In order to have smart cities, it’s important to understand the most fundamental part of them – smart buildings. They are the foundational “building blocks” that will enable a true transformation of our cities through which we’ll have safe, sustainable, connected environments for the majority of the world’s population. But as buildings get smarter across the world, there is a missing element needed to drive wider and measurable progress – a universal, holistic approach to assessing a building’s intelligence, or “smartness.”
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.
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 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 Elects Leadership for New Engineering Committee Developing Information Communications Technology Lifecycle Management Standards
As the leading standards body for ICT Lifecycle Management, TR-60 welcomes Jerry Bowman of Square Mile Systems, Inc., Gregory Bramham of Global Com, Inc., and Christy Miller of BCL IT Consulting as the new 2020 Committee officers.
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.
TIA has moved into new offices, right down the street from where they were before. The new address is 1310 North Courthouse Road, Suite 890, Arlington, VA 22201 and the phone number remain the same. main: +1.703.907.7700 fax: +1.703.907.7727
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 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.
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.