European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)

CeneleclogoThe European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) develops European standards for electrical engineering. The committee represents the interests of 33 member countries and 13 affiliate member countries for the European marketplace. Their standards pattern those developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

In addition to participating in many of the national committees that serve as members to CENELEC, CommScope actively participates in Technical Committee CENELEC TC 215, Electrotechnical aspects of telecommunication equipment.

CommScope's principal involvement with TC 215 is with the EN 50173 design series (Information Technology-Generic Cabling Systems) and the EN 50174 installation series (Information Technology-Cabling Installation).

Approved CENELEC Standards:

EN 50173 series: Information technology – Generic cabling systems

EN 50173-1 Information technology – Generic cabling systems – Part 1: General requirements 
EN 50173-2 Information technology – Generic cabling systems – Part 2: Office premises
EN 50173-3 Information technology – Generic cabling systems – Part 3: Industrial premises
EN 50173-4 Information technology – Generic cabling systems – Part 4: Homes 
EN 50173-5 Information technology – Generic cabling systems – Part 5: Data centres 
EN 50173-6 Information technology – Generic cabling systems – Part 6: Distributed building services 

 EN 50174 series: Information technology: Cabling Installation

EN 50174-1: Information technology. Cabling installation. Installation specification and quality assurance 
EN 50174-2: Information technology - Cabling installation - Part 2: Installation planning and practices inside buildings 
EN 50174-3: Installation technology. Cabling installation. Installation planning and practices outside buildings
TR 50174-99-1: Information technology – Cabling installation – Remote powering

 EN 50600: Information technology: Data centre facilities and infrastructures

EN 50600-1: General concepts 
EN 50600-2-1: Building construction
EN 50600-2-2: Power distribution
EN 50600-2-3: Environmental control
EN 50600-2-4: Telecommunications cabling infrastructure
EN 50600-2-5: Physical security
EN 50600-2-6: Management and operational information

EN 50310: Application of equipotential bonding and earthing in buildings with information technology equipment
EN 50700: Information technology - Premises distribution access network (PDAN) cabling to support deployment of optical broadband networks
EN 50346: Information technology: Cabling Installation: Testing of installed cabling

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