Structured Cabling Verification to Vendor Specifications: Marketing Hype or Better for Your Network?

Many structured cabling vendors submit their products to third-party verification programs that perform testing to TIA-568. Some go a step further and have independent verification to their own specifications that are commonly better than the minimum requirements from TIA. This paper will explain why this is important and how this will affect your network. The difference between channel and component testing and why you need both will also be discussed.