Passive Optical LAN | Remote Powering | Six (6) Reasons Why

As Passive Optical LAN technology matures and adoption accelerates, we are seeing our integration partners develop more elegant ways to remotely-power the Optical Network Terminals (ONT). Clearly remote powering of ONTs is preferred by the end-customers, compared to local power options, and our skilled integration partners are well positioned to satisfy the customers wishes.

Often remote powering of ONTs is preferred because of the following reasons:

  1. Visually appealing and more secure – no powering elements are seen in the work place
  2. Better operational efficiencies – centralized power equipment and management
  3. Considered safer – 48Vdc NEC Class 2 powering lessens threat of fire and shock
  4. Saves money – certified electrician is not required for the installation of the Class 2 powering
  5. More flexible design – leads to more advantageous ONT placements
  6. Synergies with powering Wi-Fi, DAS, digital ceiling and Internet of Things (IoT) devices

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MPTL | New Test Protocol for Today’s Converged Edge Infrastructure

MPTL: New Test Procedure for Today’s Converged Infrastructure

Mark Mullins
With the Internet of Things (IoT) and the development of sensor technology, more and more devices are becoming IP enabled and connecting to the copper horizontal cabling infrastructure. Most of these devices such as LED lights, security cameras, building automation controls, and Wi-Fi access points include an integrated RJ45 port for connecting to the network.

There may be scenarios where a typical four-connector channel is not used when connecting these types of devices– especially those that reside in the ceiling space where it is impractical to install a faceplate. Instead, there is just one patch cord in the telecommunications room and the permanent link is terminated at the other end with a plug so it can plug directly into the device, essentially eliminating the equipment cord. This creates what is now known as a Modular Plug Terminated Link, or MPTL, and as this application becomes more common and shows up in industry standards, it’s good to get a handle on how to test it today.

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10 Trends in Modern Office Design

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Trends in office space size and configuration undoubtedly will affect office leasing and sales. What will the office of the future look like and how will it affect commercial real estate? To find out, the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute asked Steelcase, a manufacturer of office equipment, to predict into the year 2000 and beyond. The company foresees fewer, more-flexible offices and an increase in shared space, allowing more amenities to be added.

Why Sound Masking

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The tremendous growth in the sound masking market has been brought about by a variety of factors. Among them are the many significant changes in the way we design and build spaces today.
Improvements in building systems such as quieter HVAC systems and higher performing ceiling tiles as well as other design choices have reduced the ambient background sound and have limited some of the absorbing and blocking properties found in the space.

This has created additional speech privacy issues and an increased need for sound masking.

Daytona International Speedway Win

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DAYTONA Rising Welcomes CommScope as First Technology Partner in Expanding “We Built Daytona” Marketing Platform.

Daytona International Speedway (DIS) today announced CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has become the first technology partner in the expanding “We Built Daytona” marketing platform supporting the unprecedented $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project.

CommScope will deploy a new communications infrastructure at DIS providing the facility with the bandwidth and flexibility to offer services that will enhance a fan’s experience, as well as improve stadium operations. The “We Built Daytona” platform is designed specifically for partners involved in the construction of DAYTONA Rising and enables them to showcase their involvement through a marketing presence (once their role in the project begins). Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“We’re thrilled to welcome CommScope to our ‘We Built Daytona’ roster of partners, and we are especially honored to recognize them as the first technology partner for the platform,” said DIS President Joie Chitwood III. “This new infrastructure from CommScope will give us the ability to deliver leading technology services and functions to fans and staff as DIS becomes the world’s first motorsports stadium.”


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