As passive optical LAN (POL) solutions gain traction across a wide
range of market verticals, there have been great advancements in both
local and remote powering options. In this course, Kevin Fellhoelter,
EE, (President Solara Technical, an APOLAN member company) will provide
a vendor-neutral viewpoint of the different powering solutions for POLs.
He will discuss recent powering innovations, best practices for both
local and remote powering options, the most efficient power distribution
methods, and design criteria for creating an ideal network
Note: This is a recording of a webinar originally given on January 8 2019.
About the Presenter
Kevin Fellhoelter, PE (Electrical)
President Solara Technical, an APOLAN member company
Kevin Fellhoelter is a registered PE (Electrical) in the state of
Texas. He holds an MS (EE) specializing in power electronics from Duke
University and an MS (Engineering Management) from Southern Methodist
University (SMU). He has spent his entire career since 1986 in the field
of power electronics and power system design. After working in military
power electronics at Texas Instruments, he joined AT&T Bell Labs in
1990 in the power division located in Dallas. After a few years of power
supply design work, he became the first field application engineer
supporting what became Lucent Technologies Power Systems group and
eventually rose to become the global manager of the FAE Group. He
started Solara, and APOLAN member company, in 2001 and has created a
specialized company that engineers and furnishes dc power solutions for
many different applications.
The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN)is a non-profit
organization, driving both education and adoption for passive optical
local area networks (POL). Alan Bertsch, Qypsys President and APOLAN
Chairman, has said: “Our members include the most innovative movers and
shakers in the industry, bringing a breadth of expertise, insight and
vision that is a testament to our mission to educate and drive awareness
of the superiority of POL.”
Why you should attend?
Gain insight into how to design an efficient and effective passive
What to expect?
- This course has an audio component; please make sure you have
- All BICSI CONNECT courses require an internet-capable device and
- Java software; Windows 7 or higher; Mac OSx 10.6+; Android 4.1 or
later; Apple 10S 6.x, 7.x, IE 10 or later; Firefox 21 or later; Chrome
29 or later; Safari 5.1.8 or later; sound card with
speakers/headphones for audio (audio not available for all courses);
pop-up blockers disabled.
Who should attend?
This course is intended for ICT professionals who design and install
telecommunications systems as well as anyone interested in learning more
passive optical LANs.
What will I learn?
In this course, you will gain insight into:
- Recent powering innovations
- Best practices for both local and remote powering options
- Efficient power distribution methods
- Design criteria for an ideal network
How long is this course?
One-hour self-paced course with 90 days from the date of purchase to
Can I earn credit?
Earn 1 Continuing Education Credit (CEC) upon successfully completing