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APOLAN Expands Membership Base and European Chapter to Further Drive Passive Optical LAN Adoption

Four heavyweight companies join the Association of Passive Optical LAN to further justify and drive market opportunity for fiber-based networks

NEW YORK, April 27, 2016 The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN1), a non-profit organization driving the adoption and education for passive optical local area network (LAN), today announced that four new global members have joined the Association. Nokia, Huawei, CallisonRTKL and Automated Systems Design are the most recent additions to APOLAN s strong line up of global industry experts.

APOLAN Expands Membership Base And European Chapter To Further Drive Passive Optical LAN Adoption


In addition to expertise in the technology and architecture space, many of APOLAN s new members will have an impact on the Association s global presence. This includes strong representation for the Association s European Chapter, which is set to significantly enhance and advocate European market awareness and education of the many benefits of passive optical LAN. Passive optical LAN s popularity is on the rise as enterprises are experiencing increased pressure to meet growing bandwidth consumption demands. APOLAN s existing and new member companies from technology vendors, to system integrators and to AEC consulting firms deliver the reliable, scalable, secure and high bandwidth backbone networks that companies require to meet today and tomorrow connectivity needs. As a result, more and more enterprise companies are seeking reliable, cost-efficient, and flexible alternatives to copper-based networks.

Our members are driving forces in their industries, champions that lead passive optical LAN adoption in the enterprise, says Brian D. O Connell, Chairman of the APOLAN. Membership interest from industry heavyweights is a testament to the increasing growth and demand for fiber-based technology in the market. There is no doubt that passive optical LAN is gaining traction and can no longer be ignored. APOLAN members receive access to the Association s existing resources and website, in addition to making their own content available to other members and the industry. For more information on the members, 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

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the pioneering work of Bell Labs, our research and innovation division, and Nokia Technologies, we are at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives. We combine global leadership in mobile and fixed network infrastructure, with the software, services, and advanced technologies to transform how smart devices and sensors tap the power of connectivity. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. Nokia is the worldwide leader in fixed access technologies. We offer 20+ years of broadband experience, support 200 fiber projects, and have shipped more than 25 million GPON ports worldwide. Our passive optical LAN solutions help all types of organizations build LANs that support premium service experiences, reduce cost, and deliver value for decades.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

About CallisonRTKL
For more than five decades, Callison and RTKL have created some of the world s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities. In 2015, our two practices came together under the Arcadis umbrella, expanding our sphere of influence and the depth and breadth of our resources. Our team is comprised of more than 2,000 creative, innovative professionals throughout the world who are committed to advancing our clients businesses and enhancing quality of life.

About Automated Systems Design (ASD)
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia with an additional office located in Conover, NC Automated Systems Design, Incorporated offers the leading manufacturing, management and maintenance of nationwide custom turnkey Information Transport Systems. ASD s project management team is based on the design-build method delivering customers a National Services Consultant that serves as a single source of contact for complete project needs. This collaborative approach compresses the channels of communication, resulting in efficiency that benefit the customer in cost, schedule and communication. With over 700 certified and trained technicians we offer complete voice, video, data and security, design-build, services and support for physical infrastructures of any complexity nationwide.


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Discover a new dimension in colour printing with OKI Europe at drupa 2016

Innovative Pro Series Graphic Arts printers including new Pro6410 NeonColor together with newly-acquired large format printers to be showcased at world s largest graphic and industrial print trade show

Egham, 21st April 2016 OKI Europe Ltd1 will put the spotlight on its portfolio of Graphic Arts printers at drupa 20162, including the newly-launched Pro6410 NeonColor printer3, OKI s award-winning1 white toner technology, multi-award-winning 5 colour technology2 and the renowned ColorPainter large format printers including the H3-104s and M-64s.

