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Arlington, Va. (August 9, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee approved the TIA-942-B Data Center Cabling Standard. To help data centers address current and future needs, the updated standard includes several substantial changes from the previous version. TIA represents the companies that supply high-tech communications networks and is a global leader in developing industry standards across a range of ICT segments.

The TIA-942-B standard is available from the TIA Standards Store via IHS. It was approved for publication during TIA’s June Committee meetings, and published on July 12.

“We made a significant update to ANSI/TIA-942-B in order to keep pace with the rapid technology changes in the data center environment,” said Jonathan Jew, editor of TIA-942-B.