In the broadband communication, the fiber optic network deployment is increasingly applied to fulfill the cloud application and high-demand multimedia streaming needs nowadays. The fiber optic transmission has large advantages over existing copper wire due to the optic fiber cable carries much lower attenuation and interference.

Considering fiber optic is relatively more expensive than the existing copper or UTP cable and difficult to be widely deployed in a short period of time, the Fiber Switches, Media Converters and GEPON passive optical devices are available alternatives to efficiently deploy fiber connectivity network besides the fiber optic system which is usually employed by core network such as telecommunication, campus and hospital.

Comprehensive Solution from the Edge to the Core

Through decades of experience in IP networking and fiber communication, PLANET has developed a comprehensive fiber connectivity solution to help ISPs and telecoms quickly construct broadband service as well as the fast connectivity to the edge.

PLANET provides broad range of fiber-optic communication products adapting to all kinds of working environments. PLANET delivers solution of fiber optic connectivity in commercial, carrier grade, and especially industrial grade products for stable networking over wide operating temperature range. In the Chile Miners rescue mission in 2010, PLANET’s fiber optic connectivity solution was successfully to assist the trapped miners underground 624 meters to keep hope of live by visual and voice communication with their families and rescue team.

FTTx / Metro Ethernet

To improve the technology of Optical Fiber Ethernet with highly-flexible, highly-extendable and easy-to-install features, the data exchange speed of Optical Fiber Ethernet is up to 40Gbps and the distance of Gigabit Optical Fiber is up to 120km. PLANET provides many kinds of Point-to-Multi Point Managed Fiber Switches and CPE especially for Metro Ethernet applications. The benefits of Metro Ethernet Switches include not only professional Internet Management Technology, such as IPv6/IPv4 Dual-Stack, Q-in-Q VLAN, Multicast, QoS, Security and High Availability, but also Optical Ethernet Internet Architecture up to 40Gbps to meet the needs of high-bandwidth multi-media. PLANET Metro Ethernet Switch Solution is the best choice to connect the enterprise, community and campus in the metropolitan area to backbone network for service providers.

Media Conversion

Media conversion is a cost-effective solution to extend fiber networking rapidly rather than adopting optical fiber only. It also efficiently helps to solve the distance limit between the Ethernet and Local Area Network. With the feature-rich chassis provided by PLANET, at least 16 converters can easily expand the fiber optic networks by simply plug and play. The wiring distance of PLANET media converter chassis is extendable from 2 up to 120 kilometers and available upon request as well.

Building a network solution of FTTH (Fiber to the Home) or FTTC (Fiber to the Curb) for ISPs, PLANET Manageable family of media converter chassis and FST/GST converters offer the multiple selections for FTTx deployment. The Managed family is a series of managed Media Conversion Center that provides hot plug and play slots for various types of converters. Through the management interface, the entire status of the converters can be remotely controlled within the chassis from on/off and status/statistics of ports, as well as the advanced features like redundant links.