MLR Networks helps businesses see technology the right way... such as a solution which allows all of a buildings 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.
The solution may be a move away from a traditional copper based Cat5e or Cat6 cabling system to a passive optical networking (POL) solution. Copper cabling has evolved over time allowing greater throughput and better quality of IP services to be delivered. However, whether it be a legacy Cat4 or Cat5 network or the latest and greatest Cat6 or Cat7, it is still twisted pairs of copper that have the same restrictions in terms of distance limitations. 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 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.
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
The combination of capital and operational cost savings equate to significant benefits – CAPEX, OPEX and TCO.