APOLAN to Highlight Passive Optical LAN Advancements

The Association to lead webinar discussion on benefits of fiber optics in enterprise LAN and across extended campus

NEW YORK, August 25, 2014 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization that is driving adoption and educating the market about the advantages of passive optical LAN, is hosting a webinar on Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m. to noon EDT to discuss how passive optical LAN is changing the way businesses design local area networks (LANs).

Passive optical LAN provides tremendous improvements in the design, installation and operation of LANs. Compared to outdated copper-based infrastructure, passive optical LAN provides substantial savings in capex and opex, simplifies network moves, adds and changes and can reach much farther, 12.5 miles or more, than legacy LAN designs.

APOLAN invites CIOs, IT managers, design engineers, architects and building owners to attend to learn more.

The webinar will discuss how recent rapid passive optical LAN deployments have resulted in:

  • Less space used due to smaller, lighter and less expensive cables that reduce pathway and space requirements
  • Cost savings by converging services and whole networks over a fiber-based LAN infrastructure
  • Active components being replaced by low maintenance and highly reliable passive components that don’t require power
  • Protection of investments by extending the structured cabling life span through the use of single-mode fiber
  • Energy savings by eliminating the need for mid-span electronics, power and cooling infrastructures

Leading the discussion from APOLAN is Dave Cunningham – APOLAN president (Tellabs), John Short – APOLAN vice president (IBM) and Blaine Overstreet – APOLAN board chairman (Leidos).

Please visit this site to register: http://bit.ly/apolan828

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 members comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, 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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