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Transition Networks Announces PoE+ Mid-Span Injector


December 22, 2011 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Transition Networks Inc., the switching and conversion technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), today announced the release of a single port 10/100/1000 PoE+ injector. This new, mid-span injector is capable of supplying up to 25.5W of power to network devices when used in conjunction with standard Ethernet switches.

The L1000i-at is suitable for both Security and Enterprise deployments where the cabling infrastructure is used to introduce power to the network. Built to the IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standard, this product provides a higher level of power, up to 25.5W, than is available from standard Power over Ethernet (PoE) injectors (15.4W). This higher wattage is required by many PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) network cameras, 802.11n Gigabit wireless access points, and other wireless network equipment deployed today.

Mid-span injectors offer the easiest method for PoE deployment. There is no need to replace legacy Ethernet devices in the network to realize the benefits of PoE, so the original investment in purchasing, configuring, and deploying the existing device is protected. Mid-spans also enable PoE ports to be added incrementally over time rather than all at once with the installation of a dedicated Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch. This equates to a more cost-effective and scalable solution for deploying PoE, which, in turn, allows network administrators to upgrade their power infrastructure independently from their data infrastructure.

"The release of our new PoE+ mid-span injector is a nice addition to our mid-span PoE portfolio," said Kevin Faulds, Director of Product Management at Transition Networks. "It opens the door for our customers to deploy new higher-powered devices in their network that were not previously supported by the 802.3af PoE standard."

Product Availability and Configuration
Transition's PoE+ device is available now. Please contact Transition Networks at (800) 526-9267 or 1-952-941-7600. You can also visit www.transition.com for the latest information.


Product Description
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L1000i-at Single Port 10/100/1000 PoE+ Mid-Span Injector

About Transition Networks Products
Transition Networks' conversion products are known for their ruggedness and reliability. They have a 99.4 percent customer acceptance rating, meaning that approximately one in 1,000 experience failure in the field. All Transition Networks brand of media converters, switches, SFPs and XFPs carry a lifetime warranty.

About Transition Networks Inc.
Transition Networks Inc. offers networking connectivity solutions that make networks perform better, faster and more reliably while helping companies leverage their existing networking infrastructure. The company's Transition Networks brand of media converters make conversion between disparate media types possible, providing conversion technology solutions that offer the necessary adaptations without affecting the performance, nature or appearance of the network. Its complete portfolio of multilayer switching products is designed to facilitate low-cost network evolution with unique solutions, easing the stress on networks caused by high-bandwidth applications. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in over 50 countries. Transition Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: JCS).

Statements regarding the Company's anticipated performance in 2011 are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: competitive products and other factors discussed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Transition Networks
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