I.T. Co. together with the All-Russian Scientific Research and Development Cable Institute (JSC VNIIKP) and the specialists of cable plants developed GOST R 54429-2011 “Symmetric communication cables for digital transmission systems. General specifications”. The new standard was approved and put into effect July 1, 2012 by order of the Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology (Rosstandart).
Development of the new standard was mainly aimed at improvement of quality and the technical level of manufactured products, determination of testing methods and cable measurement parameters, systematization and adjustment of technical terms of cables produced in Russia. GOST R 54429-2011 complies with the up-to-date technical requirements of the international standards ISO/IEC 11801 and IЕС 61156-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, as well as with the fire safety requirements.
The methods and schemes of parameter and characteristics measurement specified in the document are harmonized with the technologies applied in the world market, which allows to assess the quality of domestically produced and imported products with the use of common criteria.
To ensure the required level of mutual understanding between manufacturers and consumers of cable products, the developed GOST solves the problem of adjustment and systematization of terminology used in the cable products description. For this purpose, 14 new terms with the respective definitions have been introduced. They define the parameters of mutual influence between cables which previously were not used for assessment of traditional products.
Andrey Borisovich Semenov, Dr. of Engineering Science and Director of Development of I.T. Co.'s I.T. Co. SKS, directly participated in the standard development. He helped to aggregate the I.T. Co. many years’ experience in the field of development and construction of different engineering and IT systems.
“Putting into effect GOST R 54429-2011 will allow to enhance the quality and the technical level of symmetric communication cables designed for SCS construction and operation in broadband access networks”, noted Andrey Semenov, D.E.Sc. and Director of Development of I.T. Co.'s I.T. Co. SKS. “Moreover, the new standard will allow to protect domestic consumers from low-quality products.”