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New APOLAN Members Help Expand the Reach of Passive Optical LAN

CRUX, Panduit and Technity Solutions join the Association for Passive Optical LAN to support the education and adoption of fiber-based networks

The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), the non-profit organization driving education and global adoption of Passive Optical Local Area Networks (POL), today announced the recent addition of three new member companies. CRUX, Panduit and Technity Solutions are the newest of APOLAN’s high-profile IT vendors, manufacturers, distributors, system integrators and consultants that are advocating for the growing adoption of Passive Optical LAN. 


“The POL market continues to experience impressive growth, aided by the addition of new market players, innovative product development and an increased global awareness of fiber-based networks,” said Brian Hardy, executive vice president at ITConnect and APOLAN chairman. “As we welcome more industry thought leaders to our organization, APOLAN can reach additional stakeholders charged with delivering smarter and more sustainable networks by showcasing the many benefits of POL for today’s and tomorrow’s demanding connectivity needs.”


APOLAN membership allows companies a voice in shaping the advocacy, education, adoption and best practices for POL. Members receive access to association resources, the ability to extend their reach with target audiences and the opportunity to share content with the POL network and information and communication technology (ICT) industries. 


New member companies joining APOLAN’s impressive list of industry influencers are:


CRUX: CRUX delivers technology design and consulting services for architects, construction design professionals and facility owners. Once part of a large architectural firm, CRUX became an independent company in 2015. Specialties include technology & security master planning, physical security, audio visual, network infrastructure consulting, network infrastructure design, safety & security audits, and Passive Optical LAN design & consulting. 


Panduit: Since 1955, Panduit has created leading-edge physical, electrical, network infrastructure and AV solutions for enterprise-wide environments, from the data center to the telecom room, from the desktop to the plant floor. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Illinois, and operating in 112 global locations, Panduit helps support, sustain and empower business growth in a connected world.


Technity Solutions: Technity Solutions is a multinational technology company that helps service providers accelerate innovation in connecting their customers to the world. Technity brings to market products that innovate and optimize communication networks. The company also provides installation materials for access, wireless, optical, corporate and private networks, physical plant and MDU solutions.


A complete list of APOLAN member companies can be found here. Learn more about or apply for membership here.


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 membership, which is comprised 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 passive optical LAN.

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