How the Tellabs ONT180C enables 300 watts PoE delivery, and why this is important

by | Oct 10, 2023 | Blog

Tellabs Optical Network Terminal 180C (Tellabs ONT180C)

Did you know that the latest model (Rev E) of the Tellabs Optical Network Terminal 180C (Data Sheet: Tellabs ONT180C) supports a maximum of 300 watts of Power over Ethernet (PoE) when powered using remote DC power?

The Tellabs ONT180C is equipped with eight ports of gigabit Ethernet in a sleek form factor that leverages an Optical LAN to connect powered devices miles away. The ONT180C 8-ports make it ideal to scale smart building connectivity to the many Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints, especially the ones located in a digital ceiling design. These powered devices will require IEEE 802.3af PoE, PoE+ IEEE 802.3at, and IEEE 802.3bt support, plus they’ll need all that 300W of PoE (Description, Installation and Turn Up Guide: Tellabs ONT180C).

Now you might question how can 300W be remotely delivered to the ONT180C mounted thousands of feet away? The answer is with the new Class 4 Fault Managed Power (FMP) solutions. This is the newest power technology defined by standards set forth by the National Electrical Code (NEC). It can safely deliver higher voltages since it adds safeguards for monitoring and fault management. Furthermore, Class 4 has greater reach as it can safely and reliably power devices such as sensors, cameras, wireless access points, and ONTs over longer distances (Article: Powering Innovations Untether Optical LANs).

With the combination of Optical LANs and Class 4 FMP, enterprise networks gain:

  • Scalability
  • Flexible placement
  • Simplified installation
  • Ongoing management efficiencies
  • Reliable and safe power delivery
  • Greater energy and CO2 savings

With all that said, the Tellabs ONT180C support of 300W of PoE can significantly enhance the performance, scalability, and manageability of smart building networks. It enables flexible design, installation, and operation of all IoT devices while also providing energy and CO2 reductions.

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John Hoover, Tellabs Marketing Director
John Hoover
Director of Marketing
John Hoover is a Marketing Director at Tellabs and 2024 Board Chair of the Association for Promoting Optical LAN (APOLAN). Over the past 20 years, John has influenced industry milestones such as early passive optical network deployments, video implementations, wireless and more recently enterprise Passive Optical LAN adoption.