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Transition Networks to Present Key Carrier Ethernet Solution Innovations at MEF GEN14 Show in Washington DC

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MEF GEN14 – Transition Networks, Inc., the fiber access technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), announced that it will be actively participating in the MEF GEN14 event being held November 17-20 in Washington D.C.

MEF GEN14 is a global Ethernet networking event for industry professionals involved in all aspects of state-of-the-art innovations powered by Carrier Ethernet, SDN, NFV and optical networking. The show enables attendees to share insights, learn about fresh ideas and see first-hand some of the latest service and technology developments.

The Transition Networks team will be available in Booth #426 to demonstrate and discuss the features and benefits of its Carrier Ethernet product line innovations, which are optimized for business Ethernet and mobile backhaul deployments.

Tony LeFebvre, Transition Networks Director of Product Management, will be speaking in a panel session on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 3:35-4:25 p.m. The subject of the presentation is: “Simplifying & Accelerating SLA-Assured Ethernet with Automation & NFV.”

In addition, Transition Networks will be one of six teams selected to participate in a live Proof of Concept Showcase designed to demonstrate leading-edge services and technologies that will shape the future of global networking. The Transition Networks/Amartus team will exhibit a rapid, agile environment to orchestrate and automate the provisioning and operation of a physical and virtualized CE 2.0 Ethernet network. Using MEF CE 2.0 standards, Transition Networks/Amartus will use tablet computers to remotely provision, protect and define services via a network of CE 2.0 Network Interface Devices (NIDs) in just minutes and without the need for trained technicians.

“The MEF GEN14 show is a must for innovative service providers in the Carrier Ethernet market,” said LeFebvre. “We will be sharing Transition Networks’ latest CE 2.0 software and network interface device advances that bring operational efficiencies to the edge of the network and let carriers bridge the gap from legacy to Carrier Ethernet networks.”

Conference attendees are invited to meet the Transition Networks team in Booth #426, learn about the company’s full suite of products, view the live demonstration in the Proof of Concept Showcase, attend the November 19th presentation by Tony LeFebvre, and schedule a briefing appointment.

For more information about Transition Networks solutions, please visit the company website or send an email to: For press or analysts that want to schedule a telephone briefing or in-person meeting at the show, please contact:

Tony LeFebvre, Director of Product Management, Transition Networks

During his more than 20-year tenure in data and telecommunications, Tony LeFebvre has held a variety of business development and product management positions including Senior Product Manager for innovative IP over CATV products, and Global Director Product Management for leading edge Distributed Antenna System (DAS) products. With Transition Networks, LeFebvre is responsible for product line P&L, product development initiatives and the business expansion into global markets for TN’s product portfolio.

LeFebvre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, and an MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN.

About Transition Networks, Inc.

Transition Networks, Inc. is an industry leader with over 25 years of experience designing fiber integration products that deliver the security and reliability for today’s networks while future proofing for tomorrow. Offering support for multiple protocols, any interface, and a multitude of hardware platforms, including Hardened Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet, CWDM, 1G/10G Ethernet, SFPs, PoE and PoE+, Transition Networks gives you the power to deliver and manage traffic reliably over fiber in any data network – in any application – in any environment. Based in Minneapolis, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in 50 countries. Transition Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ-GM: JCS). For more information about Transition Networks, please visit

Statements regarding the Company’s anticipated performance in 2014 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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