The TIA TR-42.1 engineering committee on premises telecommunications infrastructure has issued a call for interest to updates the document that provides guidance on cabling for wireless access points. TSB-162-B, Telecommunications Cabling Guidelines for Wireless Access Points, will describe the cabling between LAN equipment and wireless access points including pathways and spaces to support the cabling and wireless access points.
When it comes to a cabling infrastructure, not all media and applications are always the same. So for each and every link, it’s important to be aware of what you’re testing—from both a media type and application standpoint. Often customers will determine that they only need Category 5e or Category 6 for some applications and Category 6A for others, or they may realize the need to upgrade some but not all links.
The TIA has published the ANSI/TIA-569-E standard, Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces. The “E” revision supersedes the 569-D standard, which was published in 2015. ANSI/TIA-569-E was developed by the TIA’s TR-42.3 Subcommittee. Major changes from the previous edition include updated references; incorporation of revised temperature and humidity requirements originally published in ANSI/TIA-569-D-1; and incorporation of additional pathway and space considerations for supporting remote powering over twisted-pair cabling originally published in ANSI/TIA-569-D-2.
Technavio’s latest research report indicates that the Industrial Power Over Ethernet Market is forecast to grow to USD $37.54 million, at a CAGR of 6%, from 2019 to 2023. The emergence of smart factories will propel the demand for industrial Power over Ethernet during the forecast period, also supported by the advent of 5G communication technology, rise in adoption of IIoT connected devices in industrial processes, and the emerging standards in Power over Ethernet.
Platinum Tools has launched its new PoE+ 10Gig Shielded RJ45 Field Plug (p/n 106250) which optimizes data throughput to PoE+ powered devices. The new plug is compatible with a wide assortment of large cables with large conductors, the cast-metal shell provides end-to-end shielding from extraneous noise interference in high bandwidth applications.
As IoT devices continue to increase and applications scale up, infrastructure provisioning is becoming increasingly complex. The connected world requires a solution that can converge power and data infrastructure to satisfy the demand for triple-play services and power consumption demands of edge network assets – and Power over Ethernet (PoE) is emerging as a clear game changer.
PoE technologies are a critical component to Smart Buildings. Deploying these sophisticated systems can be a daunting task, which is why it is important to understand testing considerations that certify the physical infrastructure meets IEEE, ANSI and TIA standards. This paper provides a standards update across all technologies as well as examples of testing configuration, tests that should be run, gotchas to watch out for, and how to interpret test results.
Leviton’s new GreenPack packaging is environmentally optimized alternative to individually packaged jacks that also makes large connector installations more efficient and cost effective.The bulk packs — available for select Atlas-X1® and eXtreme® RJ-45 connectors — hold 12 connectors in individual, clear pockets.
The topic of “sustainability” is increasingly coming to the fore through “Green IT”. Resource-conserving components with low energy consumption and environmentally friendly materials are currently the No. 1 trend topic. Rosenberger OSI’s FTT-ACP concept provides an innovative, redundant Ethernet cabling solution that can be used flexibly, reduces energy costs savings by up to 50%, requires only 31.25% of the energy required to manufacture cables for traditional savings, and offers raw materials savings of up to 70%.
The eight-position eight-contact connector has become the truly global power interface, thanks to the worldwide adoption of standards-based Power over Ethernet technology. While PoE serves hundreds of millions of outlets and has been a proven technology for well over a decade, deploying PoE is not as simple as plugging in and forgetting about it. Issues such as interoperability, backward compatibility, and cabling-plant capability require consideration and action. This webinar explores several aspects of Power over Ethernet, describing the steps users and technicians can take to ensure a standard-compliant and technically capable system is in place.