Gigabit Passive Optical Networking
Gigabit Passive Optical networking (GPON) is an all
fiber local area network (LAN) architecture that
operates on a gigabit passive (unpowered) optical
network. GPON is a leading alternative to the traditional
LAN network that enables architects and engineers to
increase the use of eco-friendly materials, reduce
energy consumption, and significantly lower costs
associated with traditional LANs, all while delivering
1GB to the desktop. Infiniti Technologies, Inc. is a
premier installer of GPONs in the United States.
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The Benefits of POL Architecture
Lower total cost of ownership - Savings range from 34%-68%.
Enables "Green IT" with tremendous reduction in enterprise wide power and space consumption; power savings range from 40%-60%.
Enables space savings - Telecommunication closets can be eliminated from floor designs due to the 20km distance between the aggregation switch and the work group terminal.
Reduction in non-renewable materials - It is estimated that 8000 pounds of plastic and copper can be saved in a building with 4000 Ethernet ports by using POL compared to Cat 6.
Converged network - The same fiber infrastructure can be used to carry the cable video service, eliminating the need for a separate coax network in the building.
Higher life expectancy of fiber infrastructure - 25 years vs. 10-15 years for copper.
Lower management costs
Highly secure LAN infrastructure
Going Green with Telco-Friendly Passive Optical LAN (POL)
Today's architects and building contractors are concerned with
increasing the use of renewable resource building materials
while decreasing reliance on petroleum-based products in new
and renovated construction. Strategies for improving energy
efficiency, reducing C02 emissions, improving indoor
environmental quality and protecting the natural resources of
the world have become so important in construction that
internationally-recognized professional organizations are
now administering certifications in this new field.
To address these concerns, architects are constantly looking
for opportunities to reduce electricity usage and fuel
consumption, increase air quality, and use more eco-friendly
materials in building construction. These concerns don't stop
at construction. The low-voltage communication and control
systems that include local area networks for voice, data, and
video delivery are key opportunities for realizing substantial
improvements in energy conservation.
GPON provides enterprises with fiber optic connectivity to any
Ethernet end point such as end user devices, access points and
wireless controllers and printers. GPON greatly simplifies the
enterprise LAN by replacing copper-based cables and devices
in the traditional LAN setting with fiber optic equipment. POL
networks consist of a high density aggregation device in the
main telecommunication room that delivers converged services
over a Passive Optical Network (PON) that extends to the
desktop or cubicle and terminates at a Work Group Terminal
(WGT). The WGT provides 100/1000/BaseT Ethernet
connectivity to desktop equipment such as desktop computers,
laptops, voice-over-IP phones, and video phones using regular
copper patch cords. POL uses a single strand single mode fiber
optic to the WGT. Which means the WGT can be as far as
20km from the aggregation device alleviating the concern of
designing telecommunication closets every 300 feet on a floor.
GPON uses small passive fiber optic splitters which are placed
in enclosures in a building, usually at every floor, although
theoretically they could be anywhere or just at the main room.
Therefore, it is truly a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON)
which requires no power, produces no heat, and can even be
installed in electrical closets.
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