Tellabs And Black Box Networks Champion Optical LAN’s Security And Savings At Technet Augusta

Tellabs, with Black Box Networks, will be at Technet Augusta 2016 from August 2nd through 4th. Together, we will be showcasing Tellabs Optical LAN solution and how it exceeds ICT security, scalability and network convergence needs for the Department of Defense and the armed services.


At Technet Augusta, Tellabs will be promoting two successful Optical LAN deployments with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps:


At Fort Campbell Army Base in Kentucky, one Tellabs Optical Line Terminal (OLT) converged services for over 2,000 data and 1,000 voice connections. Armored, alarmed and 7/24/365 monitored fiber cabling was used in the area where the most robust security was required. The Army calculated that they saved $1.5M in capital costs and over 50% in operational costs compared to a traditional copper-based LAN design.


At USMC MCRD in San Diego, two Tellabs OLTs converged voice, video and voice serving 80 buildings. The Marines also took advantage of the fact that this Passive Optical LAN architecture gave them fiber cable reach that is 300x greater than copper. The Marines calculated that they saved $1.8M in capital costs, and they will save $2.9M in energy consumption reduction over a 10-year period, compared to a traditional copper-based network design.


If you can’t attend Technet Augusta, we suggest you visit the Tellabs website to learn more about how Passive Optical LANs are deployed in the most secure government, intelligence and military networks.