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New Fiber Optic Communication Standards for the 2nd Quarter 2014

Kyle Bach

Document Center Inc. is pleased to announce that the following New Standards on Fibre Optic Communication are now available:


  • BS EN 50516-3-1, 2014 Edition, Industrial connector sets and interconnect components to be used in optical fibre control and communication systems. Product specifications. Type ODVA APC terminated on EN 60793-2-50 category B1.1 and B1.3 singlemode fibre to meet the requirements of category I (industrial environments) as specified in EN 50173-1 and IEC 61753-1-3
  • BS EN 60728-14, 2014 Edition, Cable networks for television signals, sound signals and interactive services. Optical transmission systems using RFoG technology
  • BS EN 60793-1-51, 2014 Edition, Optical fibres. Measurement methods and test procedures. Dry heat (steady state) tests
  • BS EN 60793-1-52, 2014 Edition, Optical fibres. Measurement methods and test procedures. Change of temperature tests
  • BS EN 60793-1-53, 2014 Edition, Optical fibres. Measurement methods and test procedures. Water immersion tests
  • BS EN 60794-1-20, 2014 Edition, Optical fibre cables. Generic specification. Basic optical cable test procedures. General and definitions
  • BS EN 60794-2-20, 2014 Edition, Optical fibre cables. Indoor cables. Family specification for multi-fibre optical cables
  • BS EN 60794-5-10, 2014 Edition, Optical fibre cables. Family specification. Outdoor microduct optical fibre cables, microducts and protected microducts for installation by blowing
  • BS EN 60794-5-20, 2014 Edition, Optical fibre cables. Family specification. Outdoor microduct fibre units, microducts and protected microducts for installation by blowing
  • BS EN 61300-2-42, 2014 Edition, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components. Basic test and measurement procedures. Tests. Static side load for strain relief
  • BS EN 61300-3-21, Withdrawn and replaced by BS IEC-61300-3-21, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components. Basic test and measurement procedures. Examinations and measurements. Examinations and measurements. Switching time and bounce time
  • BS EN 61300-3-52, 2014 Edition, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components. Basic test and measurement procedures. Examinations and measurements. Guide hole and alignment pin deformation constant, CD for 8 degree angled PC rectangular ferrule, single mode fibres
  • BS EN 61754-30, 2014 Edition, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components. Fibre optic connector interfaces. Type CLIK connector series
  • BS EN 62074-1, 2014 Edition, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components. Fibre optic WDM devices. Generic specification
  • BS EN 62148-17, 2014 Edition, Fiber optic active components and devices. Package and interface standards. Transmitter and receiver components with dual coaxial RF connectors
  • BS IEC 61300-3-21, 2014 Edition, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components. Basic test and measurement procedures. Examinations and measurements. Switching time
  • IEC 60794-1-24, Edition 1.0, Optical fibre cables – Part 1-24: Generic specification – Basic optical cable test procedures – Electrical test methods
  • IEC 60794-2-51, Edition 1.0, Optical fibre cables – Part 2-51: Indoor cables – Detail specification for simplex and duplex cables for use in cords for controlled environment
  • IEC 61280-2-12, Edition 1.0, Fibre optic communication subsystem test procedures – Part 2-12: Digital systems – Measuring eye diagrams and Q-factor using a software triggering technique for transmission signal quality assessment
  • IEC 61282-13, Edition 1.0, Fibre optic communication system design guides – Part 13: Guidance on in-service PMD and CD characterization of fibre optic links
  • IEC 61300-2-43, Edition 2.0, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and measurement procedures – Part 2-43: Tests – Screen testing of return loss of single-mode PC optical fibre connectors
  • IEC 61300-3-21, Edition 2.0, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Basic test and measurement procedures – Part 3-21: Examinations and measurements – Switching time
  • IEC 61753-041-2, Edition 1.0, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Performance standard – Part 041-2: Non-connectorized single-mode OTDR reflecting device for category C – Controlled environment
  • IEC 61753-071-2, Edition 1.0, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Performance standard – Part 071-2: Non-connectorized single-mode fibre optic 1 X 2 and 2 X 2 spatial switches for category C – Controlled environments
  • IEC 61753-081-2, Edition 2.0, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Performance standard – Part 081-2: Non-connectorized single-mode fibre optic middle-scale 1 x N DWDM devices for category C – Controlled environments
  • IEC 62149-8, Edition 1.0, Fibre optic active components and devices – Performance standards – Part 8: Seeded reflective semiconductor optical amplifier devices
  • IEC 62149-9, Edition 1.0, Fibre optic active components and devices – Performance standards – Part 9: Seeded reflective semiconductor optical amplifier transceivers
  • IEC 62343-3-3, Edition 1.0, Dynamic modules – Part 3-3: Performance specification templates – Wavelength selective switches
  • IEC 62343-6-5, Edition 2.0, Dynamic modules – Part 6-5: Design guide – Investigation of operating mechanical shock and vibration tests for dynamic modules
  • IEC 62627-06, Edition 1.0, Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components – Part 06: Mechanical design proving nutation test results for reinforced fibre cable terminated with optical connectors for high density patching applications
  • IEC 62690, Edition 1.0, Hydrogen effects in optical fibre cables – Guidelines
  • JIS-C-5973, 2014 Edition (Japanese Language Only), F04 Type Connectors for Optical Fiber Cables


For more standards like these, please visit our Document Center List of Standards on Fibre Optic Communication.  There are additional links on that page to various sub-topics as well.

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