As Passive Optical LAN technology matures and adoption accelerates, we are seeing our integration partners develop more elegant ways to remotely-power the Optical Network Terminals (ONT). Clearly remote powering of ONTs is preferred by the end-customers, compared to local power options, and our skilled integration partners are well positioned to satisfy the customers wishes.
Often remote powering of ONTs is preferred because of the following reasons:
- Visually appealing and more secure – no powering elements are seen in the work place
- Better operational efficiencies – centralized power equipment and management
- Considered safer – 48Vdc NEC Class 2 powering lessens threat of fire and shock
- Saves money – certified electrician is not required for the installation of the Class 2 powering
- More flexible design – leads to more advantageous ONT placements
- Synergies with powering Wi-Fi, DAS, digital ceiling and Internet of Things (IoT) devices
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