TMCNet:  APOLAN Helps Hotels Prepare Communication Networks for Current and Future Connectivity Demands

[June 30, 2015]

APOLAN Helps Hotels Prepare Communication Networks for Current and Future Connectivity Demands

Association for Passive Optical LAN hosts webinar to discuss the benefits of fiber optic LAN for hospitality industry NEW YORK, June 30, 2015 – 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, will host a webinar on Thursday, July 9 at 11 a.m. EDT. The Passive Optical LAN high performance choice for Hotels, Resorts and Entertainment networks webinar will discuss how passive optical LAN can accommodate both guests and IT managers network infrastructure requirements.


Hotel and resorts local area networks (LANs) are under immense pressure to ensure secure, reliable and fast network access for all guests. To meet connectivity needs, hotels have traditionally used copper-based LANs. However, this legacy infrastructure is not capable of meeting the increasing demand on networks. Simply upgrading a legacy network is no longer a viable option. Copper is not efficient, has limited bandwidth and is too expensive.

Fiber-based passive optical LAN is the solution to these challenges. Optical LAN provides substantial savings in capex and opex, while delivering dramatically faster, more efficient and secure networks, when compared to traditional copper-based infrastructure. Optical LAN also enables a robust network infrastructure, a key component in maintaining hospitality management systems running smoothly.

The webinar will showcase recent passive optical LAN deployments in the hospitality and entertainment markets, and discuss specific powering and system integration considerations from industry leaders, including: • Alan Bertsch – APOLAN Director (Qypsys) • Mark Conner - Corning Optical Communications • Rich Labonski - Zhone Technologies CIOs, IT managers, design engineers, architects and building owners wanting to attend the upcoming webinar should visit here. For more information visit: http://apolanglobal.org/newsevents.html.

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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