The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN) showcased the latest POL developments and the association's recent initiatives at two co-located events this week - the APOLAN Annual Member Meeting and BICSI's Winter Conference & Exhibition (Jan. 31 - Feb. 2) in Orlando, Florida.
"Annually, APOLAN's members gather at these important events to honor the industry's innovators and discuss the POL advancements," commented Meggin Sawyer, APOLAN chair and vice president of North American sales at DZS. "This year, APOLAN is honoring members' achievements, highlighting the association's initiatives to promote POL adoption, and educating BICSI Winter Conference attendees about the advantages and benefits of POL technologies."
APOLAN at BICSI 2022
APOLAN and member companies AECOM and ITConnect Inc. kicked off this year's BICSI Winter Conference by presenting the association's "Fundamentals of Passive Optical LAN" masterclass on Jan. 30-31. The seminar provided an overview of the value, architecture, design and powering considerations for a passive optical LAN technology.
Furthermore, the presentation focused on system components, benefits, design methodologies, power survivability using AC and DC methods, planning and commissioning of electronics, infrastructure testing and closeout package deliverables for passive optical LANs.
Attendees who completed the two-day seminar received (12) BICSI Continuing Education Credits.
APOLAN also shared its POL expertise as a BICSI exhibitor, where winter conference attendees could meet APOLAN members, learn about the power of POL technology, and find out how APOLAN's education, advocacy and membership help advance POL technology adoption.
APOLAN annual member meeting
APOLAN also held its annual member meeting on Feb. 1 at the Orlando World Center Marriott, the same venue as the BICSI Winter show. The event was open to all member companies and media.
During the meeting, the association announced its 2021 APOLAN Award winners, honoring member companies that have embraced the association's mission to educate, innovate and promote the global adoption of passive optical LAN technology.
The meeting also conducted a review APOLAN's recent initiatives, committee projects and plans for the coming year.