Podcast Episode: The Standards Explorer

May 13, 2024
Valerie Maguire, who designed and built the Standards Explorer, discusses the tool’s creation, its use, and what’s in store as it evolves.

In the most recent episode of The Cabling Podcast, Valerie Maguire and Liz Goldsmith, representing the TIA Fiber Optics Tech Consortium, discuss the creation, use, and future of The Standards Explorer. The Explorer, which earned a Platinum level Cabling Innovators Award in 2023, is a free online database that serves as a resource for anyone who wants to learn more about multimode and singlemode media, infrastructure, application standards, and cabling standards.

The Standards Explorer supports a complete library of IEEE 802.3 singlemode and multimode applications, and a growing library of cabling standards developed by the Telecommunications Industry Association’s (TIA) TR-42 Engineering Committee. The web resource is an easy-to-navigate collection of pertinent application summary information, network interface descriptions, optical fiber cabling characteristics, key application capability information, and cabling-performance information.

The information on the Standards Explorer aids designers with planning, consultants with understanding emerging technologies, installers with best practices, end users with cabling-specification decisions, and manufacturers with product compliance.

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