Enable secure data communications with Transition Networks’ Fibre to the Desk products

Couple the ever-growing need for device bandwidth with the need for secure data sharing and it’s clear that Fibre-to-the-Desk (FTTD) is the solution to deliver both bandwidth and security all the way to the desk. Our partner Transition Networks offer solutions to integrate your existing network infrastructure or interface to your network devices to capitalise on the benefits of fibre networking.

The ION Multi-Service Integration Platform offers a dense, rack mount solution at the data centre to convert your existing copper to fibre. For your computer, laptop or tablet computer, Transition Networks offer a complete line of stand-alone media converters or embedded PC converters based upon NIC  and M.2 standards, or the innovative Scorpion-USB™ fibre adapters.

Fibre to the Desk (FTTD)

Fibre to the desk is not only more secure than copper cabling; it can also generate higher signal quality while supporting higher speeds, and feature-rich applications. Sol Distribution can offer a complete portfolio of packetbased fibre NICs, Media Converters, and Switches that help reduce the cost of fibre integration. Many of these products have been used specifically for protecting against possible cable emission leaks in government agency infrastructures.

Network Interface Cards

Short for Network Interface Card, a NIC is also commonly referred to as an Ethernet card and network adapter and is an expansion card that enables a computer to connect to a network. By utilising Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC), users can gain the benefits associated with deploying fibre optics within the LAN environment – including expanded bandwidth capacity and the increased data security associated with delivering fibre directly to the desktop.

Featured products

Transition Networks NM2-FXS-2230-SFP-01 Fast Ethernet Network AdapterNM2-FXS-2230-SFP-01

M.2 Fast Ethernet Fibre Network Interface Card for Dell OptiPlex™ 7040/7050 & Wyse 7000 Series – 100Base-FX

Transition Networks NM2-FXS-2230-SFP-201 Fast Ethernet Network AdapterNM2-FXS-2230-SFP-201

M.2 Fast Ethernet Fibre Network Interface Card for Dell OptiPlex™ 7070 & 7060/5060/3060 Micro PCs – 100Base-FX

Transition Networks NM2-GXE-2230-SFP-01 Gigabit Ethernet Network AdapterNM2-GXE-2230-xx-01 Series

M.2 Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Network Interface Card for Dell OptiPlex™ 7040/7050 & Wyse 7000 – 1000Base-SX/X

Transition Networks NM2-GXE-2230-SFP-201 Gigabit Ethernet Network AdapterNM2-GXE-2230-xx-201 Series

M.2 Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Network Interface Card for Dell OptiPlex™ 7070 & 7060/5060/3060 Micro PCs – 1000Base-X

Transition Networks N-FXE-ST-02 Fast Ethernet Network AdapterN-FXE-xx-02 Series

PCIe Fast Ethernet Fibre Network Interface Cards – 100Base-FX

Transition Networks N-GXE-POE-SFP-01 Gigabit Ethernet Network AdapterN-GXE-POE-xx-01 Series

PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Network Interface Card with PoE+ – 1000Base-X and 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+


PCIe 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Network Interface Card – 1000Base-X/10GBase-SR/LR SFP+

Scorpion-USB™ USB to Ethernet Adapters

Create an EMI-secure data connection over fibre between a USB port on a PC or laptop and a 100Mbps Ethernet port on a switch. The Scorpion can be used in applications where wireless transmissions are not the preferred technology as this device allows the PC to connect to a fibre-based Ethernet network through its USB 2.0 interface, facilitating the sharing of files over the network, quickly and reliably. Designed specifically for laptop, notebook, and tablet PCs, running today’s most popular operating systems, and deployed in fibre-rich networking environments. Just plug the adapter into the USB port, install the driver, and the connection is ready. The USB plug-and-play feature makes installation and set up very easy.

Featured Products

Transition Networks TN-USB-FX-01(SFP) Gigabit Ethernet Network AdapterTN-USB-FX-01 Series

Scorpion-USB™ 2.0 to Fast Ethernet Fibre Adapter – 100Base-FX

Transition Networks TN-USB3-SX-01(SC) Scorpion-USB™ 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Fibre AdapterTN-USB3-SX-01 Series

Scorpion-USB™ 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Adapter – 1000Base-SX

Media Conversion

NIC’s work well in a new development, but they can be very time consuming in retro-fitting existing installations. As an alternative to installing a fibre optic network card (NIC) in every PC/workstation within an agency or organisation media converters can be a cost-effective alternative.

A Media Converter can range from a simple device that converts copper to fibre to a more advanced feature rich, managed device. These advanced features include: Last Gasp, Far End Fault (FEF), Link Pass Through (LPT), Transparent LPT, Autonegotiation, autocross (MDI/MDIX), and Automatic Link Restoration. Each of these feature sets are specifically designed to reduce implementation time and to identify faults in more intelligent devices with trapping capabilities or alarms.

Featured Products

Transition Networks SPOEB1040-105 Fast Ethernet Media ConverterSPOEB Series

Stand-alone Fast Ethernet PoE Media Converter – 10/100Base-TX PoE PSE to 100Base-FX

Transition Networks SGPOE1040-100 Gigabit Ethernet Media ConverterSGPOE Series

Stand-alone Gigabit Ethernet PoE Media Converter – 10/100/1000Base-T PoE PSE to 1000Base-X

Transition Networks SGPAT1040-305 Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter

SGPAT Series

Stand-alone Fast & Gigabit Ethernet PoE / PoE+ Media Converter – 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ PSE to 1000Base-X

ION Multi-Service Platform

The ION Platform is an intelligent, high-density, multi-protocol system supporting a variety of network interface devices. Designed for both carrier class and enterprise network applications where multiple points of fibre integration and secure network management of the fibre interface devices is essential. An end-to-end fibre integration solution can be achieved by pairing the modules in a high density ION chassis with the modules in another ION chassis, or a Transition Networks’ stand-alone device.

To take full advantage of all the features and functions available with the ION Chassis, an ION Management Module is required. The ION Management Module connects to the chassis backplane and communicates with the individual cards in the ION Chassis. Each slide-in module for the ION Chassis has specific features and functions that are controlled via the ION Management Module. A network administrator can configure, monitor and troubleshoot ION slide-in modules remotely via the ION Management Module.

Transition Networks understands that no network is managed in the same manner and that different security levels and management interfaces are often required depending on the deployment of the ION Chassis. With that in mind, the ION Platform has been designed to be one of the most versatile and secure fibre integration systems available today.

Featured Products

Transition Networks ION219-D 19-Slot Chassis for the ION Platform DC Powered

ION219 Chassis

19-Slot Chassis for the ION Platform

Further Reading

  Fibre to the Desk Application Note

  Lower the cost of fibre integration whitepaper

  Meeting the Demands of Todays Network with Fibre

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