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TIA Revises Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently updated TIA 568-C. 3, one of a set of four standards that constitute the TIA commercial building cabling suite, which is recognized as the in...


January 1, 2009  


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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) recently updated TIA 568-C. 3, 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 and is intended to be used by manufacturers.

It provides specifications for indoor-outdoor cable including minimum bend radius and maximum pulling tensions, and includes array connector specifications.

Further information on the new standard is available at www.tiaonline.org.