TIA Issues New Absolute Optical Power Test for Optical Fibers and Cable Standard

Arlington, VA (April 15, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee has two new publications for optical fibers and cables and seeks participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities.

The TR-42.12 Engineering Subcommittee on Optical Fibers and Cables has released ANSI/TIA-455-95-B Absolute Optical Power Test for Optical Fibers and Cables. This new document specifies the method for determining the total optical power emanating from an optical fiber.

The TR-42.13 Engineering Subcommittee on Passive Optical Devices and Fiber Optic Metrology has released TIA-604-5-F FOCIS 5 Fiber Optic Connector Standard-Type MPO. This new document revises the existing FOCIS-5 standard to harmonize it with the equivalent publication, IEC 61754-7. While retaining the overall scope of the document, technical changes include ferrule orientation options, ferrule travel, contact force and minor upgrades to spring compression definition.

For more information about TR-42 and how to participate in standards development with TIA, contact Standards at standards@tiaonline.org. A major function of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the writing and maintenance of voluntary industry standards and specifications. These activities are carried out by the volunteer members of TIA engineering committees. Recent meeting reports, agendas and notices for upcoming meetings, as well as links to some of the most popular standards from each committee are available on TIA’s public engineering committee pages.

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