Originally aired on September 19, 2019 and Now Available for On Demand Viewing!
Approved for 1 BICSI ITS CEC*
The life expectancy of a traditional enterprise Ethernet switch, which is supported by copper cable, historically has been 5 to 7 years. The upgrade cycle for these switches requires a rip-and-replace of the network hardware, and many also include a cabling rip-and-replace. This approach is disruptive to an end-user organization’s productivity and financials. Passive optical LANs (POLs) can end the 5- to 7-year cycle of upheaval. New 10-Gbit enterprise POL capabilities are expected to last well into the next decade. And when eventually it is time to upgrade, only the endpoints change; the fiber infrastructure remains intact.
This webcast seminar will include presentations from Tellabs, Alpha, and EXFO. Tellabs will present on flexible design choices, specifically focusing on how the deployment of optical line terminal (OLT), passive optical splitters, and optical network terminals (ONTs) can optimize enterprise network architecture for modern-day applications like IoT, cloud, network-as-a-service and wireless. Alpha will explain how remote power can eliminate the need for AC outlets at the endpoints, whether the network architecture is centralized or distributed. EXFO will focus on best practices for testing both next-generation and legacy POL systems, which allow technicians to achieve faster, first-time-right system deployment and optimize the enterprise LAN’s performance.
Senior Product Manager
John Hoover is a senior product manager at Tellabs Access and Board Director of the Association of Passive Optical LANs. Over the past 20 years, John has influenced industry milestones such as early passive optical network deployments, video implementations, and now passive optical LAN adoption. He has provided application engineering, product management and marketing expertise for voice, video, data and wireless technologies. John has impacted successful residential, enterprise, education, hospitality, healthcare, wireless and wireline projects ranging from thousands to billions of dollars. John Hoover LinkedIn Profile
Strategic Market Manager for Enterprise
Brian Hanson is a veteran of the electrical and power fields since 2000. He has led Alpha’s efforts in developing the market for POL power solutions. He is a contributing member of the Technology Committee of APOLAN (Association of Passive Optical LANs), helping to define standards and requirements for the POL industry. Brian has played a key role in Alpha’s ability to land APOLAN awards in Education, Promotion, and Innovation.
Product Line Manager - BDM, Optical Business Unit
Jimmy Gagnon has been working for EXFO in fiber optics and telecommunications for over 14 years, holding different positions and gaining valuable field experience. Besides this direct experience in telecommunications, Jimmy worked for three years as a major account manager for a Quebec company in electronics, acquiring important skills in project management and customer relations. Since 2015, he has worked as a Product Line Manager and Business Development Manager for EXFO’s Optical business unit. Jimmy has been supporting and developing optical test solutions for fiber characterization, specializing in FTTH/POL and CATV networks. Jimmy’s role is to identify market trends in Telco/MSO markets to provide and help network operators with efficient testing solutions. Jimmy holds a technical degree in Electronics from Limoilou College, Quebec City.
Cabling Installation & Maintenance
*The granting of 1 Continuing Education Credit for this webcast by BICSI does not imply or suggest that BICSI approves or endorses this event.
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