MLR Networks is one of the leading companies in the UK in the design and installation of Passive Optical LAN.
Passive Optical LAN is an innovative fibre technology, which allows voice, video and data IP services to be carried over a single fibre optic infrastructure instead of over multiple copper-based systems.
The demand for more connectivity often brings with it the demand for more data cabling. Whilst in new buildings, this may be easy to address, there are plenty of scenarios where installing new copper cabling isn’t practical. This may be because of the age of the building, the amount of disruption a large installation would cause or simply the cost of installing additional copper cabling and traditional Ethernet switches.
How Does It Work
A passive optical LAN (POL) is a network that uses a single optical fibre to serve multiple locations. The network is distributed via a series of passive fibre optic splitters, usually located on every floor of the building. The splitters require no power, produce no heat, and can be installed in electric closets, in their own dedicated closets or behind access doors in walls or ceilings.
From each splitter up to 64 additional single fibre optic cables can be run to other locations where an optical network terminals (ONTs) will be used. The ONTs work like small switch and provide local Ethernet connectivity to a range of devices and where necessary, deliver PoE. Installing the network in this way reduces power consumption, extends of the overall distance of the network and keeps additional copper cabling to a minimum.
By using a POL all of a buildings voice, video and data can be carried over a single fibre optic infrastructure instead of over multiple copper-based systems.
A Revolution in IP Connectivity
Passive Optical LAN uses fibre optic rather than copper cabling to offer a high capacity, secure converged network at a lower cost than traditional methods, removing the need for remote cabinets and comms rooms. This reduction in space will give you more usable space, whilst at the same time lowering your operational expenses and power consumption.
A Passive Optical LAN solution from MLR Networks provides compelling benefits over the traditional copper LAN approach. Tremendous savings are realised in every aspect of a deployment.
Lower Capital Costs versus Traditional Copper Based Solutions
No Remote Cabinets or Switches
Lower Operational Costs – No HVAC for Wiring Closets
Highly Secure and Reliable
Massive Reduction in Floor and Rack Space consumption
Read about how MLR Networks designed, managed, commission and test all of the entire cabling network, working in collaboration with Cameron House and De Vere Resorts maintenance teams, and the IPTV supplier…
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