Fibre to the Office (FTTO)
This can be seen as a halfway house between Ethernet and POL. Featuring a blown fibre backbone architecture this solution will support migration to POL should a customer require a technology change at a later date.
The system presents RJ45 PoE at the wall but connects to the core network switch via fibre. This typically eliminates the requirement for network cabinets on each floor. This solution also is not constrained by the 90 metre distance limitation of copper networking.
The FTTO equipment also features ruggedized units that are temperature insensitive and offer a unique and attractive solution to manufacturing customers where plant floors etc. pose a hostile environment to active equipment. FTTO Solution drives the sales of large density chassis fibre switches – HP, Dell or Juniper.