Connected Real Estate Magazine - Vol 1 Issue 2 - 76
Some Companies Do It
RIGHT THE FIRST TIME
BY PATTI SIMONE
ome companies get it right the first time around.
This certainly applies to VT Group, a leading global systems integrator based in Chantilly, Virginia.
The innovative interoperability firm has become
the standard bearer of Passive Optical LAN (POL) utilizing Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) technology.
From their own state-of-the-art 3,000 sf lab, every kind
of client system can be fully tested prior to deployment.
And according to Dustin Bateman, Director Emerging
Technologies, VT Group is a provider that actually "eats
their own cooking", as they have all the latest technology
installed in their own offices.
GPON BUILDOUTS = BETTER LEASE DEALS
For commercial and corporate environments, "GPON
opens the door so we can build a variety of wireless, DAS
(Distributed Antennae Systems), Small Cell, networks,"
says John Cook, President, Enterprise IT at VT Group.
"When you talk about IoT (Internet of Things) - all of
it starts with a robust background GPON system using
single mode fiber optic cable that's been tested out over
100 terabits," Cook continued.
In layman's language, VT Group's GPON approach
spells better tenant occupancy rates because it's future-focused technology that's cost-efficient and scalable, while
meeting today's needs. Additional budget-friendly perks of
GPON-equipped commercial space include reduced hardware space requirements, miscellaneous electronics, power
sources and cabling stations, which frees up leasable space
and lowers energy consumption. In fact, GPON standards
specify the distance reaching capability is more than 20
kilometers with no electronics between the headend equipment and the devices at the end of the singlemode fiber
optical cable. This means there is no need for equipment
and HVAC rooms which saves money and provides valuable usable square footage.
According to Cook, VT Group designs and installs
networks capable of deploying immense bandwidth to
every desk. While electronics have not caught up to this
advanced scenario yet, a smarter, cost-effective network /
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