10GbE Optical LAN Capability on Display at BICSI Winter

Thanks to the demand for high-bandwidth applications, enterprises need a LAN that can support the “connected everything” era. The traditional copper LANs simply can’t keep up with this.

Luckily, Tellabs’ fiber-based solution, Optical LAN, delivers the bandwidth that companies need today and in the future. To support this, Tellabs announced this week that it is demonstrating its 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) Optical LAN capability at BICSI Winter.

Currently available in Tellabs’ lab, the 10GbE Optical LAN will provide symmetrical capacity of 10Gbps in upstream and downstream directions. The company will enable a migration path to 10GbE that minimizes impact to existing users and leverages the existing architecture.

Read more about the 10GbE demonstration here. If you’re at BICSI this week, be sure to check out Tellabs’ demonstration at booth #516.

Top Four Sessions to Attend at HTNG 2015

The Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) 2015 North American Conference is next week. Attendees include technology buyers, industry experts and high-level management from across the globe. The conference serves as a hotspot for hospitality technologists to discuss the latest research and trends in hotel IT, infrastructure and networks.

Though the event encompasses four days of tech talks, roundtables and strategy dialogues, here are the sessions that we’re most excited for:

Where do you think the future of hotel technology is headed?

Santa Fe Public Schools Brings High-Speed Internet to Seven More Schools

According to the FCC, 68% of districts in the U.S. today can’t meet the long-term, high-speed Internet connectivity needs of students. This is because schools don’t have the right infrastructure in place – and the tight school budgets make upgrades difficult.

To meet their short and long-term connectivity goals and bring gigabit Internet speeds to the classroom, Santa Fe Public Schools recently chose a new type of network technology based on fiber optics from Tellabs, called Optical LAN, for seven more schools. This follows its initial installment in one school in March 2014.

The technology gives teachers the flexibility to tailor classroom and learning tools to evolving student needs and provides students with high-speed access to digital learning tools, including apps, Wi-Fi and cloud-based networking, via computers, laptops and smartphones. On top of that, Optical LAN saves money. In one school alone, Optical LAN cost $60,000 less than the traditional copper-based alternative and is expected to save almost $2.1 million over the next decade. This means the district can use the money where it’s needed more.

For more details, you can read the full release here.