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

Media Contact
John Hoover

A copy of the original Globe Newswire news release distribution can be viewed here.

News Releases

Corporate news releases recognizing significant achievements of Tellabs operations, products, solutions and customers.

Case Studies

Hear directly from our customers about their successful installations, quantifiable benefits and sincere testimonials.


Up-coming conferences, seminars and webinars where Tellabs products, solutions and people will be actively participating.

Blogs & Articles

Read these short, and regularly updated, opinion pieces covering contemporary industry and technology topics.

White Papers

Download our non-vendor specific overviews meant to help readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.


Media to educate and advocate our products, technologies or services, and offer direct insight into our customer references and user case studies.


Tellabs Optical LAN is a true enterprise centric solution that offers a better means of designing and operating networks inside buildings and across extended campuses.


Tellabs 1000 MSAP (aka T1000, DMAX, AFC, UMC) is the industry’s only Broadband Digital Loop Carrier platform that converges legacy copper and modern fiber connectivity.

Technical Assistance Center

Address your questions and challenges quickly with our award winning TAC. Flexible support options to meet your needs.

Professional Services

From small projects to migrations to full turn key services, Tellabs is here to help.


Preparation is the key to success.  Get your team ready to plan, deploy and manage your Tellabs Network. Check our our Training Curriculum today!


You worked hard in Training, now it’s time to show your new credentials off to the World through our Digital Credentialing Program!

Become a Partner

The Tellabs Advantage Partner Program is designed to offer our partners exceptional opportunities to grow your business, increase revenue and gain unique solution differentiation.

Find a Partner

For our end-customers, our Tellabs Advantage Partner Program offer best-in-breed services that match specific vertical markets and geographical regions with the end-customers exact needs in mind.


Meet the Tellabs leadership team that represents diverse areas of expertise, and who are committed to exceeding the expectations of our employees, partners and customers.

Our Team

The Tellabs’ team is passionate in their pursuit of excellence in the office, their community and the greater industry.


Visit Tellabs’ online careers pages to see if there is a job opportunity that matches your ambitions. We offer excellent pay, benefits and career advancement possibilities.


Tellabs offer several easy options for contacting us. You can connect with us today via phone, email, online forms, or through social media channels.

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.