The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leader in advocacy, standards development, business development and intelligence for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, recently updated the TIA-568-C.3 Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard.
TIA-568-C.3 is one of a set of four standards that constitute the TIA commercial building cabling suite, which is recognized as the industry benchmark for cabling performance and design. Revisions of the remaining two parts of this suite are expected in 2009.
TIA-568-C.3 specifies cable and component transmission performance requirements for premises optical fiber cabling. It is intended to be used by manufacturers. Users, designers and installers may also find this standard useful.
Significant technical changes from the previous edition of TIA-568-C.3:
Incorporates the performance specifications for 850 nm laser-optimized, 50/125 μm multimode optical fiber cables previously found in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3-1.
Provides specifications for indoor-outdoor cable including minimum bend radius and maximum pulling tensions.
Includes array connector specifications.
TIA-568-C.3 was formulated under the cognizance of TIA Engineering Committee TR-42 User Premises Telecommunications Cabling Requirements, TR-42.8 Subcommittee on Telecommunications Optical Fiber Cabling Systems.
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TR-42 member companies include 3M Communication Markets Division, ADC Telecommunications, Inc., Agilent Technologies, Inc., Allied Telephone and Data Corp., Anixter Inc, AT&T, Avaya, Baxter Enterprises, Beast Cabling Systems, Bechtel Telecom, Bel Stewart Connectors, Belden Networks Division, Berk-Tek, Broadcom Corporation, BTR Netcom Inc, Business Communication Svcs., C2 Consulting, Chatsworth Products, Inc., CIENA Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., CommScope Network Solutions, Connectivity Technologies, Inc., Corning Cable Systems, CSI Telecommunications, dbi, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Diamond USA, Inc., Dietrich Lockard Group, Inc., Direct Optical Research Co., Draka Comteq Optical Fibre, DYMO (RHINO), Emtelle US Inc, Erico, Inc. Caddy Fastener Div., EXFO E.O. Engineering, Inc., Experior Photonics, inc., FiberSource Inc., Fluke Networks, Furukawa Industrial S.A., GarrettCom, Gemalto INC, Genesis Cable Systems, Graybar, Greenlee Textron Inc., Harger, Inc., HARTING, Inc. of North America, Henkels & McCoy Inc., Hitachi Cable, Ltd, Homaco, Hubbell Premise Wiring, ICC, Ideal Industries, Inc., Intertek Testing Services, ITW Linx, J&M Consultants, Inc., JDSU, JPMorgan Chase & Co., KITCO Fiber Optics, Leviton Network Solutions, Luna Technologies, MC Communications, Megger, Molex Inc., Motorola Inc., National Technical Systems (NTS), NetGemini, Inc., NIES (Nexans Intelligent Enterprise Solutions), Nortel Networks, Northwest Information Services, Noyes Fiber Systems, ODVA Open Devicenet Vendor Association, Inc., OFS, Ortronics, Inc., Panasonic Electric Works Laboratory of America, Panduit Corporation, Phoenix Contact, Photon Kinetics, Inc., POFTO & Information Gatekeepers Inc, PPC, Quabbin Wire & Cable Co., Inc., RIT Technologies Inc., RTKL Associates Inc., Siemon Company, The, Signamax Connectivity Systems, Inc., SMP Data Communications Inc., Soapstone Networks, Solvay Solexis, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corp, Superior Essex, Surtec America, Telcordia Technologies, Inc., Tellabs, Inc., The Fiber Optic Association, The Siemon Company, The Wiremold Company, Timbercon, Inc., Tyco Electronics, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, UL Underwriters Laboratories Inc., US Conec LTD, Wiltec Technologies, Xtellus Dynamic Optics, Yazaki N.A., Inc. Y-Connect.
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