Transition Networks expands fiber-to-the-desktop solutions

Transition Networks, Inc., a provider of innovative, high-value, data network integration solutions, has announced their new M.2 Fiber Network Interface Cards (NICs) ideal for use in small form factor PCs, such as micros, minis, and thin clients, that do not have space for external PCI or PCIe slots.

Fiber-to-the-desktop (FTTD) is a growing cabling alternative in networks that need utmost security. Fiber cable offers physical-layer security because it can´t be tapped without breaking the connection and alerting the network manager. The M.2 Fiber NIC joins Transition Networks´ wide assortment of PCI, PCIe, PCMCIA and ExpressCard NICs, Scorpion-USBâ„¢ Ethernet Fiber Adapters, and copper-to-fiber media converters in providing FTTD connectivity.

Sold as a kit, the solution consists of an M.2 NIC that installs into the small form factor PC´s M.2 interface, a fiber-optic adapter that installs into the PC´s option port, and a flat flex cable (FFC) that connects the NIC to the fiber adapter. The fiber optic adapter is available with a fixed LC connector or SFP options. M.2 Fiber NICs are available for both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet networks.

Transition Networks, Inc. is an industry leader with 30 years of experience designing data network integration products that deliver the bandwidth, distance and security demanded by today´s networks while future proofing for tomorrow.