Howard Community College deploys Motorola optical LAN solution

Infotech Lead America: Howard Community College of Columbia, Maryland has deployed Motorola’s Passive Optical LAN (POL) solution to provide all-fiber IP network connectivity in the college’s newly constructed Health Sciences building.

The solution — based on GPON technology — will serve more than 1,500 Ethernet ports.

“As we plan for aggressive growth over the next decade, we need technology that will easily scale to accommodate future expansion, while also saving the college time and money today. For us, that solution is Motorola’s POL,” said Tom Glaser, Vice President of Information Technology at Howard Community College.

Motorola’s POL solution offers converged voice, data and video at gigabit speeds to any Ethernet endpoint such as end-user devices, wireless access points and wireless controllers, application servers and printers.

Motorola’s POL delivers significant cost savings, with up to a 55 percent reduction in capital and up to a 75 percent reduction in overall operational costs, for combined Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings of up to 65 percent over traditional LAN architectures.

Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager of Network and Infrastructure Solutions at Motorola Mobility, said: “Educational institutions must continue to invest in new programs, technologies and services to attract top-caliber students, and deploying Motorola’s economically disruptive POL solution empowers them to meet this important objective.”

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