Standards Representation

Brand-Rex is represented at, or has membership of a number of standards bodies and industry associations that shape the data communications cable, connectors and cabling systems standards. 

Tables 1 to 3 identify the relevant industry standards bodies.

Table 4 describes the Trade associations Brand-Rex works with.  These associations influence standards via their members who co-ordinate their activities in the standards writing groups of ISO, CENELEC, TIA or national shadowing committees.

Table 1: Cabling Systems & applications

Area

Cabling Design Committees (key activities)

International

ISO/IEC JTC1 SC25 WG3

(Authors of ISO/IEC 11801)

European

CENELEC TC 215

(Authors of EN50173 & 4, European versions of the ISO/IEC 11801)

United Kingdom

BSI TCT7 ‘UK LAN experts committee’

(National editors of the ISO/IEC 11801 & EN50173 & 4 standards)

Table 2: Copper Cable & Components

Area

Copper Cables & Connectors

Key Activity

INTERNATIONAL

ISO/IEC

SB4

TC46

SC46C Symmetrical pair cables

SC46C WG7 Premises cables

SC86A/SC46C - Fire performance

TC48

Sector Board – provides ‘top level’ direction

Co-ordinates IEC Cu cable specifications

Co-ordinates IEC Symmetrical pair cable specifications

Authors of IEC 61156 series

Guidance report drafted as TR62222.

Co-ordinates IEC Cu connector specifications (authors of the IEC 60603-7 series)

EUROPEAN

CENELEC

TC46X – Comms. Cable

SC46XC – Data Cables

SC46XC WG2 – Data Cables

Co-ordinates CENELEC Cu cable specifications

Co-ordinates symmetrical pair cable EN standards

Authors of EN50288, 50289, 50290: the European standards for cables, cable test & cable generic specs.

United Kindom

BSI

EPL46 - Comms. Cable & Connectors

EPL48 – Connectors (data)

Mirrors IEC 46 & CENELEC 46X. Co-ordinates UK committees and UK inputs to IEC and CENELEC

Shadows IEC TC48 connectors group

Table 3: Optical Cable & Components

Area

Optical Cables & Connectors

Key Activity

International

ISO/IEC

TC86 - Fibre Optics

SC86A - Fibre & cables

SC86B - Components

Main committee - Optical Fibres

Co-ordinates Optical Fibre cable standards

Co-ordinates Optical Fibre connector standards

European

CENELEC

TC 86A - Fibre & cable

Writes European equivalent standards of IEC standards & writes ‘Guides to Use’

United Kingdom

BSI

GEL86 - Fibre Optics

National committee supporting and editing IEC draft standards

Table 4: Trade Associations

 

Association

Key Activity

UK FIA

Fibre Optic Industries Trade Association

Writes guides to standards on Fibre Optics and provides representatives to BSI committees

UK TIAB

Telecommunications Industry Advice Board

Sub-committee of UK FIA (replaced the UK TIA trade association)

BICSI Europe

Cable installation trade association

Provides USA style training documentation and installation methods into the cabling industry – in European style.

Europacable

European Cable Manufacturers

Supports the Cable Manufacturing Industry

Ethernet Alliance

Worldwide Cable Manufacturers

A global, non-profit, industry consortium of member organisations dedicated to the continued advancement of Ethernet technologies