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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by ANSI.


Table of Contents Message from TIA Leadership Letter from the Chairman of the Board, TIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s President, and the Technical Committee Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

TIA Engineering Committee Reports TR-8 Mobile and Personal Private Radio Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 TR-14 Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 TR-30 Multi-Media Access, Protocols and Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 TR-34 Satellite Equipment and Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 TR-41 User Premises Telecommunications Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 TR-45 Mobile and Personal Communications Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

TR-47 Terrestrial and Non-Terrestrial Mobile Multimedia Multicast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 TR-48 Vehicular Telematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 TR-50 M2M Smart Device Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

oneM2M Partnership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

TR-51 Smart Utility Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

TIA Global Involvement ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25 Interconnection of Information Technology Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 IEC TC 46 Cables, Wires, Waveguides, R.F. Connectors, R.F. and Microwave Passive Components and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 IEC TC 76 Optical Radiation Safety and Laser Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 IEC TC 86 Fibre Optics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Strategic Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

TIA Board Member Companies ACS Solutions*

ADTRAN Alcatel-Lucent Cisco Systems Corning Incorporated* Dell Inc. Ericsson Inc. FAL Associates* GENBAND Inc. Gray Beards Consulting* Harris Corporation Henkels & McCoy ILS Technology

Intel Corporation JDSU Juniper Networks Inc. KGP Logistics Microsoft Motorola Solutions Nokia Siemens Networks Numerex OneChip Photonics Inc. Open Techworks Panasonic Corporation* Power & Telephone Supply Co.

Qualcomm Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation Tarana Wireless TE Connectivity Tellabs The Dow Chemical Company Walker and Associates WirefreeCom, Inc. *Advisor to the Board


LEADING THE WAY TIA is the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry’s leading trade association.

Our leadership and experience in standards development, government and international affairs, networking, business development opportunities, market intelligence and sustainable industry practices gives Manufacturers and Suppliers of Global Networks the edge and voice they need to compete and succeed.

Member Driven. Results Focused. Making the Network. TIA is the clear choice for your company. ▶ Technology and Standards Development

Our engineering committees work diligently to build interoperability between competing platforms and to integrate those technologies into international industry standards (in partnership with the American National Standards Institute. ) ▶ Policy and Advocacy ▶ Intelligence


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Welcome to STAR — TIA’s Standards and Technology Annual Report for 2012-2013


his report highlights continued progress in developing voluntary technical standards and our goals for the future. The information and communications technology (ICT) industry leads all other industries in terms of innovation — enhancing our quality of living and creating new business opportunities and job growth worldwide. TIA’s mission is to stay ahead of the rapid pace of industry innovation and the issues and challenges we face in deploying technology. We’re a member-led, member-driven organization, which is why our Technology and Standards program has been such a success for so many years. Over the course of more than 89 years, TIA has issued 3,600+ ICT industry standards and related documents that address land mobile radio communications, cellular towers, data terminals, satellite communications, telephone terminal equipment, multimedia multicast, vehicular telematics, acoustic accessibility, mobile device communications, Machine-to-Machine communications, smart utility networks and related technologies. More recently, TIA marked the 25th anniversary as an ANSIaccredited standards developer. We are extremely proud of the breadth and depth of TIA’s standards programs, which allow us to rapidly incorporate changes in technology and the emergence of new technologies into our standards development. In addition, TIA is continually engaging with programs, organizations and universities (such as Georgia Tech Research Institute and Florida Atlantic University) to develop initiatives and certifications that further enhance ICT standards. Through collaboration and by pairing with these organizations, TIA paves the way for the next generation of standards.

: Tom Stanton, ADTRAN Inc., TIA Chairman

: Grant E. Seiffert, TIA President

TIA is proud to have both a standards and policy team that partner to bring the ICT industry the best possible support for the advancement of technology through reduced barriers to trade and increased focus on research and development. With today’s environment and issues, we work even more closely with TIA’s Government Affairs team to ensure we meet our members’ needs and produce and develop standards that will carry them well into future. Thank you for your interest in STAR and TIA’s dramatically broadening standards development efforts. And thank you to the many, many volunteers who provide quality contributions on behalf of the ICT industry to ensure technical compatibility, interoperability and connectivity of products and services. The public benefits that stem from TIA’s standards efforts are enormous for consumers, industry and public safety.

Tom Stanton Grant E. Seiffert Mike Pellon TIA Chairman TIA President TIA Technical Committee Chairman

: Mike Pellon, Motorola Solutions,

TIA Technical Committee Chairman


TR-8 Mobile and Personal Private Radio Standards


ngineering Committee TR-8 formulates and maintains standards for two-way digital voice and data radio communications systems and equipment. The TR-8 committee addresses all technical matters for analog and digital radio systems and services, including definitions, interoperability, compatibility and compliance requirements. The types of applications addressed by these standards include business, transportation and industrial dispatch, as well as public safety, such as police, ambulance, firefighter, disaster relief and emergency management. The work of TR-8 is driven by the migration from analog to digital radio systems and the need for more spectrally efficient communications systems, as well as the need for more feature-rich radio communications systems that enable secure and reliable communications. Interoperability between equipment supplied by various manufacturers and interoperability between systems, operated by different state, local and federal agencies, are also critical aspects of the standards that are developed. The work of TR-8 has included standards that cover all aspects of the communications systems including radio equipment, network infrastructure equipment, antenna systems, propagation and interference models. Much of the work done by TR-8 is related to the formulation of standards for Project 25. These are standards sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Officials International (APCO), the National Association of State Telecommunications Directors (NASTD) and agencies of the federal government. Project 25 standards are developed to provide digital voice and data communications systems suited for public safety and first-responder applications. The majority of the Project 25 standards are covered within the TIA-102 series of documents, which describe and define the functionality and performance necessary to enable interoperable (i.e., multi-manufacturer) implementation of open interfaces, services and features for digital


Land Mobile Radio (LMR) TOP STANDARDS equipment. The TIA-102 series of documents address TIA-102 Series: Land Mobile Communications Radio Standards (APCO standards developed during Project 25) Phase 1 of the Project 25 TIA-329 Series: Minimum Standards for implementation and newly Communication Antennas created Phase 2 standards, TIA-603-D: Land Mobile FM or including two-slot TDMA PM Equipment Measurement and technology. The depths of Performance Standards the standards formulated TSB-88 Series: Wireless Communications Systems Performance Standards provide agencies with feature-rich voice and data radio communications. This offers individual user agencies the flexibility to adopt only those technology features that will fit their specific needs and still maintain interoperability with other user agencies. The TIA-102 series of documents also describes and defines tests and test methodologies that can be used by LMR equipment manufacturers and others to assess interoperability, feature functionality and performance. Other work within the committee includes formulation of standards for antenna systems and system components, such as signal boosters. The committee has also developed Telecommunications Systems Bulletins on system performance such as coverage and interference issues. Other work also includes issues of RF exposure and product safety in hazardous environments. A new work item that began in 2012 is the development of standards for Push-To-Talk service over LTE. Additionally, a joint project with ATIS that includes an interface between Land Mobile Radio systems and LTE networks. More recently, TIA marked the 25th anniversary as an ANSI-accredited standards developer.

TR-8 LEADERSHIP TR-8.17 RF Exposure TR-8.8 Broadband Data Systems Chair: Robert Speidel, Harris Chair: Alan Wilson, Harris Corporation Corporation Vice-Chair: Chris Wilson, Motorola TR-8.18 Wireless Systems Solutions Compatibility - Interference and Coverage TR-8.10 Trunking and Conventional Chair: Tom Rubinstein, Motorola Control TR-8.3 Encryption Solutions Chair: John Lambrou, Motorola Chair: David VanderStaay, Thales Solutions Vice-Chair: Robert Shapiro, Shapiro Communications, Inc. Consulting Services Vice-Chair: Tom Senese, Motorola TR-8.11 Antenna Systems Solutions Chair: Timothy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, TX RX TR-8.19 Wireline System Interfaces Systems, Inc. Chair: Jerry Drobka, Motorola TR-8.4 Vocoders Chair: Alan Wilson, Harris Corporation Vice-Chair: Tom Rubinstein, Motorola Solutions Solutions TR-8.21 Land Mobile Radio Intrinsic TR-8.5 Signaling and Data Safety Consideration TR-8.12 Two-Slot TDMA Transmission Chair: Jim Eastwood, Motorola Chair: Alan Wilson, Harris Corporation CHAIR: John Lambrou, Motorola Solutions Solutions TR-8.15 Common Air Interface VICE-CHAIR: Brian Martens, Harris Chair: Jim Eastwood, Motorola TR-8.6 Equipment Performance Corporation Recommendations Solutions Chair: Terry Mansfield, Motorola TR-8.25 Compliance Assessment Solutions Chair: Tess Zagaruyka, Datron World Communications TR-8.1 Equipment Measurement Procedures Chair: John Oblak, EF Johnson Technologies Vice-Chair: Terry Mansfield, Motorola Solutions

Chair, TR-8

John Oblak, EF Johnson Technologies

vice-Chair, TR-8

Alan Wilson, Harris Corporation

Participating Organizations: AECOM, Aeroflex, Airvana Network Solutions, Alcatel Lucent, Anritsu MTBU, Aselsan Inc., ATDI Inc., Avtec Inc., Cassidian Communications, Inc., CDMA Development Group, Cisco Systems, Inc., CJ Barber Consulting, CML Microcircuits (USA) Inc., CSI Telecommunications, Inc., Daniels Electronics Ltd., Datron World Communications, Defense Information Systems Agency, Digital Voice Systems, Inc., Drug Enforcement Administration, EF Johnson Company, Ericsson Inc., Etherstack, FBI, Frye-Comm Consulting LLC, Gemalto Inc., General Dynamics C4 Systems, Gogo, Harris Corporation, Hitachi Telecom Inc. USA, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, Icom America Inc., Intel Corporation, Interop Technologies, Intrado, Kenwood USA Corp., LG InfoComm U.S.A., Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Midland Radio Corp., Motorola Mobility Inc., Motorola Solutions, National Institute of Standards & Technology NIST, National Technical Systems (NTS), NIST-OLES, Nokia Inc., PowerTrunk, Raytheon, RELM Wireless Corp., Research In Motion, RTKL Associates Inc., Samsung Telecom. America, Shapiro Consulting Services, Sigma Delta Communications, Inc., Sony Wireless Tech Division, SPAWAR HIS, Sprint Nextel, SS8 Networks, Inc., State of South Carolina, Tait Radio Communications, TE Connectivity, Technisonic Industries Ltd., TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., Thales Communications, Inc., TranSwitch Corporation, TX RX Systems, Inc., U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Justice, Union Pacific Railroad, Verizon Communications, Zetron, Inc., ZTE Corporation For meeting information visit the committee website at To find out more about participating in TR-8, please contact Marianna Kramarikova ( | +1.703.907.7743).


