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Passive Optical LAN Solutions from 3M Debut at BICSI Winter

  Passive Optical LAN Solutions from 3M Debut at BICSI Winter

 - The 3M POLS portfolio offers a complete, end-to-end fiber solution for the
                                 enterprise -

2013 BICSI Winter Conference

Business Wire

TAMPA, Fla. -- January 21, 2013

BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition, Booth #233 – Today, 3M unveiled a
portfolio of Passive Optical LAN Solutions for the enterprise LAN. The
future-ready fiber-to-the-desktop LAN technology is gaining traction within
the industry as the alternative to traditional copper-based Layer 2 Ethernet
switches.

Passive Optical LAN is being adopted at a fast pace by large government and
enterprise LAN customers attracted to the benefits of significant cost savings
including up to 70 percent reduction of equipment and infrastructure, up to 80
percent less power costs because there is no active component required on
every floor in the telecom room, and up to 90 percent less space and material
requirements.

Delivering converged high bandwidth services with no need for active
electronics between the main equipment room and the work area all over one
singlemode fiber means POLS provides a better way of networking with the added
benefit of future-proofing cabling infrastructure assets. Overall, POL
requires less equipment using less energy (compared to traditional enterprise
Ethernet LAN switches deployed over 100 Ohm Category copper twisted pair
media) which translates to lower deployment and operating expenses for a
smarter business solution.

3M draws on the experience of more than 50 years in telecommunications to
optimize the Passive Optical LAN Solutions portfolio. 3M POLS products
include:

  *High-Performance Fiber Cable
  *Innovative One Pass Fiber Pathways for below-the-ceiling
  *Revolutionary Field Terminated Fiber Connectors
  *Wall and Rackmount Fiber Distribution Systems
  *Optimized Splitter Modules and Shelves
  *Multi-fiber backbone trunks and MPO modules
  *Various types of Pre-terminated Fiber Cable Assemblies needed for POL
  *Faceplates and Wall Outlets
  *Copper Patch Panels and Jacks

More about Passive Optical LAN Solutions from 3M is available at
www.3M.com/POLS

About 3M Communication Markets Division

For more than 50 years, products from 3M have formed the backbone of the
telecommunications industry. Global customers have come to rely on 3M quality
to connect and protect their infrastructure. As a network of networks, the 3M
Communication Markets Division connects smart grids to smart phones, wind
farms to server farms, greenfield to brownfield and wireline to wireless.
Today, 3M is taking fiber further, moving mobility forward and maximizing
networks – from xDSL and FTTN to the enterprise.

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of
innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. More information about 3M
Company is available online.

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