Week 2 Exercise
April 10, 2013
Cabling Design, Standards, Codes and Definitions
1. American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Five engineering societies and three U.S. government agencies founded the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI’s mission is to encourage voluntary compliance with standards and methods. 2. Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA)
The EIA is organized along speciﬁc product and market lines that allow each EIA sector to be responsive to its speciﬁc needs. These sectors include components, consumer electronics, electronic information, industrial electronics, government, and telecommunications. The EIA (along with the TIA) was the driving force behind the original ANSI/TIA/EIA-568 Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard. 3. Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is a trade organization that consists of a membership of over 1,100 telecommunications and electronics companies that provide services, materials, and products throughout the world. The TIA membership manufactures and distributes virtually all the telecommunication products used in the world today. TIA’s mission is to represent its membership on issues relating to standards, public policy, and market development. 4. SFG
Standards Formulation Group is a committee responsible for developing speciﬁcations. 5. FO
Fiber Optics was a committee dedicated to ﬁber-optic technology. This has now been merged into the TR-42 engineering committee 6. TR
Technical Review is an engineering committee.
Working Group is a general title for a subcommittee.
The User Premises Equipment Division centers its activities on FCC (Federal Communications Commission) regulatory changes. 9. TR-30
Develops standards related to the functional, electrical, and mechanical characteristics of interfaces between data circuit terminating...