Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This part of ISO/IEC 11801 specifies requirements that are common to the other parts of the ISO/IEC 11801 series. Cabling specified by this document supports a wide range of services including voice, data, and video that may also incorporate the supply of power.
This document specifies:
a) the fundamental structure and configuration of generic cabling requirements within the types of premises defined by the other parts of the ISO/IEC 11801 series
b) channel transmission and environmental performance requirements
c) link performance requirements
d) backbone cabling reference implementations in support of the parts of the ISO/IEC 11801 series
e) component performance requirements, referring to available International Standards for components and test methods where appropriate
f) test procedures to verify conformance to the cabling transmission performance requirements of the ISO/IEC 11801 series.
NOTE This document does not contain specific conformance requirements. The cabling design documents supported by ISO/IEC 11801-1 incorporate the requirements of this document as part of their individual conformance requirements.
In addition, this document provides information regarding the applications supported by the cabling channels.