TR-14 Structural Standards for Communication and Small Wind Turbine Support Structures


ngineering Committee TR-14 develops standards that affect the design, fabrication and production of antenna towers. The standards allow owners and operators of broadcast and wireless towers to effectively and reliably relay communications via antenna towers. Additionally, as the country moves to more environmentally-friendly methods of developing energy, the TR-14 committee is addressing how wind turbines may be affixed to antenna towers to reduce a cellular site’s energy consumption. Reducing the cost of power on cellular sites is a major challenge for owners and operators of cellular towers globally. Working in conjunction with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the TR-14 committee is in the process of developing content for the TIA-222 standard for small wind turbines, such as vertical axis wind turbines, that can be attached to new and existing antenna towers. The TR-14 committee supports the continued maintenance of the TIA-222 Structural Standards for Steel Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures standard. The standard applies to steel antenna towers and antennasupporting structures built for all classes of communications. The standard provides the requirements for structural design and fabrication of new, and modification of existing, structural antennas, antenna-supporting structures, structural components, guy assemblies, insulators and foundations. The standard is referenced in the International Building Code and is therefore accepted by building officials. Revisions of the TIA-222 standard are published so that modern practices are used by industry in the design and modification of new and existing antenna towers. The committee intends to release an updated ANSI/TIA-222-H revision. This revision is expected to align the ANSI/TIA-222 standard with the latest version of the American Society of Civil Engineers standard, 7-10 Minimum Design Loads of Buildings and Other Structures, which has new wind maps and incorporates the latest revision of the American Institute of Steel Construction specification manual. Other anticipated changes include antenna and microwave degradation issues, ratings for antenna mounts (such as T-booms), safety anchorages for pole climbing and the corrosion of anchor bolts. As the industry’s support structures continue to age, reliability and maintenance issues will be crucial to the longevity of the industry’s infrastructure. In 2012, TR-14.7 completed TIA-1019, Structural Standards for Steel Gin Poles Used for Installation of Antenna Towers and Antenna Supporting Structures. The standard has been updated to


provide minimum loading TOP STANDARDS requirements for towers TIA-222-G Series: Structural Standard under construction, alterafor Antenna Supporting Structures and tion or maintenance, and Antennas to address specialized TIA-1019-A: Installation, Alteration, and equipment such as gin Maintenance of Antenna Supporting poles, frames, hoists and Structures and Antennas the temporary supports necessary to complete those tasks safely, along with the design requirements for a gin pole. The standard considers special construction requirements and processes commonly used when removing an existing antenna from a tower or removing all or a portion of an existing tower.


Chair, TR-14

John Erichsen, EET, LLC

vice-Chair, TR-14

Mark Malouf, Malouf Engineering International

Participating Organizations: 4SE, Inc., Aero Solutions, LLC, American Tower Corporation, AT&T Labs, AT&T Mobility, B&C Contracting Company, B&T Engineering, Inc., Bechtel Power Corp., Bentley Systems, Inc., Black & Veatch Telecommunications, Broadcast Tower Technologies, Inc., Bureau of Land Standards Management, C. Faulkner Engineering, CALTROP Construction Service, CMX, Crown Castle International Corp., CSI Telecommunications, Inc., Davidson Engineering, LLC, DaVinci Engineering Inc., Dielectric Communications, Doty-Moore Tower Services, EET, LLC, Ehresmann Engineering, Inc., Electronics Research, Inc., Engineered Endeavors, Inc., FAL Associates, FDH Engineering, FWT, LLC, Genivar, LP, GlenMartin Holding Co, LLC, Global Tower Partners, GPD Group, ISE Incorporated, Malouf Engineering International, Morrison Hershfield, Ltd., Nello Corporation, Network Building & Consulting Engineering Services, Paul J. Ford & Co., Power Line Systems, Inc., ReliaPOLE Inspection Services Company, Rohn Products International Arabia, Rohn Products LLC, RTKL Associates Inc., Sabre Towers & Poles, Shively Labs, Sioux Falls Tower Specialist, Stainless LLC, Stealth Concealment Solutions, Inc., Structure & Tower Designers, Inc., Technical Associates, Tower Consultants, Inc., Tower Engineering Company, Tower Engineering Professionals, Inc., Tower Numerics Inc., Tower Technology, Towerkraft Engineering, P.C., Turris Corporation, Valmont Communications, Valmont-PennSummit, Vector Structural Engineers, Walker Engineering Inc., Weisman Consultants, WesTower Comunications Inc. For meeting information visit the committee website at To find out more about participating in TR-14, please contact Marianna Kramarikova ( | +1.703.907.7743).

TR-30 Multi-Media Access, Protocols and Interfaces


ngineering Committee TR-30 develops standards related to the functional, electrical and mechanical characteristics of interfaces between data circuit terminating equipment (DCE), data terminal equipment (DTE) and multimedia gateways, the telephone and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) networks, and other DCE and facsimile systems. TR-30 has produced numerous standards for data and telecommunications equipment dating back to 1962, when the RS-232 standard (now TIA-232-F, Interface Between Data Terminal Equipment and Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment Employing Serial Binary Data Interchange) was published. The TR-30.3 Data Communications Equipment Evaluation and Network Interfaces subcommittee addresses the consumer demand for streaming live data through the Internet, such as watching movies and playing video games. A key committee focus has been on the broadband delivery of live video and audio, primarily Over-TheTop (OTT) content, that comes from a third party (e.g., Netflix, CNN) and is sent to an end user device connected to the Internet. These devices include gaming consoles, smart TVs, smartphones, laptops, tablets and PCs. The focal point of the subcommittee work is on the development of a standards network model that simulates adverse conditions in the network (slowing and pausing of video, sound interruptions, etc.) that stem from OTT, so testing with reality-based conditions can happen outside the consumer environment.

converged network. Network TOP STANDARDS problem conditions (e.g., TIA-232-F: Interface Between Data pixelation) are simulated Terminal Equipment and Data Circuitand put into hardware Terminating Equipment Employing Serial (called a network emulator) Binary Data Interchange to evaluate the quality of TIA-921-B: Network Model for Evaluating data and video streaming for Multimedia Transmission Performance Over Internet Protocol service providers, manufacturers (smart TVs, tablets, TIA-1001-A: Transport of TIA-825-A Signals Over IP Networks etc.), communications management solutions and centralized digital networks (CDN), among others. The significance of this standard lies in its crucial role as an essential standardized quality-assurance step for service providers. Rapid delivery, scalability, consistency, reliability and high quality data streaming are the benchmark of marquee players. Through the testing of video applications (e.g., IPTV service, OTT, YouTube, etc.), problems can be found and identified, so the quality of services can be improved. TR-30 also presents its standards expertise as the primary source to the global arena through United States input to the ITU-T for the development of recommendations in Study Group 16, Question 14 on voiceband modems and facsimile terminals protocols facilitating the specification, performance, evaluation and interworking with Next Generation Networks. In addition, TR-30 provides inputs to ITU-T Study Group 12 - Performance, QoS and QoE.

The explosion of video content delivery and its accompaniment of pushing huge volumes of data at high speeds are not without issues — and the problems are evident, with numerous users executing simultaneous online activities through multiple channels. Video is TR-30 LEADERSHIP estimated to comprise 64 percent of mobile data and 90 percent of web traffic in 2013. Delivering TR-30.2 DTE- DCE Interfaces Chair, TR-30 quality OTT and video services at these volumes is Chair: Fred Lucas, FAL Fred Lucas, FAL Associates Associates a challenge for service providers. On any given day TR-30.1 Modems in a residence, a teenager may be playing video TR-30.3 Data Communications Chair: Fred Lucas, FAL Equipment Evaluation and Associates games on TV with a fellow gamer overseas, his Network Interfaces sibling watching the past weekend’s game video Chair: Jack Douglass, PacketStorm Communications newly uploaded on his laptop, and their parents finishing work projects connected to their company’s remote desktop. Such competing traffic may Participating Organizations: ADTRAN, Alcatel Lucent, Anue Systems, Berk-Tek, Cisco Systems, cause problems such as slowing down, pausing or Inc., Defense Information Systems Agency, FAL Associates, FCC, Flykees, Gallaudet University, pixilation. Intel Corporation, Motorola Solutions, Nokia Siemens Networks, PacketStorm Communications, TIA-921-B, Network Model for Evaluating Multimedia Transmission Performance Over Internet Protocol, provides a standardized interoperable network model that enables the testing of communications equipment connected over a global,

Inc., Panasonic Corp. of North America, Smith Micro Software, Sony Wireless Tech Division, TUV Telecom Services, Inc., Westell Technologies, Inc. For meeting information visit the committee website at To find out more about participating in TR-30, please contact Germaine Palangdao ( | +1.703.907.7497).


