The APOLAN to Host a Webinar on the Benefits of Passive Optical LAN for the Modern IT

Discussion to help CIOs, IT, architects, engineers and consultants achieve high-performance, fiber-based LAN infrastructure while saving costs and energy

NEW YORK, September 10, 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 Tuesday, September 23, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Targeted at CIOs, IT staff, architects, engineers and consultants, the attendees will learn about how the advancements in fiber-optics technologies can help them build a modern high-performance local area network (LAN) that can better support the unique IT services and applications of the third millennium, while saving money, energy and space for their respective businesses and end-customers.

Spokespeople and topics include:

  • CIO Viewpoint: Ken Adams, CIO of law firm Miles & Stockbridge, will provide a real-world case study, demonstrating the value and benefits of passive Optical LAN to his business. He will also highlight feedback and lessons learned from his IT department’s hands-on experience with managing a passive optical LAN for more than a year.
  • Architect, Engineer and Consultant Viewpoint: Mike Kerwin, principal at R.G. Vanderveil Engineers, will explain installation and ongoing operations of passive optical LANs. He will also outline the technology’s unique aspects that an architect, engineer and consultant should consider.
  • Industry Viewpoint: Dave Cunningham, director of business development at Tellabs and president of APOLAN, will moderate a roundtable discussion with Mr. Adams and Mr. Kerwin to probe deeper into passive optical LAN’s pre-deployment design, day-one installation and year-over-year operational advantages for services, applications, IT staff and the greater corporate wide benefits.

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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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