Motorola Mobility has added the WT24004 Workgroup Terminal to its line of passive optical LAN (POL) products. The WT24004 is intended to reduce network complexity by consolidating passive optical LAN connectivity in applications with a high concentration of end users and IP-enabled devices. These applications include wireless access points, security badge readers, and security cameras.
A passive optical LAN uses the same technology as the PON systems common in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) applications. But instead of services multiple homes, the passive optical LAN serves multiple work areas or even individual desktops (see “Optics to the desktop sets LANs alight”).
Motorola’s WT24004 is a high-density rack-mounted modular workgroup terminal with up to 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports. It also supports power over Ethernet (PoE). The company sites the following benefits:
- Easy deployment of high-speed services
- Greater deployment flexibility
- Efficient power of stationary Ethernet devices
- Creation of a reliabile and secure (128-bit AES) LAN infrastructure that reduces the total lifecycle costs
- Support users and devices at distances of up to 20 km from the Enterprise Aggregation Switch (EAS)
- Reduce total lifecycle costs, complexity and operational requirements
“As POL gains momentum in the enterprise networking market, new opportunities are emerging to extend the many benefits of this technology,” said Shaun Harker, business development manager, Passive Optical LAN Product Team, SAIC. “While the majority of our customers require four-port work group terminals directly at the desktop, the WT24004 serves as an ideal fit for those higher density requirements in labs, conference areas, and wherever above-ceiling devices need to be accommodated in larger numbers. As an early adopter of the WT24004 and a reseller of Motorola’s POL solution, SAIC recognizes the value of this high-density, modular workgroup terminal, and we look forward to offering it to our customers.”
“CIOs are seeking alternatives to optimizing their overall cost of operations while avoiding additional program and budget cuts,” said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, Network Infrastructure Solutions, Motorola Mobility. “Motorola’s cost-disruptive POL solution provides IT organizations the ability to dramatically improve TCO, while greatly simplifying LAN deployment and operations. The high-density WT24004 is another step in improving deployment economics over that of traditional LAN architectures.”
Motorola’s WT24004 is available now.