Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Passive Optical Lan is Green and it Makes Business Sense

One example of sustainable design as it relates to commercial building technology systems is the concept of Motorola’s Passive Optical LAN offered by Innova Global technology.

More and more today, building’s low-voltage systems and power- hungry layer 2 network switches are replaced by Passive Optical LAN ( POL ) or Passive Optical Network ( PON).

PON is passive since no power, air conditioning or active equipment ( switches, UPS, servers ) are required in building wiring closets ( IDFs ) . POL eliminates vertical or horizontal copper cabling requirements ( Cat3, Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6, Cat7, Cat8 …….. ). POL is also capable of up to 1 Gig bandwidth delivery to desktop and single mode fiber lifespan is 20 years plus.

In typical deployment, POL results in a reduction of 8,000 pounds less plastic versus a Category 6 copper infrastructure, and 28,000 pounds less plastic compared to a Category 6A copper infrastructure. In addition, the POL uses 8,000 pounds less copper and adds 30 pounds of glass.

POL , an all-fiber LAN solution that operates on a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), is a leading alternative to the traditional LAN network that enables architects and design engineers to increase the use of eco-friendly materials while significantly reducing energy consumption and significant costs associated with traditional LAN architectures . PON review – Read more read more ( under The Architectural Choice for Greener Buildings, Lower Costs, and Higher Performance )

POL is a proven technology and has been deployed for US residential customers under Verizon FIOS brand name and as of 2009 the number of homes with FiOS availability was 12.7 million.

Innova commitment to sustainability encompasses having the ability and experience to design buildings technology and infrastructure following LEED criteria and to successfully manage the LEED Administration certification process.

POL Benefit Summary:

Simple to deploy and perfect solution for new commercial building or upgrades

Significant CAPEX and OPEX Savings with the Passive Optical LAN

Green advantages including space, cost and energy reduction

Reliability (Carrier-grade technology and fiber optics) and Security

By David Khorram


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