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Passive Optical Networks

Reduce CapEx and OpEx With a Green, Energy-Efficient Solution!

Virtually everyone who works in an office environment is struggling with the enterprise-wide mandate to do more work with less money and resources.

For corporate information technology managers, the do-more-with-less dilemma manifests itself in the challenge to meet the networking needs of the enterprise with extremely limited and decreasing budgets, personnel, and building space – all while ensuring that a decrease in resources does not equal a decrease in the enterprise’s network performance.

In order to optimize limited resources, consider alternatives to a traditional Ethernet LAN that deliver enhanced capability and ready the network for future growth. Vision Technologies installs passive optical fiber LAN solutions to interconnect stationary Ethernet-based systems, such as end-user devices, access points and wireless controllers, application servers and printers.

What is a Passive Optical LAN?

Based on the same proven and standards-based technology as Verizon’s successful FiOS service, a Passive Optical LAN (POL) is a point-to-multipoint network in which a single aggregation switch provides more than 7,000 IP voice, data, and video network connections to any Ethernet-based device or system. Enterprise communications travel over an optical fiber for a distance of up to 20km. The connections are well equipped for high-bandwidth multimedia applications – supporting aggregate downstream data throughput of 2.5 Gigabits per second, and an aggregate upstream rate of 1.25 Gigabits per second. [read more]

Benefits of a Passive Optical LAN

Tremendous Return on Investment & Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

Implementing a Passive Optical LAN in lieu of a traditional copper Ethernet LAN provides dramatic savings in total cost of ownership, both in terms of capital and operating expenditures, according to a recent study by the consultancy Network Strategy Partners, LLC. [read more]

Simplifies Network Operations

GPON, the technology on which Passive Optical LANs are based, was initially designed for carriers. And while the idea of a carrier-based technology might conjure images of complicated switching system, the truth is that GPON is deliberately uncomplicated. [read more]

Thwarts Attack and Theft of IPR

A Passive Optical LAN is inherently more secure than an Ethernet LAN for the simple reason that optical fiber does not conduct electricity as copper does. Electrically based services, unfortunately, are known points of security risk. [read more]

Ensures Uptime

In the technology industry, the term “carrier-class” has become synonymous with “extremely reliable.” To that end, IT managers are well aware that equipment vendors tend to overuse the term in their marketing materials, even if their products are not truly carrier class. [read more]

Environmentally Friendly - Green

A POL is inherently greener than a copper-based Ethernet LAN for many of the same reasons that it is more cost-effective. Eliminating the need for distribution and workgroup switches means eliminating the current energy needs and corresponding carbon footprint associated with the many thousands of kilowatt hours of power and cooling systems usage on each floor of every building on campus in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. [read more]

Additional Benefits

  • Higher life expectancy for fiber (25 years vs. 10 to 15 years for copper)
  • Unlimited bandwidth potential

While the all-fiber enterprise approach was once cost-prohibitive and technically cumbersome, deploying the all-fiber enterprise with Passive Optical LAN today is viable and undoubtedly more cost-effective – in terms of ROI and lifecycle TCO – than a traditional Ethernet LAN. Our team of project managers, certified infrastructure engineers, RCDDs, networking consultants, and cabling experts work together to offer the full suite of networking solutions. A Vision Project Team focuses on every aspect of a technological build out including physical layer, Inside and Outside Plant, LAN, WAN, Circuits, Intranet, Internet, Automation, Multimedia Entertainment Systems, and applications.


Data Sheets

Cabling Datasheet

Tellabs Desktop GPON Optical Network Terminal

Tellabs 1100 Series Optical Line Terminals

Telllabs 100 Series Mini Optical Network Terminals

Passive Optical Networks

White Papers and Case Studies

Tellabs Hospitality Applications Note

Tellabs Santa Fe Public Schools

Debunking Optical LAN Myths

The ABC's of Motorola's Passive Optical LAN Solution for Education

Passive Optical LAN Solutions Brochure

The Journey Forward: Passive Optical LAN for the Corporate-Wide Enterprise

Transformation of the Enterprise Network Using Passive Optical LAN

Passive Optical LAN: The Architectural Choice for Eco-friendly, Low-Cost, High-Performance Building Networks

Three Enterprise PON Solutions in Action

Passive Optical Network Installed at NYC Marriott

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Commercial Services

Commercial Highlights

T-Mobile - Vision provided site survey, installation, and documentation of a cellular reinforcement solution rolled out to over 700 locations in the United States. The hardware deployed included Cisco routers and store cabling.

SAIC - As a SAIC valued services provider for the ICE Program, Vision provides survey, design, implementation, and documentation services on an on-going basis within the 50 states and Puerto Rico.

W.W. Grainger - For a 410 site rollout, Vision provided comprehensive site survey, installation, and cut-over services for cabling infrastructure, access point and router equipment. We successfully managed over 1500 client visits, delivering on-time for the VOIP engagement.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) - Vision provides managed services for 110 FDIC offices nationally for the past six years (including two awards via re-compete) for audio-visual, in-building cellular systems, and structured cabling.

Merrill Lynch - For six years, Vision provided trouble call and resolution services supporting 630 branches in the United States and Puerto Rico, with a contract requiring a four-hour response SLA and intense communications requirements.

What's New at Vision

Just launched Elpas Healthcare Solution featuring Asset Management, Infant Protection, Patient Wandering. Read More 

Request Vision's Asset Tracking and RTLS case study. Learn how ELPAS integrates with other technologies. Read More

Vision Technologies Awarded Passive Optical Network Installation. Read More

Vision Technologies at Ft Belvoir Defense Tech Expo - 2/16/17 in Ft Belvoir, VA. Read More

Vision Technologies at New York Build Expo - 3/15/17 in New York City, NY. Read More

Vision Technologies at HTNG-Next - 4/10/17 in Orlando, FL. Read More

Vision Technologies Partners With Cyviz for High-Performance Display Walls Read More

Registration is open for System Design webinar: Constructing an Accurate DAS Solution. Read More and Register

Vision System Engineer is 111th Person in the U.S. to Obtain CSEIP Certification Read More

Vision Technologies Honored with 2015 Channel Partners 360° Award Read More

Vision Technologies Installs Over 105 MILLION Feet of Network and Fiber Optic Cable. Read More

Vision Technologies specializes in Design-Build technology systems. Read More

Check out our new website for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). Read More

Vision Technologies Installs the First Private Commercial Building Public Safety Distributed Antenna System in Arlington, Virginia - Read More

Vision Technologies Manages Communication Networks for Fifth Largest School District in the U.S. - Read More