Tag: TIA

Program provides certification to TIA’s 942 data center standard

Data center facilities that earn the TIA’s accreditation undergo an audit to ensure they comply with the association’s standards for data center infrastructure. There program includes two types of audits and certification services: Data Center Design Validation (DCDV) and Data Center Conformity Certification (DCCC). The DCDV’s objective is to ensure that the proposed design drawings for new-build or as-built drawings of existing data centers, are complete and that the design, on paper, meets the requirements of the standard. The objective of the DCCC is to verify the data center has been implemented in conformity to the validated designs in the DCDV phase and the requirements specified in the ANSI/TIA-942. 

White Paper: Assessing Smart Buildings – The Time is Now for a Holistic Approach

There’s no denying the growing demand for smarter buildings – regardless of building type or industry vertical. The question becomes: How do building owners, REITs, and developers assess the overall intelligence of a building? Currently, the market lacks holistic assessment criteria to evaluate or rate a building’s intelligence. There are several well-known and respected programs that measure and assess portions of building intelligence, such as its sustainability or connectivity, but for commercial real estate investors, a holistic approach is overdue. In a new position paper, TIA proposes six key categories to address when evaluating and building smarter buildings: Connectivity, Health & Wellbeing, Life & Property Safety, Power & Energy, Cybersecurity and Sustainability.

TIA launches series of briefing papers on Edge Data Centers

TIA has released a series of new informational briefing papers from its Edge Data Center Working Group. The papers are a first step towards creating an industry-driven framework for future standards development. Each paper outlines a different focus area for new Edge Data Center implementations including site selection and survivability, to security, thermal management, and operations and maintenance.

TIA initiates work on new Single Pair Multi-Drop (SPMD) copper cabling, component spec

TIA’s TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-568.6, initially titled, “Single Pair Multi-Drop (SPMD) cabling and component specifications.” The standard will address the need to support applications that use a bus topology with multiple branches connecting communication devices.

Rip and Replace Legislation is Critical to Securing the Network, says TIA

The Senate companion to the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Act is a critical step in securing our network and ensuring the integrity of the telecommunications supply chain as we usher in the 5G era. TIA applauds this decisive action to support efforts for the replacement of equipment that raises national security risks with equipment from trusted suppliers. By passing the Act, Congress is also sending a clear signal to the global industry that the U.S. will continue to lead the way on 5G security.

TIA TR-42.11 committee issues call for interest on 2 new optical fiber projects

TIA TR-42.11 Engineering Committee on Optical Fiber Systems (568) has issued a call for interest on two documents: ANSI/TIA-568.3-E and TIA-526.14-D. The revision to TIA-568.3-D will include  General Updates and any additional content deemed appropriate by formulating subcommittee. For TIA-526.14-D, the committee will develop guidelines for Optical Power Loss Measurement of Installed Multimode Fiber Cable Plant and add reference to bend insensitive MM fiber for testing with EF compliant launch cord.

Small but mighty: Setting the standard for the future of IoT

For edge data centers to live up to their potential, a number of specific requirements need to be taken into consideration, directly impacting the design, size, costs and location. Standards bodies like TIA are defining the differences between traditional data centers and edge data centers and developing the standards that address availability, power, cooling, physical security, and critical cabling systems.

FCC Chairman to lead TIA Panel Discussion on Supply Chain Security

TIA will convene public and private sector leaders at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 26, with U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai heading up a panel discussion titled “The need for supply chain security in a 5G connected world.” Panelists will review the global security risks of our current network landscape and highlight both government intervention and industry-led programs that are needed to secure the telecommunications network and supply chain.