TIA-568-C.3 Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard is part of the new suite of 568 standards, updating the 568-B series.568-C.3 was published in June 2008. The new standards improve upon and replace TIA-568-B.1 and its addenda, which were reviewed and revised under the cognizance of TIA Engineering Committee TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems, and TR-42.1 Subcommittee on Generic and Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling.

568-C.3 Optical Cabling Components (Targeted to manufacturers). This document addresses component and cabling specifications for fiber optic cabling. The standard now includes all three types of multimode fiber (62.5-micron, 50-micron and 850nm laser-optimized 50-micron). The addition of array connectors is particularly noteworthy.

Specifics on the standard are detailed in this presentation: TIA-568-C.3.Update



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This interactive cost model is a tool that helps you compare the installed first costs of several standards-compliant architectures using fiber and copper cabling. The Network Architecture Model lets you input your own data to most accurately allow you to compare different media choices.