TR-34 Satellite Equipment and Systems


Mobile Satellite Service Spending worldwide ($ Billions) ngineering Committee TR-34 is responsible for 2.5 voluntary standards related to satellite communications systems, including both the space and earth 2.0 segments. This includes interfaces and the efficient use of 1.73 1.67 1.63 1.60 spectrum and orbital resources. 1.5 1.39

TR-34 has developed a suite of standards, housed within the TIA-1040 series, which provides an introduction to the physical-layer specification for the Satellite Earth Station Systems (SES) Broadband Satellite Multimedia (BSM) Regenerative Satellite Mesh-A (RSM-A) air interface family.











Recently, the committee published a revision to the TIA-1008, IP over Satellite (IPoS) standard, which addresses the procedures necessary to connect remote terminals and the hub for delivery of traditional IP services in a star and also in a mesh satellite access


Anthony Noerpel, Hughes Network Systems

vice-chair, TR-34

Lars Erup, iDirect Technologies Participating Organizations: AASKI Technology, Inc., Anagran, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., CSI Telecommunications, Inc., Defense Information Systems Agency, Globalstar, Gogo, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, iDirect Technologies, Lockheed Martin Corporation, NASA, University of Maryland, ViaSat, Inc. For meeting information visit the committee website at To find out more about participating in TR-34, please contact Jeff Hannah (+1.703.907.7582 /









Source: TIA’s 2013 ICT Market Review and Forecast

Globally, TR-34 contributions to the joint standards work of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) SES technical committee and its BSM technical committee, resulted in the standard on Connection Control Protocol C2P protocol activities. In addition, the TR-34 committee developed TIA-1039, Quality of Service (QoS) Signaling for IP QoS Support and Sender Authentication, for use within IPv4 and IPv6 network-layer protocols. This allows the necessary resources to be allocated to a flow (or group of flows) as they traverse the communications network. This signaling is designed to work “in-band” through an installed router, and QoS is set up in real time across the network without a separate, out-of-band software signaling structure like Reservation Protocol (RSVP).

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network. The committee continues work on a Joint IP Modem (JIPM) interworking standard, an interoperability specification consisting of extensions to the current DVB-S2 and DVB-RCS specifications, which are used for the U.S. Department of Defense JIPM system. The interoperability specification builds on the requirements TOP STANDARDS detailed in the Satellite Network Series: Regenerative Satellite Modem Standard (the TIA/EIA-1073 TIA-1040 Mesh-A (RSM-A) set of documents). In the coming TIA-1073 Series: Satellite Air Interface year, TR-34 intends to continue its Network Modem System (SNMS) General liaison relationships with Digital Requirements Video Broadband (DVB) and ETSI to TIA-1008-B: IP over Satellite facilitate global interoperability, as well as to address new work items such as how IPoS standards can be integrated with the smart grid work of TIA’s TR-51 engineering committee.

TR-41 User Premises Telecommunications Requirements


ngineering Committee TR-41 User Premises Telecommunications Requirements develops voluntary standards to ensure the proper interworking of terminal equipment and systems, including wired and radio-linked telephones, switches, routers and gateways, with each other and with equipment at the demarcation point of public networks, carrier-provided private-line services and IP telephony infrastructures. In addition, the TR-41 committee develops criteria for preventing harm to the telephone network and is active in the development of standards pertaining to accessibility. The committee’s work began in the late 1970s with the development of wireline telephone and PBX standards in addition to providing regular inputs to the FCC regarding Part 68 network harms criteria. When the FCC deregulated connection to the public switched network, the committee transformed the Part 68 rules into the TIA-968 standard, which became mandatory requirements for terminal equipment after they were adopted by the Administrative Council for Terminal Attachments (ACTA). Today, ACTA continues to adopt documents published by the TR-41 committee as mandatory requirements under Part 68. The most recent is an addendum, TIA-968-B-1, Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network.

TOP STANDARDS for usage by persons with mild, TIA-470 Series: Telecommunications moderate or severe levels of Telephone Terminal Equipment hearing loss. Additionally, TR-41 Performance and Compatibility published a standard on volume Requirements Standards control requirements and testing TIA-920 Series: Telecommunications methods for narrowband digital, Telephone Terminal Equipment Transmission Requirements for Wideband wideband digital and analog Digital Wireline Telephones wireline terminals. TIA-4965, TIA-968-B: Technical Requirements for Telecommunications – Telephone Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Terminal Equipment – Receive Telephone Network Volume Control Requirements for TIA-1083-A: Handset Magnetic Digital and Analog Wireline TerMeasurement Procedures and minals, defines a new method of Performance Requirements measuring volume control based upon “Conversational Gain,” which can easily be understood by manufacturers as well as by users, since the reference is based upon a normal face-to-face conversation at a distance of one meter. Thus, X dB of Conversational Gain means the sound is X dB louder than a face-to-face conversation at a distance of one meter. Working with the Accessibility Working Group, the TR-41 committee was instrumental in TIA submitting a petition to the FCC for adopting this new method of measurement under Part 68.317 to replace references to standards on volume control dating from 1987 that have since been revised several times.

TR-41’s accessibility work began in the early 2000s, when manufacturers of cordless telephones began receiving complaints that their phones were interfering with hearing aids. This interference, caused TR-41 LEADERSHIP by the use of digital radio frequency links in cordless telephones, generated a “buzz” that impaired use of the Chair, TR-41 telephones. In response to this new Stephen R. Whitesell, industry concern, TR-41 developed the Whitesell Consulting LLC TIA-1083 standard, Handset Magnetic Measurement Procedures and Performance Requirements, which received praise from the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and other hearing advocacy groups. Since the publication of TIA-1083, the committee has continued to address accessibility issues related to telecommunications technology, recently publishing TIA-4953, Acoustic Performance Requirements and Measurement Methods for High-Gain Amplified Telephones, which provides telephone performance requirements

TR-41.3 Analog & Digital Wireline Terminals Chair: James Bress, AST Technology Labs, Inc. Vice-Chair: Alan Woo, Plantronics

TR-41.7 Environmental and Safety Considerations Chair: Randy Ivans, Underwriters Laboratories, LLC

Participating Organizations: ADTRAN, Alcatel Lucent, Allied Telephone and Data Corp., AST Technology Labs, Inc., Berk-Tek, Broadcom Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., CML Microcircuits (USA) Inc., CommScope Network Solutions, CSI Telecommunications, Inc., Ericsson Inc., FAL Associates, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Fluke Networks, Future Call LLC, Hewlett Packard, Intel Corporation, Intertek Testing Services, Intrado, Microsoft Corporation, Motorola Solutions, National Technical Systems (NTS), Nokia Siemens Networks, PacketStorm Communications, Inc., Panasonic Corp. of North America, Panduit Corporation, Phoenix Optix, Plantronics, RTKL Associates Inc., Sigma Delta Communications, Inc., Sony Wireless Tech Division, Sprint Nextel, TE Connectivity, The Siemon Company, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Navy, Underwriters Laboratories, LLC, Uniden America Corporation, Verizon Communications, VTech Communications, Whitesell Consulting LLC For meeting information visit the committee website at To find out more about participating in TR-41, please contact Marianna Kramarikova (+1.703.907.7743 /

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TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems


ngineering Committee TR-42 is responsible for developing and maintaining voluntary standards for telecommunications cabling and infrastructure in user-owned premises such as commercial, residential and industrial buildings; educational, healthcare and large facilities (e.g., stadiums and airports); and data centers. Within these many environments, the standards produced by the committee address requirements for the use of various cabling technologies, network architectures, cabling components (such as cables, connectors and cable assemblies), security, installation and field testing, in addition to premises administration, such as cable pathways, spaces, grounding and bonding. Commercial and Residential Cabling, Pathways and Spaces TR-42â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suite of standards provides the needed information for the design and implementation of structured cabling systems to commercial building owners and network architects. Cabling types, distances, connectors, cable system architectures, cable termination standards and performance characteristics, as well as cable installation requirements and methods for testing installed cable are addressed in TR-42â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documents. These documents address cabling in support of services such as voice, data, video, home automation systems, environmental control, security, audio, television, sensors, alarms, in-building distributed antenna systems (DAS) and LAN wireless access point distribution. Data Center Infrastructure and Cabling The ANSI/TIA-942-A, Telecommunications Infrastructure Standards for Data Centers, defines guidelines for the planning and building of data centers, supporting cabling systems and network design. The standard covers all information specific to data center applications, including guidance on the layout of equipment and cabling as well as detailed architectural, electrical and mechanical recommendations for a data center of any size. Recent content specifies recommendations for data center switch fabrics that support higherbandwidth and switch-to-switch cabling, and identifies opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of data centers. Network Security The TR-42 Network Security Task Group is currently in the process of developing content that addresses the security of the telecommunications cables, pathways, spaces and other elements of the physical infrastructure. Design guidelines and installation practices for implementing integrated security and alarm system monitoring of network systems are under consideration in order to enable the detection of changes to patch cord connectivity, breaches to critical circuits, unauthorized usage and the location of any external device connected to a network in real time. The ability to communicate

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detected threats with other systems, such as a security camera network, is also being addressed by the Task Group. Category 8 Next Generation Cabling The TR-42.7 Subcommittee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems is currently in the process of developing specifications for Category 8 next-generation twisted-pair cabling. As data rates continue to evolve higher and higher, the cabling to carry the higher rates needs to be defined in new ways to ensure proper operation. Working in conjunction with IEEE 802.3, TR-42 is developing the cabling specifications, testing and installation to support 40 Gb/s Ethernet. Sustainable Information Communications Technology The TR-42 committee formed the TR-42.10, Sustainable Information Communications Technology subcommittee to develop and maintain voluntary standards, guidelines and recommendations for sustainable information communications technology, with the goal of reducing the long-term environmental impact of technology deployment. The subcommittee is supported by the Sustainable Technology Environments Program (STEP), an industry-led sustainable rating system for building owners and facility managers. The program is intended to bring sustainable practices to the planning, design, integration and operation of technology systems, as well as to reduce the long-term environmental impact of technology deployment. The subcommittee is currently in the process of developing a new standard for the STEP rating system and related technologies.


