Media Converters suit limited space applications.

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Designed to integrate fiber optic cabling into 10/100 UTP environments, Mini 10/100 Converters are offered in models that support either multimode or single mode fiber, as well as ST or SC fiber interface connectors. They feature Auto-negotiation, AutoCross, and Auto Link Restoration. Units are powered by ac power adapter, with USB port or 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet enabled RJ-45 port as alternative power options.



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Transition Networks Unveils Miniature 10/100 Ethernet Media Converters



MINNEAPOLIS, March 7 - The conversion technology and switching expert, Transition Networks Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., today announced the introduction of its new, miniature 10/100 Ethernet media converter. These converters provide a cost-effective method for integrating fiber optic cabling into 10/100 UTP environments, while the miniature size offers a space-saving alternative to traditional media converters.

"The Mini media converter allows us to our offer even more solutions to our customers," said Bill Schultz, vice president of marketing at Transition Networks. "The 10/100 bridging media converters are some of the smallest available and provide a solution to customers who have physical space constraints. This new product further strengthens our portfolio of converters, delivering conversion technology that fits all spaces and sizes."

Product Features and Configuration
Customers can choose from units supporting either multimode or single mode fiber, as well as ST or SC fiber interface connectors. Several of Transition Networks' advanced features can be found in the Mini including Auto-negotiation, AutoCross, and Auto Link Restoration. Link Pass Through is also included on the models that offer alternative powering options.

All Mini converters can be powered with the included AC power adapter, while the alternative powering options include powering the unit through a USB port or through an 802.3af Power over Ethernet enabled RJ-45 port. The AC power adapter can be used simultaneously with either of these alternative powering options, providing the reliability of redundant power.

Product Availability
The mini converters are available immediately. Please contact Transition Networks at (800) 526-9267 or visit www.transition.com/ for the latest information.

About Transition Networks Products
Transition Networks' conversion products are known for their ruggedness and reliability. They have a 99.4 percent customer acceptance rating, meaning that approximately one in 1,000 experience failure in the field. All Transition Networks brand of media converters carry a lifetime warranty.

About Transition Networks Inc.
Transition Networks Inc. offers networking connectivity solutions that make networks perform better, faster and more reliably while helping companies leverage their existing networking infrastructure. The company's Transition Networks brand of media converters make conversion between disparate media types possible, providing conversion technology solutions that offer the necessary adaptations without affecting the performance, nature or appearance of the network. Its complete MILAN by Transition Networks portfolio of multilayer switching and wireless products are designed to facilitate low-cost network evolution with unique solutions, easing the stress on networks caused by high-bandwidth applications. Based in Minneapolis, Transition Networks distributes hardware-based connectivity solutions exclusively through a network of resellers in 50 countries, including Ingram Micro and Tech Data. Transition Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (AMEX:JCS).

Statements regarding the Company's anticipated performance in 2006 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.

CONTACT: Bill Schultz of Transition Networks, +1-952-996-1573, bills@transition.com; or

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