Modular passive optical LAN terminal serves high-density IP-enabled device environments

Motorola Mobility has enhanced the capabilities of its passive optical LAN platform with its WT24004 workgroup terminal.

Motorola Mobility has enhanced the capabilities of its passive optical LAN platform with the introduction of its WT24004 workgroup terminal. The device is designed to reduce enterprise network complexity by consolidating Passive Optical LAN (POL) connectivity in applications with a high concentration of end users and IP-enabled devices, such as wireless access points, security badge readers and security cameras.

Motorola's WT24004 is billed as a high-density, rack-mounted modular workgroup terminal providing up to 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and is designed to support a range of advanced data, IP voice and IP video services over a converged fiber-based LAN. The WT24004 also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE). The company says its POL platform and the new workgroup terminal target high-density Ethernet deployment environments such as those found in healthcare, financial services, campus, government agencies and military applications.

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"As POL gains momentum in the enterprise networking market, new opportunities are emerging to extend the many benefits of this technology," comments Shaun Harker, Business Development Manager, Passive Optical LAN Product Team, at SAIC. "While the majority of our customers require four port work group terminals directly at the desktop, the WT24004 serves as a ideal fit for those higher density requirements in labs, conference areas, and wherever above-ceiling devices need to be accommodated in larger numbers."

Key benefits of the WT24004 workgroup terminal, according to Motorola, include:

-- Enables easy deployment of ultra high-speed data services, Voice Over IP (VoIP), and IP video to high concentrations of users and devices.

-- Leverages the modular nature of the workgroup terminal to achieve greater deployment flexibility.

-- Efficiently powers stationary Ethernet devices, such as attached VoIP phones, wireless access points and security cameras.

-- Creates a reliable and secure (128-bit AES) LAN infrastructure that reduces the total lifecycle costs of IT infrastructure.

-- Supports users and devices throughout the enterprise with line-rate Gigabit services at distances of up to 20 km from the enterprise aggregation switch (EAS).

-- Reduces total lifecycle costs, complexity and operational requirements associated with traditional multi-tiered and legacy data networking technologies, while maintaining top levels of uptime so that employees can stay productive.

"CIOs are seeking alternatives to optimizing their overall cost of operations while avoiding additional program and budget cuts," concludes 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.

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