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.
At the Summit event, Ed Gastle, product line manager of structured cabling test solutions at Viavi Solutions, and Rick Dallmann, director of data center architecture for CABLExpress, will team to deliver a presentation entitled, "How TIA Cabling Standards Complement and Harmonize With Other Standards."
The presentation is described thusly:
The development of cabling standards by the TIA TR-42 Engineering Committee often involves collaboration with other standards-development organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which develops Ethernet standards; the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC), which develops cabling standards used internationally; and BICSI, which develops standards primarily addressing system design and installation.
These groups' combined efforts result in an ecosystem of specifications that can guide project design and implementation, ensuring compliance and best-case results for users. This presentation describes the collaborative efforts taking place among these standards-development organizations, including specific information about recently completed and still-under-development standards.