Transition Networks unveils manageable fiber switches

May 8, 2006 Eden Prairie, MN -- As part of its "MILAN by Transition switch" series, Transition Networks has introduced a remotely managed MILAN switch featuring nine 10/100/1000 copper interfaces and two Gigabit SFP fiber interfaces. The company says the switch is designed for indoor and outdoor applications where temperature resistance and minimal size are a must.

May 8, 2006 Eden Prairie, MN -- As part of its "MILAN by Transition switch" series, Transition Networks has introduced a remotely managed MILAN switch featuring nine 10/100/1000 copper interfaces and two Gigabit SFP fiber interfaces. The company says the switch is designed for indoor and outdoor applications where temperature resistance and minimal size are a must.

The switch also provides SNMP V1/2/3 management for secure configuration and monitoring of "entire segment" connectivity. In addition, the company says the switch's two SFP Gigabit uplink ports can now connect multiple switches over fiber-optic links, while offering "redundant super ring" capability.

The managed switch is remotely upgradeable via TFTP or console firmware upgrade. Established configuration can be saved and also applied to other switches. The switch supports IEEE802.3ad with LACP function. The switch's support for Rapid Spanning Tree protocols allows for participation in redundant segments, while its "super ring" capability makes it ideal for resilient ring applications, according to the company.

The company says its "MILAN by Transition switch" series switches offer superior management features including port based, dynamic, and static VLANs, 802.1Q VLAN tagging, as well as GVRP with MVR, IGMP, port mirroring, port security, and super ring capabilities. Security includes static addressing, filtering, and blocking of packets to identified MAC addresses. Four priority queues per port insure minimum delay for voice over IP or multimedia network data. A console port provides local management, while Telnet SNMP and Web-based management are provided via any network device.

"Today, IP-based technologies are starting to dominate outdoor applications that have historically been reserved for serial connectivity. Gigabit switches gradually leave traditional LANs and become a backbone for infrastructure connectivity and management," observes Bill Schultz, vice president of marketing at Transition Networks. "The MILAN by Transition switches help companies achieve greater network connectivity."

Transition's 10/100/1000 and SFP switch is also available in 0-60°C temperature version for indoor or outdoor applications. The switch is available now.


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