Transition Networks Unveils CONVERGE(TM) EMS

Transition Networks Unveils CONVERGE(TM) EMS 
A Powerful Element Management System for Superior Service
Provisioning and Monitoring of Next-Generation Carrier Ethernet 2.0
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 --  Transition Networks
Inc., the fiber access technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), today announced the
release of its highly anticipated CONVERGE(TM) Element and Service
Management System. CONVERGE(TM) is an intelligent, highly-scalable,
Carrier Grade solution that simplifies management and service
provisioning of Transition's Carrier Ethernet products. CONVERGE(TM)
EMS provides powerful performance monitoring features that help
service providers monitor services and meet even the most complex
SLAs. Service Providers will choose CONVERGE(TM) to help improve
customer satisfaction by enabling the carriers to easily monitor and
troubleshoot issues, increase revenue and grow services, while
reducing the complexity and configuration of deploying and managing
their networks. 
Amartus Partnership
 Transition Networks has partnered with Amartus,
a company with deep Network Management and OSS domain expertise, to
co-develop a comprehensive Carrier Grade Service Aware Management
System. Powered by the Amartus Chameleon OS(TM) platform, the
CONVERGE(TM) EMS is a standards-based, fully integrated service and
resource manager for MEF CE 2.0 services. It supports the full
service life cycle including design, deployment and operation of
end-to-end CE 2.0 services and devices. Its powerful, detailed
service design capabilities enable Service Providers to quickly build
and maintain a catalog of differentiated service offerings. These
services and devices are provisioned using an advanced multi-stage
provisioning engine, which supports rapid turn-up and zero-touch
provisioning. Its comprehensive inventory provides a complete up to
date view of all services and resources and the mapping between the
"In response to the need of service providers to rapidly deliver
tailored Ethernet services to their customers, Transition Networks is
introducing a new network management solution, CONVERGE(TM) EMS,
which leverages the advanced CE 2.0 features of Transition Networks'
NIDS and access switches," said Kevin Faulds, Dir
ector of Product
Management at Transition Networks. "CONVERGE(TM) EMS helps service
providers better compete by offering differentiated services and
reducing OpEx through proactive problem identification, while
accelerating revenve recognition by meeting customer SLA
requirements, and improving customer satisaction." 
"CONVERGE(TM) EMS delivers a comprehensive top-down, service-centric
experience well beyond that offered by traditional Fault,
Configuration, Accounting, Performance and Security (FCAPS) based
Element Management Systems (EMS). Its key focus is to provide Service
Providers with rapid deployment and operation of services across
Transition Networks equipment," said Michael Kearns, Chief Executive
Officer at Amartus.  
Key Product Features
 CONVERGE(TM) EMS features a consolidated
network-wide inventory view and advanced scheduling capability, which
enables hassle-free, bulk software upgrades, backups and restores on
a large number of devices during a maintenance window. The
Operational, Administrative and Maintenance (OAM) fault and
performance monitoring dashboards in CONVERGE(TM) EMS show a
customizable, real-time view of the network and key performance
indicators (KPI) based on IEEE 802.1ag and ITU-T .1731 measurements.
Its advanced filtering, sorting and reporting capabilities make
monitoring and troubleshooting very easy thereby reducing service
outages and improving service availability.  
This Carrier Grade solution has an integrated Service Manager that
enables a granular service design and quick and efficient end-to-end
service provisioning thereby accelerating the time to revenue. Its
advanced pre-provisioning and zero-touch provisioning capabilities
will enable carriers to quickly turn up new devices and services,
reducing time-consuming administrative responsibilities, truck-rolls
and operational costs. It supports multiple standards-based
northbound interfaces, which allow easy integration with higher level
OSS/NMS and flow through service provisioning, reducing a carrier's
costs of integration with existing management solutions. CONVERGE(TM)
was built with carriers in mind and will accelerate the
time-to-market for new service delivery, improved scalability for
service turn-ups, and simplified operational administration through
easy fault and performance management.  
Product Availability 
 Please contact Transition Networks at (800)
526-9267 or +1-952-941-7600 for pricing and more information on
CONVERGE(TM) EMS. Or visit for the latest
product information, including datasheets and manuals. 
About Transition Networks Carrier-Grade Products
 Transition Networks
has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of
high quality access and backhaul equipment for data communications
and telecommunications applications. Transition Networks has been a
long-time active member of the MEF and a proponent for the
proliferation of Ethernet technology in Carrier access networks.
Transition Networks has previously achieved Carrier Ethernet
Generation 1.0 certification (MEF 9, 14, and 21), and the S3280 and
S3280-TST are Carrier Ethernet 2.0-compliant.  
About Transition Networks Inc. 
 Transition Networks Inc. is a top
manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul equipment for data
communications and telecommunications applications. Based in
Minneapolis, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based
connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in
50 countries, including Ingram Micro and Tech Data. 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 2012
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.  
Company Contact: 
Jacob Pomplun 
Transition Networks 
(952) 996-1575  
Editorial Contact:
Kim Miller
Tier One Partners
(617) 610-0583 
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