Tellabs Introduces New Wall-Mountable Optical Network Terminal

Tellabs, a provider of mobile, optical, business and services solutions, has introduced a new small optical network terminal (ONT) that can be installed inside walls. Touted to be the smallest ONT in the world, the Tellabs 100 Series Mini Optical Network Terminals can be fit nearly anywhere.

Tellabs Mini ONT

The Tellabs Mini ONTs are designed for enterprises. Government agencies and enterprises that are trying to reduce IT costs are selecting Optical LANs for voice, data and video applications.

The Tellabs Mini ONTs can be deployed at lower cost. The cabling requirements are less and they can be mounted in standard wall outlets or cubicle raceways. Fiber jumpers are not required and a single fiber is sufficient for providing data, video and voice services. They are small in size and occupy minimum space in the communication closet. Further, as they receive power remotely from the communications closet, they do not require battery or power backup.

The Tellabs 122C ONT can be installed in standard cubicle raceways. It has two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces along with Power-over-Ethernet. The Tellabs 122W ONT can be installed in office walls with a standard single gang form-factor. The Tellabs 100 Series Mini ONTs are designed to support future extension modules which are to be launched in 2013. They will be able to provide ZigBee wireless, CATV, WiFi, telephone jacks, and more Gigabit Ethernet ports.

When compared to Ethernet LANs, the JITC-certified Tellabs Optical LAN Solutions require 90% less space and 80% less power, while being 70% lower in capital costs.

The Tellabs 100 Series Mini ONTs are to be released in the last quarter of 2012.


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