TIA Issues New Telephone Equipment Labeling Requirements Standard

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The Telecommunications Industry Association, which develops standards for the information and communications technology industry, has released a new document, TIA-168-C Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Labeling Requirements.

TIA-168-C specifies the labeling requirements for terminal equipment approved by a Telecommunications Certification Body or a Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity for connection to the telephone network in accordance with 47 CFR 68. The revision will add the details allowing devices with an integrated display screen to present the required label information electronically (e-label) in lieu of a physical label or nameplate.

TIA-168-C was formulated under the cognizance of the TIA TR-41 Performance and Accessibility for Communications Products, TR-41.9 Technical and Administrative Regulatory Considerations subcommittee.

For more information about TR-41 and how to participate in standards development with TIA, contact Marianna Kramarikova at standards@tiaonline.org.

TIA actively seeks participation in these projects from the user and general interest communities.

TIA-168-C and all TIA standards may be purchased at http://global.ihs.com.

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members’ products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org for details.

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