Transition Networks Executive to Speak at Light Reading’s Inaugural Big Telecom Event

  Transition Networks Executive to Speak at Light Reading’s Inaugural Big
  Telecom Event

VP Product & Technology Development to Discuss Carrier Ethernet in the Cloud;
            Company to Showcase SDN Service Orchestration Solution

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- June 16, 2014

Transition Networks Inc., the fiber access technology expert, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), today announced
that its VP of Product and Technology Development, Tom Savard, Ph.D., will
speak on a panel at Light Reading’s Inaugural Big Telecom Event, happening
June 17-18, 2014 in Chicago.

On Tuesday, June 17, from 3:45 to 4:40, Savard will participate on a panel
entitled “Carrier Ethernet & the Cloud.” As more businesses move
mission-critical applications and data into the cloud, they expect network
services connecting them to that cloud to feature the same on-demand
qualities, while retaining the reliability and availability for which Carrier
Ethernet is known. This panel will look at how Carrier Ethernet services need
to rapidly evolve to support flexible bandwidth models, and the changes
telecom network operators must make to their edge infrastructure and service
delivery processes.

Additional panel members include Mark Durrett, VP, corporate communications
and market strategy for Overture Networks, Inc., Michael Kearns, CEO & founder
of Amartus, Adam Saenger, VP of portfolio management for TW Telecom and
Ricardo Torres, director of product marketing for VeEX. Carol Wilson, Light
Reading editor-at-large, will moderate the panel.

“With the growth of the cloud and increasing adoption of Carrier Ethernet 2.0
services, the telecommunications industry is rapidly changing,“ said Savard.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this new event and look forward to a lively
discussion with our peers and customers on the future role of Carrier Ethernet
in the industry.”

Located in booth #G2 in the SDN & NFV Service Orchestration demo zone,
Transition will be showcasing its software defined services (SDS) solution
that helps service providers compete effectively today by facilitating the
delivery of dynamic, on-demand, elastic services over today’s CE 2.0 networks.
Transition will demonstrate how its Converge™ service management solution
allows dynamic programmability of the network through its complete, fully
integrated northbound REST API. Booth visitors will have access to a live
demonstration of the SDS orchestration solution and will be entered to win a
GoPro or an iPod Touch.

Products on display will include Transition’s latest Carrier Ethernet 2.0
solutions, including its S3280 network interface device (NID), S4140 10GE NID
and its S4224 access switch with 24 100/1000Mbps ports and 4 10GE uplinks.
Also on display will be prototypes of Transition Networks’ highly-competitive
next generation NID featuring support for Y.1564 (service activation) MPLS-TP,
SOAM, E-Line, E-LAN and E-Tree, ITU-T G.8031/ G.8032v2 and IEEE 1588v2 (PTP).

Light Reading, in partnership with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), will
host the first BIG Telecom Event, that aggregates all the hottest areas across
the telecom industry – including SDN/NFV and the carrier cloud, Ethernet,
telco data centers, service orchestration, packet-optical transport, mobile
backhaul, mobile network security, 4G/small cells, service provider IT,
content management, and business services. For more information, visit

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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