Industry First Enterprise Optical LAN 3D Building Information Modeling Family Empowers Designers

by | Dec 12, 2023 | News Release

Industry First Enterprise Optical LAN 3D Building Information Modeling Family Empowers Designers

Tellabs is the first to market with a 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) family for Optical Local Area Network (LAN) components that enable architects, engineers, and integrators to design modern high-performance networks in an easy, fast, and accurate manner.

Carrollton, Texas. December 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Tellabs, the leading provider of Passive Optical Network (PON) solutions, announces the creation and availability of the industry’s first BIM family for Tellabs® Optical LAN solution.

Based on intelligent 3D Revit, the BIM family for Tellabs Optical LAN products includes:

  • Smart 3D Revit objects for Optical Line Terminals and Optical Network Terminals (e.g., Dimensions, clearances, weight, temperature, humidity, power, thermals, connectors, connector attributes, and hyperlinks to Tellabs’ datasheets)
  • Generic families for fiber and power components outside of Tellabs’ families
  • Buildable families for IT, network, wireless, smart building, and Internet of Things objects
  • Embedded intelligence for connection values on family components
  • The ability to automatically generate smart schedules for all connected products

This BIM library helps architects, engineers, designers, integrators, and consultants:

  • Save cost and time while designing innovative fiber-based networks
  • Make intelligent decisions with spatial aware 3D visualization
  • Improve change management throughout the project lifecycle
  • Increase design accuracy by avoiding errors that arise from 2D drawings

It was important to invest in 3D Revit to empower architects, engineers and integrators to design Optical LAN in 3D modeling to visualize all the advantages of fiber-based networks,” said Rich Schroder, Tellabs President, and CEO. “One of the greatest benefits of this Optical LAN BIM family is the ability to automatically generate smart schedules, making design work easier, faster and more accurate.”

To access this valuable design tool, you can contact your Tellabs sales representative or submit this short Contact Request form.


About Tellabs
Fast and secure access has never been in more demand for service providers, enterprises, and government connectivity. Tellabs’ sole focus is to deliver simple, secure, scalable, and stable access to optimize network performance. Tellabs has delivered carrier-class access solutions to network operators for more than three decades. We are now expanding that leadership by defining the future of enterprise networking that connects the campus, and buildings and inspires people. For more information, please visit

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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.