The November 4, 2023, report by Apolan discusses the benefits of optical LAN networks (OLANs), emphasizing their role in advancing computer networks with enhanced scalability, security, and sustainability. The report explores the transformative potential of OLANs for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, including smart buildings. Key features of OLANs include the extensive use of fiber-optic technology, software-defined management, and innovative powering methods. The main takeaway is that OLANs provide a viable migration solution for the modernization of enterprise-wide computer networks.

Keywords: Access Controls, Architecture/Engineering, Communications, Cybersecurity/Privacy, Energy Efficiency/Management, Fiber Optics, Internet of Things (IoT), Protocols/Standards, Renewable Energy, Training

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