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Achieve IEC standards compliance through automated fibre optic end face inspection and analysis

As bandwidth requirements continue to grow and fibre penetrates further into the network, dirty and damaged optical connectors need to be dealt with systematically before defects degrade network performance and take down entire links.

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Matt Brown - Managing Director, Fibre Inspection & Test
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