An Interview with BIoT Canada about how POL benefits Smart Buildings

The smart building begins with the central nervous system, and if the Passive Optical LAN (POL) is the central nervous system, it allows for higher levels of connectivity and performance. As this discussion around more connectivity options within next-generation smart buildings continues to grow, the question of maximizing a site’s core networking infrastructure with fiber optic cabling is gaining more attention.

The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), is a non-profit group advocating for greater education and global adoption of fiber-based networks for the local area network marketplace. BIoT Canada (The intelligent buildings infrastructure magazine) spoke with Mario Blandini, head of marketing with California-based DZS (DASAN Zhone Solutions), and chair of the marketing committee for APOLAN about reasons why now is the time for POL, such as:

  • What is the argument for introducing POL into a building?
  • Why is fiber ideal for smart buildings?
  • What’s holding back a broader adoption of POL in buildings?
  • How does fiber connect with PoE devices?
  • Does bandwidth decrease when going through the ONT?
  • Isn’t fiber overkill for data transfer needed in an building today?
  • How is POL from a security perspective?

You can read the complete article by visiting the BIoT Canada website.

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