Our Optical LAN solution enables school administrators to reduce IT budgets by deploying an established technology that provides LAN simplification and scalability. The IT staff charged with maintaining the schools’ networks see greater operational efficiencies, network uptime and security with Optical LANs. Faculty and students enjoy high performance, high availability access to wired, Wi-Fi (over OLAN) and DAS services (over fiber) from school equipment and their own laptops, smartphones, tablets and other devices.
Fiber cable has no known bandwidth limits or obsolescence horizon, so today’s investment in fiber cabling for both LAN and WAN infrastructures is protected. Optical LAN’s superior reach can cost-effectively extend broadband services across a campus as well as local communities and neighboring anchor institutes. The architecture of the Passive Optical LAN eliminates telecom rooms, reduces LAN mid-span electronics, purges cabling and materials, which ultimately helps meet sustainability goals. With Optical LAN’s centralized intelligence and management, the network is simplified and IT skill-set and head-count reductions can be balanced. The network also provides the best possible performance for campus services and applications such as VoIP, unified communications, eLearning, scientific research, Wi-Fi, DAS, building automation, campus safety, security, surveillance, and all forms of video.