Motorola, Inc. has announced the availability of its Passive Optical LAN (POL) solution designed to revolutionize traditional LAN economics and complexity. POL is an all-fiber enterprise LAN solution connecting any stationary Ethernet-based device or system across the enterprise into the wide-area network. In addition, Motorola and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has announced an agreement that enables SAIC to resell Motorola's POL solutions into the global enterprise market.
Addressing many of the top concerns of enterprise IT professionals, POL creates a high-performance, reliable and secure network for IP voice, data and video. Based on Motorola's proven GPON technology, Motorola POL provides significant capital and operational cost savings over traditional enterprise network solutions by reducing the need for campus distribution or costly workgroup switches in every riser closet. The elimination of the switches offers rapid cost savings in power, cooling, energy, and space costs. In addition, POL relieves the strain on IT resources by greatly simplifying the network; reducing the overall number of active components and creating an architecture that is easier to deploy, manage and maintain.
POL is positioned to enhance Motorola's Wireless Enterprise, a mobile network solution comprised of wireless LAN (WLAN), broadband and Voice Over WLAN (VoWLAN) products. By networking traffic between access points, controllers and business systems, Motorola will provide enterprises with improved mobility and throughput in addition to unmatched reliability, gap-free security and with the best ROI and lowest TCO.