Tellabs Optical LAN Simplifies Internet of Things for Sinclair Holdings

The system will help the company scale network connectivity, simplify network management and enable contemporary powering for advanced intelligent building technologies
By IOT Journal
Jul 07, 2017


Tellabs, the leader provider of Passive Optical Local Area Network solutions, and VT Group, a global systems integrator, deliver three innovations that simplify the network of intricate Internet of Things (IoT) implemented at Sinclair Holdings' downtown Fort Worth Texas buildings – the Sinclair Building, the STS Tower and the Hotel Texas Annex. The three innovations include Tellabs Optical LAN for single fiber-based connectivity of multiple buildings, digital power plus Power over Ethernet (PoE) for IoT device low-voltage powering and network management innovation with Tellabs Panorama PON Manager.

The Sinclair Building, the STS Tower and the Hotel Texas Annex are a great showcase of three innovations within one fiber-based Local Area Network (LAN) design. Connectivity innovation is present with Tellabs Optical LAN that provides four times the gigabit Ethernet port density in 90% less building space and 300 times better reach than traditional copper-based LANs. Powering innovation is achieved by leveraging low-power intelligent devices and powering them with packetized Digital Power and Power over Ethernet (PoE).

This method of powering is more reliable, safer and less expensive to implement. Network management innovation is achieved with Tellabs Panorama PON Manager, which provides centralized intelligence and centralized management from one console and one screen, while promoting plug-and-play for easy IT network operations.

"With the innovative network design from VT Group and Tellabs Optical LAN, we reduced the construction impact on cable raisers, horizontal cable pathways and telecom rooms, which was very important considering we were modernizing historic buildings," said Farukh Aslam, Managing Partner at Sinclair Holdings LLC. "The one centralized Tellabs Optical LAN Optical Line Terminal located at the one main data center at the Sinclair building offers a tremendously efficient means to manage and operate a single network that serves multiple buildings and mixed-use tenants."

"The innovative Tellabs Optical LAN architecture provides the network connectivity and capabilities Sinclair Holdings' tenants and hotel guests demand, without impacting the historic buildings' limited space for equipment rooms and cable pathways," said Mike Dagenais, Tellabs President and CEO. "Our 2016 Global Partner of the Year, VT Group, played a key role in designing and delivering an end-to-end solution that assured that Sinclair Holdings' staff, tenants and hotel guests enjoy the best connectivity experience available."

"The VT Group team has been hands-on from design and delivery of these innovative network connectivity, powering and management solutions for Sinclair Holdings," said John Cook, VT Group President of Enterprise IT. "This has been a great project to showcase VT Group's logistics support, engineering design and analysis, and problem solving expertise at the Sinclair buildings."

More detailed information about the innovative VT Group network design and Tellabs Optical LAN system deployed at Sinclair Building, STS Tower and Hotel Texas Annex can be accessed at the following link:

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