Cable Codes Essay

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Robin Prather NT1310 Week 2 Exercise April 10, 2013 Cabling Design, Standards, Codes and Definitions 1. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Five engineering societies and three U.S. government agencies founded the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANSI’s mission is to encourage voluntary compliance with standards and methods. 2. Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) The EIA is organized along specific product and market lines that allow each EIA sector to be responsive to its specific needs. These sectors include components, consumer electronics, electronic information, industrial electronics, government, and telecommunications. The EIA (along with the TIA) was the driving force behind the original…show more content…
10. TR-41 User Premises Telecommunications Requirements is responsible for the specifications relating to technologies such as IP (Internet Protocol), telephony (VoIP), wireless telephones, caller ID, multimedia building distribution, and wireless user premises equipment. 11. TR-42 User Premises Telecommunications Infrastructure is responsible for specifications such as the Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling. 12. Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA) The ICEA is a nonprofit professional organization sponsored by leading cable manufacturers in the United States. 13. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) The NFPA’s mission is to help reduce the risk of fire through codes, safety requirements, research, and fire-related education. 14. National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is a U.S.-based industry association that helps promote standardization of electrical components, power wires, and cables. 15. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) The FCC consists of a board of seven commissioners appointed by the President; this board has the power to regulate electrical-communications systems originating in the United States. These communications systems include television, radio, telegraph, telephone, and cable TV systems. 16. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Underwriters Laboratories,
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