NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2016) - 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 networks, today announced its educational seminar showcasing the fundamentals and applications of fiber-based optical networks at BICSI Winter 2016 (booth 536) in Orlando, Florida. The two-day seminar will provide everything an industry professional will need to take advantage of the benefits passive optical LAN offers over copper-based networks.

Starting January 31, the two-day event will showcase a comprehensive view on passive optical LAN. This includes the technical best practices and hands-on design experience and installation guidelines for architecture, design and power considerations for passive optical LAN implementations. As part of the seminar curriculum, attendees will be able to earn BICSI continued education credits (CECs).

"Antiquated copper-based cabling and equipment cannot keep pace with increasing industry demands due to limited bandwidth capabilities, management complexity, network maintenance and costly upgrades," said Thomas C. Ruvarac, APOLAN Chairman. "Passive optical LAN is the only viable solution to accommodate the evolving connectivity needs of the enterprise."

Seminar attendees will learn to implement a passive optical LAN that delivers three key benefits not possible with copper-based networks:

  • Simplify Network Design and Management - passive optical LAN has a centralized management and simplified architecture that enables easy automation of the LANs installation, initial provisioning, and everyday operations. Passive optical LAN also provides the ability to converge video, data, wireless access, and modern unified communication services at gigabit speeds over a single strand of fiber.

  • Lower Energy Consumption - passive optical LAN requires no power in the network and little cooling needs, reducing energy costs by up to 50 percent compared to copper-based LAN.

  • Increase Cost Savings - passive optical LAN requires significantly less equipment, space and power needs. All these factors significantly lower both capital and operational expenses.

In conjunction with the BICSI conference, APOLAN will host three events on Tuesday February 2, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort & Convention Center Hotel, Lake Toho Room located opposite the Registration Desk, near the Fitness Center.

  • 10:30 am: Meet & greet to learn more about APOLAN. This is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Association. Refreshments and canapés will be provided.
  • 11:00 am: Annual Meeting for APOLAN members. All members are encouraged to attend. 
  • 12:00 pm: Board of Directors Meeting for board members and officers only. 

For more information on APOLAN, or to apply for membership, please visit

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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