Ignoring international optical standards would be costly

Last month, Harvey Pollicove and Robert Novak authored an Engineering Column entitled "Optical Standards—A Costly Change?" (OPN, November 1990, page 33). Their implication was that the U.S. might be better served by keeping the current ANSI Y14.18 optical standard, as opposed to adopting an international standard, ISO 10110. We would argue that it will be more costly to ignore the new international optical standard because it appears likely that it will be adopted unanimously by all the major optics producing nations.

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