|Passive Optical Networks|
Reduce CapEx and OpEx With a Green, Energy-Efficient Solution!
Virtually everyone who works in an office environment is struggling with the enterprise-wide mandate to do more work with less money and resources.
For corporate information technology managers, the do-more-with-less dilemma manifests itself in the challenge to meet the networking needs of the enterprise with extremely limited and decreasing budgets, personnel, and building space – all while ensuring that a decrease in resources does not equal a decrease in the enterprise’s network performance.
In order to optimize limited resources, consider alternatives to a traditional Ethernet LAN that deliver enhanced capability and ready the network for future growth. Vision Technologies installs passive optical fiber LAN solutions to interconnect stationary Ethernet-based systems, such as end-user devices, access points and wireless controllers, application servers and printers.
What is a Passive Optical LAN?
Based on the same proven and standards-based technology as Verizon’s successful FiOS service, a Passive Optical LAN (POL) is a point-to-multipoint network in which a single aggregation switch provides more than 7,000 IP voice, data, and video network connections to any Ethernet-based device or system. Enterprise communications travel over an optical fiber for a distance of up to 20km. The connections are well equipped for high-bandwidth multimedia applications – supporting aggregate downstream data throughput of 2.5 Gigabits per second, and an aggregate upstream rate of 1.25 Gigabits per second. [read more]
Benefits of a Passive Optical LAN
Implementing a Passive Optical LAN in lieu of a traditional copper Ethernet LAN provides dramatic savings in total cost of ownership, both in terms of capital and operating expenditures, according to a recent study by the consultancy Network Strategy Partners, LLC. [read more]
GPON, the technology on which Passive Optical LANs are based, was initially designed for carriers. And while the idea of a carrier-based technology might conjure images of complicated switching system, the truth is that GPON is deliberately uncomplicated. [read more]
A Passive Optical LAN is inherently more secure than an Ethernet LAN for the simple reason that optical fiber does not conduct electricity as copper does. Electrically based services, unfortunately, are known points of security risk. [read more]
In the technology industry, the term “carrier-class” has become synonymous with “extremely reliable.” To that end, IT managers are well aware that equipment vendors tend to overuse the term in their marketing materials, even if their products are not truly carrier class. [read more]
A POL is inherently greener than a copper-based Ethernet LAN for many of the same reasons that it is more cost-effective. Eliminating the need for distribution and workgroup switches means eliminating the current energy needs and corresponding carbon footprint associated with the many thousands of kilowatt hours of power and cooling systems usage on each floor of every building on campus in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. [read more]
While the all-fiber enterprise approach was once cost-prohibitive and technically cumbersome, deploying the all-fiber enterprise with Passive Optical LAN today is viable and undoubtedly more cost-effective – in terms of ROI and lifecycle TCO – than a traditional Ethernet LAN. Our team of project managers, certified infrastructure engineers, RCDDs, networking consultants, and cabling experts work together to offer the full suite of networking solutions. A Vision Project Team focuses on every aspect of a technological build out including physical layer, Inside and Outside Plant, LAN, WAN, Circuits, Intranet, Internet, Automation, Multimedia Entertainment Systems, and applications.
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