In-Building Wireless Network Cabling The committee is also addressing standardsbased approaches to the topology, design, installation and testing of cabling infrastructure for in-building wireless systems such as wireless access points (WAP) and DAS within various facilities. Recent revisions to TR-42â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ANSI/TIA-4966, Infrastructure for Educational Buildings and Spaces have included recommendations for DAS infrastructure within educational and other facilities.

ANSI/TIA-568-C Standards: Telecommunications Wiring and Cabling for Customer Premises ANSI/TIA-942-A: Telecommunications Infrastructure Standards for Data Centers ANSI/TIA-569-C: Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces

TR-42 LEADERSHIP TR-42.1 Commercial Building Telecommunictions Cabling Chair: Ray Emplit, OBO Betterman Vice-Chair: Jonathan Jew, J&M Consultants, Inc. TR-42.2 Residential Telecommunications Infrastructure Chair: Ray Emplit, OBO Betterman TR-42.3 Commercial Building Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces Chair: Henry Franc, Belden Networks Chair, TR-42 Division Robert Jensen, Vice-Chair: Glenn Sexton, Northwest dbi Telecommunications Infrastructure Information Services Design TR-42.5 Telecommunications Infrastructure Terms and Symbols vice-Chair, TR-42 Valerie Maguire, The Siemon Company Chair: Paul Kish, Belden Networks Division Vice-Chair: Ray Emplit, OBO Betterman

TR-42.6 Telecommunications Infrastructure and Equipment Administration Chair: Stephen Huffaker, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Vice-Chair: Jonathan Jew, J&M Consultants, Inc. TR-42.7 Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems Chair: Sterling Vaden, Optical Cable Corporation Vice-Chair: Valerie Maguire, The Siemon Company TR-42.9 Industrial Telecommunications Infrastructure Chair: Brad Woodman, Molex Inc. Vice-Chair: Bob Lounsbury, Rockwell Automation

TR-42.10 Sustainable Information Communications Technology Chair: Julie Roy, CommScope Network Solutions Vice-Chair: Glenn Sexton, Northwest Information Services TR-42.11 Optical Systems Chair: Paul Kolesar, CommScope Network Solutions Vice-Chair: David Mazzarese, OFS TR-42.12 Optical Fibers and Cables Chair: Mike Kinard, OFS Vice-Chair: Brett Lane, Panduit Corporation TR-42.13 Passive Optical Devices and Fiber Optic Metrology Chair: Dave Fisher, TE Connectivity TR-42.16 Premises Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding Chair: Mark Harger, Harger, Inc. Vice-Chair: Richard Jones, Ideal Industries, Inc.

Participating Organizations: 3M, AESA SA, Alcatel-Lucent, Anixter Inc., BICSI, BTR Netcom Inc., Bel Stewart Connectors, Belden Networks Division, Berk-Tek, Broadcom Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., CME Consulting, CommScope Network Solutions, Corning Incorporated, DCM, Dell Inc., DYMO (RHINO), Daikin America, Datacom Standards, Defense Supply Center of Columbus, Draka Comteq Optical Fibre, Erico, Inc., EXFO E.O. Engineering, Etherstack, Facebook, FiberSource Inc., Fluke Networks, Furukawa Ind. S.A., Gemalto Inc., General Cable, Google, Greenlee Textron Inc., Harger, Inc., HellermannTyton, Hitachi Cable America, Hubbell Premise Wiring, Inc., Huber+Suhner, IDEAL Industries Inc., Industry Canada, Intertek Testing Services, J&M Consultants, Inc., JDSU, JPMorgan Chase & Co., KITCO Fiber Optics, Leviton, MC Communications, Megger, Molex Inc., Naval Surface Warfare Center, Nello Corporation, Nexans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NIES, Nippon Seisen Cable, LTD., Northwest Information Services, OBO Betterman, OFS, Optical Cable Corporation, OptoTest Corp, Ortronics, Inc., PPC, Panduit Corporation, Phoenix Contact, Photon Kinetics, PCC, Psiber Data Pte Ltd., Quabbin Wire and Cable Co., RIT Technology, Rockwell Automation, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Superior Essex, Surtec America, TE Connectivity, The Fiber Optic Association, The Siemon Company, Tyco Electronics, U.S. Navy, US Conect Ltd., Underwriters Laboratories and Wiremold Company. For meeting information, visit the committee website at To find out more about participating in TR-42, please contact Germaine Palangdao ( | +1.703.907.7497).

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Consumer Equipment IP Telephony – TIA’s TR-41 committee develops performance and interface criteria necessary to ensure their proper interworking between Internet Protocol (IP) telephony infrastructures and telecommunications terminal equipment and systems, specifically those used for voice service, integrated voice and data service, and applications. Unified Communications – Data Circuit Terminating Equipment (DCE), Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) and multimedia gateways, telephone and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) networks, and other DCE and facsimile systems are the focus of TR-30. The committee develops standards related to the functional, electrical, and mechanical characteristics of interfaces between these devices.

Strengths and ICT Trends

Security Embedded Security – TIA, the Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation,

and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) currently collaborate within TR-50's Security Ad-Hoc Group to analyze threats that may be posed by M2M services and to assess how security risks can be mitigated effectively.

Network Security – TR-42’s Network Security Task Group develops standards that address the risks associated with both the theft and physical damage of electronics and cabling as well as the loss of data via wired or wireless transmission.

Wireless Security – The TR-45 committee and subcommittees develop standards for the secure transfer of mobile data and voice transmissions in the cdma2000 network.


Spectrum Spectral Efficiency – TIA’s committees

on mobile devices (TR-45), emergency communications (TR-8) and satellite communications (TR-34) all work to develop standards that make efficient use of available spectrum allocations.

Hearing Aid Compatibility – Working with groups such as the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), TIA’s TR-41 engineering committee develops standards, such as TIA-1083, which decrease the interference experienced by cordless phone users with hearing aids or cochlear implants.

Machine-to-Machine Vehicle Telematics – Auto-to-auto, truck-to-dispatch, or car-to-curb. All of these and more are communications that TIA’s TR-48 committee investigates to develop standardized solutions for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

eHealth – TIA’s TR-49 committee is currently in the process of developing

standards to address the transmission of authorized patient/user information from bio-sensors or medical devices, securely through the network to the Cloud.

Internet of Things – TIA’s TR-50 committee has created a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) framework that can operate over different underlying transport networks (wireless, wired, etc.) and can be applied to any industry vertical, allowing for agnostic M2M connectivity across industries and applications. TR-50’s framework offers a foundation for ubiquitous connectivity across devices that is needed to create the Internet of Things. Smart Grid – TIA’s TR-51 committee is in the process of developing a mesh smart utility network standard where meters can securely “talk” to each other and the utility provider.

Sustainability Sustainable ICT Practices – TR-42’s

subcommittee TR-42.10, Sustainable Information Communications Technology, develops and maintains voluntary standards, guidelines and recommendations for sustainable information communication technology.

Alternative Energy – Working with the

American Wind Engineers Association, TIA’s TR-14 committee is currently working on the publication of a standard which will address the use of small wind turbines that can be attached to new and existing antenna towers to augment a cell site’s power consumption.

Cloud Computing Data Center Cabling & Interconnect – TIA’s engineering sub-committee TR-42.1 developed the standard TIA-942-A which addresses telecommunications cabling infrastructure to support data center fabrics and mesh network layouts. 40G/100G –W Standard document TIA 568-C.0

defines the overall premises infrastructure, including horizontal cabling, backbone cabling, and distribution facilities, for 40G/100G networks which support high-bandwidth cloud computing.

