Monday, April 4, 2011

Passive Optical LAN - Getting more with less , Replacing Cat 5e and Cat 6 with Fiber Optic cables

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. ( Video: )

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. ( No need for Hub room space, ligthing, airconditioning, racks, patch panels, wire managers, patch cords, ladder racks , UPS, CPC, Grounding ..etc. )

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

To get more information on Passive Optical Lan and PON deployment and its financial advantages in 2011 tax year, contact Innova. Innova is an authorized and trained Motorola solution partner.