Passive Optical Networking (PON) is the best kept secret of optical networking. Often used by telecommunications companies to provide the Last Mile, its application still seems to be lagging in other areas. 2024Sight has been working with PON since the very early days. With the right head-end and premise equipment PON allows for very efficient, long distance, LAN-style networking with minimal cable cost. To learn more about what PON can do for you, please read our PON-related papers and posts. Here you can find a presentation introducing GPON.
The building and construction industry is an industry with long planning horizons, long execution cycles and a business model which rewards, with reason, a very low risk appetite. Timely delivery of a multi-year project to specification and on budget is what counts. Everything else is subservient. View and download the full article here. The article was published on IoTNow (M2MNow).
Everyone in the real estate and utility industry, manufacturers and operators alike, is convinced of the benefits of computer control of buildings and utilities. Benefits are realised both in terms of comfort for those who spend large amounts of their daily time in that building, as well as the building’s operators. However, cyber-attacks are hanging alike a huge Damocles sword over the Intelligent Building and Utility industry. The construction of control systems for buildings and utilities and their thoughtless connection to the internet is a huge target for hackers. View or download the full article here.
PON paves the way to create converged Information Technology (IT) Networking and Operational Technology (OT) Networking onto a single, highly efficient networking. Never heard of Operational Technology? It is the technology that manages and secures all buildings and facilities. Read more about IT/OT network convergence in our publications: PON Technology Paves the Way for Cloud Networking (Realcomm Edge)Combining Real Time and Enterprise Networking on a Single Infrastructure (White Paper)