TIA-598-C Optical Fiber Cable Color Coding

The following table contains a list of common abbreviations used in Structured Networking references and MSP Website.

# Description
ANSI American National Standards Institute
TIA Telecommunications Industry Association
EIA Electronic Industries Alliance
ICEA Insulated Cable Engineers Association
IEC International Electro Technical Commission
IEE Institute of Electrical Engineers (UK)
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA)
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISO International Standards Organization
ITU International Telecommunications Union
EN, CEN European Committee for Standardization
FOA Fiber Optic Association
FIA Fibre Optic Industry Association
ABF Air Blown Fibre
APC Angled Physical Contact
ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode
BER Bit Error Rate
CATV Community Antenna Television (cable TV)
CCI Core Cladding Interface
COA Centralized Optical Architecture
CPD Construction Products Directive
CWDM Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing
DFB Distributed Feedback (laser)
DMD Differential Modal Delay
DSF Dispersion Shifted Fibre
DWDM Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing
dB decibel
EDFA Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifier
EF Encircled Flux
EMB Effective Modal Bandwidth
EMC Electro Magnetic Compatibility
EMI Electro Magnetic Immunity (or sometimes ‘EM Interference’)
ESD Electro Static Discharge
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FDDI Fibre Distributed Data Interface
FP Fabry Perot (laser)
FDM Frequency Division Multiplexing
FOCIS Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard
GHz Gigahertz
GI Graded Index
GPa Giga Pascal
HCS Hard Clad Silica
HPPI High Performance Parallel Interface
ICEA Insulated Cable Engineers Association
IVD Inside Vapour Deposition
LAN Local Area Network
LEAF Large Effective Area Fiber
LED Light Emitting Diode
LFH Low Fire Hazard
LSZH Low Smoke Zero Halogen
MAN Metropolitan Area Network
Mb/s Megabits per second
MCVD Modified Chemical Vapour Deposition
MEMS Micro Eectro Mechanical Systems
MHz Megahertz
NA Numerical Aperture
nm Nanometres
NEC National Electrical Code (USA)
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association (USA)
NRZ Non-Return to Zero
NTT Nippon Telephone and Telegraph
NZDS Non Zero Dispersion Shifted (fiber)
OFL Overfilled Launch
OVD Outside Vapour Deposition
PAM Pulse Amplitude Modulation
PC Physical Contact
PCOF Primary Coated Optical Fiber
PCS Plastic Clad Silica
PCVD Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition
PMD Polarization Mode Dispersion
PMMA Poly Methyl Methcrylate
POF Plastic Optical Fiber
PTFE Poly Tetra Fluoro Ethylene
PTT Public Telephone and Telegraph (operator)
PVC Poly Vinyl Chloride
OCDMA Optical Code Division Multiple Access
RML Restricted Mode Launch
SAN Storage Area Network
SC Subscriber Connector
SCOF Secondary Coated Optical Fiber
SCSI Small Computer System Interface
SFF Small Form Factor (optical connectors)
SMA Sub Miniature Assembly
SMF Single Mode Fiber
SNR Signal to Noise Ratio
SoHo Small Office Home Office
SONET Synchronous Optical Network
SROFC Single Ruggedized Optical Fiber Cable
TDM Time Division Multiplexing
TIA Telecommunications Industry Association
TIR Total Internal Reflection
TO Telecommunications Outlet
TSB Telecommunications Systems Bulletin
UL Underwriters Laboratory
VAD Vapour Axial Deposition
VCSEL Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser
WAN Wide Area Network
WDM Wavelength Division Multiplexing
WWDM Wide Wavelength Division Multiplexing