With the rise of tablets and smartphones, wireless networks in schools are under pressure. To further improve the quality of digital learning, a number of government initiatives are in place to connect even more students and teachers. For example, the L.A. Unified school district made an effort to supply 700,000 students and teachers with an iPad, a project worth of $1 billion.
One of the many appealing features of Tellabs’ Optical LAN is our Panorama PON Manager that provides a centralized intelligence and element management system across the entire LAN. In a recent blog, we addressed the system’s simplicity. But, the PON Manager further improves the network’s security. How?
Last month, we discussed the simplicity of our Panorama PON Manager. As the cornerstone of our Optical LAN solution, this management system has another coveted feature important to our customers – scalability.
Our PON Manager’s scalability can be seen on many levels. To start, the PON Manager is ideal for any network size and companies large and small. It works with Solaris-based and Windows-based options, supports virtualized Windows environments and can also be accessed via a web browser in Windows.
To simplify it even further, the PON Manager also offers remote access options, so our customers can easily monitor the network and quickly make moves, adds or changes (MACs) from their laptops, tablets or iPads. In fact, one of our customers, Deltek, stated that they saved 50 hours a week in IT staff time by achieving faster MACs with our PON manager.
Additionally, the IT staff can scale their network with confidence by creating templates and profiles that can be distributed locally, regionally and even internationally. This enables process consistency and underlying policy consistency to assure tight operation and security controls.
However, scalability is not just a feature of the PON Manager – it can be seen across our entire Optical LAN system. For example, did you know that our product portfolio features the world’s smallest ONT? Our Mini ONTs can easily be installed in small spaces, including in cubicles, on walls or in raceways of work environments. Just like the PON Manager, Tellabs’ equipment can easily fit the needs of any company.
Scalability is a critical piece of why our customers choose our Optical LAN solution over copper-based LANs. For example, read how our solution helped Miles & Stockbridge achieve their goals.
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When Illinois’ Aurora Public Library first decided to build its new main library, they knew from the get-go their network had to be built around a technology that was both simple and scalable. With digital learning on the rise, they needed a technology backbone that could support its community’s network needs today and in the future. The only solution that met all of the library’s goals was an Optical LAN network.
Across the education industry, the need for high-bandwidth, high-performance solutions has never been more critical. Our recent presentation at a GAMEIS event is proof – K-12 school districts feel network pains as they continue to digitize their classrooms. But, this is an issue for college campuses too, as they struggle to support growing number of connected devices.
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