The Case for Plastic Optical Fiber in Home Networks

While ISPs and Telecom have increase access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up with consumers interconnecting more and more devices.
While ISPs and Telecom have increase access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up with consumers interconnecting more and more devices.
ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds. At the same time, users at homes are interconnecting more and more devices and to the Internet. This translates in a crowding of the network that has to carry all this traffic between the devices and to/from the internet.

Despite the significant investments made in broadband networks in order to keep pace with the consumer’s increasing demands, the home network has been left behind. ISPs and Telecom operators offer higher and higher Internet access speeds, but they have ignored issues and challenges in deploying this in the end users homes. As a result, ISPs and Telecom operators are experiencing degrading customer satisfaction levels. The paradox is that the customer satisfaction reduces whilst the offered Internet speed increased. … Read more →

Telefónica Installs POF Demo Setup in their Corporate Demo Center in Madrid

KDPOF demo installation displays WiFi and POF for high bandwidth
KDPOF demo installation displays WiFi and POF for high bandwidth
KDPOF has set up a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) demo on behalf of Telefónica. “We are delighted that Telefónica has chosen KPDOF for the trial to test the benefits of POF for homes and small and home offices,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “A Plastic Optical Fiber backbone inside the home in combination with WiFi access points is ideal for customer satisfaction, since this provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.”

WiFi and POF for High Bandwidth

The demo consists of a mockup of a house and displays how the WiFi coverage is marginal when the WiFi access points (APs) are interconnected with the wireless backbone only. Once the APs are interconnected with POF the coverage improves significantly. It thus demonstrates how POF is an ideal complement to WiFi in the home network. … Read more →

KDPOF Delivers Plastic Optical Fibers to Home Networks – Cost-efficient, Easy to Install, Robust

KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience
KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience
KDPOF introduces a Plastic Optical Fiber backbone inside the home: in combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF reuses any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible. “ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds while users at home are locally connecting more and more devices to the internet,” explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. “The paradox is that while access speeds have increased, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up.” … Read more →

Boosting Customer Quality of Experience through Optical Connectivity

With a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides end users maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.
Video: with a POF backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.
Although ISPs and Telecom have increased access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up. This is particularly worrisome because Quality of Experience has become a very important differentiator for broadband service providers. Customers expect to experience the speeds they are paying for. With a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides end users maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF reuses any existing conduits in the home making these cables invisible to customers.

Sara Martin-Sanz Albendea, Project Manager with Telefónica and responsible for the project known within Telefónica as ‘Plastic Optical Fiber in the House’: “KDPOF offers a great solution for improving customer satisfaction. Quality of Experience is a key success factor for Telefónica.” … Read more →

Speeding up Home Networking with POF Backbone

Video: KDPOF Speeds up Home Networking with POF Backbone
Video: KDPOF Speeds up Home Networking with POF Backbone

While ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds, users at home are connecting more and more devices locally to the internet, mostly over Wi-Fi. Applications like online gaming and video streaming are pushing the requirements of the home network today and will increase tomorrow with new applications such as Virtual Reality. Solutions for home connectivity are needed to maintain wireless performance all around the home. Please watch how Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) as connection backbone supporting multiple Wi-Fi mesh nodes maximizes performance up to 100 percent of the access speed. The POF backbone is an in-wall cabling solution that in conjunction with individual Wi-Fi nodes marries the benefits of both Wi-Fi and POF: mobility of wireless, reliability of wires, and no wires seen of POF and Wi-Fi.

Please watch the video how KDPOF speeds up home networking.

