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2016-04-28

TR-42.7 Subcommittee Work-Hand in Hand with IEEE

With the need for increased speed and power over Ethernet (PoE) being addressed within IEEE standards, work within TIA must follow suit as the two standards bodies work hand in hand to ensure that the applications put forth by IEEE can be adequately supported by the cabling infrastructure.

Let's take a look at some of the recent and most significant standards activity within the Subcommittee and how they relate to standards development happening within IEEE.

2016-04-21

What's New with Versiv?

We repeatedly try to drive home the need to keep your tester up to date with the latest firmware, and for good reason. Not only do we want to make sure you don't miss out on the latest features that can help you test faster and more accurately, but as standards change, so must your tester.

2016-04-14

Get On Board! SmartLoop™ Just Got Smarter

Bi-directional testing of fiber links for Tier 2 (OTDR) testing is not only required by industry standards and most manufacturers for warranty, it's also the only way to know the actual overall loss for a link. That's because measuring the loss of fiber connectors and splices, as well as overall link loss, depends on the test direction. Testing a fiber link in one direction can give you different results then testing the same fiber link in the opposite direction.