CABLExpress in support of development of cabling standards

CABLExpress has joined the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry, to support the advancement of cabling standards, the company said.

Rick Dallmann, senior data center infrastructure architect at CABLExpress, has been named a member of the TIA Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee (TR-42) and the Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Subcommittee (TR-42.1), where he will work as part of a collaborative team to help develop and maintain the standards. The TIA is currently in the revision process for the TIA-942-B, the Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers.

Dallmann has more than 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of fiber optic cabling solutions. He is an experienced speaker and has given presentations on industry trends and best practices for data center infrastructure at several conferences, including BICSI, AFCOM, NY Tech Summit, and more.

The TIA TR-42 committee develops and maintains telecommunications standards for optical fiber, balanced twisted-pair copper and other telecommunications cabling systems and components. The purpose of the TR-42.1 subcommittee is to develop and maintain cabling standards, and to specify cabling system topology, installation, testing and performance requirements.

CABLExpress, a division of CXtec, has manufactured high-performance cabling and data center infrastructure products and structured cabling solutions for more than three decades. The CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk® Solution is a high-density, fiber optic product line that helps organizations maximize business value and prepare their layer one infrastructures for future generations of upgrades.