Build a cost-efficient and future-proof IT infrastructure with passive optical LAN

In a connected world, organizations rely on their data networks now more than ever. A passive optical LAN is a proven networking solution based on a passive optical fiber network. It shares a single mode fiber to offer point-to-multipoint network connectivity to subscribers using passive optical components. It helps companies to quickly implement and easily manage their LANs and to deliver highest bandwidths to any workstation cost-effectively.
A passive optical LAN deployment architecture offers superior technological advantages over copper LAN deployments.

  • It simplifies the Local Area Network infrastructure, network moves, adds and changes
  • It is not limited by the distance and bandwidth constraints of twisted copper pair networks
  • It is scalable and flexible for end devices and interfaces
  • It is cost-efficient due to drastically reduced number of cables, electronic components and power consumption

Target markets fiber-based LAN networks

Healthcare: FiberLAN optical fibre solution for LAN environments Education: FiberLAN optical fibre solution for LAN environments Hospitality: FiberLAN optical fibre solution for LAN environments E-government: FiberLAN optical fibre solution for LAN environments

DZS’ passive optical LAN solution, called FiberLAN, is an innovative extension of well-established fiber broadband technology. It delivers the bandwidth, security, reliability, cost and space savings of fiber to enterprise LAN environments.

FiberLAN advantages at a glance:

  • Bandwidth
    Designed as a layer 2 transport medium, FiberLAN delivers converged voice, video and data services at Gigabit levels to the end user over a single strand of fiber.
  • Distance
    Composed almost entirely of single mode fiber optic cable, FiberLAN can span for 20 km (12.5 miles) or more depending on the optics and splitter ratios deployed.
  • Security and availability
    FiberLAN provides an availability of 99,9998%, with real-time back-ups. Optical cabling is immune to crosstalk and is unaffected by electromagnetic interferences (EMI), pulses (EMP) and radio frequency interferences (RFI). Configuration and management comes easily via CLI and web GUI. Centralized command and control and central intelligence reduces human errors and enhances security policies.
  • Scalability
    To keep up with growing connectivity needs, modern network backbone technologies need to deliver scalability to accommodate more bandwidth. FiberLAN provides superior rates: all kinds of devices can be highly scalable deployed: for data, video, voice, PoE for CCTV, gateways etc.
  • Time saving
    Time saving opportunities to IT teams: Due to its reduced component needs and network simplicity, passive optical LAN requires little time to be deployed and maintained.
  • Reduced spacing requirements
    Unlike copper-based LAN’s need for telecom rooms, passive optical LAN uses very little space in a building due to its reduced equipment and cabling requirements and limited powering and cooling needs.
  • Eco-friendly
    Tangible contributions to environmental green initiatives: With no power consumption, minimal HVAC needs and reduced equipment needs, passive optical LAN provides stronger green benefits to enterprises compared to copper-based networks.
  • TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
    Lower capital and operational costs: As a result of less equipment and lower energy and cooling needs, passive optical LAN is simpler to deploy and to maintain, delivering greater cost reductions both short and long-term to enterprises. In another significant cost benefit, FiberLAN requires less frequent upgrading, every 10 years or more compared to every 5-7 years with traditional enterprise copper wiring.
Target markets
  • Enterprises
  • Stadiums
  • Hospitality
  • University and school campuses
  • Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

Fiber-LAN Overview

The fiber broadband technology for LAN environments. More information can be found at the FiberLAN product site.


Product Overview FiberLAN (887.8 KB)