Date

September 21-22, 2016

Location

Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, NY

Learning

Credit/Non-Credit

Speakers

Industry Professionals

EVENT SPONSORS

CONFERENCE FOCUS

Fiber Optics

Telecom

Wireless/DAS

Broadband

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NFOC 2016 COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!

Now in its 9th year, the NFOC Communications Conference showcases the latest equipment and advances in the fiber optic, telecom, DAS/Wireless, and broadband technology industries. The Conference attracts world-class manufacturers, distributors and industry professionals from across the nation, and features a multitude of product demonstrations, hands-on training and professionally presented learning sessions.

For 2016, and in addition to our free (non-CEC) learning sessions, NFOC is pleased to host the following top-industry training seminar which allow participants to earn BICSI CECs:

"Wi-Tech" Seminar presented by DASpedia, the experts in Distributed Antenna and Small Cell Systems. Thursday, September 22nd, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Earns Five BICSI CECs)

Registration Is Now Closed

Walk-in Registration Available On Thursday ONLY Starting 7:30 a.m.

Conference Hours:
Wednesday, September 21st exhibitor floor hours from 4-7 p.m. & Networking Reception (registered attendees with badge only).
Thursday, September 22nd with a full day of non-credit learning sessions and additional exhibitor floor hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Exhibitors can download the Exhibitor Information Packet.

2016 Exhibitors

3M

AFL

Altec

American Fibertek, Inc.

American Polywater

Amino Communications

Anritsu

Ascom

C.E. Communication Services

Cables Unlimited, Inc.

CCI Systems

Celerity Integrated Services

Clearfield

Century Fiber Optics

Commscope

Comstar Supply

Core Telecom Systems

Corning Optical Comm.

Corning Optical Fiber

Dali Wireless

DASpedia

Dig Safely New York

Duraline

EXFO

Fermer Precision

Fiber Instrument Sales, Inc.

FIS Blue

FIS Services

Fischer Connectors

Fluke Networks

Fonex Data Systems

Force Guided Relays

GIANT Solutions

Go!Foton

Greenlee

Hanson Directory Service, Inc.

Hyperline

Integra Optics

JF Tech,Inc.

Leviton

MaxCell/Milliken

Meca

Microwave Photonic Systems

Micatu, Inc.

MicroCare

Mohawk Ltd.

Molding Solutions, Inc.

Multilink

OFS

Optical Cable Corporation

PCT International, Inc.

PPC Broadband LTD

PRG

Power & Tel

Precision Products

Preformed Line Products

RF Industries

Senko

SCTE Penn-York Chapter

Solutelia

Titan Photonics, Inc.

The Light Connection, Inc.

Ubeity

US Conec

Varflex Corporation

Velcro

Viavi

WBT Performance Tray

ZT Technology Solutions

NFOC TWO-DAY SCHEDULE

Exhibit Floor Opens

Please note the NEW & EXPANDED exhibitor floor hours for NFOC 2016.

Day One: Wednesday, September 21st - Exhibit floor opens at 4:00 p.m. and closes at 7:00 p.m.

Badges will be available at the NFOC 2016 Registration Desk located immediately outside of the Conference Center Exhibit Hall starting at 3:00 p.m., for both pre-registered and at-the-door-registered Attendees.

Networking Reception

NEW for 2016 is the NFOC Conference Networking Reception for registered Attendee and Exhibitors.

The Networking Reception will be held right on the Conference Exhibit Floor. Participants can enjoy an opportunity for networking, appetizers, and refreshments with each other, compliments of NFOC 2016 and its Sponsors. Attendee and Exhibitor badges are required.

Registration Opens

FREE Non-Credit Training Session Hours

NFOC 2016 offers a wide variety of free, non-credit training sessions, each presented by industry professionals to help you learn more about the latest techniques, methods, and products impacting today's fiber optic, telecommunications, wireless and broadband industries.

The full schedule of NFOC 2016 Conference Training Sessions will be announced in June. Please check often for schedule updates.

Wi-Tech Learning Seminar Hours

For 2016, NFOC has teamed up with DASpedia – the experts in Distributed Antenna and Small Cell Systems. NFOC and DASpedia are partnering to offer an optional five-hour, BICSI 5 CEC Credits "Wi-Tech" Seminar during the event. There is a $200 registration fee to attend this seminar.

Exhibit Floor Hours

Conference Concludes

Larry Crossett EXFO

DWDM vs. CWDM

Learn about the different capabilities and applications of Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) vs. Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM).

Stake Your Claim in the Service Provider Wi-Fi Land Grab

Wi-Fi is everywhere, you know it's a necessity, but where do you start? What does 802.11 mean? What's the difference between Wi-Fi on laptops, smartphones and residential wireless? How does a device connect?

Erin Hallett

Get Fiber Smart!

Best Practices in Tier 1 Fiber Certification

Multimode Fiber

Learn about the properties and capabilities or the the newest type of multimode fiber from the world's leading manufacturer of optical fiber.

More Bandwidth Is Required… Really?

Today, traffic is dominated by latency and bandwidth sensitive applications such as VR, AR, gaming, and video. With growing mobility of user applications and pressure to keep costs down, networks are becoming more dynamic under software control with functional virtualization, while the actual networking equipment is being disaggregated. In this new paradigm, datacenter interconnections continue to grow on average in excess of 27% CAGR, yet datacenters still operate below capacity, with typical 10G servers operating at around ~25-35% of peak efficiency.

