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Posted August 7, 2017

Transition Networks’ New Small Form-Factor Pluggable Extender Delivers up to 300Mbps Ethernet Throughput over Coax or 2-Wire Cabling

Extender Is a Plug-and-Play Device for SFP Ports on Any Switch or Media Converter; It Gives New Life to Legacy 2-Wire or Coax Cable Infrastructure

Minneapolis, MN – August 7, 2017 — Transition Networks, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, high-value, data network integration solutions, today announced a new small form-factor pluggable (SFP)-based Ethernet extender (TN-EOT-xx) designed to connect distant workstations, devices, or workgroups to a corporate network using legacy copper cabling at up to 300Mbps.

The Ethernet Extender provides the ability to leverage existing 2-wire or coax cable infrastructure to extend Ethernet service. The TN-EOT-xx device can extend Ethernet service on 2-wire cabling over distances up to 400 meters at 200Mbps bi-directional data rate, or extend Ethernet on coax cabling over distances up to 500 meters at 300Mbps bi-directional data rate. The device has a maximum data rate of 300Mbps, the fastest possible bandwidth for legacy cabling provided by an SFP device.

“With the growing demand for a network infrastructure that supports higher data rates, administrators, integrators, and contractors are discovering that utilizing existing cabling infrastructure rather than installing new fiber-optic or new CAT5 copper cabling is a much more cost-effective way to extend their Ethernet network,“ said Scott Otis, president of Transition Networks. “Transition Networks has helped customers evolve their networks quickly and more cost effectively for years, with a wide range of Ethernet extender products. This new SFP extender is a flexible way to leverage legacy coax and 2-wire cabling.”

The SFP is plug-and-play, requiring no configuration or set up on the host device. It is ideal in IP security camera applications where the legacy cabling used for analog CCTV cameras can be re-used for Ethernet-based cameras in both indoor and temperature-hardened environments.

The extender complies with MSA standards and is compatible with any networking device with a Gigabit SFP slot. The extender can operate at a wide -40°C  to 75°C temperature range. The device features an RJ-45 connector for 2-wire applications and an RJ-45-to-BNC adapter for coax applications.

The TN-EOT-CO (for the server site) and the TN-EOT-RT (for the remote site) are used in pairs and are available now. Transition Networks also offer a variety of Ethernet Extenders that deliver power along with data over Ethernet or coax cabling as well. For more information, visit Transition Networks.

About Transition Networks, Inc.

Transition Networks, Inc. is an industry leader with 30 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 transition.com.

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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.

Senior Project Manager at IT Solutions Provider

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