TIA-606B: Best practice, better business
The Telecommunications Industry Association TIA-606B standard, adopted in 2012, defines a labeling standard that maps each cable in an installation precisely to the floor, telecom room, and patch panel position or block where the cable terminates.
The TIA-606B standard isn't mandatory, but more and more building owners, end-users and designers are requiring it and specifying it, and more and more Datacom contractors are adopting it as a standard practice.
Investment protection for your customers
For building owners - your customers - TIA-606B compliance protects their Datacom infrastructure investment in three imporant ways.
- Faster, easier, lower-cost troubleshooting, maintenance and upgrades. The TIA-606B labeling scheme lets end-users and contractors identify and trace cables, resolve problems, make moves/adds/changes (MACs) and upgrade equipment in less time, with less overhead. The larger the installation, the greater the time and cost savings.
- Greater assurance of warrantee protection. Increasingly, designers and end-users are specifying TIA-606B compliant installation as part of their bid requirements.
- More flexibility and choice. Adhering to labeling standards creates consistency across large installations and multi-campus layouts, giving building owners the flexibility to work with different contractors over the life of the network.
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