TIA explains standards-based design and testing of passive optical LANs

July 1, 2013
Web seminar includes discussion of which TIA standards apply to the architecture that is making a lot of noise in the structured cabling industry.

In a 75-minute web seminar scheduled to take place July 18, the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) Fiber Optic Technology Consortium (FOTC) will take a standards-based look at the design and testing of passive optical LAN (POL) systems. Broadcasting live from 11am to 12:15pm EDT on July 18, the seminar will be presented by 3M’s Loni Le Van-Etter. 3M is a member of the FOTC.

“POLs are changing the way we think about designing the local area network,” the FOTC said when announcing the seminar. “Large enterprises and government customers are adopting this technology due to the immediate and long-term benefits such as simplified IT management, optimized bandwidth handling, and the sustainable benefits achieved by reducing energy consumption when compared to current IT switching solutions.”

The FOTC says the seminar will include the following.

  • An introduction to POL technology
  • Comparison between POL and traditional Ethernet switching architectures
  • Diagrams of POL cabling configurations
  • Review of TIA structured cabling standards applicable to the design and testing of POL solutions
  • Other considerations for POL design, including splitters, connectors, fiber count and planning, fiber cable-installation considerations, layouts, cost tradeoffs
  • Calculating the optical fiber budget

Seminar attendees will receive one ITS continuing education credit (CEC) from BICSI.

You can register for the seminar here.

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