Automotive Gigabit Ethernet: Successful Accomplishment of H2020 Project

Carlos Pardo presents KDPOF's technology at the Automotive Ethernet Congress
Carlos Pardo presents KDPOF’s technology at the Automotive Ethernet Congress

KDPOF proudly announces the successful completion of the H2020 Project, a considerable EU Research and Innovation program running from 2014 to 2020. KDPOF’s target was to take the next steps into replicating and validating their Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) technology to implement and standardize a robust solution in the automotive industry after having successfully launched and qualified a family of ASICs for the consumer and professional markets. “Our goal was to design, develop, validate, and pre-qualify an ASIC for gigabit communications over POF for automotive applications,” explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. The purpose of the project was to undertake the product development process with a quality approach that guarantees compliance to the automotive industry’s requirements. “The successful development and validation of a gigabit POF transceiver that demonstrates functional, performance, and reliability compliance for automotive applications represents a major breakthrough in a new communications standard for the automotive industry.”
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Venture Capital Finalist of the 2018 European Photonics Venture Forum

Carlos Pardo demonstrating KDPOF's optical gigabit connectivity
Carlos Pardo demonstrating KDPOF’s optical gigabit connectivity

KDPOF has been nominated as a Venture Capital finalist at the 4th edition of the Tech Tour 2018 European Photonics Venture Forum (EPVF) on May 29-30, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The event was hosted at ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences) with the following supporters: the EU and the European projects ACTPHAST 4.0, SECPhO, as well as Photonics21, Fotónica21, and ECOP (European Centres for Outreach in Photonics). The European Photonics Venture Forum is an annual event held in a new city each year, featuring the activities of Europe’s leading photonics clusters including all technical applications of light such as lasers, photovoltaics, lighting, screens and displays, sensors, optical fibers, and optoelectronics. … Read more →

International Congress Automotive Wire Harness: Seamless Optical Netwerk Integration by KDPOF

International Congress Automotive Wire Harness: Seamless Optical Netwerk Integration by KDPOFAt the International Congress Automotive Wire Harness on March 13 and 14, 2018 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, KDPOF will display innovative gigabit POF solutions in partnership with leading wire harness suppliers such as TE and others. The leading supplier for automotive gigabit transceivers over POF will present a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the wire harness of the vehicle. As a plastic, wide diameter fiber, POF is cheap to manufacture and install. It does not require any sophisticated equipment or professional qualification, and harness manufacturing processes do not need to be changed. Installation is just easy plug and play. Winding and clamping is similar to copper cables. Further, POF allows fast dynamic bending, tight bending, and dark liquid immersion in addition to delivering low noise and robustness regarding incoupling of electromagnetic fields.

We look forward to meeting you in Ludwigsburg. For arranging a meeting, please contact Óscar Ciordia at sales@kdpof.com.

KDPOF Enables Seamless Optical Networks Integration

KDPOF provides a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the harness of the vehicle.
KDPOF provides a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the harness of the vehicle.
KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – is delighted to present a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the wire harness of the vehicle. At the International Congress Automotive Wire Harness on March 13 and 14, 2018 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, KDPOF will display innovative gigabit POF solutions in partnership with leading wire harness suppliers such as TE and others. “POF cables are very reliable: they can withstand harsh environments and tolerate conditions such as routing across the engine compartment with temperatures as high as 105°C and down to –40°C,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “As an optical fiber with a large core, POF is able to withstand vibrations and misalignments much better than other optical or copper alternatives such as glass optical fiber (GOF), coax, and STP. … Read more →

Automotive Ethernet Congress: Gigabit POF for Electric Cars

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KDPOF generated great interest with their presentation of GEPOF technology at Automotive Ethernet Congress on January 30 and 31, 2018 in Munich, Germany. Electromagnetic noise is a major issue in any electrical power train, both in full electrical or hybrid architectures. It affects the operation of the electronic circuits within the car and countermeasures have to be taken at early stages of the design. The communication bus has to be immune to the electromagnetic noise and, at the same time, comply with the mechanical, temperature, and weight constraints of the overall vehicle. Optical connections with POF provide the optimal means to achieve galvanic isolation while realizing data communications between the domains at the same time.

Automotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric Cars
Automotive Ethernet Congress 2018: KDPOF presented Gigabit POF for Electric Cars
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