In a video that is part of the Telecommunications Industry Association’s TIA Now series, the TIA’s associate vice president of standards and technology development Herb Congdon offers a wide-ranging update on several of the cabling-standards-development efforts taking place in the TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee.
Hosted by TIA Now anchor Abe Nejad, the 12-minute video segment mainly consists of Congdon explaining six different activities happening within TR-42 and the broader implications of these activities to designers, installers and users of cabling systems. One piece of news covered in the interview is that the committee is working on a ‘D’ revision of the TIA-568 standard. Congdon details some of the efforts being made on that front.
You may be interested in reading the article “568-C.0: The next generation of cabling standards,” authored by Herb Congdon in 2008 when he chaired TR-42 before becoming a TIA executive.
Congdon also addresses the following topics.
- Physical security of installed cabling systems
- Category 8 cabling
- STEP – Sustainable Technology Environments Program, and associated TIA standards efforts
- Encircled flux
- Earthing (grounding)