POF-ALL - Paving the Optical Future with Affordable Lightning-Fast Links

POF-ALL is meant to develop a low-cost solution based on Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) to make the delivery of broadband access to everyone possible. A careful optimization of the enabling technologies (components, devices and protocols) will end up in a real-life field test. POF-ALL goals are the development of Fast-Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet transceivers over standard plastic optical fibers. The new project POF-PLUS will prosecute this activity, experimentally investigating the possibility of multi- Gigabit/s transmission over POF.

Class International project
Status Completed (30/06/2008)
Type European Research Projects
Lenght 30 months

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Italy)

  • Istituto Superiore “Mario Boella” (Italy)
  • Luceat SPA (Italy)
  • DieMount GmbH (Germany)
  • Plastic Optical Fiber Application Center (Germany)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany)
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen Campus Duisburg (Germany)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, (Netherlands)
  • Fastweb SPA (Italy)
  • STMicroelectronics (Italy)
  • Teleconnect GmbH (Germany)
  • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)
Budget 2.58 millions euros
Web site Project site