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.

Bluetooth -enabled fiber cleavers

AFL has added two new fiber-optic cleavers to its portfolio. Featuring Bluetooth technology, the CT52 Fiber Cleaver and CT58 Fiber Cleaver are both designed for use with Fujikura fusion splicing systems. Both models use a Bluetooth connection and smartphone app that helps manage cleaver blade life. With a motorized push-button blade rotation and a thumbwheel for blade height adjustments, blade life is extended. The 16-position blade yields 60,000 cleaves.

South Dakota and Venture Communications bringing broadband to Rural Hughes County

The State of South Dakota and Venture Communications will bring broadband services via fiber technology to the Rural Hughes County Area in 2019. This 5.8 million-dollar project will reach almost 700 customer locations in Western Hughes County. This area currently has poor or no broadband connectivity. The project will offer services that include ultra-fast internet with speeds up to one Gig — the equivalent of 1,000 Mbps.

FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro | MPO Inspection Camera

The FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro offers the fastest view of the entire MPO end-face to an individual #fiber. The multiple camera design provides an instant Live View with simple touchscreen gestures to move from full trunk to individual endfaces in real time. Automated pass/fail results are available in seconds. The unit stores results on your phone and allows you share them through text messages or email or use the industry-leading LinkWare platform to store complete project reports including copper, fiber loss, OTDR, and endface images.

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.

Webinar: Power over Ethernet Standards and Cabling

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.