers advanced tools necessary for management of IP-based powered devices.

The DMS capability built into the switches is new from Transition Networks and provides time-saving features enabling security integrators or network administrators to establish and document a baseline deployment, and automatically discover and remotely configure attached IP-addressable powered devices (PDs). The DMS provides simplified management of devices through various views, such as a graphical topology view, floor view or using Google Maps™ mapping service, allowing users to easily locate and keep track of these devices. It also features auto power reset (APR) to monitor and automatically restart edge devices, saving truck rolls to remote locations for simple rebooting of the attached PDs.

Other DMS features simplify troubleshooting cable and IP connection issues, allow monitoring and analyzing traffic by day, week, port or device, and conduct health checks with thresholds and auto-alarm on error conditions.

The switch portfolio provides Layer 2 PoE+ switching and is available with 8, 16 or 24 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ ports and two 100/1000 SFP slots for fiber-optic backbone connections. It can power IP cameras, wireless access points and VoIP phones and is ideal for use in commercial security network applications.


“In the past year we’ve introduced a number of solutions designed to reduce the costs associated with implementing or upgrading security networks for customers, and our PoE+ switches with DMS are an important addition,” said Scott Otis, president of Transition Networks. “The unique set of value-added features and capabilities in this switch family provide security integrators and network administrators with lower overall cost, less downtime, and easier management and maintenance of the entire PoE+ network.”

Compliant with Trade Agreements Act (TAA), the switch portfolio comes with free 24/7 technical support. The new SMxxTAT2SA smart managed PoE+ switches will be generally available in the second quarter of 2017. For more information about Transition Networks, visit

About Transition Networks, Inc.

Transition Networks, Inc. is an industry leader with over 25 years of experience designing data network integration products that deliver the bandwidth, distance and security demanded by today’s networks while future proofing for tomorrow. Offering support for multiple protocols, any interface, and a multitude of hardware platforms, including Hardened Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet, CWDM, 1G/10G Ethernet, SFPs, PoE and PoE+, Transition Networks gives you the power to deliver and manage traffic reliably over fiber in any data network – in any application – in any environment. Based in Minneapolis, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in 50 countries. Transition Networks is a Communications Systems Inc. company (NASDAQ: JCS). For more information, visit us at

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Statements regarding the Company’s anticipated performance in 2017 are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: competitive products and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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.

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