LaserBee 6.0.0 is now available. This version of LaserBee embodies the latest version of IEC 60825-1 released in May this year and just adopted as a British Standard BS EN 60825-1:2014.
Although the outward appearance of LaserBee is much the same, a major re-write has been required to incorporate all the requirements of the new standard. For example:
- Users of the standard when looking up an AEL for a time which falls at a tabulation boundary are required to evaluate the AELs on either side of the boundary and choose the more restrictive. LaserBee does this automatically.
- When looking up a retinal MPE in the IR region users are required to check the skin MPE also to prevent damage to the anterior part of the eye. LaserBee does this automatically also.
When presenting its results, LaserBee explains its actions with reference to the published standard.
Why not request a demo version now to see it in action?
You can also buy it on-line.
City & Guilds Institute of London has now officially confirmed that their 3667 Communications Cabling qualification will continue beyond December 2014, when the current 5-year approval ends.
The City & Guilds 3667 qualifications in fibre optics and copper datacoms installation are recognised as the industry standard qualifications in the UK. The City & Guilds Institute are aware of this, and have reassured both Lucid and the Fibre Optics Industry Association that they are happy to continue the qualification for the foreseeable future. The qualification number may change to reflect future updates and industry developments, as when 3666 became 3667 in 2010, but the main objectives will remain the same.
On Friday the 13th December an ITV Border film crew visited Lucid to film a feature about the FibreGarden rural FTTH project, which our Director John Colton is part of. Here are some pictures – we are due to air on Monday 16/12/13.
In the last few weeks, three different corporate customers have approached us to recommend trainees. If you did your City & Guilds 3666/7 with Lucid and are interested in a splicing job please contact us for further details.
Normally, when corporate customers contact us looking for potential employees, we ask ex-trainees who are interested to send us their CV, which we will then pass on to the prospective employer.
Please note that Lucid is NOT an employment agency. This service is simply part of our support for both our ex-trainees, and the corporate customers who have previously booked training with us.
Unfortunately, if you did not choose to do your training with Lucid then we are unable to recommend you for these jobs; firstly, we cannot vouch for the quality of training you have had, and secondly, we consider this post-training support as part of the Lucid training package that our trainees have paid for.
FibreGarden, our ambitious local community FTTH (Fibre-to-the-home) project, has now reached the point of launching the share issue.
This investment opportunity is open to everyone who want to support superfast broadband in UK, not just locals, and is eligible for the very attractive EIS tax relief scheme. For more details see the FibreGarden website