So, is it all about more speed and larger pipes to increase bandwidth? Titan will discuss new intelligent software enabled optics techniques and business models such as Operations-as-a-Service, that not only help operators optimize their WAN based fiber inter-connections, but also provide precious OPEX and CAPEX savings in excess of 15-25% (per end) link termination.

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Jimmer Flint

Best Practices for Underground Utility Preservation

Underground Damage Prevention is a shared responsibility. The training session will focus on the work habits and procedures that excavators should follow to help eliminate damage to underground facilities.

'Connect' Strategies for Better Communication and Results

Succ
ess in the telecom and datacom industries comes from knowing how to communicate with diverse people having different behavior styles and levels of technical expertise. In the this interactive workshop, participants gain an understanding of the four different styles of behavior and how to communicate effectively with internal and external customers to achieve common goals.

“Implement end-to-end Testing Solutions - Gain Competitive Advantage to get Paid Faster”

In this 1 hour session, you will learn how testing the CPRI link will save you valuable time and how you can use PIM/line sweeping for CPRI coax testing while debugging at the fiber level with an OTDR.

As the need for delivering accurate, timely documentation of high count antenna systems is increasing, you may be required to provide 1,000 to 15,000 traces, photos, and other deliverables to show that the installation meets performance standards.

See Anritsu’s new DAS testing manager solution “SkyBridge Tools Manager” that enables reliable and quick creation of test plans, provides fast and accurate testing and assists in report creation. This leads to less time testing, accurate tests, and quicker payment for work done.

Overview of session:

• Testing the CPRI link
• CPRI coax testing with PIM
• Testing fiber with OTDRs
• DAS Test Manager

Using Fiber Connected, Distributed Data Centers as Distributed Energy Resources

Youbicwitus is a unique cloud hosting/energy services provider specializing in fiber connected, modular, physically distributed data center facilities hosted by clients of the energy services. Each data center will provide low latency access to cloud content while at the same time leverage the installation to compliment smart-building, peak shaving and demand response energy services for those hosting a data center.

Next Generation Optical Sensors: Measuring The Future

The next generation “Smart” distribution power grid requires reliable, precise, and accurate measurement of voltage and current. How “smart” the grid is depends on how quickly and reliably real-time line information is accurately and continuously monitoring load and power quality.

Next optical generation "smart sensors" provide not only high accuracy (< ± 0.5%), but near unlimited harmonic bandwidth and unsaturated transient measurement of both voltage and current. This enables power utilities to accurately deliver voltages which reduces consumption, improves power quality and reduces service loads on equipment. Not only is there a net savings for energy providers and consumers, this results in significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Fiber Optics

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OTDR Operation, Technology and Features

An OTDR (Optical Time Domain Reflectometer) is the true workhorse of the fiber optics industry. Learn how to use this important and versatile test device by attending this comprehensive learning seminar. This is a BICSI (7 CEC Credits) training session.

What will be covered:

Fiber Optic Theory

Optical Connector Cleaning and Inspection

OTDR Theory and Operation

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Wi-Tech / In-Building DAS Seminar

NFOC 2016, in conjunction with DASpedia are pleased to offer a specially designed, 5-hour "Wi-Tech" Learning Seminar on September 22nd, 2016. This is a BICSI (5 CEC Credits) training session, during which participants from all backgrounds will be able to learn more In-Building Wireless technology, and its role in both standard and emergency-based communications.

For more information.

Networking Breakfast

Presentation by Commscope - Basics of Distributed Antenna System

Panel Discussion - In-Building Wireless Technology by DASpedia, GIANT Solutions, Solutelia, and Ascom

Networking Break

Presentation by Dali Wireless - Digital DAS & CPRI 101

Presentation by JMA Wireless - Cellular Connectivity in Commercial Real Estate

Networking Lunch In Cypress Room E

Exhibitor Floor Concludes

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NFOC 2016 Conference Sponsorship

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Silver

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Bronze

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CONFERENCE INFO & RESOURCES

Two Folding chairs

Wastebasket

120 volt / 500 watt electrical outlet

6' x 24'' table (topped and skirted - royal blue)

8' high backdrop draping

3' high side rail draping

7'' x 40'' exhibitor ID (one line)

2 tickets to Networking Reception*

Please note: Your booth space is not carpeted. For information on purchasing optional items, refer to the Order Form. You can contact Northeast Decorating at (315) 471-9989.

Exhibitor booth setup time is from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21.

Per NFOC Terms and Conditions, breakdown can start no earlier than 1:00pm on Thursday, September 22.

*Additional Networking Reception tickets available at $50 per person

Exhibitors with non-passenger vehicles, oversized vehicles, box trucks, and/or vehicles with a utility or box trailer should park in the outer valet lot along Patrick Road. Security will provide transportation to-or-from the outer lot if requested in advance.

Vehicles are permitted to load and unload in designated areas in front of the Event Center.

Exhibitors with tractor trailers will be assigned to a loading dock. Exhibitors should contact the Turning Stone Resort Casino Convention Services at least two weeks prior to NFOC for arrangements. Please call (315) 361–8171.


NFOC has negotiated special room rates for exhibitors and attendees. Mention "NFOC 2016" when contacting the Turning Stone directly at 1-800-771-7711

Download a press release template to announce that your company will be exhibiting at the NFOC 2016. Also download the NFOC 2016 logo.

These great companies can help you with your booth needs.

Northeast Decorating & Exhibit Service, Inc.
Official NFOC 2016 Decorator
Additional Booth Items Order Form
E-mail: info@northeastdecorating.com
Phone: (315) 471-9989

Event Location

Turning Stone Resort Casino‎
5218 Patrick Road
Verona, NY 13478
+1-800-771-7711

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