TIA issues New Telecommunications - Communications Products - Electrical, Thermal and Mechanical Environmental Performance Requirements Standard
TIA Issues New Telecommunications - Communications Products - Electrical, Thermal and Mechanical Environmental Performance Requirements Standard
Arlington, VA (November 12, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association, which develops standards for the information and communications technology industry, has released a new document, TIA-571-C Telecommunications - Communications Products - Electrical, Thermal and Mechanical Environmental Performance Requirements.
TR-41.7 has determined that revising TIA-571-B is are required. Some items under consideration are:
• Expansion of the scope to include communications equipment typically found at the premises in today’s broadband environment
• Vibration tests – It is now generally recognized that random vibration is more representative of real-world conditions and should replace the current sinusoidal vibration tests.
• Surge tests – Consideration should be given to TIA 1194 – Surge Resistibility of Smart Grid Equipment Connected to either DC or 120/240 V Single Phase AC and Metallic Communication Lines as well as a complete review of this section to make sure the standard reflects the latest technologies, installations and adequately addresses the real surge environment for various types of equipment.
• Different testing paths should be considered for different uses and installations of equipment. For example, consumer/enterprise, portable/installed equipment, etc.
TIA-571-C was formulated under the cognizance of the TIA TR-41 Performance and Accessibility for Communications Products, TR-41.7 Environmental and Safety Considerations subcommittee.
TIA actively seeks participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities.
TIA-571-C and all TIA standards may be purchased at http://global.ihs.com.
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