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Transition Networks to Showcase Industrial Managed Switches and High-Density, Multi-Protocol Chassis at UTC Telecom 2014

Transition Networks Inc., the fiber access technology expert, a wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: JCS), today announced it will attend UTC TELECOM 2014, happening May 6-9 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz.

In booth 741, Transition will showcase its award-winning Indura™ series of industrial, managed Ethernet switches. Indura switches are designed to operate reliably in harsh environments and provide connectivity for next generation Ethernet-based remote terminal units (RTUs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. With IEEE 61850-3 substation environmental certification, the Indura series is able to operate reliably with expected power fluctuations, in extreme temperatures (-40° C - +75° C), is immune to the electro-magnetic interference and vibrations found in substation environments, and is UL508 safety certified.

“Utilities are faced with finding equipment that can withstand extreme environmental conditions while maintaining high reliability and availability,” said John Ragan, product manager, industrial products at Transition Networks. “Our Indura series goes above and beyond to meet these needs and more and we’re excited to share our utility and critical environment expertise with the audience at UTC TELECOM 2014.”

The Indura series also includes carrier-class features including ITU-T G.8032v2 Ethernet ring protection switching providing multiple network paths between devices, IEC1588v2 precision time protocol to ensure precise timing across the entire network and 802.1Q quality of service for real-time network traffic prioritization. Other features include RADIUS and TACACS+ authentication and OAM support.

Also at the show, Transition will showcase its ION219-x chassis high-density network interface conversion system. The 19-slot intelligent, high-density, multi-protocol system is designed for both utility, carrier and enterprise network applications where multiple points of fiber integration and secure network management of the fiber interface devices is essential. The ION chassis supports a variety of network interface devices and can connect to interface cards in another ION chassis or to ION and Point System standalone converters.

UTC TELECOM 2014 is hosted by the Utilities Telecom Council and will bring together thousands of information and communication technology (ICT) professionals to learn about the direction of ICT and experience transforming critical infrastructure. For more information, visit http://www.utc.org/sites/UTCTELECOM2014/.

About Transition Networks Inc.

Transition Networks, Inc. is an industry leader with over 25 years of experience designing fiber integration products that deliver the security and reliability for 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, coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM), 1G/10G Ethernet, small form-factor pluggables (SFP), power over Ethernet (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 wholly owned subsidiary of Communications Systems, Inc., a publicly traded company (NASDAQ-GM: JCS). For more information about Transition Networks, please visit www.transition.com.

Statements regarding the Company's anticipated performance in 2014 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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