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Carrier Ethernet 2.0

Transition Adds Managed NIDs, Demos SDN

WASHINGTON -- Transition Networks, Inc., the fiber access technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), expanded its Carrier Ethernet (CE) solution set with the debut of the new S3290 family of managed network interface devices (NIDs). In addition, Transition Networks will demonstrate software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities enabled by their line of CE 2.0 NIDs highlighting revenue generation and operational expense saving applications through the NIDs controlled by remotely located tablet computers.

The S3290 NIDs are designed to help carriers with rapid service turn up, advanced diagnostics, service level agreement (SLAs) enforcement and multi-service provisioning.

The devices are fan-less and compact in design requiring less rack space and power, and they support advanced Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and multiprotocol label switching-transport profile (MPLS-TP) protocols. The NIDs support Y.1564 and RFC 2544 SLA standards and a wide range of fault management and performance monitoring services. In addition, the NIDs support IEEE 1588v2, the leading time synchronization standard, to support voice services in wireless backhaul networks.

The new S3290 managed NIDs are part of Transition Networks’ comprehensive Carrier Ethernet 2.0 product family that is designed to help service providers deliver dynamic services through advanced edge and access networks. These access and aggregation switches and NIDs are complemented by Converge service orchestration software that provides simplified provisioning for dynamic Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services along with serving custom productivity applications through open REST APIs.

Transition Networks Inc.

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