APOLAN to bring passive optical LAN education, advocacy to 2017 BICSI Winter Conference

Notably, the APOLAN annual members’ meeting will feature the association’s first annual APOLAN Awards ceremony.

2017 APOLAN award winners announced at BICSI Winter 2018
2017 APOLAN award winners announced at BICSI Winter 2018

The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization dedicated to driving the adoption of passive optical local area network technologies, will showcase its growing success and educational expertise in booth #211 at next week's 2017 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition in Tampa, FL (Jan. 22-26). The association has a strong lineup of events scheduled for the show, including its popular 2-day training seminar, as well as the APOLAN annual members’ meeting, featuring the association’s first annual APOLAN Awards ceremony.

“With passive optical LAN adoption growing at a rapid pace, it is clearly a key technology in the future of ICT, which continues to be showcased by APOLAN member presence at this show,” said APOLAN technology committee chair, Sean P. Kelly, RCDD. “BICSI continues to be a strong venue to showcase how fiber-based passive optical LAN is reducing costs, improving security, and providing a flexible, nearly future-proof LAN infrastructure for modern high-performance buildings and campuses.”

As a pre-conference course, APOLAN’s Fundamentals of Passive Optical LAN, a two-day training seminar, kicks off on January 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This 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) from BICSI. Attendee and seminar registration can be completed at the 2017 BICSI Winter Conference website.

APOLAN will hold its annual members' meeting in conjunction with the BICSI conference, taking place on Tuesday, January 24 at 1:00 PM at Tampa Convention Center Meeting Room #10. The meeting will bring together more than 30 APOLAN member companies, including the association’s newest firms, Alpha Technologies, CAILabs and IT Connect.This year’s meeting also features the 2016 APOLAN Awards ceremony, honoring member companies that have embraced the association’s mission to educate, advocate and promote the global adoption of passive optical LANs.

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

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