Your network needs to seamlessly connect multiple 3rd party vendors’ voice, video, data, wireless access, access control, security, surveillance, building environmental and building automation inside buildings and across extended campuses. Ideally, in a contemporary LAN environment your network is expected to smoothly converge thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on to a single infrastructure. That means interoperating with many different manufacturers’ versions of Wireless Access Points (WAP), IP surveillance cameras, IP voice and analog POTS voice, as well as IP video devices (all types of enterprise video) and even RF overlay video too – this is no easy task for Passive Optical LAN (POL) equipment providers and years of experience are absolutely necessary to do this properly!
For example, if you use audio over IP/Ethernet network, then you will need Dante (Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet) and/or CobraNet support. Dante and CobraNet are uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over Ethernet via Layer-3 IP packets. Dante and CobraNet represent the leading audio networking solutions that have been accepted pro-audio AV users for their digital audio technology for live sound, broadcast, recording and public address.
Tellabs has successfully tested and deployed our Optical LAN system with both Dante and CobraNet digital audio.
This is why Tellabs is the leading POL manufacturer. We have over 10 years of experience interoperating with hundreds of other best-of-breed vendors in enterprise specific applications – both commercial and federal government. This long-standing significant investment of money and resources in enterprise product alliances – including ongoing reciprocating marketing, PLM, engineering, TAC and testing work – is imperative to ensuring your LAN operates effortlessly.
If you want to learn more about must-haves for a true enterprise Optical LAN, like Dante and CobraNet digital audio, you can read our latest white paper.