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The ABC's of Motorola's Passive Optical LAN Solution: How Educational Institutions Can Leverage Passive Optical LAN for a Cost-Effective, Green, Converged Network to Support Current and Future Education Needs

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Executive Summary

As students and faculty have developed an insatiable appetite for bandwidth, IT professionals and educational institutions are scrambling to bolster their traditional IT infrastructure to handle the increasing demand. More switches, more routers, more copper wire, and more access points - and that means higher cost, more power consumption, more strain on heating and cooling, and an ever-increasing carbon footprint. Motorola's Passive Optical LAN (POL) solution provides educational institutions with an alternative architecture that requires fewer resources to deploy and maintain, and less capital/operational expenses than a traditional Ethernet LAN architecture. Most importantly, Motorola's POL enhances learning opportunities and experiences for students through the use of advanced communication technologies that enable rapid access to resources throughout the campus and out into world.

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