Category: Standards

TIA updating guidance on cabling for wireless access points

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.

TIA-569-E Telecom Pathways and Spaces standard published

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.

Is that a Cloud or the Fog Rolling in? Keeping up with the ever-changing patterns in Data Centers

Much like any weather system, the cloud moves and changes according to its surroundings. Where the cloud meets the horizon, some notice a new formation, one caused by the development of IoT. The fog extends the cloud closer to the devices, thus reducing latency. Regardless of the definition, edge data centers will be required, either as new construction or created from smaller existing enterprise or colocation data centers.

TIA and UL Announce Collaboration to Advance the Smart Buildings Marketplace

TIA and UL are working together through TIA’s Smart Buildings Program, to accelerate the development of common framework for smart buildings. The two organizations are collaborating on an online aggregation portal designed to educate and inform stakeholders on the multiple aspects and solutions available for the smart buildings market. The two organizations signed an agreement to share commercial, technical, and standardization insights to further their work in the smart buildings ecosystem. TIA and UL will additionally focus on benchmarking, measurements, assessments, certification, and registration in the areas of connectivity, interoperability, safety, security – both cyber and physical, resiliency and sustainability for buildings.

TIA Issues Call for Interest Structural Standard For Antenna Supporting Structures, Antennas and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures

The TIA TR-14 engineering committee on structural standards for communication and small wind turbine support structures has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-222-H-1 titled Structural Standard For Antenna Supporting Structures, Antennas and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures- Addendum 1.This will update the amplification forces on antenna supporting structures supported by buildings or other supporting structures as well as provide an update to section 4.9.9 anchor bolt calculation and include miscellaneous minor updates and corrections to some sections of the ANSI/TIA-222-H Standard.

Keeping Structures Connected: Updated Standards for Telecom Cabling Including Popular New Field Terminable Plugs

Recently, the demand for field terminable plugs has increased to keep up with growth in high-bandwidth wireless access points and other online devices like surveillance cameras, LED lighting, motion sensors, display panels and building automation equipment. Field terminable plugs are also needed to enable high-performance data centers. This has led to rapid developments in new plug design and technology. And, as ever, an increased need for safety and reliability standards for this equipment.

Dealing with Natural Disasters through Big Data and IoT

IoT plays a major role in predicting disasters. One example that arises is the earthquake detection and warning effort of the US Geological Society. The system they are working on is called the Earthquake Early Warning system, and there are such systems in Mexico, Taiwan and Japan. In California, they have piloted the EEW prototype, called ShakeAlert, since 2012. Recently, ShakeAlert managed to detect and warn Pasadena residents about a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.