Category: POL

Amtrak overhauls passenger rail communications with OCC’s hybrid GPON fiber/copper system

Starting a few years ago at Chicago’s Union Station and then in Baltimore and Washington DC, Amtrak equipped its new headquarters with a future-proof optical, advanced GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) and Digital Electric systems. This gave their newly renovated facility a highly efficient, resilient and cost-effective network that provides a wide range of high bandwidth telecommunications capabilities at gigabit speeds.

Tellabs and EXFO 10G Passive Optical LAN demo

Tellabs and EXFO demonstrate a fiber-based enterprise LAN, designed using Passive Optical Networking technology, that can economically support one gigabit to ten gigabit connectivity speeds simultaneously over existing infrastructure to satisfy the ever-increasing network densities and capacities demanded by today’s modern smart buildings.

Making the case for deploying 10G PON now

For many new FTTH operator entrants or expanding FTTH network operators, the choice to use next-generation 10G PON is as simple as having the ability to disrupt the market by offering gigabit rates as the entry-level service and 2-, 5-, and even 10-Gbit/sec residential service rates as options. Having the ability to advertise higher speeds than those supported by competing DOCSIS 3.1, 5G or GFast market rollouts protect market share and provide differentiation versus competing single gigabit service offers.

Tellabs offers FlexSym ONT248 enterprise Ethernet switch/ONT

Tellabs 1RU Tellabs FlexSym ONT248 offers a 48-port Ethernet switch capability that can be connected to a passive optical LAN as well as reuse existing copper horizontals. Each port supports up to 60 W of Power over Ethernet, which is limited only by the capacity of the redundant modular hot-swappable power supplies installed. The platform is XGS-PON compatible, meaning it can support symmetrical 10-Gbps downstream and upstream connections.

Passive Optical LAN Transforming ICT in Health Care

Healthcare facilities have undergone rapid changes in recent years with a focus on digital transformation taking center stage. New technologies are being introduced to the market to enhance digital critical care, mobility, IoT and smart buildings. Healthcare campuses are struggling to address the IoT explosion, the influx of wireless devices, assurances of greater stability through constant availability and strict Quality of Service to support their mission critical services.

Passive optical LAN: Its day is dawning

As bandwidth demands continue to increase and with copper cabling having distance shortcomings, passive optical networks looks like an alternative that can solve a number of problems. The primary driver of change from copper to optical is that the demands on the network have evolved. Every company now considers its network to be business critical where just a few years ago, it was considered best effort in nature. Downtime or a congested network meant inconvenienced users, but today they mean the business is likely losing big money.