Fibre Channel is standardized in the T11 Technical Committee of the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), an American National Standard Institute (ANSI) accredited standards committee.
Fibre Channel started in 1988, ANSI standard approval in 1994, as a way to simplify the HIPPI system then in use for similar roles.
Fibre Channel was primarily interested in simplifying the connections and increasing the lengths, as opposed to increasing speeds.
This fibre is also known in the trade as manila and manila hemp, but abaca is a hard fibre and is entirely different from true hemp, which is a soft fibre and is the product of Cannabis sativa.
The fibre so cleaned has only to be hung up to dry in the open air, when, without further treatment, it is ready to be graded and baled for shipment.
The quality or grade of abaca fibre is determined by the part of the stalk from which the fibre is obtained, by the amount of serration of the stripping knives and the degree of tension holding the knife against the block, and by prompt and careful drying of the fibre.
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