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APOLAN Touts Optical LAN’s Sustainability Benefits

Recent article, webinar and white paper highlight optical LAN’s transformative potential as companies seek more sustainable technology solutions.

APOLAN, the non-profit organization driving global adoption and evolution of optical networks, recently released a trio of projects demonstrating the sustainability benefits of optical local area network (OLAN) technology. 

The latest issue of ICT Today magazine features an article by longtime APOLAN leaders Gayla Arrindell, John Hoover and Jeff Van Horne focusing on building greener high-performance networks. “How Optical LANs Can Support Sustainability in the Digital Era” addresses how commercial buildings can leverage optical LAN technology to build greener networks while meeting evolving technology requirements. 

“Many building professionals are looking to OLAN technology, including point-to-point and point-to-multipoint topologies, to help achieve ESG goals and reduce carbon emissions while lowering costs,” the article explains. “OLAN can reduce energy consumption, support efficient power delivery over greater distances, reduce space and material, and provide overall operational and capital savings in various environments, applications and deployments.”

APOLAN also recently presented the “Optical LAN, Smart Buildings & Internet of Things” webinar, now available on demand, that explores how designs promoting fiber optic cabling can elevate the performance of smart buildings’ Internet of Things networks. Optical LANs can streamline operations for IT professionals, strengthen network security and exceed connectivity density and bandwidth demand. In addition, they enable healthier buildings that contribute to carbon reduction sustainability initiatives.

Lastly, APOLAN published its newest white paper, “Optical LAN Advances Smart Building Internet of Things’ Scalability, Security and Sustainability.” This white paper examines the multifaceted advantages that optical LANs bring to the forefront of modernizing networks through advancements in scalability, security and sustainability. 

“By harnessing fiber-forward technology, centralized intelligence through software-defined management, and innovative powering methods, OLANs redefine how smart buildings optimize their high-density wired and wireless connectivity, fortify their defenses and embrace eco-consciousness,” the white paper explains. 

The transformative potential of Optical LANs cannot be overstated. As we stand at the crossroads of technology and sustainability, OLANs offer a blueprint for harmonizing the digital and physical plus wired and wireless realms, steering smart buildings and campuses toward a future that is smarter, greener, and more secure. 

To view APOLAN’s sustainability resources and many other articles, white papers, case studies and videos demonstrating the benefits of OLANs, visit apolanglobal.org

About APOLAN
APOLAN is a non-profit organization driving adoption and educating the market about optical LAN technology's economic and technical advantages. Through its membership of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, the association hopes to help designers, engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments implement and successfully use optical networks.

Contact Information:
Brianne Scott
Executive Director
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