PON Integration Lab, Training Facility to Help Customers Maximize Value
ASHBURN, Va. – February 28, 2012 — Telos Corporation has added passive optical network (PON) technology, a low-cost, high-performance alternative to traditional Ethernet networks, to its portfolio of secure network solutions.
Telos will offer customized PON solutions that integrate products from the leading manufacturers of fiber optic networking equipment and cabling. The solutions will be designed and implemented by the company’s certified PON engineering teams for customers in government and commercial markets.
PON technology combines lightweight, high-bandwidth optical fiber and low-power hardware to replace expensive workgroup switches and copper cable infrastructures required in Ethernet LANs. It has been estimated that optical LANs can reduce capital expenses by 30 to 50 percent, power consumption by as much as 80 percent, and floor and telco closet requirements by up to 90 percent.
A key advantage of PON technology is its high level of security. Optical fiber cables are difficult to physically tap, and when securing classified data, the use of interlocking alarmed fiber adds even greater protection against disturbance. PON technology has also been certified by DoD’s Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and has been deployed to support customers in secure and non-secure environments.
“Rarely has a single technology offered so much in terms of performance, cost savings, and security,” said Brendan Malloy, Telos senior vice president of secure networks. “Businesses and federal agencies can enjoy immediate and long-term benefits from passive optical networks.”
Telos’ PON capabilities include:
- A PON technology center equipped with solutions from the leading equipment and fiber optic infrastructure manufacturers
- A dedicated integration and test lab to demonstrate and test PON technology working together with secure and non-secure wireless networks
- A facility for customer training on PON hardware, infrastructure design and integration
- A certified engineering team to install Network Integrity Systems’ INTERCEPTOR Smart PDS™ solution for compliance with NSTISSI 7003 guidelines on Protected Distribution Systems
In addition to dramatic savings in equipment and installation costs, PON technology requires less power, helping companies and government agencies to gain LEED certification and comply with other environmental initiatives. In the federal environment, for example, Executive Order 13423 directs agencies to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent over the next three years.
Optical networks can also carry a tremendous amount of voice, data and video traffic on a single cable, eliminating the need for multiple redundant copper cables to perform the same tasks and future-proofing the cable infrastructure for 30 to 50 years.
“For the first time in our industry there is a technology that offers customers an alternative to the expensive copper-based active Ethernet solutions,” said Scott Rye, Telos director of advanced technology, passive optical networking. “Copper requires expensive infrastructure upgrades every five to 10 years. PON lets enterprises migrate to secure, high-speed fiber optic networks that cost less, last longer and are much more reliable. Its ‘green’ operation is an added advantage for today’s cost-conscious, bandwidth-hungry enterprises.”
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit https://www.telos.com/.