The TR-42.1 Subcommittee develops and maintains cabling standards for generic customer-owned telecommunications networks. These standards are intended to specify open systems designed to support a wide variety of voice, data, video, and other low voltage, power-limited applications. Also, this Sub Committee develops and maintains telecommunications cabling standards for premises networks such as commercial buildings, data centers, building automation, etc. This Sub Committee specifies cabling system topology, architecture, design, installation, testing and performance requirements.
- Revision of Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers recognizes Category 6 and recommends Category 6A for horizontal copper cabling. Patrick McLaughlin, “TIA approves 942-A data center standard”
- ANSI/TIA-942 Data Center Standards Overview White Paper
- An addendum to the recently completed TIA-942-A standard will address cabling requirements for data center fabrics that serve to flatten switching architectures. Patrick McLaughlin, “Cabling architectures flex to support data center fabrics (TIA-942-A)“
- TIA 568-C.0-2 Addendum. Paul Kish, “Optical Fiber Receives a Boost“
- “TIA standard for educational-facility telecom infrastructure in the works“
- “TIA revising, renaming Building Automation Systems Cabling Standard“