Transition Networks Launches Hardened PoE+ Rack Mount Switches For High Bandwidth Applications


Transition Networks announced the addition of two new managed hardened Power-over-Ethernet + (PoE+) rack mountable switches (SISPM1040-3248-L and SISPM1040-3166-L) to its broad portfolio of PoE products.

These rugged switches feature either 16 or 24 ports and deliver PoE power and high throughput. These switches are ideal for a wide range of outdoor applications, such as security and surveillance, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and high-resolution video camera footage from sporting events and other applications that require transmission of a high volume of data.

With PoE or PoE+ power available on all ports, the switches are ideal for connecting a wide range of powered devices including high-resolution IP cameras, IP pan–tilt–zoom (PTZ) cameras, Wi-Fi access points, and other devices.

“Our new hardened rack mount switches are some of the first in the market to have 10G uplink ports combined with such a high density of PoE+ ports,” said Anita Kumar, Director of Product Management for Transition Networks. “For applications that are bandwidth intensive such as video analytics, the 10G uplink ports on these hardened switches provide the ability to transmit large amounts of video from multiple high power cameras that require up to 30 Watts.”

“Transition Networks has been fantastic to work with because they are truly responsive to their clients’ needs,” said Mike Pirotte, Vice President of Network Engineering for Electronic Technology, Inc. “We needed a hardened 1U 24-port switch supporting both 100Mbps, 1Gbps and 10Gbps links and they delivered. The new SISPM1040-3248-L exceeded our expectations and is a perfect fit for our space-constrained ITS customers and gives them the port density they require for their Smart City and IoT initiatives.”

Providing ease of use for integrators and network administrators, the new switches include PoE scheduling, which allows users to set automated timeframes for powering equipment off and on, contributing to energy conservation and cost savings. The switches also include Auto Power Reset (APR) functionality, automatically monitoring and resetting powered devices when unresponsive, reducing service dispatches for simple device resets.

Also included in the switches is Device Management System (DMS) software, which enables advanced management of IP-based network elements. This unique set of value-added features and capabilities lowers overall cost, reduces downtime, and provides easier management and maintenance of connected devices in the network.

In addition, the switches offer generous flexible uplink port options with dual speed 100Mbps/1Gbps SFP ports, as well as 1Gbps/10Gbps SFP+ ports. This configuration supports high bandwidth applications with increased data traffic, high-resolution cameras, high-volume transaction processing and other high throughput applications.

The 24-port switch (SISPM1040-3248-L) features (24) 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ ports, (4) 100/1000 Mbps SFP slots, (4) 1/10Gbps SFP+ slots and (1) console RJ-45 port. The switch has a maximum PoE budget of 370 watts. The 16-port switch (SISPM1040-3166-L) features (16) 10/100/1000Base-T PoE+ ports, (4) 100/1000 Mbps SFP slots, (2) 1/10 Gbps SFP+ slots and (1) console RJ-45 port. It has a maximum PoE budget of 250 watts. The PoE budget for both switches is enough to offer PoE on every port or PoE+ on half of the ports.

With safety and reliability as top concerns, the switches are certified to support the NEMA TS-2 standard for traffic control assemblies, such as traffic light controllers, emergency road condition signs, and walk/don’t walk signs.

Additionally, the switches feature industrial level operational reliability under extreme temperature ranges, with operating temperatures of -40°C to +75°C for 1GbE SFPs and operating temperatures of -40°C to +60°C for 10GbE SFPs.

Transition Networks provides edge connectivity solutions to advance intelligent networks globally for enterprises, integrators, service providers, federal agencies, and the military. Addressing the demands of smart city and hybrid networks, our PoE switches and converters, adapters, and optics integrate easily into smart network applications in commercial and hardened environments.

(ETI) is a Kansas based technical consulting firm that provides network design and support services of wireless and optical infrastructure for businesses of all sizes, from municipal networks, traffic timing and integration and ITS to non-profit groups and residential customers.