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TIA Issues Call for Interest on new Project for Balanced Single Twisted-pair Communications Cabling and Components Standard for MICE 2 and MICE 3 Environments

Arlington, VA. (April 23, 2020) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.9 Engineering Committee on Industrial Telecommunications Infrastructure (1005) has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-568.7 initially titled “Balanced single twisted-pair communications cabling and components Standard for MICE 2 and MICE 3 Environments.” TR-42.9 is developing guidelines in the area defined by the following scope: “Create a standard for defining the transmission requirements for industrial cabling and components supporting single balanced twisted-pair cabling for MICE2 and MICE3 environments. Specify components that meet the transmission requirements for cabling for Industrial Premises. This Standard establishes performance and technical criteria in support of single-pair applications such as Ethernet.”

The stakeholders may include, but are not limited to: Designers; installers; industrial premise owners; System integrators.

TIA is actively seeking participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities.

For more information about TR-42 and how to participate in standards development with TIA, contact Cheryl Thibideau at

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