Engineering Committee TR-42 develops and maintains voluntary telecommunications standards for telecommunications cabling infrastructure in user-owned buildings, such as commercial buildings, residential buildings, homes, data centers, industrial buildings, etc. The generic cabling topologies, design, distances and outlet configurations as well as specifics for these locations are addressed. The committee’s standards work covers requirements for copper and optical fiber cabling components (such as cables, connectors and cable assemblies), installation, and field testing in addition to the administration, pathways and spaces to support the cabling.

TR-42 Leadership
Chair Harger, Inc. Ray Emplit
Vice-chair OFS Greg Sandels
Secretary J&M Consultants, Inc. Jonathan Jew
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TR-42.11 Optical Systems (568)

Mission & Scope
The TR-42.11 Subcommittee on Fiber Optic Systems develops and maintains standards, specifications and related documents for the performance, design, characterization, and description of optical fiber subsystems, systems and networks across all applications.
Leadership
Chair CommScope Network Solutions Paul Kolesar
Vice-chair OFS Greg Sandels

Top Selling TR-42 Standards

TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standards for Data Centers
TIA-568 Series Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standards
TIA-569 Commercial Building Standards for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces
TIA-455 Series Standards for Fiber Optic Test Procedures
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