Here are a few things we are likely to see from the TIA-942-B data center standard. This may be dull to some, but for those of you in the know, you know how important this could be.
It incorporates Addendum 1 to the 942-A standard, which addressed data center fabrics, as a new Annex.
It adds 16- and 32-fiber MPO-style array connectors as an additional connector type for termination of more than two fibers. The 16- and 32-fiber connectors were recently standardized when ANSI/TIA-604-18 was published.
It adds Category 8 as an allowable type of balanced twisted-pair cable, and changes the recommendation for Category 6A balanced twisted-pair cable to Category 6A or higher.
Checkout the full article from cablinginstall.com here and stay tuned for more up-to-date info.
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