"CTAR Corp announced today its first operational Canadian deployment of POL in the field of education. Passive Optical LAN (POL) is an innovative fibre-based networking solution that replaces bulky copper and network switches with Fiber Optic cables, Fibre Splitters and PON devices. POL is a cost- effective, innovative and effective replacement for traditional ethernet based networks."
""POL is an ideal fit for Government, Education and Healthcare facilities for both new projects and network upgrades. POL's use of fibre infrastructure provides not only cost benefits and space savings, but longevity of infrastructure and significant network operation benefits and power consumption savings," says Tina Gokstorp of CTAR Corp. CTAR is a leader in the Canadian PON industry and was pleased to partner with AXISTECH for this installation in Western Canada. To see a visual of POL architecture vs. traditional networking ."
Though Zhone is not mentioned, and Zhone did not announced this deployment, I have confirmed that Zhone's gear was used for this project.
Zhone Technologies Partner Program + Axis Systems Group
AXIS Systems Group (ASG) specializes in the integration of Passive Optical LAN (POL) through the replacement of a building’s legacy copper wiring infrastructure and typical communication rooms, thus eliminating the need for cooling systems, multiple distribution closets and related power. ASG also installs solutions to decrease the need for troubleshooting and to maximize time management. Therefore, one of the key advantages of the POL solution is the acceleration, with fewer human resources, of the building’s/company’s productivity.
With numerous other POL benefits ranging from streamlining operational costs to eco-friendliness, the innovative fibre optic cable and equipment solution provides legacy and modern buildings with the newest technologies available with virtually unlimited bandwidth.