TR-42 October 2020 Virtual Committee Meeting Highlights

TIA’s TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee held their third and final committee meeting for 2020 the week of October 5 – 9, 2020. During the Opening Plenary, which took place on Monday, October 5th, TR-42 Chair, Greg Sandels, spoke of the committee’s migration to TIA Connect, upcoming elections for odd numbered subcommittees in February 2021, and gave an overview of the work that the subcommittees would be doing during their meetings.

On Friday, October 9th, during the Closing Plenary, there was a summary of all work done that week, the announcement of the Photo Contest winner for the October 2020 meeting and for the Year 2020, and the committee was informed of when the next scheduled meeting would take place.

(Photo by Brian Shuman, Vice-Chair TR-42.9)

Here are some highlights of the work TR-42 is doing:

Documents/Projects Under Development (including development stage):

  • ANSI/TIA-568.0-E.1 (Generic): Committee Ballot – 1st Industry Ballot
  • ANSI/TIA-758-C (OSP): Industry Ballot – 3rd Industry Ballot
  • ANSI/TIA-862-C (Intelligent Building Systems): Committee Ballot – 1st Industry Ballot
  • ANSI/TIA-942-B-1 (Edge Data Centers): Mock Ballot – Committee Ballot
  • ANSI-TIA-568.5, single pair cabling system – 1st Industry Ballot
  • ANSI/TIA-5071, field testing for single pair cabling systems – Committee Ballot
  • ANSI/TIA-1005-B – 2nd Committee Ballot
  • ANSI/TIA-PN-568.3-E Optical Fiber Cabling and Components – 2nd Committee Ballot
  • TIA-455-3 (FOTP-3) Temperature Ramps and Precision – 1st Industry Ballot
  • TIA-455-178 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-32: Coating Stripability – 2nd Industry Ballot

Recently Published Documents:

  • TIA-455-78 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-40: Attenuation
  • TIA-455-62 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-47: Macrobending Loss
  • TIA-455-80 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-44: Cutoff Wavelength
  • TIA-455-175 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-42: Chromatic Dispersion
  • TIA-455-176 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-20: Fibre Geometry
  • TIA-455-177 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-43: Numerical Aperture
  • TIA-455-67 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-51: Dry Heat
  • TIA-455-74 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-53: Water Immersion
  • TIA-455-160 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-50: Damp Heat (Steady State)
  • TIA-455-122 adoption from IEC 60793 Part 1-48: Polarization Mode Dispersion
  • TIA-455-244, Rev. A (FOTP-244), Temperature cycling of expressed tubes


TR-42 2020 Committee and Subcommittee Officers


Greg Sandels, Chair (OFS)

Henry Franc, Vice-Chair (Belden)

Jonathan Jew, Secretary (J&M Consultants)


Diane Forbes, Chair (NIS)

Ray Emplit, Vice-Chair (Harger Lightning & Grounding)


Cindy Montstream, Chair (Legrand)

Jonathan Jew, Vice-Chair (J&M Consultants)


Ronald Tellas, Chair (Belden)

Diane Forbes (NIS)


Wayne Larsen, Chair (CommScope Network Solutions)

Sterling Vaden, Vice-Chair (Vaden Enterprises LLC)

Valerie Maguire, Secretary (The Siemon Company)


Brad Woodman, Chair (Molex Inc.)

Brian Shuman, Vice-Chair (Belden)


Phillip Irwin, Chair (Panduit Corporation)

Dan Morris, Vice-Chair (KITCO Fiber Optics)


Patrick Van Vickle, Chair (Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation)

Roman Shubochkin, Vice-Chair (OFS)


Greg Sandels, Chair (OFS)

Dan Morris, Vice-Chair (KITCO Fiber Optics)


Several subcommittees and task groups are likely to have interim meetings throughout the fall and winter before the next virtual committee meeting, which will take place in February 2021. For more information about TR-42, or to join the committee, please contact Cheryl Thibideau at