Transition Networks, Milestone Systems Improve Management of Security Camera Networks with Integration of Smart Managed PoE+ Switches and XProtect VMS

Combined Solution Enables Simplified Access to Management and Diagnostics in Security Networks


Minneapolis, MN – February 19, 2018Transition Networks, Inc., a leading provider of innovative, intelligent edge connectivity and PoE solutions, today announced it has partnered with Milestone Systems, the open platform company in video management software (VMS), to integrate its Smart Managed PoE+ Switches with Device Management System (DMS) software into the Milestone Systems XProtect VMS.

Through this integration, XProtect VMS security integrators and end users will have improved control and better management of security cameras and other connected devices. Users will be able to access management and diagnostic capabilities through the Milestone XProtect VMS for all devices connected to the Smart Managed PoE+ Switches.

Milestone Systems XProtect VMS allows security integrators to create custom surveillance solutions for industry-specific needs such as combining video with access control or linking video with transaction data.

Transition Networks’ Smart Managed PoE+ Switches provide Layer 2 PoE+ connectivity that power devices including IP cameras, wireless access points, and VoIP phones. The built-in DMS capability provides time-saving installation features that enable security integrators or network administrators to establish and document a baseline deployment, and automatically discover and remotely configure attached IP-addressable powered devices (PDs).

Once the network is established, XProtect VMS users have access to all DMS capabilities to monitor, manage, and configure each connected device right from the VMS platform. DMS provides simplified management of devices through a graphical topology view, floor view, or Google Maps™ view, allowing users to easily locate and keep track of these devices.

DMS also features Auto Power Reset (APR) to monitor and automatically restart edge devices, saving on truck rolls to remote locations for simple rebooting of the attached PDs. Other DMS features simplify troubleshooting cable and IP connection issues; allow monitoring and analyzing of traffic by day, week, port or device, and conduct health checks with thresholds and auto-alarm on error conditions. Learn more about DMS and how it works in a short 6 minute video.

“The management of PoE connectivity to security cameras and powered devices can be challenging for enterprises, but with this integration we're making this management much more effective and efficient," said Dennis Troxel, Senior Principal Engineer of Transition Networks. "This integration will provide new utility for XProtect VMS users and help them to provide better security by reducing the time it takes to address device issues."

For more information on the Device Management System (DMS) software capabilities using the Milestone XProtect VMS Smart Client, visit

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Transition Networks
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About Transition Networks, Inc.
Transition Networks, Inc. is an industry leader with 30 years of experience designing innovative, intelligent edge connectivity and PoE solutions that deliver the bandwidth, distance, and security demanded by 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 Communications Systems Inc. company (NASDAQ: JCS). For more information, visit us at

About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a leading provider of open platform video management software; technology that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 150,000 sites worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. For more information, see: For news and viewpoints from the Milestone universe, visit The Milestone Post and follow us on Twitter @MilestoneSys.

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Statements regarding the Company's anticipated performance in 2018 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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