New M.2 Ethernet Fiber Network Interface Cards For FTTD From Transition Networks

M.2 Ethernet Fiber Network Interface Cards Now Available for More Small Form Factor PCs

Transition Networks has added two new M.2 Network Interface Cards (NICs)  to its portfolio of solutions that enable fiber-to-the-desktop (FTTD) for specified micro PCs, thin clients, and other small form factor PCs. The Transition M.2 NICs provide a fiber connection point for compact computing devices that don’t have space for traditional PCIe expansion slots. The latest series of M.2 NICs are available for the Dell Optiplex™ 7060/5060/3060 Micro.

If you are considering Fibre to the Desk (FTTD) contact Entrix on 01223 750277. We have interfaces for M.2, PCI Express, PCI, PCMCIA and USB.

Leveraging Cellular Connectivity for Utility Companies

Digi has a new video entitled Leveraging Cellular Connectivity for Utility Companies.

Historically, utility companies would use outdated dial-up modem technology that was both slow and expensive. This video reviews the number of ways utility companies are incorporating LTE cellular connectivity for gas, water and electric metering and reading applications.

The best Digi Transport option for the utilities is the WR31 due to heat tolerance and presence of serial and general purpose I/O.  This is becoming the utility standard in most instances these days.

The WR21 is also good if the conditions are not quite as extreme and serial is still a requirement – no GPIO onboard.  While its temperature is rated comparably to the WR31, the WR31 will still perform better when conditions near max tolerance.

WR11 XT is a great low-cost unit for metering that does not require serial.

Transition Networks Debuts 100G QSFP28 SFPs

Transition Networks’ new family of 100Gig QSFP28 optical transceivers (TN-QSFP-100G Series)designed for data intensive 100 Gbps Ethernet networks was released this week. These transceivers support SFF-8436 digital diagnostic monitoring interface (DMI) and are compatible with Cisco Systems IOS-based switches and routers.

“With the increasing data traffic due to the move to cloud computing and growing demand for streaming media, we see a significant rise in the rate of adoption of 100GbE in data centers this year. Our family of 100G transceivers is a timely offering that meets the needs of evolving data center networks”,

Anita Kumar, Director of Product Management.

More details available from Transition here.

Contact Entrix for more information or pricing.



Should the Security Camera Network be Separate from the Enterprise Network?

Should an organization stay with a separate network for security cameras or integrate these devices into the enterprise network? Each option provides different benefits, but each option also has different challenges in terms of bandwidth impact, human resources, and overall network security. This June 2018 blog article from Transition Networks reviews the pros and cons of having the security network separate from the enterprise network to help you decide what works best for your network.

Read the article here.

Perle eR-S1110 Ethernet Repeater

Extend network data transmission distances an additional 100m and perform rate conversion.

There is a growing demand to extend Ethernet services beyond the specified limit of 100 meters”, comments John Feeney, COO at Perle Systems. “Quite often, an additional 100 meters is more than enough. In these cases, installing fiber is costly and generally overkill.

A simple Repeater is all that is needed in many commercial buildings, residential units and hospitality environments. However, many Repeaters on the market lack the functionality required to ensure that data packets are not dropped.

Find out more here

Broadcom uses Perle products in their R&D labs – so what?

If we

tell you that Broadcom uses Perle products in their R&D labs, do you care?

Broadcom has been a Fortune 500 company since 2009. They employ 11,750 people worldwide in more than 15 countries. Their turnover in 2017 was $17.636 billion. Broadcom chips are used in smartphones, data storage gear, set-top boxes and networking hardware.

Customers include Apple, Samsung Electronics, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell, AT&T and Cisco. Heck, according to their company history page, they introduced the first fiber optic transmitters and receivers for data communications before the first Millennial was born.
So, if a company this big, this successful, this established, chooses to use Perle in their R&D labs does that mean anything?
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Transition Simplify Installation, Connection & Powering of Powered Devices

Simplify the installation, connection, and powering of powered devices (PDs) requiring more than 30 Watts of power with Transition Networks’ new Self-Enclosed Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch.

Transition’s quick three minute video will walk you through how this switch can revolutionize your network through unique features like NFC for quick installation, BLE for remote access and wireless extension.

Watch the video on powering PDs here.

Contact Entrix for more information.

Transition SFPs Play Nice With Other SFPs and Switches

Transition Networks’ SFPs play well with others and are the perfect solution for any network device. We offer SFPs that are Cisco compatible as well as HP and Juniper compatible, providing the right cross-platform connectivity for your network. Transition MSA compatible SFPs fully comply with OEM equipment and don’t require a workaround when plugged into an OEM switch. It’s a true plug and play device!

Offering agile and flexible solutions to existing networks, Transition Networks offers a full line of compatible SFPs in Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet speeds. Check out Transition solutions for your branded network device.


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

Transition Networks has released a new SFP extender that delivers up to 300 Mbps Ethernet throughput over Coax or 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.

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, contact Entrix Computing on 01223 750277.

New Perle PoE Industrial Managed Switches

Perle have announced the launch of fully compliant IEEE802.3 af/at Power over Ethernet (PoE) Industrial Managed Switches.
This launch includes 84 models of the IDS-500 PoE Switches with variable 10/100/1000Base-T, SFP, Fiber and combo ports.

“More and more companies are using PoE technology to increase installation flexibility, lower costs and make their networks efficient,”

comments John Feeney, Chief Operating Officer at Perle Systems.

“Adding PoE technology to Managed Ethernet Switches to meet the unique needs of Industrial-grade environments just makes sense.”

Industrial-grade Managed Ethernet Switches with PoE are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, surges, vibrations, and shocks found in industrial automation, government, military, oil, gas, mining and outdoor applications. Classified as Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), they use standard UTP cables that carry Ethernet data to also provide up to 30 watts of power to Powered Devices (PDs) such as wireless access points, Voice over IP phones and IP cameras.
With this product launch, Perle now offers over 720 Industrial Managed Ethernet Switches.

Since entering the Industrial Switch Market, Perle has sold to numerous high profile customers such as the FAA, NBCUniversal, SolarCity, Dupont, Rolls Royce and Siemens.

Learn More about Perle’s PoE Industrial Managed Switches