Motorola Mobility has introduced a new terminal for its optical LAN systems aimed at business customers. The WT24004 workgroup terminal is designed for areas within any facility where there is a high concentration of end users of IP services, such as VoIP located alongside other IP-based systems such as wireless access points, security badge readers and security cameras.
The WT24004 provides up to 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and is designed to support a full range of advanced data, IP voice and IP video services over a converged fiber-based LAN. Previous terminals typically had four ports.
The new terminal also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), which is increasingly more important as many IP-enabled devices, such as wireless access points, are deployed in areas where local power is not readily available.
SAIC is both a reseller of Motorola’s POL products and a customer. Shaun Harker, business development manager for the passive optical LAN product team at SAIC, said, “While the majority of our customers require four-port workgroup terminals directly at the desktop, the WT24004 serves as an ideal fit for those higher-density requirements in labs, conference areas and wherever above-ceiling devices need to be accommodated in larger numbers.”
Separately, Motorola Mobility said that Bouygues Telecom in France is using its Medios Merchandiser to enhance its IPTV service.
Motorola’s Medios Merchandiser simplifies the subscriber browsing experience with subscriber-personalized bundle marketing, encouraging impulse purchases and upgrades with targeted offers, pricing and discounts.
“Motorola’s Merchandiser solution takes the marketing of on-demand content to the next level and is enabling Bouygues Telecom to showcase its IPTV content in the best possible way,” said Steve McCaffery, vice president and general manager of home business EMEA at Motorola Mobility. “It is not enough to simply have the best content. Service providers are looking for ways to ensure their content is discoverable and easily accessed. Merchandiser makes TV more interactive and engaging and represents another way that we continue to drive the evolution of TV and a smart, simple connected home."