Passive Optical Networking

Today’s expanding technology applications require options for the distribution of information across the commercial, education and governmental markets. Passive Optical Networks (PON) provide a solution to minimize the physical footprint, increase distance and bandwidth, reduce latency, and improve physical and network security.

Passive Optical Networking

Why Passive Optical Networks (PON) are the Cutting Edge Solution for the Future

Using a passive optical network technology provides benefits such as cost reductions, improved efficiencies, scalability and a clear upgrade path. Core benefits include:

  • Adherence to green and sustainability initiatives (LEED and STEP)
  • Reduced costs for moves, adds, and changes
  • Lower price per port on passive components
  • Pre-terminated systems reduce labor and installation times
  • Passive technology requires no AC
  • Eliminates the need for layer 2 switching
  • Eliminates smart net fees
  • Improves bandwidth
  • No power required for passive components
  • Minimizes cable pathways (cable tray, etc.)
  • Requires no electric for passive components
  • Provides 99999’s of availability
  • Significant CapEx and OpEx savings
  • No telecommunications closets required for components

Although passive optical networks have been around for several years (mainly in the federal government environments), other markets including education, healthcare and senior living are recognizing the benefits and savings of deploying this technology in their facilities.  The installation time for this technology is dramatically lower than a legacy copper installation and delivers further savings through reduced operating costs.

The team at Gettle is on the forefront of passive optical network design and installation. Our 67,000 square-foot Central PA facility is powered by a PON, and we invite you to connect with us to see first-hand to learn more about passive optical networking and how this emerging technology can power your business.