APOLAN focuses on educational programs at BICSI 2020 Winter

Feb. 11, 2020
The Association for Passive Optical LAN is the non-profit organization for driving adoption and educating the market about the technical and economic advantages of passive optical LAN technology.

The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), the non-profit organization advocating for the education and global adoption of passive optical LAN (POL) technology, will showcase POL’s growth and opportunities at the BICSI 2020 Winter Conference & Exhibition taking place at Florida's Tampa Bay Convention Center on February 9-13.

APOLAN members will be available at the association's BICSI Winter Conference booth #123 to meet with show attendees and offer expertise on POL technologies and trends.

“APOLAN’s member companies will be at the BICSI event to showcase their dedication to providing best-in-class infrastructure, electronics, integration, distribution, and consulting services to drive the adoption of POL,” commented Matt Miller, AECOM Technology Solutions Networks Leader and APOLAN Chairman.

Miller added, “This group of innovators and solution providers are enabling organizations to deploy this impressive technology so that they can take advantages of the long-term savings and reap the numerous benefits of a converged, future-proof and high-performance network infrastructure.”

In addition, APOLAN’s line up of BICSI Winter events will include the following:

”Fundamentals of Passive Optical LAN” Training Seminar

APOLAN and member companies AECOM and ITConnect Inc. will, once again, present the “Fundamentals of Passive Optical LAN”, a two-day Passive Optical LAN training taking place Feb. 9 - 10 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. This two-day seminar will provide an overview of the value, architecture, design and powering considerations for a Passive Optical LAN technology.

Specific focus will be given to system components, benefits, design methodologies, power survivability using AC and DC methods, planning and commissioning of electronics, infrastructure testing and closeout package deliverables. Attendees that complete the two-day seminar will receive 12 Continuing Education Credits (CECs). For more information about the seminar and to register as an attendee visit the BICSI Winter 2020 website.

Annual Members’ Meeting and APOLAN Awards Ceremony

APOLAN will hold its annual member meeting in conjunction with the BICSI Winter Conference. The event, open to all member companies, will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, in the Gandy II Meeting Room located at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center.

As part of the member meeting, the association will announce the 2019 APOLAN Award winners at a ceremony, honoring member companies that have embraced the association’s mission to educate and advocate the global adoption of passive optical LANs. For a list of past winners, visit https://apolanglobal.org/apolan-member-awards-2019/member-awards-history/.

For more information on APOLAN, or to apply for membership, visit http://www.apolanglobal.org.

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