Intellectual Property & Standards
Policies that ensure appropriate intellectual property protections and the use of voluntary consensus standards are key for international cooperation and commerce.
Standards Education and Resources
Whether you’re a newcomer or long-standing TIA Engineering Committee participant, the following information addresses commonly asked questions related to TIA’s standards development process.
TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developing organization (SDO).
IEC Systems Committee – Smart Cities
Smart Cities enable more sustainable, reliable, efficient and resilient city services such as electric, water, waste, recycling, transportation and education while and fostering greater civic engagement and awareness. The goals of the IEC Systems Committee – Smart Cities Technical Advisory Group include infrastructure resilience, safety and support for citizen’s engagement and participation. There are three…
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC25 Interconnection of IT Equipment
The activity of this technical committee covers standardization of microprocessor systems; and of interfaces, protocols, architectures and associated interconnecting media for information technology equipment and networks, generally for commercial and residential environments, to support embedded and distributed computing environments, storage systems, other input/output components, home and building electronic systems including customer premises smart grid applications for electricity,…
IEC TC46 Cables, Wires, Waveguides, & RF Connectors
The activity of this technical committee concerns establishing and maintaining standards for the terminology, design, characteristics, related test methods and requirements for quality assessment of metallic conductors, wires, waveguide, RF connectors, RF and microwave passive components and accessories for analogue and digital transmission systems and equipment for communication networks and cabling. IEC TC46 Cables, Wires, Waveguides, R.F. Connectors,…
IEC TC76 Optical Radiation Safety & Laser
The activity of this technical committee covers preparing international standards for equipment (including systems) incorporating lasers, and light emitting diodes, or intended only for use with lasers, including those factors introduced by the use of lasers which are needed to characterize equipment and/or which are essential to safe use. IEC TC76 Optical Radiation Safety & Laser Equipment
IEC TC86 Fibre Optics
The activity of this technical committee covers terminology, characteristics, related tests, calibration and measurement methods, functional interfaces, optical, environmental and mechanical requirements to ensure reliable system performance. IEC TC86 Fibre Optics IEC SC86A Fibre Cables IEC SC86B Fibre Optic Interconnecting Devices & Passive Components IEC SC86C Fibre Optics Systems & Active Devices
TIA’s Standards division convenes communities of interest around nine engineering committees and is the administrator for a number of U.S. Technical Advisory Groups. These communities conduct the writing and maintenance of voluntary, industry-driven, consensus-based standards and specifications for the ICT industry. More than 1,000 individuals – representing network equipment manufacturers, service providers, government entities, and…
Electronic Serial Numbers (ESN) An electronic serial number (ESN) is the unique identification number embedded or inscribed on the microchip in a wireless phone by the manufacturer. The ESN cannot easily be altered in the field. The ESN differs from the mobile identification number (MIN), which is the wireless carrier’s identifier for a phone in…
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