ADC, Motorola, Verizon implement passive optical LAN for Stony Brook University

April 9, 2010
Motorola teamed with Verizon Business and ADC to implement an all-fiber enterprise LAN infrastructure for the campus.

HORSHAM, Pa. -- Motorola, Inc. announced the deployment of its passive optical LAN (POL) solution at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University in New York. Motorola teamed with Verizon Business and ADC to implement an all-fiber enterprise LAN infrastructure designed to provide a secure, energy-efficient and cost-effective alternative over traditional enterprise LAN architectures. Verizon Business provided integration services and support surrounding the implementation while ADC provided all of the fiber-structured cabling components for the POL implementation at the Center.

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Established in 2003, the Center, a partnership between the State of New York and private sector businesses located in the Stony Brook University Research and Development Park, provides researchers with 100,000 square feet of additional lab space, allowing the Center to stay on the leading edge of wireless and information technology research while expanding into new technology areas.

Motorola says its POL solution provides an option for enterprises interested in significant capital and operational cost savings propelled by a greater than 50 percent reduction in five-year total cost of ownership (TCO) over today's traditional LAN architectures, including more than 70 percent savings in the cost of service agreements and 40 percent in energy savings. (Motorola arrives at this TCO estimate using Passive Optical LAN deployed in of single 3-floor building with a total of 1080 end users with one voice and one Ethernet port per location and ubiquitous access to Power over Ethernet (PoE) connected wireless LAN.)

The company says its POL platform simplifies LAN management, allows for the optimization of IT resources and provides IT leadership the ability to focus on strategic initiatives driving advances in wireless and information technologies.

"Motorola's POL solution offers a compelling case to those looking to achieve IT savings while expanding and simplifying their network," said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager, Motorola Mobile Devices and Home. "We are pleased to include our innovative POL solution in CEWIT's advanced educational and research center."

Motorola's POL solution includes the Motorola AXS1800 enterprise aggregation switch, the Motorola ONT1120GE intelligent POL workgroup terminal (WGT), the WT21004 WGT with power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and the Motorola AXSvision advanced management system for the enterprise.

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