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Standards

Standards
Standards in the Fiber Optic Industry

Standards are established requirements or specifications put forth by a governing body or a group of individuals. Standards in the Plastic Optical Fiber industry are instated to ensure such issues as quality, an international size, measurement methods or ways of production remain constant. These standards have been within the POF industry since the early 90�s where they were first put forth in the Japanese Industrial Standard for measuring methods.

•Fiber
•Fiber Cable
•Connectors
•Industrial Fiber Networking Standards
•Automotive Fiber Standards
•Entertainment Use Fiber Standards

Since then a significant amount of standards have been made regarding POF by numerous groups.

IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission

Is responsible for the international standardization for POF technologies as a subset of their overall responsibilities in electronics.

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Responsible for the development of LAN standards

ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Coordinates nations standards activities within the USA and represents the USA in international standards bodies.

TIA/EIA -

Telecommunications (Electronics) Industry Association Responsible for US standardization of POF technologies as a subset of their overall responsibilities in electronics.

DIN - Deutsches Institut fur Normung e.V.

German Standards Institute

VDE - Verband Deutscher Elecktrotechniker e.V.

Association of German Electrical Engineers