In the past, many engineers and technicians were satisifed by using spools of optical fiber that were exposed and sitting out on the test bench. This practice, although usually working for a short period of time, generally leads to a number of issues that cost users both time and money.
Potential Issues of Using Exposed Fiber Spools
- Bare optical fiber is easily damaged when exposed in the work environment
- Extra care must be used when moving spools or risk damage to the fiber
- Spools take up valuable workspace, especially in large facilities at vendors performing network simulation testing frequently
Types of Fiber Optic Network Simulation Platforms
With optical fiber being extremely valuable for network simulation tesing, it only makes sense to protect the fiber and fortunately that is easily accomplished.
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