On May 9, Cabling Installation & Maintenance (CI&M) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) jointly will host a day-long seminar devoted to standards-development activities and standards compliance. Titled the Cabling and Networking Standards Summit, the event will include reports from members of several subcommittees within the TIA’s TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee. TR-42 develops cabling standards including the TIA-568, TIA-942, TIA-569, TIA-606 series and others, as well as Telecommunications Systems Bulletins (TSBs) covering cabling-system specification, design, and installation.
The Cabling and Networking Standards Summit is the one conference that can get datacom/telecom industry professionals up-to-date on upcoming and existing standards. In just one day, attendees can be informed and educated so they can be prepared for their next cabling project. Here are three big reasons for attending the Summit:
1. To be optimally prepared for your next cabling project. Many cabling design and installation project specifications require compliance with standards, particularly including TIA cabling standards. The Summit will keep you up-to-date on the latest standard developments, and published standards, that your clients will cite in project specs. Additionally, the Summit will provide insight into several standards under development or under revision. Attending this event will ensure that as a trusted advisor to your clients, you have the latest, most-updated standards information.
2. To stay standard-compliant. Falling out of compliance with published standards puts you at risk of failing to meet customer requirements, jeopardizing your organization's compensation for work done. Because standard compliance is a mainstay of so many contract specifications, staying standard-compliant allows you to achieve the service level your clients expect. The Summit is not just an opportunity to become more technically savvy about your industry; it's a means of keeping your business moving forward.
3. To learn from industry leaders. Standards are constantly evolving, and standards-making bodies are perpetually developing and revising the specifications that provide the foundation for cabling projects. The Cabling and Networking Standards Summit will include presentations and panel discussions featuring professionals at the forefront of standards-development activities. The seminar's interactive nature will allow you not only to learn the latest goings-on within standards bodies, but also to provide your professional input and feedback directly to the volunteers who create and refine the standards that govern our profession.