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New Gigabit Ethernet NIC from Transition Networks Brings Secure Power-over-Ethernet to Fibre-Connected Desktops

Two-Port N-GXE-POE-xx-01 PCIe NIC Enables Use of Powered Device Even While PC is in S1 Sleep Mode

September 15, 2015 — Transition Networks, Inc., the fibre access technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., today announced a new two-port Gigabit Ethernet network adapter that supports a fibre-optic network connection to a computer and a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection to a voice over IP (VoIP) phone or other powered device.

The new Transition Networks N-GXE-POE-xx-01 network interface card (NIC) provides a solution for organisations that have fibre to the desktop for increased data security but still need to support PoE powered devices. The N-GXE-POE-xx-01 includes both a 1000Base-SX multimode fibre port for a computer connection and a switched 10/100/1000BaseT RJ-45 PoE port supporting the IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standard for the powered device.

The N-GXE-POE-xx-01 is a PCIe form factor NIC with added data traffic switching intelligence between the fibre port and the adjacent RJ45 copper port. The NIC preserves all data priority and virtual LAN tagging to ensure high quality of service for VoIP communications. The device draws power from the PC and can operate even when the PC is in S1 sleep mode, preserving VoIP / server connectivity even when the computer is not in use.

Transition Networks continues to offer the most diverse solutions to integrate copper and different types of fibre to extend networks, optimise existing infrastructure, and provide simple navigation of connected network interfaces for secure network management. As a complement to the ION Multi-Service Integration Platform, which is a scalable solution of modular or standalone units for low- or high-density applications within data centres or at the network edge, the company’s diverse portfolio of NICs (including the new N-GXE-POE-xx-01) can further extend that interface point directly to the desktop or laptop.

“Many organisations are choosing fibre-to-the-desk for secure applications but would still like to use PoE to support VoIP phones, WiFi access points and other powered devices,” said Curt Carlson, Product Manager for Transition Networks. “The N-GXE-POE-xx-01 is a space-saving alternative to using two copper-to-fibre media converters and ensures that organisations don’t have to compromise security to deliver cost-effective VoIP telephony.”

About Transition Networks, Inc.
Transition Networks, Inc. is an industry leader with over 25 years of experience designing fibre integration products that deliver the security and reliability for 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 fibre in any data network – in any application – in any environment.

The Kenton Group are a partner of Transition Networks. For more information contact us on +44(0)1322 552000 or email us.

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