Discover A New Dimension In Colour Printing With OKI Europe At Drupa 2016

OKI Europe drupa 2016

Held in D sseldorf, Germany, from May 31 to June 10, drupa is the world s largest show for the printing industry and the ideal opportunity for OKI to demonstrate its revolutionary printers and printing solutions specifically for the Graphic Arts market. From business cards to billboards, the OKI Europe stand (Hall 5, Stand B21)4, will showcase its unrivalled range of graphic arts printers. Featuring ground-breaking technology that can deliver incredibly eye-catching materials that demand attention whether indoors or outdoors. One of the key highlights of the stand includes OKI s new Pro6410 NeonColor printer that adds a new dimension to colour printing. This incredibly versatile device enables the printing of super-bright, fluorescent designs on transfer media for use on almost anything from garment and product decoration, to personalisation, packaging, point-of-sale and in-store signage liberating graphic design from the limits of the standard CMY colour spectrum.

In addition to the Pro6410 NeonColor, OKI Europe will also showcase the unique white toner printers – Pro7411WT5 and Pro9420WT6 together with the Pro95417 and Pro95428 5 colour printers. Based on award-winning, pioneering technology, these fast, affordable solutions unlock creative and commercial potential, combining High Definition digital LED with award-winning white toner / 5 colour (CMYK+1) technology, providing a level of performance traditionally only achievable with expensive production equipment. Looking for large format printers or solutions? For the first time, OKI Europe will be showcasing its portfolio of large format inkjet printers9 that are as much at home in the signage and graphics markets as they are in the demanding world of architecture, engineering and construction. At the OKI Europe stand, visitors will see how the remarkable ColorPainter10 range of wide format printers are perfect for the production of outstanding, highly durable designs on a vast range of materials including banners, fleet and vehicle graphics as well as wallpaper, umbrellas, pop-up displays, floor and exhibition graphics. In particular, the ColorPainter H3-104s11 and M-64s12 meet the most demanding requirements of the print and sign making industry balancing outstanding print quality with the highest level of productivity.

We are extremely excited about this year s drupa which promises to be an interesting platform for innovative printing technology, perfect for OKI s powerful range of high-performance solutions for graphic arts and creative businesses, said Pamela Ghosal, General Manager Brand and Marketing Communications OKI Europe.

With a host of live product demonstrations on the OKI Europe stand, visitors will be able to see first-hand how OKI s commitment to innovation can provide graphic arts and creative businesses with practical yet lucrative new revenue streams, by enabling them to print in-house what used to be lengthy and costly outsourced printing processes.

Visit OKI Europe at drupa 2016- Stand B21 in Hall 513.

For further information about OKI Europe visit www.okieurope.com14.


Notes to editor:
1 In 2012, OKI Europe was the first manufacturer to introduce a range of digital LED A4 and A3 white toner printers, with the launch of the C711WT and C920WT. In 2013, the C711WT and its product applications won the Best in New Technology category and Best in Image Transfer Product award at Euro Trophex in Amsterdam.

2 OKI first launched the 5 colour printer technology in 2013 and quickly received a number of awards including Best of Viscom 2013 , Good Design 2013 and Print.IT Editor s Choice.

About OKI Europe
OKI Europe Ltd is a division of OKI Data Corporation, a global business-to-business brand dedicated to creating cost effective, professional in-house printers, applications and services which are designed to increase the efficiency of today s and tomorrow s businesses. The company is well-established as one of Europe s leading printer brands, in terms of value and units shipped. For over 60 years OKI Europe has been delivering advanced printing solutions worldwide, introducing ground-breaking technologies that support the needs of businesses large and small. Our pioneering development of digital LED printing technology has placed OKI at the forefront of the market in delivering high-definition, eco-friendly printing devices.

In addition to a vast portfolio of award-winning printers and MFPs, OKI offers a range of services to help optimise print and document workflows. This, together with an integrated suite of software technologies and tools, can help businesses take control of their print and document costs in a secure environment, whether office-based, mobile or in the cloud. Today OKI Europe employs approximately 1,000 people in 21 locations (sales offices and production sites) and is represented in 60 countries throughout the EMEA region. Visit www.okieurope.com15 for further information.

OKI Data Corporation is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Oki Electric Industry Co. Ltd., established in 1881 and Japan s first telecommunications manufacturer.

Media Contacts:
OKI Europe Ltd: Pamela Ghosal:

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