Touchless Networking: A self-provisioning, simple way to network
Corning Touchless Networking is a self-provisioning network that leverages the benefits of a fiber- and power-deep architecture to enable applications like security cameras and simple access controls in hard-to-reach places.
Set it, and forget it. Or, upgrade it.
This simplified solution consists of a software-defined data plane (SDDP), Corning® ActiFi® composite cable, software-defined access nodes (SDAN), a power supply unit (PSU6), and a one-time software license fee. As networks grow to add more devices and more users, this solution is easily upgradeable to a fully-featured software-defined LAN (SD-LAN) solution without ripping and-replacing equipment or cables. A full SD-LAN solution is able to adapt to more complex networks like WLAN (multiple SSIDs) or audio/visual applications.
With minimal training, all members of Corning’s Network of Preferred Installers (NPI) Program are qualified to install the Touchless Solution.
Go the distance with Corning remote power solutions.
Leverage Corning's remote power solutions to make distance and simplicity a reality. Corning's remote power solutions include:
▪ Power supply unit (PSU6), which offers up to 12 ports and requires only one rack unit per chassis
▪ Modular, 57 VDC power supply module (PSM-I)
▪ Class 3 rated copper/fiber ActiFi composite cabling that supports low voltage (Class 2, 57 VDC/100 V), as well as bulk power solutions.
Corning ActiFi cable is available in a variety of jacket types, fiber counts, copper conductor counts and gauges to address different applications and infrastructure needs. Reel-in-a-box offering is available in lengths of 500 feet and 1,000 feet for certain configurations of indoor, tight-buffered composite cables.
Enable IP applications at a distance.
Security cameras and access controls can be found almost everywhere these days, including parking garages, K-12 schools, retail facilities, and higher-education campuses. How to deliver those services can be a challenge.
Corning Touchless Networking can take power and data from the central telecommunications closet and power cameras via Class 2 low-power distribution along with PoE/PoE+ to help monitor the premises. It can also provide the data and power required for these simple networks over 1,800 feet from the equipment room without the need for installing a new electrical cable and outlet or mid-span equipment.
Provide power and connectivity to over 350 devices.
Touchless networking is compatible with Corning software defined access nodes (SDAN) which are available in a variety of port counts and PoE capabilities. Leverage the 8-port SDAN at the edge to enable over 350 end devices from each touchless switch or software-defined data plane (SDDP). Various enclosures and edge hardware options are available for different environments.