Earlier this month, we reviewed the limitless possibilities of Corning's Long Reach Flexible Cable Architecture. Today, we're taking a second look at their Touchless Networking remote solutions to clarify exactly what it is, and how it benefits customers.
What is Touchless Networking?
Facilities need bandwidth and power to enable networks. Seems simple enough until a device further away needs connection. Corning understands that devices like security cameras and access controls may have limited local power options and/or be farther away from a telecommunication room.
According to their Catalog Brochure, Corning Touchless Networking is a "self-provisioning network that leverages the benefits of a fiber- and power-deep architecture to enable applications in hard-to-reach places."
Its remote-accessible features allow users and operators to:
- Enable IP Applications From a Distance
- Provide Power and Connectivity to Over 350 Devices
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.
Touchless Networking is just one Corning's most recent Enterprise solutions manufactured specifically for Long-Reach Data and Power Applications. There is an entire line of remote power solutions that promote connectivity at the edge, no matter how far the distance.
The Corning PSU6, for example, is DC enclosed power supply that provides up to 12 outputs of 57 VDC, at 100 W per output for a total power of 1200 W. PSU6 supports up to six hotswappable modules, while remaining compact and scalable.
Another Corning solution for Enterprise fiber networks includes the 10G 90W PoE Media Converter, which supports 10G speeds and is interoperable with existing copper or fiber switches. This media converter's DIN-rail mounting and small form features ensure more flexibility during deployment, and a better operating experience all around.