TR-45 Mobile and Personal Communications Systems


ngineering Committee TR-45 has been developing solutions to provide the consumer with the best service and improved functions for mobile wireless user and infrastructure equipment since the infancy of commercial cellphones in the 1980s. The committee, currently comprised of four subcommittees and three standing ad hoc groups, is focused on developing standards that support cdma2000® mobile network and devices. The cdma2000® network operates some of the most advanced mobile markets on the globe in Canada, China, India, Japan, South Korea and the United States. More than 356 operators in 127 countries have selected cdma2000 as their 3G and beyond platform. Of those operators, 331 offer commercial services. Since TIA-856-A, cdma2000® High Rate Packet Data Air Interface Specification, was implemented in 2004 and the air interface was commercially launched, 175 operators have committed to TIA-856-A, providing coverage to more than half a billion people. In recent years, TR-45 and its subcommittees have been working on standards in areas key to the industry, such as mobile transport standards that meet M2M needs, utilizing current commercial mobile phone functions in emergency situations, energy savings management, LTE-CDMA inter-technology interworking and connectivity between CDMA and LTE, the performance and interoperation of femtocells, and enhanced voice and data services and capabilities for mobile wireless user and infrastructure equipment. Machine-to-Machine Communications Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications can be carried over either cdma2000® 1x or HRPD networks. In M2M communications, the cdma2000® role is largely confined to serving as transport, as well as performing other networking services (e.g., access security, accounting and QoS). TR-45 has been evaluating the specific characteristics of M2M services compared to services in which humans directly influence communications flow and how this may require some special handling or optimization of the cdma2000 network for better support of M2M communications. cdma2000® is the trademark for the technical nomenclature for certain specifications and standards of the Organizational Partners (OPs) of 3GPP2. Geographically (and as of the date of publication), cdma2000® is a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA-USA) in the United States.

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As a first step in providing guidance on how M2M may work on the cdma2000 network, TR-45 published TIA-4954, Machine-toMachine (M2M) Communication System Requirements Document, to provide the system requirements for M2M to guide the work of the enhancements required to the cdma2000® technology for the support of this feature. In the TR-45.5 subcommittee, the TIA-2000 Revision F Series of standards are being enhanced to support M2M communications. In TR-45.4, a new project has been initiated for the development of an Interoperability Specification (IOS) for cdma2000 M2M communications. Emergency Services Emergency services continue to be an important area for TR-45 to address compliance with regulatory requirements. The TIA TR-45.8 subcommittee and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) have initiated joint work on a new project for short message systems (SMS) to 9-1-1 to allow a user in an emergency situation to use SMS text services to contact the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) so call center personnel can evaluate and dispatch needed emergency services. Another joint TR-45.8 and ATIS project is the continuing update of the published Joint Commercial Mobile Alert Service (JCMAS) standards (J-STD-100, J-STD-101 and J-STD-102) and to develop a new standard (J-STD103) to support Canadian Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS). CMAS provides a system for distributing emergency alerts to mobile devices. The CMAS standards define the required interfaces between governmental entities’ and wireless service providers’ network gateway elements. TR-45 continues to work on Lawfully Authorized Electronic Surveillance (LAES) standards in a joint project with ATIS. Addendum 3 of J-STD-025-B allows a carrier to deliver the full Base Station Identifier (BSID) for location to a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA), when authorized, on cdma2000 packet data intercepts. TR-45.8 is working on applying the LAES protocols for cdma2000 to femtocell technology. In addition, voice call continuity between IMS and circuit switched systems (covered in TIA-1093-B) is currently in development to provide support for dual radio voice call continuity for an IMS emergency call initiated on an LTE network. Updates are under way and will be published in 2013 for LAES for cdma2000® VoIP (TIA-1066) and for cdma2000® Push-to-Talk over Cellular (TIA-1072).

LTE-CDMA Inter-Technology Interworking The publication of standards to support inter-technology interworking and connectivity between CDMA and LTE is ongoing within TR-45, specifically in the TR-45.5 and TR-45.8 subcommittees. Two updates to the E-UTRAN - eHRPD Connectivity and Interworking: Core Network Aspects standards (TIA-1163) were published in December 2012. Revision A-2 of TIA-1163 addresses technical improvements relative to 3GPP release 9, while TIA-1163-B aligns the TIA standard with 3GPP release 10. Additionally, an Interworking Matrix Technical Report (TSB-4977) has been under development with a planned publication in 2013. Enhanced Voice, Data, and System – Services and Capabilities New requirements for features such as wideband voice and echo cancellation are contained in the new revision to the TIA-1042-A standard, Electro-Acoustic Recommended Minimum Performance Specification for cdma2000® Mobile Stations, published by TR-45.5. The requirements (e.g., loudness ratings) are harmonized with requirements from other specification-forming organizations such as ITU-T and 3GPP. The TR-45.5 TIA-4968 standard related to Unstruc-

TR-45 LEADERSHIP TR-45.3 Time Division Digital Technology Chair: Jim Ragsdale, Ericsson TR-45.4 Radio to Switching Technology Chair: David Ott, Qualcomm Vice-Chair: Shahab Sayeedi, Motorola Solutions

Chair, TR-45

Jane Brownley, Alcatel-Lucent

Vice-Chair, TR-45 Mark Lipford, Sprint Nextel

TR-45.5 Spread Spectrum Digital Technology Chair: Orlett Pearson, Alcatel-Lucent Vice-Chair: Ke-chi Jang, Ericsson

tured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) allows user equipment and network entities to communicate transparently with application servers providing supplementary services. To address the need of service providers to remotely download and manage credentials and other subscription-related data in cdma2000® devices, TR-45.8 published TIA-4960, Requirements for Remote Provisioning of Mobile Station Credentials, Stage 1. This standard specifies the system requirements for remote subscription management. TR-45.3 continued to work jointly with ATIS to provide updates to the ITU-R Working Party 5D on the TDMA-Single Carrier (SC) Recommendation to ITU-R on IMT-2000. Similarly, TR-45.5 provided updates to Recommendations M.1457-9 relative to CDMA-MC and related IMT-2000 recommendations.

Energy Savings Management In the current era of worldwide attention on global warming and the drive toward cleaner and more efficient products and technologies, TR-45 is doing its part by developing and refining standards to be conducive to green technologies. In 2012, TR-45.4 developed and published a standard for Radio Access Network (RAN) Management energy saving management (TIA-4964), which describes a new RAN Ad-Hoc Authentication Group Chair: Frank Quick, Qualcomm interface between CDMA RANs to allow Vice-Chair: RANs to notify each other when they are Simon Mizikovsky, powering off resources, or when they need Alcatel-Lucent a resource powered on to handle load or Ad-Hoc on Electronic Media emergency traffic. Documentation

Chair: Peter Nurse, Sigma Delta Communications

ESN/UIM/MEID Ad-Hoc Group Chair: Gary Pellegrino, CommFlow Resources Inc.

TR-45.8 Core Networks Chair: Betsy Covell, Alcatel-Lucent Vice-Chair: Marvin Bienn, Ericsson

Participating Organizations: Agilent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, CDMA Development Group, CNP Ltd., CommFlow Resources Inc., Comprion GmbH, Ericsson Inc., Hitachi Telecom Inc. USA, Intel Corporation, Kyocera Telecommunications Research Corp., LG InfoComm USA Inc., Motorola Mobility Inc., Motorola Solutions Inc., NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, National Communications System, Qualcomm, Reliance IITM Telecom Centre of Excellence, Rohde & Schwarz, Inc., Samsung, Sigma Delta Communications, Inc., Sprint Nextel, Tatara Systems, Tridea Networks, Tseng InfoServ, LLC, Verizon Communications, and ZTE Corporation. For meeting information visit the website at To find out more about participating in TR-45, please contact Stephanie Montgomery ( | +1.703.907.7735).

Femtocells TR-45 has published standards that support the function of femtocell technology in the cdma2000® network. TR-45, supported by the Ad-Hoc Authentication Group (AHAG), continues to develop procedures and conduct reviews of requirements related to security- and authenticationrelated topics and issues. The Femtocell Security Framework Revision A was published as TIA-1169-A. This standard meets essential user security needs by defining the security requirements, security architecture and mechanisms for securely connecting Femtocell Access Points (or Femtocells) to cdma2000® networks. TR-45.8 is working on a project to address cdma2000®

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Femtocell Network: 1x and SIP (non-IMS) Network Aspects. This standard defines an architecture model and set of specifications for cdma2000® femtocell networks that can support existing services provided by cdma2000®. The TR-45.8 Lawful Intercept Group (LIG) continues to address issues related to lawful intercept. The group has been studying the need and potential scope for a cdma2000® Femtocell Lawful Interception Implementation Guide. The guide will provide law enforcement with tools needed to access femtocell transmissions in an efficient manner.

Extended-User Identification Module ID (E-UIMID) has been successfully implemented. MEID global hexadecimal administration, UIMID administration and ESN administration are also supported under the direction of the ESN, UIM, MEID Ad Hoc Group (EUMAG).

Global Numbering and Administration TR-45.5 published a number of standards that support flexibility and transport of numbers in the cdma2000® network such as TIA-820-D-1, Removable User Identity Module for Spread Spectrum Systems. This standard contains the requirements for use of a Removable User Identity Module (R-UIM) card in a cdma2000® wireless communications device operating in the CDMA air interface and network environment. A companion standard, Mobile Equipment (ME) Conformance Testing with R-UIM for cdma2000® Spread Spectrum Standards (TIA-1013-A-1[E]) is popular in the marketplace.

TIA-1167-B: Interoperability Specification Committee TR-45, through (IOS) for Femtocell Access Points the EUMAG, continues to work TIA-1184: E-UTRAN – cdma2000® closely with related industry 1x Connectivity and Interworking Air forums while sustaining a Interface Specification-Interworking Air working relationship with Interface Specification 3GPP2 and CDMA DevelopTIA-4993: Network Enhancements for ment Group (CDG) on industry Machine to Machine (M2M) outreach initiatives related to MEID, numbering and other related topics. The Global Wireless Equipment Identifier Numbering Resources & Administration Joint Experts Meeting (JEM), moderated by the EUMAG Chair and hosted by the TIA GHA (MEID) Administrator and the GSMA GDA (IMEI) Administrator, continued to address global administration aspects including multi-mode assignment coordination and numbering resource longevity.

