Innovating Standards Newsletter - January 2013
TIA QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER (Volume II, Issue IV) January 15, 2013
Happy New Year from your TIA Technology & Standards Team
TIA is looking forward to 2013 and the many standards events and projects that are in the pipeline for the New Year. An exciting change for 2013 is the completion of TIA’s move to our new headquarters offices at 1320 N Courthouse Road in Arlington, VA. Our new offices include several meeting spaces to host Engineering Committees, Subcommittees, Task Groups, Ad Hocs and SC and TAG meetings. We are looking forward to hosting meetings at TIA again!
This January, look for TIA at the annual BICSI winter conference where we will be meeting with members in the building wiring community, presenting STEP pilot projects with a panel of experts (January 22nd), and discussing the new projects in our TR-42 committee. At the end of February, we are excited to be hosting the oneM2M Technical Plenary for the newly launched oneM2M partnership project.
In May, TIA will be active in Global Standards Collaboration (GSC-17) hosted by Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA). The mandate of GSC is to provide a venue for the leaders of the Participating Standards Organizations and the ITU to freely exchange information on the progress of standards development in the different regions and the state of the global standards development environment. They collaborate in planning future standards development to gain synergy and to reduce duplication. TIA members and staff will be providing leadership on the issues of and input on issues related to M2M Communications, Smart Grid, Cloud Services, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cybersecurity, Emergency Communications, and Sustainability (ICT and the Environment).
TIA Standards development in the coming year has some key revisions and publications in the pipeline. The TIA-568 family of telecommunications cabling standards is being revised by the TR-42 committees. The structural standard for antenna supporting structures and antennas has begun a revision with TIA-222-H fully underway. The new structural guidelines for small wind turbines on steel antenna towers are expected to be released by committee TR-14.
We invite you to take a look at many of the milestones TIA has been able to achieve in 2012 by sharing with you our end of the year milestones from each of our pillars. Please go to our homepage for the complete overview
TIA is also honored to announce that during the second meeting of the oneM2M Technical Plenary held in December 2012 in Beijing, the oneM2M members elected Peter Nurse, Qualcomm, and Chair of TR-50, as the Chair of the Technical Plenary. Peter has been integral to the formation of oneM2M and is also well known for his leadership within many areas of TIA and the ICT industry as a whole.
On December 13th TIA's Fiber Optics LAN Section hosted a webinar titled "The Need for Encircled Flux: Real or Imaginary." As multimode fiber loss budgets become tighter, installers must take another look at their fiber strategies. This often means improving connector losses to meet ever-tightening loss budgets. The presenter Adrian Young of Fluke Networks looks at the impact of multimode fiber launch conditions and how Encircled Flux requirements can be practically met in the field. Webinar attendees earn one BICSI ITS Continuing Education Credit. Watch the webinar on demand on the TIA Webcast Series Channel. For more information about TIA’s Fiber Optics LAN Section please contact Elizabeth Goldsmith.