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Transition Networks launches rugged switch line for substation environments

Transition Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Communications Systems Inc., today announced the release of its new line ...


February 9, 2006  


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Transition Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Communications Systems Inc., today announced the release of its new line of Ethernet switches designed to operate in harsh networking environments found in power generation plants, substations and other utilities.

The devices, which come with a lifetime warranty, are compliant with electrical immunity, temperature ratings and environmental requirements of IEEE 1613, the standard for communications networking devices in electrical power substations.

“Ethernet is becoming the protocol of choice for substation automation and is being deployed to replace proprietary technologies used for mission-critical applications,” said Bill Schultz, the firm’s vice president of marketing.

Features include Link Pass Through, Far-End Fault, Pause and the widest selection of fiber optic ports and distances.

In addition, Automatic Link Restoration re-establishes copper and fiber links with no user intervention once the fault conditions are resolved and without the need to power cycle the device.