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How the network alternative measures up to conventional

How heavy is the 1,000 feet of networking cable running in the ceiling… over your head?  CAT6 = 24 lbs. (obese cat?)  CAT 6A = 49 lbs. (big dog dressed as a cat?)  PON = 12 lbs. (slim, cool cat?)

CAT6 = 24 lbs. (obese cat?)  CAT 6A = 49 lbs. (big dog dressed as a cat?)  PON = 12 lbs. (slim, cool cat?)

What’s PON?  It stands for Passive Optical Networks. Basically, glass fiber instead of copper to run your communication cabling. Its bandwidth is unlimited. You can run it for 12 miles. It’s impervious to the other electrical stuff around it. The real estate required for racks, switches and even server rooms is miniscule. It’s so secure the U.S. military uses PON exclusively.

It stands for Passive Optical Networks. Basically, glass fiber instead of copper to run your communication cabling. Its bandwidth is unlimited. You can run it for 12 miles. It’s impervious to the other electrical stuff around it. The real estate required for racks, switches and even server rooms is miniscule. It’s so secure the U.S. military uses PON exclusively.  Why do most companies still have copper cabling for their networks? Well, it’s a case of the ends justifying the beams. (har har)

Fiber uses light pulses to transmit power. Whereas copper uses electrical signals. So, fiber needs really, really precise connectors. NOT the chill connector ports currently on your computers and routers.

As you’d imagine, the hardware device makers of the world aren’t super keen to change the design and engineering of all their stuff, just because some people want better cables. (FYI Cables ain’t sexy.)

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We do up PON like all our other pre-assembled & pre-tested components. BUT we add a little extra trick to make it work with all your hardware. Its dead-sexy name is… wait for it… Optical Network Terminal! Or, thrillingly… O.N.T.

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The ONT translates the fiber into copper and all your devices are happy little clams. Meanwhile your I.T. team will be happy

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Fiber optic cables use 50% less plastic than a traditional copper cabling and, obviously, no copper  Because they have unlimited bandwidth, you don’t have to replace the fiber cables every few years like you do copper. (Sure, you can recycle the copper – but the plastic casing is pretty rotten for the environment.)

Glass cables bend more easily than copper cables. (Weird. Who knew.) So, you need less of it to go directly to where you need it. An added benefit: you don’t need as much cable tray infrastructure to guide all that inflexible copper to its station.

The passive nature of the system needs less cooling. Just like passive people vs. hotheads.

Let’s say a company takes four floors of a building. Each floor is 20,000 sf. With copper cables that means two 150 square foot distribution closets per floor! With PON you do it all with one 50 square foot closet.

PON is still catching on, but we have a dream… PON daaaay overrr the rainbow…

Join the PON revolution today

 

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DIRTT Environmental Solutions uses its 3D software to create prefabricated interiors. Each space is tailored to our clients' needs. Manufacturing facilities are located in Phoenix, Savannah and Calgary. DIRTT works with nearly 100 Partners throughout North America, the Middle East and Asia. DIRTT trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DRT".

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