Category: Standards

Jonathan Jew recognized as TIA’s most-engaged member

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently announced winners of its inaugural TIA Star Awards, which recognize the association’s most active companies and individuals for their contributions to the advancement of TIA, as well as industry objectives and initiatives.
Jonathan Jew, president of J&M Consulting, earned the top individual honor and Motorola Solutions earned the top company honor.

TIA-222 standard for towers and antenna-supporting structures up for revision

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) on May 2 announced that its TR-14 committee, which oversees TIA’s standards for towers and antenna supporting structures, has begun the process of updating the TIA-222-H standard since the document’s last full revision in 2017. TIA invites all industry stakeholders to submit input for the update of TIA-222-H to TIA-222-I.
TIA-222 is a structural standard that defines requirements for antenna supporting structures to ensure they meet the needs of modern communications systems in various environmental conditions like wind, snow, and ice.

TIA Issues Call for Interest on new Project for Measurement of Optical Power Loss of Installed Single-Mode Fiber Cable Plant

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.11 Engineering Committee on Optical Systems has issued a call for interest for document TIA-526.7-A initially titled ” Measurement of Optical Power Loss of Installed Single-Mode Fiber Cable Plant, Adoption of IEC 61280-4-2 edition 2: Fibre-Optic Communications Subsystem Test Procedures – Part 4-2: Installed Cable Plant – Single-Mode Attenuation and Optical Return Loss Measurement”.
TR-42.11 is developing guidelines in the area defined by the following scope: “This standard is applicable to the measurement of attenuation and optical return loss of installed optical fiber cable plant containing single-mode fiber. The principles of this standard may be applied to cable plants containing branching devices (splitters) and at specific wavelength ranges in situations where passive wavelength selective components are deployed, such as WDMs, CWDM and DWDM devices. This standard is not intended to apply to cable plant that includes active devices such as fiber amplifiers or dynamic channel equalizers.

TIACall for Interest on Requirements for Field Test Instruments and Measurements for Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling

TIA’s TR-42.7 Engineering Committee 568 has issued a call for interest for document TIA-1152-A, “Requirements for Field Test Instruments and Measurements for Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling”. TR-42.7 is developing guidelines incorporating new specifications and other information as required to support field testing of cabling described in ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1.

Webinar: Fiber-Optic Infrastructure in the Data Center

To meet exploding network bandwidth demand, 50 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s signaling lanes in server (and fiber to machine) and switch links, have emerged requiring higher speed standards. Ethernet and Fibre Channel have both either recently published (for 50 Gb/s per lane) or are developing (for 100 Gb/s per lane) new low cost, short reach standards that will utilize these lane rates, for both serial and parallel solutions. This presentation will provide an update on those standards efforts, along with the underlying market, industry, and technology trends.

TIA probing field test instrument requirements for balanced twisted-pair cabling

TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) on Mar. 24 issued a call for interest for document TIA-1152-A, initially titled “Requirements for Field Test Instruments and Measurements for Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling.”
Per a TIA statement, TR-42.7 is developing guidelines in the area defined by the following scope: “Revise ANSI/TIA-1152-2009 as determined in TIA TR-42.7, incorporating new specifications and other information as required to support field testing of cabling described in ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1.”
Per TIA, stakeholders for the project may include, but are not limited to: field tester manufacturers; test equipment manufacturers; structured cabling products manufacturers; and structured cabling installers.

Introduction to Single Pair Ethernet | Industrial Ethernet Book

Single Pair Ethernet is a key development and the infrastructure that will make another level of IIoT and Industry 4.0 connectivity possible. For the reliable establishment of the entire future SPE ecosystem, standards for transmission protocols, cabling and device components are all being jointly developed by a broad coalition of industrial automation and control suppliers.