APOLAN to Deliver Passive Optical LAN Awareness, Advocacy, and Education at BICSI 2018 Winter Conference

Association of Passive Optical LAN’s event line-up includes opening keynote address, APOLAN award ceremony, annual member meeting, and pre-conference training 

NEW YORK – January 30, 2018 -– BICSI Winter Conference 2018 booth #631 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), the non-profit organization driving both education and adoption for passive optical local area networks (POL), today announced its impressive line-up of events at the BICSI 2017 Winter Conference & Exhibition taking place at the Orange County Convention Center on February 4-8.

“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,” said Dave Cunningham, APOLAN Chairman. “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 at-show events will include:

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’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 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 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, please visit http://www.apolanglobal.org.

About The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN)

The Association for Passive Optical LAN is a non-profit organization that is driving adoption and educating the market about the technical and economic advantages of passive optical LAN technology. Through its membership, which is comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, the Association hopes to help designers, engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments implement and successfully use passive optical LAN. For more information, visit http://www.apolanglobal.org/


ThinPrint Cloud Services’ ezeep Dash Now Available for Easy Print Management Without Servers

The new solution enables effortless and serverless print management in a cloud portal


BERLIN, DENVER, January 30, 2018 – ThinPrint Cloud Services, a subsidiary of the print solution experts ThinPrint, announces the availability of its new printing solution ezeep Dash. With the new solution, printers and printer drivers are fully managed via a clearly organized portal. ezeep Dash doesn’t require any server and users print locally eliminating the need for an internet connection to the portal.


With ezeep Dash, companies can easily move their entire print management system to the cloud. Printers are defined and assigned to users thanks to a clearly organized web console. When selecting the printers, admins can choose from a pool of printer drivers provided by ThinPrint or upload their own drivers. The deployment of IT specialists on site, for example in branch offices, is not necessary, nor is the operation of a server.


The ezeep software automatically rolls out to the local computers, enabling employees to immediately use the printers assigned to them. If required and approved by the administrator, employees can also set up additional printers for their individual needs or modify printer properties in the ezeep Dash Self Service Portal.


One important aspect is that printing itself is always completely local and doesn’t take place via the cloud. As a result, no Internet connection is required for printing. If drivers or IP addresses change, they are automatically updated using the ezeep Dash Agent, which is included in the solution.


“ezeep Dash is ideal for all companies that want to completely or partially eliminate their print servers or who have laboriously installed and managed printer drivers on all computers up to now.” said Christoph Hammer, CEO at ThinPrint Cloud Services Inc. “With nearly 20 years of experience in network printing and our long-standing cooperation as a member of the Cloud Printing Alliance with virtually all renowned printer manufacturers, we’re able to offer our customers not just a completely serverless, intuitively-operated solution, but also a continuously growing pool of the most up-to-date printer drivers.”


ezeep Dash supports Microsoft Windows from version 7 and will soon be available for Apple MacOS from version 10.10. (Yosemite). A free 30-day demo account for 10 users can be set up easily at: https://www.ezeep.com/demo/


About ThinPrint Cloud Services, Inc.

ThinPrint Cloud Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of ThinPrint, the leading provider of print management software and services for businesses. We focus on providing cloud enabled print and print management solutions to individuals, coworking spaces, educational institutions and other organizations.


With ezeep and ezeep Dash, our customers drastically reduce the administration of their print infrastructure and print users by leaving all the time intensive tasks to us. In addition, they benefit from advanced features like print quotas, automated per-page billing, secure release printing, Wi-Fi printing to any printer from mobile devices, remote printing and self-service portals.For more information, please visit: www.ezeep.com.


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