TR-45 continues to support TIA and partnering organizations on global numbering issues and administrative initiatives, providing recommendations on numbering topics of importance to the industry. Electronic Serial Number (ESN) and User Identification Module ID (UIMID) migration to Mobile Equipment Identity (MEID) and

TOP STANDARDS TIA-2000 Series, rev. D: cdma2000® Spread Spectrum Systems TIA-2001 Series, rev. D: Interoperability Specification (IOS) for cdma2000® Access Network Interfaces TIA-1163-B: E-UTRAN - eHRPD Connectivity and Interworking: Core Network Aspects

3GPP2 Third-Generation Partnership Project


he 3GPP2 is a collaborative 3G telecommunications specification-setting project comprised of interests from the Americas and Asia and is focused on global specifications for the cdma2000® air interface, core network (Mobile Application Part), all IP core network, Radio Access Network, and other ancillary specifications. In addition, several organizations such as the CDMA Development Group (CDG), IPv6 Forum, Small Cell Forum and the CDMA Certification Forum are members of 3GPP2, representing the market interests and promotion of 3GPP2 technologies. 3GPP2 brings together companies from five standards developing organizations (TIA, ARIB, CCSA, TTA and TTC) to create globally applicable third-generation wireless communications specifications based on the cdma2000® technology. These specifications are then submitted to the project’s organizational partners, including TIA engineering committee TR-45, for conversion into standards. Ms. Jane Brownley, Alcatel-Lucent, is currently serving as the Steering Committee Chair.

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The successful 3GPP2 Workshop in Guangzhou, China, yielded a new slate of upcoming work areas for further development to deliver enhancements to existing work items as well as new areas of focus. Some highlights from the workshop include requirements to support: Internet of Things (IoT) for M2M services and systems, SMS over HRPD, capacity improvement within constraints of limited spectrum, machine type communication over telecom network, and SmartCard and Card services over WiFi integral to 3G and 4G wireless networks. A similar workshop, in conjunction with the CDG that will focus on cdma450 operators, is being planned for the summer of 2013 in Eastern Europe. For information on the specifications developed during 2012, please refer to the System Release Guide for the Release 7 of the cdma2000® System Specifications. If you are interested in participating or learning more about 3GPP2 please visit the website at

TR-47 Terrestrial and Non-Terrestrial Mobile Multimedia Multicast


ngineering Committee TR-47 is responsible for the development and maintenance of downlink standards for terrestrial and non-terrestrial mobile multimedia multicast (TM3) systems. These standards promote compatible and interoperable systems to support multicast audio, video and data for a wide range of commercial and public services. TR-47 has two subcommittees focused on standards for radio interfaces, testing methodologies, performance/service and reliability/control standards, and equipment design/implementation guides. Subcommittee TR-47.1, Forward Link Only Air Interface, develops and maintains downlink standards for a subclass characterized by the combination of: purpose-built; high spectral efficiency; multiple simultaneous services; layered modulation and service support; advanced coding; customized transport methods, statistical multiplexing of variable-rate services; high-quality audio, video and data; and content protection. The subclass provides multiple coverage areas (wide and local) within a single radio frequency (RF) channel, and supports different quality of service (QoS) for different services within a single RF channel and a single service. In addition, it promotes fast switching time between services, minimized receiver power consumption without sacrificing the time-diversity performance or the speed of service switching regardless of the service rate, and a deterministic frame structure based on a time synchronizing signal such as a Global Positioning System (GPS).

TR-47 interacts with a number of organizations, including ETSI, 3GPP, DVB Project, Mobile DTV Alliance and the FLO Forum, as well as Mobile Multimedia Multicast industry stakeholders to develop standards.

TR-47 Leadership Vice-Chair, TR-47

Subcommittee TR-47.2, Digital Video Broadcasting for Handheld Air Interface, develops and maintains downlink standards for a subclass based on Digital Video Broadcasting for Handheld (DVB-H) devices technology characterized by the combination of: transmission systems, implementation guides, validation of transmission systems, and appropriate international documents related to DVB-H devices.

TOP STANDARDS TIA-1105: Terrestrial Mobile Multimedia Multicast based on Digital Video Broadcasting for Handheld Devices System TIA-1205: Forward Link Only System Information Delivery Layer Specification TIA-1204: Band Class Specification for Terrestrial Mobile Multimedia Multicast Forward Link Only Transmitters TIA-1103-B: Minimum Performance Specification for Terrestrial Mobile Multimedia Multicast Forward Link Only

Ken Biholar, Alcatel-Lucent

TR-47.1 TM3 Based on Forward Link Only Technology Chair: Carl Stevenson, WK3C Wireless LLC Vice-Chair: Don Gillies, Qualcomm

Chair, TR-47

Jerry Upton, J. Upton Consulting

TR-47.2 TM3 Based on DVB-H Technology Chair: Jerry Upton, J. Upton Consulting

Participating Organizations: Alcatel Lucent, Corning Incorporated, Dolby Laboratories Inc., Ericsson Inc., Harris Corporation, Intel Corporation, J. Upton Consulting, LG InfoComm U.S.A., Inc., LightSquared, Motorola Solutions, Nokia Inc., Nokia Siemens Networks, Panduit Corporation, Qualcomm, Rogers Communications, Rohde & Schwarz, Inc., Samsung Telecom. America, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Communications, WK3C Wireless LLC For meeting information, visit the committee website at To find out more about participating in TR-47, please contact Jeff Hannah ( | +1.703.907.7582).

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TR-48 Vehicular Telematics


ngineering Committee TR-48 is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary standards relating to vehicular telematics equipment, services and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Since 2007 the committee has been working jointly with other TIA committees related to Machine-toMachine (M2M) and satellite communications, as well as national and international standards organizations and other relevant industry and government entities addressing vehicular telematics and intelligent transportation systems. Within the last five years, vehicular telematics services have been drawing attention from the auto industry, transportation regulators and service providers. The initial impetus of the work on vehicular telematics has been safety. Through the work of intelligent transport systems many of the global standard forums have been developing the capability to transmit road conditions, vital automobile crash warnings or information to emergency responders immediately following an incident. Within North America the 5.9 GHz Dedicated Short Range Communications for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (DSRC/WAVE) system has been chosen as the primary radio access technology for Intelligent Transport System (ITS) emergency services. However, with the growing consumer interest for automobile manufacturers to deliver technologies that allow passengers to stay connected and entertained while in their vehicles, TR-48 has also started looking into the means to provide non-emergency infotainment services over commercial mobile service networks. Recently TR-48 has been focused on investigating the feasibility of commercial mobile service systems, including LTE, for North American ITS use. They have been working to establish business

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relations with external standard forums working on vehicular telematics, such as ISO TC204 and IEEE 1609. In addition, they are working closely with FMCSA/ MCSAC on safety related issues for driving such as electronic driver logs for large commercial vehicles.

TR-48 Leadership Chair, TR-48

Mitch Tseng, Tseng Infoserv

Vice-Chair, TR-48

Dave Kraft, Qualcomm

Participating Organizations: CVTA, Ericsson, ITS

The committee America, J. Upton Consulting, LG Electronics, QNX, Qualcomm, Sigma Delta Comm., Sprint Nextel, TKstds is monitoring the Management (Liaison to IEEE P.1609), and Tseng work of the United infoserv. States Department For meeting information, visit the committee website of Transportation at (USDOT) on dedicated To find out more about participating in TR-48, please contact Jeff Hannah short range com( | +1.703.907.7582). munications (DSRC). DSRC is targeted to operate in a 75 MHz licensed spectrum around 5.9 GHz. It is meant for outdoor highspeed vehicle (up to 120 mph) applications. The USDOT continues to conduct tests of DSRC to ensure optimal functionality and safety. If a rule-making process is started for DSRC, TR-48 will assess the level of contribution required. In addition, the committee is studying a means to transpose or transfer the publications from USDOT into TIA standards and publications.

TR-50 M2M-Smart Device Communications


ngineering Committee TR-50 is responsible for the development and maintenance of Machine to Machine (M2M) communications standards, specifically access-agnostic interface standards for the monitoring and bi-directional communications of events and information among smart devices and other devices, applications or networks. TR-50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal is to develop a framework that can operate over different underlying transport networks, such as wireless and wired, and that can be adapted to a given transport network by means of an adaption/convergence layer. The committee has produced the basic architecture standard, TIA4940.005, Smart Device Communications, TR-50 Leadership Reference Architecture, which describes the reference architecture, Chair TR-50 Vice-Chair TR-50 functional elements and Peter Nurse, Sigma Delta Jim Wert, ILS Technology their interconnection. Communications, Inc. Annexes in the standard provide identified-use Participating Organizations: Alcatel Lucent, Applied Communication Sciences, Cisco Systems, Inc., cases and demonstrate Ericsson Inc., FAL Associates, Georgia Institute of the applicability of the Technology, ILS Technology, Interop Technologies, reference architecture to Mitsubishi Electric Automation Inc., Nokia Siemens those use cases. Networks, Numerex Corp., Qualcomm, Sigma Delta Communications, Inc., Sprint Nextel, Tseng InfoServ, Security aspects LLC, VIA Telecom, WireFreeCom Inc. are crucial in the M2M For meeting information, visit the committee website space, so the Security at Aspects Working Group To find out more about participating in TR-50, please has conducted a secucontact Jeff Hannah rity assessment and ( | +1.703.907.7582). developed Telecommunications Systems


oneM2M Partnership

Bulletin (TSB) 4940, Smart Device Communications; Security Aspects. This TSB helps M2M stakeholders identify and reduce the risk of cyber-related vulnerabilities in their systems. Vulnerabilities and mitigation recommendations are presented at a high level to provide awareness of the most common and significant security vulnerability areas.

TOP STANDARDS TSB-4940 Series: TIA-4940.022: Smart Device Communications; Protocol Aspects; Deploying and Securing Applications TIA-4940.101: Smart Device Communications; Standard Objects; Switches TIA-4940.102: Smart Device Communications; Standard Objects; Temperature Sensors and Controllers TIA-4940.103: Smart Device

Communications; Standard Objects; At the end of 2012 the comPressure Sensors and Controllers mittee published three new TSB-4940: M2M-Smart Device TIA standards. The first is TIACommunications; Security Aspects 4940.020, M2M-Smart Device Communications; Protocol Aspects; Introduction, which describes a light-weight, bi-directional protocol that can operate over any reliable transport network (such as TCP service over a packet-switched network or an HDLC service over a circuit-switched service). TIA-4940.022, Smart Device Communications; Protocol Aspects; Deploying and Securing Applications, describes the security framework that facilitates the secure deployment of remote applications. Thirdly, TIA4940.050, M2M-Smart Device Communications; Capabilities, describes the capabilities that must be supported by entities in the M2M system.

Looking forward, TR-50 is finalizing a work agenda that includes new standards to address standard objects and information models, optimization of the access network capabilities, and interoperability. The work of the committee has been made available to the global oneM2M collaborative initiative, and committee members participate actively in the two initiatives.


n 2012 the oneM2M partnership was launched. The purpose and 12 goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications to address the need for a common M2M service layer, which can be readily 9 embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application 6 servers worldwide. oneM2M founding partners are TIA, ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TTA and TTC. It is intended that these specifications will 3 be adopted by the partner organizations and complete the stan0 dardization process. TIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TR-50 Engineering Committee on M2M communications will be taking the lead in these efforts for TIA.

TR-50 has published TIA-4940, the Smart Device Communications (M2M) Reference Architecture and several other parts of this standard, including the M2M Capabilities Protocol document. The simplified communications model presented in the standard are being introduced into oneM2M through several TIA members companies.

oneM2M is actively engaged in developing the requirements and architecture specifications, which will guide the development of the protocol specifications for the common M2M service layer, targeted for completion the end of 2013.

Join oneM2M through TIA by contacting Victoria Mitchell ( / +1.703.907.7779) or visit for more information.

Peter Nurse, Chair of Engineering Committee TR-50, was elected eview as the Chair of the Technical Plenary, during the for a2012 two-year term meeting held in December 2012.

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TR-51 Smart Utility Networks


IA’s TR-51 Engineering Committee develops and maintains air-interface, network and conformance standards in support of Smart Utility Networks (SUNs). The intent is to provide electric utility providers another tool to improve service offerings to customers by providing intelligent two-way data transmission between smart meters, smart home appliances, and a utilities back-office system. The scope of the committee’s standards addresses OSI layers 1 through 4 and leverages applicable existing standards. The committee is formulating a multi-part wireless point-to-multipoint network topology standard, optimized for Smart Utility Network

tions. In cases where Smart Utility Networks are required to cover geographically widespread areas with a large number of devices, the use of point-to-multipoint, or peer-to-peer, multi-hop techniques may be employed so devices can effectively communicate with an access point.

TOP STANDARDS ANSI/TIA-4957.200: Layer 2 Standard Specification for the Smart Utility Network ANSI/TIA-4957.210: Multi-Hop Delivery Specification of a Data Link Sub-Layer ANSI/TIA-4957.300: Layer 3 Standard Specification for the Smart Utility Network ANSI/TIA-4957.400: Layer 4 Standard Specification for the Smart Utility Network

To date, TR-51 has successfully published four standards documents, ANSI/TIA-4957.200, Layer 2 Standard Specification for the Smart Utility Network; ANSI/TIA4957.210, Multi-Hop Delivery Specification of a Data Link Sub-Layer; ANSI/TIA-4957.300, Layer 3 Standard Specification for the Smart Utility Network; and ANSI/TIA-4957.400, Layer 4 Standard Specification for the Smart Utility Network as part of the committee’s five-part wireless mesh network standard series. The committee continues to work on the formulation of the layer 3 and layer 4 specifications as well as the incorporation of security aspects. The committee has also established a liaison partnership with IEEE’s 802.15 Working Group, SGIP 2.0 and intends to submit the finalized TIA-4957 series for ISO adoption.

TR-51 Leadership applications. The use of SUN devices allows the operation of very large-scale, low-power wireless applications and often requires the maximum use of power available under applicable regulations, particularly when used to provide long-range, point-to-point connec-


Michael Lynch, MJ Lynch & Associates


Hiroshi Harada, NICT


Phil Beecher, Beecher Communications Consultants Ltd.


John Notor, SUNA LLC Participating Organizations: Analog Devices, Beecher Communications Consultants Ltd., Berk-Tek, Blind Creek Associates, Cisco Systems, CSI Telecommunications, DTC (UK) Limited, Ericsson Inc., FTR&D LLC, MJ Lynch & Associates, NICT, Nokia Siemens Networks, Proto 6, Silver Spring Networks, Inc., SUNA LLC, and TE Connectivity For meeting information, visit the committee website at To find out more about participating in TR-51, please contact Jeff Hannah ( | +1.703.907.7582).

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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25 Interconnection of Information Technology Equipment


SO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25 addresses the standardization of microprocessor systems, interfaces, protocols, architectures and associated interconnecting media of information technology equipment and networks that support embedded and distributed computing environments (commercial and residential), storage systems, and other input/output components. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25 is organized into three working groups and one project team. Working Group 1, Home Electronic Systems, produces standards that enable home occupants to live more comfortably in the home, be more protected, feel safe and live more economically. WG 1 addresses access to external services via residential gateways that link the home network (based on local area network technology) with an external network (based on wide area network technology such as the Internet) while providing data security, privacy and safety for devices on the home network. Smart grid efforts are directed at many domains, one of which is the consumer by focusing on the home aspects of smart grid applications. There are projects addressing the control of energy-consuming equipment (including electric vehicles) and smart appliances in support of new technologies for energy efficiency, management and conservations. WG 3, Customer Premises Cabling, develops standards for LAN and communications cabling within buildings including LAN, Internet, data centers, voice, video, data, cloud computing and building automation. WG 3 works closely with TIA TR-42, which develops the respective cabling standards for both the United States and international markets and provides the primary technical basis to formulate the U.S. contributions and ballot responses. Like TR-42, SC 25/WG 3 continues its work in the areas of data center, next generation balanced cabling, cable assemblies and harsh environments. Next-

generation balanced cabling will support the next generation of Ethernet (BASE-T) by describing how to make existing cabling, as well as next generation cabling, support 40Gb/s data rates. Faster data rates over twinax cabling have become important as changes in datacenter design have moved switches closer to the servers. WG 4, Interconnection of Computer Systems and Attached Equipment, standardizes microprocessor systems and interfaces and protocols for the interconnection of computer systems and computer peripheral equipment. The latest interfaces used in almost all com-

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25 Leadership WG 1 Home Electronics Systems

US TAG CHAIR: Dr. Kenneth Wacks, Consultant

WG 3 Customer Premises Cabling

US TAG CHAIR: Dave Hess, Nexans

US Tag Chair

John Siemon, The Siemon Company

WG 4 Interconnection of Computer Systems and Attached Equipment US TAG CHAIR: David Peterson

For meeting information visit the TIA US TAG website at To find out more about participating in US TAGs, please contact Florence Otieno ( / +1.703.907.7556).

puting systems are included in WG 4’s Program of Work, including Fibre Channel, SCSI, parallel and serial ATA, floating point processors, responsive link, and a variety of standard computer backplanes and interconnect interfaces, including Rapid I/O, VME, VMS and SBus. Standards processed by WG4 are used throughout the world’s computing and storage systems. The ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25 Project Team for Taxonomy and Terminology (PTTT) works jointly with ITU-T subcommittees to provide common tools that are instrumental for the development of a consistent set of standards with common or aligned text for intelligent homes. PTTT has been chartered with responsibility for two projects on intelligent homes.

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IEC TC 46 Cables, Wires, Waveguides, R.F. Connectors, R.F. and Microwave Passive Components and Accesories


EC TC 46 develops and maintains standards for the terminology, design, characteristics, related test methods and requirements for quality assessment of metallic conductors, wires, waveguide, radio frequency (RF) connectors, RF and microwave passive components, and accessories for analogue and digital transmission systems and equipment for communication networks and cabling. In TC 46, the United States is the International Secretary and holds the Secretariat. The TC 46 Working Groups have provided improved signal quality and better cable devices in order to improve design compatibility with light transmissions (such as Long Term Evolution, or LTE), and to protect consumers through standards in EMC performance (shielding and screening tests) of coaxial and symmetric cables, of RF/Microwave passive devices (connectors and waveguides), of test methods, of passive intermodulation (PIM) and antennas. In IEC Subcommittee 46A (SC 46A), focusing on coaxial cables and cable assemblies, the U.S. members initiated several new work item proposals associated with electrical test methods, including continuity, inductance, resistance to solder and solderability, thermal cycling, and sectional specifications â&#x20AC;&#x201C; RF flexible cable. As the demand for higher bandwidth/data rates increases, SC 46C is focusing on understanding and developing requirements for wires and wire pairs/quads that support higher data rates for Ethernet (BASE-T) cabling that is anticipated to support and maybe go beyond 40 gigabits per second. Higher data rates means less

time spent by consumers and business waiting for data to download and videos to buffer. An understanding of these cables is essential to the other standards bodies responsible for the connectors and ultimately the channels formed by the union of the cables and connectors for use at elevated frequencies. SC 46F focuses on technology trends in the areas of technology miniaturization, blindmate technologies and higher frequencies. These areas are of interest to consumers since many of the lower frequency bands are becoming saturated, miniaturization allows for more consumer friendly products and blindmate technology allows for simpler packaging. As we are seeing today, these trends lead to smaller products that achieve higher performance levels. Technology will continue its drive for further miniaturization and greater use of higher frequencies. This push is not exclusive to the frequency domain but to high speed digital applications for both military and consumer users.

IEC TC 46 Leadership SC 46A Coaxial Cables

US TAG CHAIR: David Wilson, CommScope

SC 46C Wires and Symmetric Cables

US TAG CHAIR: Wayne Hopkinson, CommScope

SC 46F RF and Microwave Passive Components US TAG Chair

Roger Mathews, PPC

US TAG CHAIR: John Morelli, IW-Microwave

For meeting information visit the TIA US TAG website at tags. To find out more about participating in US TAGs, please contact Florence Otieno ( / +1.703.907.7556).

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IEC TC 76 Optical Radiation Safety and Laser Equipment


EC TC 76 develops and maintains safety standards for products that generate laser and other optical radiation. The products covered range from fiber-optic and free-space telecommunications systems and other information technology equipment to industrial, medical and entertainment products. Standards relating to the safety of these products are vital to achieving market acceptance. The standards need not only assure safety but also be practical for manufacturers and users of the products. Because of the wide diversity of product applications and the overlap of interest, TC 76 is made up of relatively permanent working groups according to application and supporting functions.

emitted radiance is no higher than that of comparable products whose emission is generated by lamps. Laser Radiation Measurement, WG 3, addresses radiometric measurements of laser radiation levels for comparison with the Accessible Emission Limits (AEL) and Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) and performing hazard evaluations. Safety of Medical Laser Equipment, WG 4, is addressing the hazards of intense light equipment in medical and cosmetic applications that is causing injuries throughout the world while continuing its work on the safe use of intense pulsed light equipment for medical and aesthetic applications. Safety of Fiber Optics Communications Systems (WG 5) deals with the safety of optical fiber communications systems, including enclosed transmission systems and semiconductor lasers. High Power Lasers, WG 7, develops requirements for the radiation safety of high power lasers and is addressing laser guards. WG 8, Basic Standards, is producing a laser light show document, a complete labels and symbols document, and a manufacturerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s checklist standard.

TC 76 successfully removed emitted beams produced by LEDs from the scope of one IEC standard, recognizing that LED-generated emitted beams lack the radiance of laser generated beams and therefore do not constitute an equivalent hazard. Another IEC standard appropriately retains the hazard classification scheme for LED fibers because, when the LED produced radiation is emitted from an optical fiber, its very small source size and corresponding retinal image size may be comparable to that of a laser. There are seven working groups (WG) in TC 76. These working groups develop and maintain their respective specialty interests in the safety of laser products, and safety of lamps and lamp systems. Optical Radiation Safety (WG 1), reviews biological and physical data and makes recommendations/revisions of Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE), Accessible Emission Limits (AEL) and measurement conditions. The use of magnifying optics and any resulting increased hazard for viewing has particular application for optical fibers in communications equipment. Working groups 1 and 8 have been working on the definition of a new class, 1C, primarily for dermatological laser products and preventing emissions except to the intended treatment site. Another exclusion from laser hazard classification and hazard class labeling is for laser products whose

WG 9, Non-coherent Sources, develops MPEs and measurement conditions for these MPEs for broadband sources and is determining the hazard classification of non-laser equipment. Laser Machine Tools, WG 10 recent work has been on standards to address handheld delivery systems and the noise directive in the EU.

ISO TC 76 Leadership

US Tag Chair and Technical Advisor

Jerome E. (Jerry) Dennis, Jerome E. Dennis Consultant


William Ertle, Rockwell Laser Industries

Deputy Technical Advisor

Sheldon Zimmerman, Naval Surface Warfare Center

For meeting information visit the TIA US TAG website at To find out more about participating in US TAGs, please contact Florence Otieno ( / +1.703.907.7556).

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IEC TC 86 Fibre Optics


echnical Committee TC 86 develops and maintains voluntary standards and other documents needed for trade and commerce of interoperable optical fiber devices, fiber components, and their use in the field. The work of TC 86 is not uniquely targeted to telecommunications, but covers a broad application spectrum (automotive, avionics, transportation, sensors, military, industrial automation, testing & calibration, structured cabling, etc.). TIA serves as the administrator of the US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) of TC 86, operating under the auspices of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The United States also holds the Secretariat for TC 86. There is an underlying increase in the use of high speed data, which has continued to grow unabated annually. This has led to deeper penetration of optical fiber in communications and data transmission-related applications. The convergence of digital data, video and telephony markets has resulted in ever increasing demands for data transport throughput, resulting in stronger emphasis on technical aspects that limit data rates, such as calibration and measurements of attenuation, return loss, polarization mode dispersion (PMD), chromatic dispersion and bandwidth. Subcommittee (SC) 86A, Fibres and Cables, works on the international standards for optical fibers and optical cables, embracing all types of communications applications. This activity covers terminology, generic characteristics, test and measurement methods, and specifications for all types of single-mode and multimode optical fibers and all types of optical fiber indoor and outdoor cables to ensure reliable system performance and operation. SC 86A is beginning joint work with SC 46C on hybrid fiber-copper cable to address several emerging technologies such as high-speed cellular service and distributed Wi-Fi systems that incorporate different types of communications media or communications media and power components. Innovation in bend-insensitive fiber designs, high-performance fiber designs, fibers for use in non-traditional transmission bands and fibers of smaller dimensions are subjects of ongoing effort. Fiber to the Home (FTTH, FTTA, FTTx, etc.) cables allow for

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the reach of fiber beyond the traditional distribution network directly to customers. This extension of the arena for fiber application has been coupled with advances in the performance levels of MM fiber. As with SM fiber, SC 86A is working on the performance parameters to keep pace. Guideline documents will define the way to specify cables that cross the boundaries of the traditional cable-type definitions. These are all addressed at emerging technology markets and involve cable types that IEC has not internationally standardized. SC 86B, Fibre Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components, develops international standards for fiber optic interconnecting devices and passive components, embracing all types of communications applications. Multi-fiber interconnects are now supporting parallel, high data-rate applications and passive optical devices (including 1xN and 2xN splitters, WDM devices, attenuators, isolators and power limiters) that support high power, dense network topologies. SC 86C, Fibre Optic Systems and Active Devices, prepares and develops international standards for fiber optic systems and active devices embracing all types of communications applications. M2M communications are launching and innovation in automation has driven an increased demand for specifications on sensors. SC 86C/WG2 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fibre Optic Sensorsâ&#x20AC;? was re-activated to address the innovations and demand for high functioning sensors.

IEC TC 86 Leadership IEC SC 86A Fibres and Cables

US TAG CHAIR: Mike Kinard, OFS DEPUTY TECHNICAL ADVISOR: Peter Pondillo, Corning Incorporated

IEC SC 86B Fibre optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components

US TAG CHAIR: Steve Swanson, Corning Incorporated DEPUTY TECHNICAL ADVISOR: Matt Brown, JDSU.


Steve Swanson, Corning Incorporated

IEC SC 86C Fiber Optic Systems and Active Devices US TAG CHAIR: Atul Srivastava

For meeting information visit the TIA US TAG website at To find out more about participating in US TAGs, please contact Florence Otieno ( / +1.703.907.7556).

Strategic Partnerships


t TIA we expand and leverage our expertise in the ICT community through cooperative efforts with other organizations to bring TIA members a diverse and robust technology offering. To this end, TIA has developed agreements with the following organizations, among others:

Memorandum of Understanding „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„ „„

APCO - Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International ANSI - American National Standards Institute ATIS - Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions BICSI ETSI - European Telecommunications Standards Institute FAU - Florida Atlantic University GSC - Global Standards Collaboration GTARC - Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation GTRI - Georgia Tech Research Institute JIG-101A - Joint Industry Guide IEEE-TIA - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ICEA - International Cabling Engineers Association ITU - International Telecommunication Union IPC - Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits NSTAC - National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee oneM2M

Friendship agreements „„ „„ „„ „„

OPC - Open Productivity and Connectivity Foundation IES - Institute for Environment and Sustainability OPASTCO - Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies SII - Standards Institution of Israel

Why are standards important? Standards boost Business! In today’s complex global marketplace, companies need every advantage they can get. So you want to access new markets, reduce costs, increase efficiency and be more competitive. As a consumer, you want faster access to new technologies that can offer you the services you need to make your life more efficient, comfortable and enjoyable. Standards are the answer! By participating in standards development activities – and by implementing standards and conformance tools – organizations have been able to streamline processes, trim costs, earn and maintain market access, and boost their bottom line. Voluntary standards and conformity assessment activities benefit public health, safety and the environment. You, the consumer, benefit from the development and design of new and improved requirements for the safety and quality of the products you buy and the services you rely upon each day. TIA is a proud sponsor of the Standards Boost Business program. For more information, check out ANSI’s Standards Boost Business ( campaign. 27 >

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