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Transition Networks expands fiber network interface card offering (August 23, 2005)

Transition Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Communication Systems Inc., has announced several new releases within its...


August 23, 2005  


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Transition Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Communication Systems Inc., has announced several new releases within its fiber optic line of network interface cards (NIC).

Included in the additions are three new NIC models: 100Base-FX, 10/100Base-TX + 100Base-FX Dual Media and 1000Base-SX/LX.

To offer the same fiber optic connectivity to a laptop or notebook computer, Transition is also announcing the addition of 100Base-FX PCMCIA cards in two models: 32-bit CardBus or 16-bit PC card.

All cards offer driver support for most popular operating systems and come with a lifetime warranty.

"As fiber continues its proliferation closer to the PC in LAN environments, it’s becoming more crucial to provide fiber connectivity at the desktop or laptop," said Bill Schultz, vice president of marketing for Transition Networks.

The cards include Wake-On-LAN (WOL) power management for both PCI 2.1 and 2.2 systems, 802.1P/Q VLAN support, TCP/IP checksum off-loading, an IP multicast filter and optional boot ROM support for both PXE and RPL environments.