Passive Optical LANs Support IoT Growth for Schools

EDUCAUSE by John Hoover, Tellabs Senior Product Manager and APOLAN Marketing Committee Chair

Aug. 17, 2016

From its initial role in improving logistics and inventory management to its now nearly ubiquitous presence in a variety of industries, the Internet of Things (IoT) has greatly influenced our day-to-day lives. And with all the opportunity surrounding IoT applications, this trend shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

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Passive Optical LAN Offers Energy, Sustainability Benefits For Smart Buildings

FacilitiesNet by John Hoover, Tellabs Senior Product Manager and APOLAN Marketing Committee Chair

June 21, 2016

Smart buildings improve productivity and the well-being of occupants, as well as deliver energy efficiency and sustainability for years to come. The only way a smart building can deliver on these benefits is having the right network backbone (also known as the local area network, or LAN) to accommodate advanced functionalities that will withstand the test of time.

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Researcher says Passive Optical LAN market poised to take off

Calling Installation & Maintenance article by Patrick McLaughlin

April 1, 2016

Market research firm BSRIA recently published a market briefing covering passive optical local area networks (POLs), and the researcher who authored the briefing said POL technology “could potentially become a threat to copper cabling in LAN applications over the coming years.”

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University Business publishes article on how Universities are benefiting from Passive Optical LAN

Sr. Product Manager John Hoover interviewed by Elizabeth Millard

March 29, 2016

Unlike wine or cheese, networks don’t tend to improve with age.

That’s why some higher ed institutions are looking toward a newer network technology called passive optical LAN. Unlike copper cabling that’s been in place for decades, a fiber-based passive optical network (PON) offers faster, cheaper and more secure networks compared to legacy systems.

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