APOLAN to deliver 2018 BICSI Winter keynote and awards, focused on passive optical LAN awareness

The Association of Passive Optical LAN’s 2018 BICSI Winter event line-up includes an opening keynote address, the APOLAN award ceremony, an annual member meeting, and pre-conference training.

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), the non-profit organization driving education and adoption for passive optical local area networks (POL), announced its line-up of events at the 2018 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition (Feb. 4-8) taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

“With passive optical LAN adoption growing at an impressive rate, POL is the obvious next generation of LAN infrastructure, a vital component to keep up with today’s IoT and digital transformation trends,” asserts Dave Cunningham, APOLAN Chairman. Cunningham adds, “With more than 30 member companies anticipated to attend this year’s event, APOLAN’s presence at BICSI Winter makes it the ideal venue to showcase how POL is reducing costs, improving security, and providing a flexible, future-proof infrastructure for modern high-performance buildings and campuses.”

APOLAN’s line up of BICSI Winter events will include the:

BICSI Winter Conference Opening Keynote Address: Former Virginia Governor, U.S. Senator, APOLAN Global Ambassador, and VT Group Advisor, George Allen will be giving this year’s BICSI Winter Conference opening keynote address on Tuesday, February 6, 8:45-9:30 a.m. As the ambassador for APOLAN, Gov. Allen will also share his insights on how current administration policies will impact the ICT community and a POL case example.

APOLAN Annual Members’ Meeting and APOLAN Awards Ceremony: APOLAN will hold its annual member meeting in conjunction with the BICSI Winter Conference, taking place on 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Meeting Room W313. The 2017 APOLAN Award winners will be announced at a ceremony, honoring member companies that have embraced the Association’s mission to educate, advocate and promote the global adoption of passive optical LANs. (For a list of last year’s winners visit http://apolanglobal.org/wolf-htm.)

APOLAN’s ”Fundamentals of Passive Optical LAN” Pre-conference Seminar: APOLAN member companies ITConnect Inc., CallisonRTKL, Noovis and VTGroup, will host the “Fundamental of Passive Optical LAN” annual training seminar February 4-5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This opportunity provides an overview of the value, architecture, design and powering considerations for a passive optical LAN. 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). Seminar registration can be completed at the BICSI 2018 Winter website.

APOLAN members will also be available at the BICSI Winter Conference booth #631 to meet and offer additional expertise on POL technologies and trends. For more information on APOLAN, or to apply for membership, visit http://www.apolanglobal.org.

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