Tellabs Optical LAN Enables 3 Innovations That Simplify the Internet of Things for Sinclair Holdings

by | Jun 26, 2017 | News Release

DALLAS, TX. – June 26, 2017 – Tellabs, the leader provider of Passive Optical Local Area Network solutions, and VT Group, a global systems integrator, deliver three innovations that simplify the network of intricate Internet of Things (IoT) implemented at Sinclair Holdings’ downtown Fort Worth Texas buildings – the Sinclair Building, the STS Tower and the Hotel Texas Annex. The three innovations include Tellabs Optical LAN for single fiber-based connectivity of multiple buildings, digital power plus Power over Ethernet (PoE) for IoT device low-voltage powering and network management innovation with Tellabs Panorama PON Manager.

The Sinclair Building, the STS Tower and the Hotel Texas Annex are a great showcase of three innovations within one fiber-based Local Area Network (LAN) design. Connectivity innovation is present with Tellabs Optical LAN that provides four times the gigabit Ethernet port density in 90% less building space and 300 times better reach than traditional copper-based LANs. Powering innovation is achieved by leveraging low-power intelligent devices and powering them with packetized Digital Power and Power over Ethernet (PoE). This method of powering is more reliable, safer and less expensive to implement. Network management innovation is achieved with Tellabs Panorama PON Manager, which provides centralized intelligence and centralized management from one console and one screen, while promoting plug-and-play for easy IT network operations.

With the innovative network design from VT Group and Tellabs Optical LAN, we reduced the construction impact on cable raisers, horizontal cable pathways and telecom rooms, which was very important considering we were modernizing historic buildings,” said Farukh Aslam, Managing Partner at Sinclair Holdings LLC. “The one centralized Tellabs Optical LAN Optical Line Terminal located at the one main data center at the Sinclair building offers a tremendously efficient means to manage and operate a single network that serves multiple buildings and mixed-use tenants.”

The innovative Tellabs Optical LAN architecture provides the network connectivity and capabilities Sinclair Holdings’ tenants and hotel guests demand, without impacting the historic buildings’ limited space for equipment rooms and cable pathways,” said Mike Dagenais, Tellabs President and CEO. “Our 2016 Global Partner of the Year, VT Group, played a key role in designing and delivering an end-to-end solution that assured that Sinclair Holdings’ staff, tenants and hotel guests enjoy the best connectivity experience available.”

The VT Group team has been hands-on from design and delivery of these innovative network connectivity, powering and management solutions for Sinclair Holdings,” said John Cook, VT Group President of Enterprise IT. “This has been a great project to showcase VT Group’s logistics support, engineering design and analysis, and problem solving expertise at the Sinclair buildings.”

This informative case study provides more detailed information about the innovative VT Group network design and Tellabs Optical LAN system deployed at Sinclair Building, STS Tower and Hotel Texas Annex.


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

About VT Group
VT Group is a leading enterprise IT solutions provider and systems integrator of emerging and advanced technologies for commercial, hospitality, healthcare and government clients worldwide. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, the company has approximately 1,000 employees committed to providing superior services and customized solutions that expand customer capacity and enable sustained success. As an end-to-end provider of integrated IT engineering and installation services, VT Group’s portfolio of core competencies includes: Passive Optical LAN (POL); Cyber Security; wireless (Wi-Fi) and distributed antenna systems (DAS); data center design/build and migration; audio/visual and digital media; and electronic security and surveillance systems.

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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.