The APOLAN Introduces New Membership Level and Encourages Enterprises to Adopt Passive Optical LAN at BICSI Fall Conference 2014

The Association to discuss the unique benefits of the fiber-based technology, which include significant cost and energy savings 

ANAHEIM, Calif. – September 29, 2014 – BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition booth #334 – 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 local area network (LAN), today at the 2014 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition introduced a bronze membership level to further expand its membership base across the industry. Furthermore, the APOLAN has recognized enterprises’ need for a high-bandwidth, high-performance and cost-effective networking solution. At this year’s show, the association is promoting passive optical LAN and its benefits as the ideal solution to future-proofing enterprise LANs.

Fiber-based passive optical LAN is the next generation of enterprise LAN infrastructure. It provides the simplicity, scale and bandwidth to address current and future needs, while minimizing the need for costly and disruptive cabling and equipment upgrades. It delivers up front capital savings and ongoing operational savings over traditional copper-based active Ethernet LAN.

Passive optical LAN is also the more sustainable alternative to copper-based LANs, delivering significant energy savings. It is the optimized means to deliver voice, video, data, wireless access, security and high-performance building automation. Passive optical LAN is used across a variety of industries, including the federal government and commercial enterprise, such as healthcare facilities, schools and college campuses, and hotels and resorts.

“More and more enterprises are realizing that their existing copper-based LANs simply can’t keep up with the needs of modern IT, costing them time, money and resources,” said Dave Cunningham, president of the APOLAN. “It’s critical that we continue to educate enterprises about the technology’s unique benefits to ensure they make the most strategic and beneficial LAN choices to tackle their evolving IT needs.”

The newly announced bronze membership targets organizations with 1-10 employees that are engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution, sale and installation of passive optical LAN or are otherwise supportive of the implementation of such networks. As bronze members, they will be able to access the APOLAN website and existing resources, in addition to making their own content available to other members and the industry.

The APOLAN is available to meet at the BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition, taking place September 28 – October 2 in Anaheim, California. In addition to the member companies and the APOLAN’s executives, also available will be Gov. George Allen, former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator who joined the APOLAN as ambassador in August 2014.

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



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