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Optical LAN helps improve passenger, retail and employee online experience and prepares transportation hubs for digital transformation.

Transportation hubs choose OLAN to solve network challenges

Optical LAN and Transportation

Transportation hubs such as airports, train stations, seaports and motor freight centers are facing significant challenges with their digital transformation relative to IT budgetary constraints and an ageing network infrastructure that lacks the needed speeds, connectivity and capacity. Furthermore, the industry is struggling with the convergence of IT and operational technology. And, their adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies only heightens their exposure to cybersecurity concerns.

Today, the transportation industry entities by air, rail, water and motor are grasping the advantages that Passive Optical LANs have over traditional copper-based infrastructure to solve their networking challenges. The Optical LAN solution has demonstrated that the solution meets the strict security, reliability and scalability requirements that airports, ports and train stations network infrastructure demand. Tellabs Optical LAN solution is an innovative, field-proven and cutting-edge solution to the growing network complexities that challenge the transportation industry.

Quick Facts

  • Passengers, retail and employees enjoy better network performance
  • Graceful migration to 10 gigabit speeds and beyond
  • OLAN has fewer points of network vulnerability
  • Lower operating costs with fewer moving parts
  • Greater connectivity density in a smaller footprint
  • OLAN is a revenue generator for hubs serving retail outlets

The airport network design, using Tellabs® Optical LAN (OLAN), ensures a graceful and cost-effective means to grow the network connectivity in response to smart building IoT demand by leveraging the Optical LAN system and fiber cabling superior capacity – all of which helps improve a passenger’s experience while visiting these contemporary airports.

Facilities Connected
  1. Offices
  2. Check-In
  3. Passenger Lounges
  4. Gate Operations
  5. Baggage Handling
  6. Security Check
  7. Medical, Police, Fire
  8. Restaurants
  9. Retail Shops
  10. Perimeter Buildings
  11. Associated Hotels
Systems Supported
  1. Ticketing
  2. Security
  3. Access Control
  4. All forms of Video
  5. Digital Signage
  6. Wireless
  7. Baggage
  8. Retail
  9. Paging
  10. Building Management
Customer Installs
  1. Dallas/Fort Worth
  2. LaGuardia
  3. O’Hare

The seaport network design, using Tellabs® Optical LAN (OLAN), ensures a graceful and cost-effective means to grow the network connectivity in response to smart building IoT and Industry 4.0 Industrial IoT (IIoT) demand by leveraging the Optical LAN system and fiber cabling superior capacity – all of which helps improve operations of these contemporary sprawling facilities. And it should be noted that Optical LAN, and its fiber cabling, are less susceptible to humidity, corrosion, salt and lightning for these waterfront and tropical locations.

Tellabs Optical LAN for seaports
Facilities Connected
  1. Offices
  2. Drydocks
  3. Check-In
  4. Passenger Lounges
  5. Gate Operations
  6. Baggage Handling
  7. Security Check
  8. Medical, Police, Fire
  9. Restaurants
  10. Retail Shops
  11. Perimeter Buildings
  12. Associated Hotels
Systems Supported
  1. Ticketing
  2. Security
  3. Access Control
  4. All forms of Video
  5. Digital Signage
  6. Wireless
  7. Baggage
  8. Retail
  9. Paging
  10. Building Management
Customer Installs
  1. Oman Drydocks

Train operators have been busy working on more than just the railroad. Tellabs Optical LAN has been a key contributor to helping modernize America’s passenger rail systems. Optical LAN has provided critical communications infrastructure supporting an array of operational capabilities that will increase efficiencies and profitability.

Facilities Connected
  1. Offices
  2. Check-In
  3. Passenger Lounges
  4. Gate Operations
  5. Baggage Handling
  6. Security Check
  7. Medical, Police, Fire
  8. Restaurants
  9. Retail Shops
  10. Railway
Systems Supported
  1. Ticketing
  2. Security
  3. Access Control
  4. All forms of Video
  5. Digital Signage
  6. Wireless
  7. Baggage
  8. Retail
  9. Paging
  10. Building Management
Customer Installs
  1. Amtrak
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Key Benefits for Transportation

Improves passenger experience

Optical LAN solutions provide transportation networks with superior stability, high availability and industry-leading network uptime. The better reliability for networks means visiting passengers enjoy access to Internet connectivity, smart building and IoT amenities – plus synergies with cellular and Wi-Fi.

More secure LAN architecture

The OLAN architecture improves the physical LAN’s defensibility by reducing network vulnerability points. It also enables consistent protection policies that are centrally managed – all while reducing human error and increasing network stability.

Greater operational efficiencies

Improves IT efficiencies by increasing the speed of LAN configurations, monitoring, and troubleshooting while reducing human error and security risks. Repeatable global policy profiles are of the utmost importance for simple, reliable and secure network operations.

Ideal for smart building and IoT

OLAN has centralized intelligence and management to manage the thousands of IoT connected devices in a more M2M and plug-n-play manner. OLAN offers 4x better Gigabit Ethernet density while occupying 90% less space which allows scalability for future IoT growth.

Synergies with fiber-based cellular and Wi-Fi

Both Distributed Antennas System (DAS) and OLAN leverage the benefits of fiber. DAS and OLAN synergies can be realized in powering, fiber cabling and fiber management. Tellabs partners with best of breed Wi-Fi makers ensuring highest performance. OLAN can be optimized for 1G, 2.5G, 5G and 10G connections to the WAPs. Wi-Fi traffic is then balanced by shifting ultra-high bandwidth, security and reliability services directly over OLAN.

Allows graceful capacity growth

Optical LAN system, fiber cabling and passive optical splitters already provide a graceful migration to 10G, 40G and 100G capacity with no conflicts. OLAN has greater gigabit Ethernet density (in a smaller footprint) and scalability to support thousands future smart intelligent building connectivity for IoT.

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