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Keeping Structures Connected: Updated Standards for Telecom Cabling Including Popular New Field Terminatable Plugs

Companies involved in testing field terminatable plugs will benefit from reviewing the summary of the methods defined in the latest ANSI/TIA-568.2-D standard

TIA Hosts First Cabling Systems Committee Meeting of 2020 and Welcomes New Leaders

TIA’s TR-42 Committee met the week of January 27th to elect officers and plan out work for the year ahead. We had a productive week in New Orleans hearing from our members and partners and shaping the committee’s leadership and goals for 2020. The meetings were filled with substantive presentations, liaison reports, and discussions during…

TIA Hosts Second TR-42 Cabling Systems Committee Meeting of 2020

TIA’s CEO Dave Stehlin and TR-42 Leadership hosted an orientation webinar on June 1st to welcome guests and provide an overview of TIA and the TR-42 Committee. The TR-42 June 2020 Virtual Committee Meeting officially launched the week of June 8th with the Opening Plenary Session, which gave previews of the work that would be…

TIA Issues Amendment to Balun Requirement for Category 8 Testing

Arlington, VA (April 29, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee has a new document on balun requirements and specifications and seeks participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities. The TR- 42.7 Engineering Subcommittee on Copper Cabling Systems (568) has released TIA-568.2-D-1 Balun Requirements for…

TIA Issues Call for Interest on Eleven New Projects from TR-42.12 Engineering Committee for Optical Fibers and Cables

Arlington, VA. (May 14, 2020) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued 11 calls for interest in participation of various initiatives. 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…

TIA Issues Call for Interest on New Optical Fibers Project

Arlington VA. (September 28 2018) –The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-492CAAC initially titled “ANSI/TIA-492CAAC Detail Specification for class IVA dispersion un-shifted single-mode optical fibers with low water peak.” This standard includes modifications of IEC 60793-2-50:2015, optical fibers – part 2-50,…

TIA Issues Call for Interest on new Project for Absolute Optical Power Test for Optical Fibers and Cables

Arlington VA. (June 16, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-455-95-B initially titled “Absolute Optical Power Test for Optical Fibers and Cables”.  This revision defines a method for determining the total optical power emanating from an optical fiber.…

TIA Issues Call for Interest on new Project for Adoption of IEC-60793-1-45 Optical Fibres- Part 1-45: Measurement Methods and Test Procedures- Mode Field Diameter as TIA-455-191 (FOTP- 191)

Arlington VA. (October 21, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-455-191-C titled Adoption of IEC-60793-1-45 Optical Fibres-Part 1-45: Measurement Methods and Test Procedures- Mode Field Diameter as TIA-455-191 (FOTP- 191). TR-42.12 is developing guidelines in the area defined…

TIA Issues Call for Interest on new Project for ANSI/TIA-4920000-C Generic Specification for Optical Fibers

Arlington VA. (Sept. 24, 2020) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 Engineering Committee on Optical Fibers and Cables has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-PN-492.0000-C initially titled “ANSI/TIA-4920000-C Generic Specification for Optical Fibers”. TR-42.12 is developing guidelines in the area defined by the following scope: “Adapt IEC 60793-2:2015 as ANSI/TIA-4920000-C to achieve…

TIA Issues Call for Interest on New Project for ANSI/TIA-492CAAC Sectional Specification for Class B Single-Mode Optical Fibers

Arlington, VA (July 8, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.12 engineering committee on optical fibers and cables has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-492CAAC titled Sectional Specification for Class B Single-Mode Optical Fibers. This document will adapt IEC 60793-2-50:2018 as ANSI/TIA-492CAAC. Modifications may include those described for ANSI/TIA-4920000-C and ANSI/TIA foreword…

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…

TIA Issues Call for Interest on new Project for Balanced Twisted-Pair Telecommunications Cabling and Components Standard

Arlington, VA (February 21, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) has issued a call for interest for document TIA-568.2-D-1 titled “Balanced Twisted-Pair Telecommunications Cabling and Components Standard.” TR-42.7 is developing an amendment to designate balun specifications used for testing Category 8 cabling and components described…

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