A major revision of ISO/IEC11801 international standard is on the way
This what you need to know now:
ISO/IEC, as well as other similar international standards such as EIA/TIA and AS/NZS, specifies the standards that should be followed by planners, architects, designers, installers and others in the design and implementation of network infrastructure around the world.
It is important that consultants and integrators are aware of the latest revisions, as they ensure that all products prescribed meet the expected performance criteria in the relevant category or class, as well as ensuring network reliability and performance.
An ISO/IEC standard is generally reviewed every 5 years and the new ISO/IEC 11801 series 3rd Edition “Information technology – Generic cabling for customer premises” was approved by national votes in September 2017 and is expected to be published by the end of this year.
The new ISO/IEC 11801 series 3rd Edition is definitely a significant revision of the standard, unifying requirements for generic cabling for commercial, home and industrial networks, data centres, as well as the addition of a new standard for distributed building services.
The new ISO/IEC 11801 series 3rd Edition will be comprised of the six parts below:
ISO/IEC 11801-1 | Part 1: General requirements
ISO/IEC 11801-2 | Part 2: Office premises (replaces ISO/IEC 11801)
ISO/IEC 11801-3 | Part 3: Industrial premises (replaces ISO/IEC 24702)
ISO/IEC 11801-4 | Part 4: Single-tenant homes (replaces ISO/IEC 15018)
ISO/IEC 11801-5 | Part 5: Data centres – replaces (ISO/IEC 24764)
ISO/IEC 11801-6 | Part 6: Distributed building services (new standard)
ISO/IEC 11801 series 3rd Edition should be published shortly, so stay tuned to find a summary of the updates soon.