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Tom Napoli of Noovis among speakers at Broadband Communities Summit

Noovis Co-Founder and Vice President, Tom Napoli, and Jay Romero, senior director of IT operations for Erickson Living, co-presented to an appreciative audience at the annual Broadband Communities Summit held April 14-17 in Austin, Texas.  More than 3,000 service providers, carriers, equipment manufacturers, community developers and operators attended the event. Napoli and Romero were invited […]

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Noovis leaders recognized for their Optical LAN expertise, tapped for APOLAN posts

Two Noovis executives, Tom Napoli and Mike Watts, were selected last February for leadership roles in APOLAN (The Association for Passive Optical LAN), a New-York-City-based industry association composed of manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and consulting companies that are involved in deploying Optical LAN solutions for local, campus and metro area networks. Napoli, a Noovis co-founder and […]

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Mike Stedman, known for an ability to ‘get things done,’ joins Noovis

Before joining Noovis last year, Mike Stedman, operations manager at Noovis, spent 16 years with Verizon in positions of increasing responsibility.  Although he was promoted to supervisor, then moved to Verizon FNS (Federal), then back to being a FiOS manager, he earned his stripes by first spending a decade in the trenches – literally – […]

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Noovis launches Cisco’s first enterprise GPON deployment in North America

Cisco and Noovis are in the midst of deploying Cisco’s ME4620 multiservice platform for the first time in North America.  The project consists of installing a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) at three Erickson Living retirement communities in Maryland. “The first community, Charlestown in Catonsville, has been completed and is online, and we expect to […]

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Noovis launches LEED-certified business development team in Denver as part of westward expansion of Optical LAN solutions

Seizing the opportunity to grow in the western United States, Noovis recently welcomed Will Goodwin, a business development professional, to its team. “Our industry reminds me of a young professional athlete,” said Goodwin from his Lone Tree, Colorado office. “GPON is an impressive young player in his second or third year in the league – […]

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Bill Crowley

Bill Crowley conceptualized and jointly developed the Noovis organization along with the other founding members.  In 1994, Bill co-founded TRM, which specialized in convergent network solutions. Related posts: Noovis names Bill Hamilton as its director of Federal markets

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Noovis joins APOLAN to help promote the Passive Optical LAN industry

Noovis today announced that it joined APOLAN (The Association for Passive Optical LAN), a New-York-City-based industry association composed of manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and consulting companies that are involved in deploying fiber optic-based solutions for local, campus and metro area networks. “We joined our colleagues to promote a better understanding of, and growth within, our industry,” […]

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Erickson Retirement Communities Deploy TE Connectivity’s Passive Optical LAN

TE Connectivity, Cisco and Noovis team up to install gigabit fiber optic networks for Erickson Living in Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNN Money/ — TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, has teamed up with Noovis and Cisco Systems to deploy TE’s Optical LAN Solution and Cisco’s ME 4600 […]

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Noovis executive, Mike Watts, invited by TE Connectivity to review Passive Optical LAN configuration  

Mike Watts, a vice president with Noovis and nationally recognized expert on Passive Optical LAN (PON) technology, was asked to teach a three-day course last month at TE Connectivity’s headquarters in Shakopee, Minnesota.  Watts was tapped to provide an overview of his experience designing and installing networks. Before joining Noovis, Watts worked for Verizon FNS […]

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U.S. Air Force POL — “Just returning the favor.”

Several years ago, when Noovis executives Mike Watts and Eric Welty were employed by Verizon FNS and heading up its Passive Optical LAN (POL) group, Watts received a phone call from the U.S. Air Force’s 844th Communications Group. The Air Force was building a five-story National Capital Region Relocation Administration Facility (NCRRAF) on Joint Base […]

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