The lights of the Las Vegas strip – home of the BICSI Fall Conference – are world famous. Transition Networks added some of its own bright lights to the city with the addition of its newest fiber-optic products.
Earlier this week, Transition Networks launched a new N-GXE-POE-xx-01 two-port Gigabit Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) PCIe network interface card (NIC) for network installations that user fiber-to-the-desktop for increased data security.
The N-GXE-POE-xx-01 Network Interface Card (NIC) provides connectivity to a secure fiber network while also delivering power to a PoE Powered Device (PD), such as a VoIP phone with a copper UTP interface. It fully complies with all IEEE 802.3z and 1000Base-X standards, providing up to 2000 Mbps full-duplex bandwidth capacity.
Developed to support high-end users, this two-port NIC has one 1000Base-X fiber network interface port and one switched 10/100/1000Base-T port supporting IEEE 802.3at PoE+ power. It is designed to allow a PC to power a VoIP phone, or any other traditional copper Powered Device, over a secure fiber network. Additionally, the NIC also has the ability to provide traffic switching functions between the copper and fiber ports, even when the PC is in a sleep mode.
Combining the functions of PC connectivity and VoIP phone connectivity into one device saves installation time, expense, and the space of having two devices at the desktop. When the VoIP traffic is filtered and prioritized by third-party devices like an Ethernet switch and the IP phone, this PoE NIC will pass all tagged traffic ensuring users experience a high level of quality of service. VLANs and Prioritization can also be configured at the NIC via Transition’s PoE NIC utility software.
The PoE NIC device complements Transition Networks’ ION Multi-Service Integration Platform, a scalable, multi-protocol system that aggregates connections from a variety of their ION network interface device products. The ION platform is designed for both carrier class and enterprise network applications where multiple points of fiber integration and secure network management of the fiber interface devices are essential.
Transition is showcasing both of these products in booth (#405) at the BICSI Fall Conference, which takes place September 20-24. Product Management Director Tony LeFebvre and Curt Carlson will be discussing the company’s full line of high-speed fiber integration solutions.