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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

New software provides port with improved fiber mapping


January 3, 2019

Port of Whitman County Chief Operating Officer Kara Riebold keeps a sample of cables and the cross-sectioned splices as found in a vault.

Port of Whitman County has new fiber mapping software, VETRO FiberMap, which was demonstrated at the Dec. 20 port meeting by Kara Riebold, the chief operating officer at the port.

A viewer version of the program is available to companies that Riebold shares the viewer password with.

VETRO will help Riebold keep track of the fiber systems as the port continues to get orders and the fiber networks grow and are built.

Before VETRO, Riebold used Excel spreadsheets. If any splicing was done, she had to go through the spreadsheets and fill in any changed information in each of the sheets that rep...

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