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TIA moves forward on new healthcare cabling infrastructure standards

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has initiated work on new cabling standards that will define...


August 26, 2009  


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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has initiated work on new cabling standards that will define requirements for telecommunications infrastructure for healthcare facilities such as hospitals and clinics.

 

The worldwide standard will outline cabling, cabling topologies, and cabling distances requirements as well as pathways, spaces and other ancillary requirements to support a range of healthcare facilities and systems.

 

In addition, the document is intended to support various biomedical systems (RFID, BAS, nurse call, security, access control, pharmaceutical inventory, etc.), particularly those that use or can use an IP-based infrastructure.

 

The new standard will be developed by TIA Engineering Committee TR-42 User Premises Telecommunications Cabling Infrastructure’s Subcommittee TR-42.1 Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling.