ADC presents educational seminars at OSP

AUGUST 27, 2007 -- ADC today announced that it will present four educational seminars at OSP EXPO 2007 in San Jose, CA, August 29-30.

AUGUST 27, 2007 -- ADC (search for ADC) today announced that it will present four educational seminars at OSP EXPO 2007 in San Jose, CA, August 29-30. The event is being held at the McEnery Convention Center, where the company's products will be displayed at booth #503. During the show, ADC will host the following seminars:

  • Is My Network Ready for GPON?
  • Construction Practices Within the Multi-Dwelling Unit
  • Properly Training Next-Generation Technicians on Next-Generation Products
  • Advanced Fiber Management: The Impact from the CO to the Outside Plant

"As fiber is deployed deeper into the network to enable broadband service delivery, both the outside plant and central office are undergoing significant changes," says Jack Field, vice president of product management for global connectivity solutions at ADC. "ADC is excited about the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise of network infrastructures and fiber-to-the-x technologies to help outside plant professionals meet the unique challenges presented by FTTX."

ADC will present two free 40-minute seminars at the OSP EXPO on August 29. The first seminar, "Properly Training Next Generation Technicians on Next-Generation Products," is scheduled from 2:15�2:55pm. Presented by Ray Hagen, associate product manager, the FTTX Group at ADC, the session will address key issues related to ensuring next-generation technicians understand the importance of practicing good techniques and procedures when working in the next-generation optical environment of FTTP.

The second session, "Advanced Fiber Management: The Impact from the CO to the Outside Plant," is scheduled from 3:15�3:55pm. In this session, David Rapp, senior product manager for central office fiber products at ADC, will explore why events in the central office have a direct impact on the outside plant and vice versa. Rapp also will provide information on the four crucial elements of fiber cable management.

In addition to its free sessions, the company will offer two full-day advanced seminars from 8am to 5pm, August 28. Participants will earn eight BICSI Continuing Education Credits for each advanced seminar attended. Tuition for the seminars is $399.

Doug Ellens, a senior principal systems engineer at ADC, will present "Construction Practices within the Multi-Dwelling Unit." The session will provide insight on construction and design guidelines for multidwelling unit (MDU) deployment strategies. In addition to connecting fiber and structured cabling, Ellens will discuss drivers for architectural and topological choices, determining factors in network efficiency, and why design must take a system approach. Ellens also will explore the impact of cable, conduit, and electronics within the MDU environment.


In his seminar "Is My Network Ready for GPON?" presenter Patrick Sims, a senior principal systems engineer at ADC, will investigate the key elements and architectural components in transitioning from BPON to GPON deployments. Making the correct decisions regarding PON implementation techniques, carriers maximize the flexibility of their networks to enable smooth and rapid migration to the next PON level. This provides customers with many years of reliable cutting-edge services and applications.


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