of you may be familiar with standards groups but may not know how my company
works within these groups to help develop the specifications for new and
has been a longstanding global leader in standards development, and our
expertise was rewarded last month at the TIA TR-42 Engineering Committee
meeting with key committee appointments.
on by our partners as well as competitors, these high-profile positions
demonstrate the respect that we’ve earned within the industry. I would like to
recognize some of my new teammates (and yes, me too) for taking on important
roles in the standards groups:
Larsen was elected Chair of TR 42.7, Telecommunications Copper Cabling
Kolesar was re-elected Chair of TR 42.11, Optical Systems
Julie Roy (yours
truly), is Chair of TR 42.4,
Outside-plant Cabling Systems; Chair of TR 42.10, Sustainable Information
Communications Technology; and newly-elected Vice-Chair of TR 42.5,
Telecommunications Infrastructure Terms and Symbols
other CommScope team members were appointed as task group chairs and document
elections reflect our longstanding work and commitment in developing industry standards,
specifications and best practices in the US and abroad.
Within the TR-42 committee and
TR 42.7 subcommittee, we’ve taken an active role in developing the Category 8 cabling systems standard. We are committed members of TIA TR-42 and continually
work to develop useful documents that support today’s applications while promoting
a migration path for future applications. On the TR 42.11 fiber side, we’re
working hard on multimode launch conditions for the field-testing and
preparation of 400 Gbps Ethernet.
CommScope continually strives
to advance standards in cabling infrastructure, security, educational
facilities, intelligent building systems and sustainable information
communications technology. Our work with distributed antenna systems (DAS) continues to pave the way for industry
best practices. We’ve created documents that address all of these subject areas,
and they’ve quickly become valuable industry resources.
Our goal is to seek new and
innovative ways to protect our customers’ cabling infrastructure and
investment. We accomplish this goal with practical, in-field experience and a
team of technical managers throughout North America who help our customers
understand published and developing standards, as well as optimize their
telecommunications cabling design.
If you have any questions
about our involvement within the standards groups or how standards affect your
area, leave a comment below and I will be sure to get back with you.