TIA unveils industrial infrastructure standard

April 24, 2009--The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has released TIA-1005 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Industrial Premises, which specifies telecommunications cabling to support industrial premises applications (i.e. voice, data, text, video, industrial and building controls, security, fire alarm, image, etc.) while allowing for exposures to wider ranges than most commercial environments.

April 24, 2009--The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has released TIA-1005 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Industrial Premises, which specifies telecommunications cabling to support industrial premises applications (i.e. voice, data, text, video, industrial and building controls, security, fire alarm, image, etc.) while allowing for exposures to wider ranges than most commercial environments.

The purpose of TIA-1005 is to enable the planning and installation of the telecommunications cabling infrastructure within and between industrial buildings (such as manufacturing facilities, laboratories, refineries, etc.). In these industrial premises, the cabling infrastructure may be exposed to environments more hostile than in commercial buildings and where the cabling must support applications and topologies specific to industrial premises.

The new standard provides cabling requirements, cabling distances, telecommunications outlet/connector configurations, and topologies. It describes environmental classifications and provides information that is useful for designing an appropriate telecommunications infrastructure.

The TIA says TIA-1005 is useful to those responsible for designing a telecommunications infrastructure for industrial areas. Additionally, a working knowledge of TIA-1005 may prove beneficial in understanding problems associated with the unique aspects of the industrial environment and applications.

TIA-1005 is based on the ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B Series of standards, and includes appropriate allowances and exceptions to those standards for industrial premises.

On Monday, April 27, TIA's Fiber Optics LAN Section is hosting a free Webinar on LAN Standards, News & Trends presented by Herb Congdon, chairman of TR-42 Committee and FOLS Standards chairman. The Webinar will include information on TIA-1005. .
TIA-1005 was formulated under the cognizance of TIA Engineering TIA TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems, TR-42.9 Subcommittee on Industrial Telecommunications Infrastructure. To obtain copies of the document, contact IHS International.

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