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Optical wireless users should pay more attention to eye safety ratings of systems

News | 06/11/2001 4:00 am EDT

Issues of eye safety are set to become a topic of contention among optical wireless equipment vendors in the months ahead as equipment based on the emerging technology gets deployed. The Free-Space Optics Alliance, which will hold its inaugural meeting at WCA 2001 in Boston later this month, will surely address the subject. The problem as it stands is that most vendors claim their products to be eye safe when it’s not necessarily the case.

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