Cabling standards update

In BICSI Bytes, Newsby info@bicsi.com.au

BICSI’s representative on CT-001 cabling standards committee, Ashley Martin (Manager, Field Applications Engineering, South Pacific at CommScope), has kindly provided a summary of recent issues and activities within the CT-001 committee to convey to BICSI South Pacific members.

  1. SA/SNZ HB 252:2014 Communications cabling manual – Module 3: Residential Communications cabling handbook

The committee agreed to withdraw this publication given the fact that AS 11801.4:2019 Information technology – Generic cabling for customer premises, Part 4: Single-tenant homes (ISO/IEC 11801-4:2017, MOD) now applies in Australia and ISO/IEC 11801-4:2017 Information technology — Generic cabling for customer premises — Part 4: Single-tenant homes applies in NZ. CT-001 still needs to endorse this with regards to this decision by 9 October 2019.

  1. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25/WG 3 meeting 24 – 28 February 2020: Australia

Standards Australia asked for expressions of interest to attend this meeting by 30 October 2019. Please note this is subject to the availability of space, given there are quite large numbers attending this meeting. There may be opportunities for BICSI members to possibly attend. If you are interested, please contact Ashley ASAP, who will ask Standards Australia if there are any seats available.

  1. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25/WG 3 meeting 24 – 28 February 2020: Australia

Standards Australia asked for expressions of interest for sponsorship of a social function for this meeting. This may also present an opportunity for BICSI members, especially Corporate members, to participate in Standards Australia activities to perhaps sponsor the event in some way (show bag, etc). Once again, if you are interested, please contact Ashley ASAP, who can then refer you directly to Standards Australia to explore sponsorship opportunities.

  1. PON and MPO

CT-001-2 has developed the basis for a Technical Specification to cover both PON and MPO testing. The sub-committee has sought CT-001 approval to proceed with the formal TS process. This has now been given and will look to have a documents published in the short term.