SK Food Group installs Tellabs optical LAN engineered by UberData Networks

Aug. 31, 2020
In Phoenix, Arizona, SK Food Group installed an UberData Networks-engineered Tellabs Optical LAN system.
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Tellabs, a provider of passive optical network (PON) systems, and UberData Networks, a full-service network system integration company, recently deployed a passive optical local area network (LAN) at SK Food Group’s 220,000 square foot Phoenix, Arizona facility. 

Under the skilled leadership of UberData Networks, SK Food Group has successfully implemented the Tellabs Optical LAN at six additional facilities in the US. “We stand totally committed to helping SK Food Group in their successful design, integration and implementation of Tellabs Optical LAN at their Phoenix, Arizona manufacturing plant, and the six other US facilities,” said Jeff Van Horne, UberData Networks President.

The companies say the Tellabs Optical LAN (OLAN) architecture as deployed in a manufacturing environment demonstrated a more flexible design at a lower cost, while balancing both machine and human connectivity needs. 

“We saw up to 50% lower equipment savings at our Phoenix facility with an optical LAN design, compared to a traditional copper-based network design,” commented Melissa Stone, SK Food Group's IT director. “As a result of deploying passive optical LAN technology at our facilities, we’ve gained an approximate 70% savings in operational savings due to reduction in IT engineering, centralized management, and the ability to perform faster moves, adds and changes.”

Tellabs bills its Optical LAN solution as a passive point-to-multipoint fiber-based infrastructure for in-building and property-wide network connectivity. Compared to traditional active point-to-point switched design, the company says its optical LAN system "provides simplicity, centralized management efficiencies, greater network uptime and unparalleled scalability."  These factors lead to both lower initial deployment costs and reduced ongoing operational cost, the company adds.

Tellabs further contends that passive optical LAN technology can positively impact IT resources, staffing and budgets. According to the company, for SK Food Group, these optical LAN benefits directly contributed to: up to 50% lower day-1 capital costs; a 70% reduction in ongoing operational costs; elimination of future network refresh costs.

“We’re very pleased that SK Food Group is gaining Optical LAN’s full potential for breaking traditional network challenges for manufacturers. We trust they’ll find OLAN to be a wise investment with the least disruptive path to future wired and wireless technologies,” concluded Rich Schroder, Tellabs' president and CEO.

Read a detailed case study about the Tellabs Optical LAN system installed at SK Food Group by UberData Networks.

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