Transition Networks Achieves Recognition at the IIR Carrier Ethernet Awards EMEA
The S3280 Network Interface Device Named “Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product EMEA” Finalist
Minneapolis, MN — Aug. 21, 2011 — Transition Networks Inc., the fiber access technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), today announced that its newly released Network Interface Device (NID), the S3280, has been named as a finalist for “Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product EMEA 2012” at the IIR Carrier Ethernet Awards EMEA, which will be presented at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday September 18, 2012.
The S3280 allows service providers to offer their subscribers tiered Ethernet services, based on advanced features like differentiated Quality of Service (QoS) and bandwidth allocation per Ethernet Virtual Circuit (EVC). This device also enables service providers to offer SLA-quality service and support through scalable, intelligent User Network Interface (UNI), creating a greater differentiation of service offering from their competition. Within these tiered services SLAs can be supported and verified through the use of built-in performance monitoring statistics. S3280 reduces Operational Expenses (OpEx) by providing methods to quickly detect and resolve faults without the need to dispatch a technician to remote locations.
“Transition Networks continues to develop quality products for service providers that enable them to deliver Ethernet services for business and mobile backhaul applications within a reliable environment. Our team has put a great deal of time and effort into developing the S3280 so we’re thrilled that our work has been recognized and to be on the shortlist for this esteemed award,” said Kevin Faulds, Director of Product Management at Transition Networks. “As the demand for increased speed and capacity continues to proliferate, the need to deliver reliable services that are faster and more cost-effective has never been greater. We are committed to helping service providers exceed their customers’ expectations as well as increase their competitive edge and profitability. The S3280 was subsequently designed to meet the most stringent customer demands and address wide-scale deployment challenges.”
The features of the S3280 are geared for mobile backhaul and business Ethernet delivery, while also designed to support Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) applications. The S3280 represents a compact platform designed to accommodate today’s demands and grow with tomorrow’s Ethernet requirements. The S3280’s capabilities are based on precise end-to-end performance measurement tools that allow providers to deliver a myriad of services from a single platform.
The Carrier Ethernet Awards EMEA will be presented at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday September 18, organized by IIR Telecoms & Technology. For more information about Carrier Ethernet World Congress and the IIR and MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards EMEA, please visit http://www.carrierethernetworld.com and http://metroethernetforum.org. For more information about Transition Networks and the S3280, please visit us at Booth No. 8 at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress or http://www.transition.com.
About Transition Networks Carrier-Grade Products
Transition Networks has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. Transition has been a long-time active member of the MEF and a pontificator for the proliferation of Ethernet technology in Carrier access networks. Transition Networks has previously achieved Carrier Ethernet Generation 1.0 certification (MEF 9, 14, and 21), and the S3280 is Carrier Ethernet 2.0-compliant.
About Transition Networks Inc.
Transition Networks Inc. is top manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. Based in Minneapolis, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in 50 countries. Transition Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ-GM: JCS). For more information about Transition Networks, please visit www.transition.com/