Traditional Local Area Networks

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Fiber optic backbone for campus and in-building networks

What is a Local Area Network?

What is a Local Area Network?

A traditional local area network, or LAN, is a geographically limited network intended for the local transport of voice, data, and video. Often referred to as an enterprise network, a LAN is just one of many types of area networks.  It can be a small in-building network designed to connect IP devices, or a large network connecting multiple sites or buildings in a medical or university campus.

The traditional LAN is made up of three primary applications:  outside plant or campus network, in-building, and the horizontal.  These areas contain both active (electronics) and passive (cabling) components that enable the transfer of data to all devices connected to the network.  Understanding your network needs is critical to providing a network that will support your needs today and allow your network to grow into the future

Your local area network (LAN) is the heart of your organization – connecting all the IP devices and providing the bandwidth and reliability needed to run your business. Whether you are connecting devices to the network through wired or wireless connections.  Creating a well-planned fiber optic backbone for your network infrastructure is what we do. We are here to ensure that you have the tools, resources, and support you need to build that is scalable, reliable, and cost-effective network that is easy to deploy.  Explore our services and complete line of fiber optic solutions, including cables, hardware, connectivity, and accessories for campus, building, and horizontal applications.

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The Cost of Network Downtime

The security and reliability of structured cabling components in the local area network (LAN) and data center space is vital to the success of businesses across the globe. As the world becomes more connected, any failure that leads to downtime can cause a considerable loss of revenue and productivity, and it can lead to uncertainty among customers. What is downtime and why does it matter?

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The Economics of Port Breakout

The Economics of Port Breakout

Port breakout deployments have become a popular networking tool and are driving the large industry demand for parallel optics transceivers. Today, port breakout is commonly used to operate 40/100 Gbps (40/100G) parallel optics transceivers as four 10/25 Gbps (10/25G) links. Breaking out parallel ports is beneficial for multiple applications, such as building large scale spine-and-leaf networks and enabling today’s high-density 10/25G networks.

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Fiber Frames Simplify Network Migration

Fiber Frames Simplify Network Migration

The number of internet-capable devices (phones, tablets, computers, etc.) continues to increase, placing a burden on existing infrastructure and creating bandwidth bottlenecks. This growing consumer demand for more robust and reliable bandwidth is challenging service providers to respond by maximizing their existing networks to increase speeds.

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Considerations in building your local area network

Considerations in building your local area network

 
Scalable Network

Scalable
The future requirements of your network are unclear and ever changing. It is important to deploy a network infrastructure that is easy to upgrade and deploy as your network needs change.

Reliable

Reliable
Downtime can cause a reduced productivity and undesirable customer experience resulting in a considerable loss of revenue. It is critical to have a network that is available and minimizes downtime by installing solutions that are available, compatible and easy to deploy.

Cost Effective

Cost Effective
Network owners are challenged to do more with less. Innovative products that reduce installation time and require less training can reduce overall project cost. 

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