The Furukawa Laserway solution was created to serve the Enterprise market segment with an innovative solution of Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure. The solution is based on the GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) technology, which is conceptually a network based on single-mode fibers with point-multi-point topology, considering that between one single network aggregation equipment (Core) and all the equipment in the work areas, there are only passive optical elements.

In the Laserway solution, the data transmission occurs between the equipment called OLT (Optical Line Termination), located in the equipment room and Laserway-(2).fwthe ONT (Optical Network Termination) equipment, located in the work areas. The ONTs provide connectivity with copper patch cords to any final devices 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet of the network, such as, computers, IP telephones, access points, printers, IP surveillance cameras,automation systems, access control, etc. In addition to the connectivity with IP equipment, services, such as analogue telephony and analogue video may also be offered.

Between OLT and ONTs, there is the optical distribution network ODN (Optical Distribution Network).
In this network, there are single-mode fibers and optical splitters, which are just signal dividers. The splitters are passive equipment, i.e., they do not require any power or cooling, and their function is to split the input - optical signal coming from an OLT - in multiple outputs for fibers connected to the ONTs in the work area.

Benefits from the solution:

Simplified Infrastructure: with the reduction of technical rooms, electric trays and ducts due to the fact that each fiber can distribute the different users information to each optic OLT port.
Reduction in the Energy Consumption: due to the reduction of the number of necessary technical rooms for the local network, also the need for power and cooling equipment in these rooms reduces. In addition to this factor, the equipment in the Laserway solution present low energy consumption as they transmit data through optic means.
Better Band Control: as in the Laserway solution the OLT and ONTs equipment is located only at the terminals of the optic network, the control of the band used in each ONTs becomes facilitated. This characteristic of having one equipment that centralizes the traffic commutation in one central point of the network, perfectly fits the traffic profile of the current local networks, as well.
Future-proof Network: the Laserway solution distribution network, formed of optical fiber, splitters and optical accessories, has transmission capacity in Terabps (Terabits per second). It is known that the active equipment have significant increase of their data transmission rates over time. The infrastructure of the solution implemented today would already be ready to support such rates.
Network for Green Buildings: many of the features of the Laserway ONTs equipment are essential to serve the programs for encouraging the use of efficient resources, because they contribute with reduction of energy consumption, cooling systems and quantity of material used for cabling.
• Investment Savings: The Laserway ONTs equipment brings important reduction in the CAPEX (material cost) and OPEX (operational cost) investments. CAPEX: with significant reduction of the space occupation - each equipment port can attend up to 64 different services, smaller technical rooms can be provided without exclusive infrastructure for air conditioning systems, stabilized energy and peripheral equipment. In extreme cases, these may be reduced to one optic cabinet. OPEX: the network operation and maintenance are simplified due to the smaller technical rooms, less assets and consequently less quantity of points of failure, control of all served points from one equipment unit only. However, the biggest impact is the reduction of energy consumption, which may reach 70%.