On May 9, Cabling Installation & Maintenance 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.
Jonathan Jew, principal of J&M Consultants and a prolific contributor to standards-development organizations, will keynote the Cabling and Networking Standards Summit. Over his 30-year career, Jew has carried out more than 100 infrastructure-system projects in data centers, ranging from small enterprise facilities to mega-data-centers. Jew currently serves as Secretary of TR-42, as well as chair or vice-chair of several of its subcommittees. He also is a member of working groups and committees within standards-development organizations including BICSI and the ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission).
In 2010, Jonathan Jew received The Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in Telecommunications from BICSI. Widely regarded as the “lifetime achievement award” for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, the Pfister Award celebrates an individual’s contributions to the industry through professional and volunteer work.
In his keynote address, Jew will reflect on challenges that he and his clients have faced, and how standards have developed to address past and current challenges. He also will review challenges that he expects data center and other network designers to face in the future—and what standards-development organizations including the TIA are doing to meet those challenges.
Following the keynote address, The Cabling and Networking Standards Summit will include panels and individual presentations on the following topics.
- Compliance Challenges for PoE and Remote Powering Technologies
- Single-Pair Cabling’s Emergence into Industrial and Enterprise Networks
- Cabling and Communications Systems in Specific Use Environments
- How TIA Cabling Standards Complement and Harmonize With Other Standards
- Fiber-Optic Cabling and Networking Systems for Data Centers
- Next-Generation Copper Cabling Systems for Data Centers
The event also will include tabletop-type displays from sponsors. The intent of these displays is for Summit attendees to have the opportunity to work and familiarize themselves with products and systems that comply with the standards discussed during the sessions.