MINNEAPOLIS, MN â€” Transition Networks, a provider of data network integration solutions, announced a 6-slot version of the company’s ION Multi-Service Integration Platform of chassis-based multi-service, media conversion system.
The new ION 6-slot chassis is the latest addition to the ION product family that includes a 19-slot chassis, a 2-slot chassis, a 1-slot chassis, and numerous media converter slide-in cards. The new chassis offers enterprises, data centers, and communication service providers (CSPs) greater flexibility to integrate copper and fiber cable plants in order to extend networks within a building, between buildings, or throughout a campus.
Designed to accept any of the slide-in converter cards currently available in the ION family, the new chassis enables flexible conversion of a variety of network types including Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, or time division multiplexing (TDM). Fiber-optic modules support small form factor pluggable (SFP) modules for flexible deployments based on cable type and transmission distance.
The new 19-inch ION chassis is rack-mountable and only occupies 1RU of rack space allowing it to be used as a stand-alone system for low-density media conversion applications where rack space is limited. It can also be used as customer premise equipment to extend service delivery from a central office to remote locations, for example to extend Ethernet, T1 or DS-3 services.
Accepts the ION Management Module
To add to its flexibility and intelligence, the ION 6-slot chassis can also accept the ION Management Module, which communicates with individual cards in the ION chassis via the backplane. Each slide-in module for the ION Chassis has specific features and functions that can be controlled via the ION Management Module. A network administrator can securely configure, monitor and troubleshoot ION slide-in modules remotely via the ION Management Module.
â€œThe growing bandwidth needs of CSPs and enterprises have increased the need to provide cable plant flexibility for easier upgrades to new network technology and simplified fiber/copper integration,â€ said Tony LeFebvre, director of product management for Transition Networks. â€œThis new addition to our ION solution expands the whole platformâ€™s ability to deliver the flexibility that customers need, especially at wiring closets, customer premises or other remote locations.â€
The 6-slot ION Chassis is available with redundant, hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies.