Cabling Glossary

Glossary Term Description
IETF

Internet Engineering Task Force. Us Organisation Responsible For The Overall Development Of The Internet Plus The Specification Of TCP/Ip Protocols

IIMS

Intelligent Infrastructure Management System

Insertion Loss

The loss of signal power resulting from the insertion of a device in a transmission line

Inter-Connect

A method of direct patching to services

IP

Internetworking Protocol

IPTV

Internet Protocol Television

ISDN

Integrated Services Digital Network. An ITU Standard Supporting The Integration Of Voice And Data

ISO

International Standards Organisation

ISO/IEC

International Standards Organisation / International Electrotechnical Committee

IT

Information Technology

Keystone

The term keystone derives from the characteristic shape of a jack. A keystone module has a rectangular face with standardized dimensions and can be snapped into a panel port or wall outlet

LAN

Local Area Network

LANE

LAN emulation. A set of protocols that allow ATM networks to communicate with conventional LAN technologies such as Ethernet

Latency

The amount of end-to-end delay in a network path or channel

LC

Lucent Connector

Loss Budget

The sum of all the fibre, connector and splice losses over a fibre channel or link measured in db

LSPM

Light Source & Power Meter

LSZH CABLE

Low Smoke Zero Halogen

MAC

Media Access Control

Macrobend

Excessive bending of a fibre

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