APOLAN Expands Membership Base to Further Drive Passive Optical LAN Adoption

New members strengthen the Association’s mission to advocating for the education and global adoption of fiber-based networks

NEW YORK, October 18, 2015 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization that drives the adoption and education about the advantages of passive optical local area network (LAN), today announces the addition of A.J. Labourdette, AWS Communications, Henkels & McCoy, Infiniti Technologies, and Netcom to its membership base.

The Association membership has more than doubled over the last year, reinforcing APOLAN’s mission to drive the education of the technical and economic advantages of passive optical LAN. Leading infrastructure, electronics, integration, distribution, and consulting service companies in the space continue to come together with the goal to drive adoption of passive optical LAN.

“Through our work, enterprises are realizing that passive optical LAN can improve their network reliability, bandwidth and security in addition to delivering cost savings,” said Thomas Ruvarac, Chairman of the APOLAN. “Our growing membership base is further proof of that success and the clear direction the industry is taking in turning to passive optical LAN for the near and long-term network solutions.”

Passive optical LAN delivers significant benefits to the enterprise network, including the simplicity, scalability, and availability to address current and future communications needs. With its centralized management model and reduced energy and cooling requirements, fiber-based LAN brings superior capital and operational cost savings when compared to traditional copper-based active Ethernet infrastructures.

Membership ensures access to the Association’s existing resources and website, in addition to making their own content available to other members and the industry. For more information on the members, or to apply for membership, please visit http://www.apolanglobal.org/membership/member-list/.

About A.J. Labourdette

A.J. Labourdette, Inc. is a premier, full service Telecommunications, Security and Electrical Contracting Company who has been in business over 31 years serving the Commercial, Military, and Marine sectors offering its customers a wide range of services such as our Specialty FiberOptics, Data, Voice, Security (Access Control / CCTV) Wireless LAN and Point to Point or MESH Wireless Radios, as well as Design & Consulting Services.

About AWS Communications

Founded in Austin Texas in 2002, AWS Inc. dba AWS Communications, is an innovative communications technology provider of a full suite of communications infrastructure for data, voice, video, DAS and wireless solutions, network engineering and network installation.

About Henkels & McCoy

Henkels & McCoy has served communications clients with their evolving infrastructure needs since 1923.  H&M NetWorks provides key services to design and install critical infrastructure for public and private, wireless and wireline networks.  Our experience and ability to scale allows us to tackle projects of all sizes, delivering solutions which incorporate safety, quality, on-time performance, and effective program management, from source to end user.

About Infiniti  Technologies

Infiniti Technologies, Inc. is a Maryland-based corporation whose core management team has over 100 years of combined experience in the design, installation and support of gigabit passive optical networking (GPON), video surveillance systems, access control systems, audio/visual networks, and structured cabling installations.

About Netcom

Network Communications SA (Netcom) is a corporate group with headquarters in Panama and offices in Costa Rica, dedicated to the commercialization of infrastructure solutions for voice, data, video, contact center, and carrier-class solutions. 

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 passiveoptical LAN technology. Through its members comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in themarketplace, the Association hopes to help design engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments succeed with passive optical LAN. For more information, visit http://www.apolanglobal.org/


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