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TIA publishes new fiber optic standard

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published the 'Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standar...


September 29, 2004  


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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published the ‘Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard (FOCIS), Type MPO, FOCIS-5 TIA-604-5-C.

FOCIS 5 presents the intermateability standard for connectors with the commercial designation of MPO, and is used as an addendum to, ‘Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standards,’ TIA/EIA 604.

Intermateability standards define the minimum physical attributes of mating connector components. Fully dimensioned components are not within the scope or intent of FOCIS 5.

“The requirements of this standard have been selected with the objectives of ensuring that any combination of plugs and adapters conforming to the requirements of FOCIS 5 will intermate mechanically and that intermated connector assemblies will meet a common level of performance,” the TIA said.