No Power, no problem.

Passive Optical LANs (POL) are replacing traditional copper-based local area networks (LANs) because deploying fiber optics to the edge of the network increases bandwidth and lowers TCO. POL utilizes a fiber backbone effectively making network infrastructure future-proof. As technology evolves, only end points will require upgrades, unlike copper LANs which require disruptive rip-and-replace upgrades for cabling and equipment. POL is an infrastructure asset that improves the value of a building. EnerSys® pioneered the use of NEC® Class 2 distributed power systems to bring power to the POL Optical Network Terminations (ONT). Power is safely delivered over copper cables to ONTs located far from a power source. Like POL, the distributed copper power network becomes a valuable asset for building owners.


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