Training Program System
Technology & Engineering Update
EIA | TIA | IEC | ISO | ANSI | ITU-T
CablesOne firmly believes in on-going training and technology refreshers, so as to keep employees skills up to date in terms of design and project implementation. Employees are mandated to attend the FOA certification training courses as well as other relevant courses.
Working in tandem with technology manufacturers such as Nexan, CablesOne constantly provides employees with updated technology roadmaps, presentations and related sessions so as to keep their skillsets relevant.
Courses and workshops for labeling systems standards such as EIA-606A are organized by the Company periodically and provide ample opportunities for knowledge transfer among project team members. This ensures employees keep ahead in the standards landscape which continues to evolve. CablesOne puts time and effort into organizing additional training courses in conjunction with technology vendors e.g. Testing & Commissioning procedures and best practices, using the latest OTDR/Power Meter equipment. This enhances employee trouble-shooting skills, enabling rapid on-site resolution of fiber related issues.
The Company recognises the pace of technological evolution and has factored in regular training sessions for employees to familiarise themselves with and have a deeper understanding of newer technologies such as CAT6A, CAT7A and new connector types as well as new cabling systems.
The objective of all update and training opportunities provided by CablesOne for employees is to ensure that they are able to serve our customers based on a thorough understanding of today’s technologies and to enhance customer satisfaction.
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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop voluntary, consensus-based industry standards for a wide variety of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) products, and currently represents nearly 400 companies. TIA’s Standards and Technology Department operates twelve engineering committees, which develop guidelines for private radio equipment, cellular towers, data terminals, satellites, telephone terminal equipment, accessibility, VoIP devices, structured cabling, data centers, mobile device communications, multimedia multicast, vehicular telematics, healthcare ICT, machine to machine communications, and smart utility networks.
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a non-profit, non-governmental international standards organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as “electrotechnology”. IEC standards cover a vast range of technologies from power generation, transmission and distribution to home appliances and office equipment, semiconductors, fibre optics, batteries, solar energy, nanotechnology and marine energy as well as many others. The IEC also manages three global conformity assessment systems that certify whether equipment, system or components conform to its International Standards.
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.
Founded on 23 February 1947, the organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standards. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and as of March 2017 works in 162 countries
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization that oversees the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the United States. The organization also coordinates U.S. standards with international standards so that American products can be used worldwide.
The Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA; until 1997 Electronic Industries Association) was a standards and trade organization composed as an alliance of trade associations for electronics manufacturers in the United States. They developed standards to ensure the equipment of different manufacturers was compatible and interchangeable. The EIA ceased operations on February 11, 2011, but the former sectors continue to serve the constituencies of EIA.
The Fiber Optic Association (FOA) is an international professional society of fiber optics. The FOA was founded in 1995 by a group of trainers from industry, government and education who wanted to create industry standards for training and certifying fiber optic technicians. The FOA is a not-for-profit 501 (c)6 organization based in California, USA, that has over 200 affiliated training organizations in over 40 countries. FOA approves fiber optic training organizations and certifies their instructors who train designers, installers and operators of all types of fiber optic networks. FOA programs are used by many organizations, companies and trade unions to train and certify their workers.
Since the official break-up of AT&T in 1984 in the United States, the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) assumed the role that AT&T’s free service, BICS, fulfilled in helping with the development and design for information transport systems (ITS) such as the ANSI/EIA/TIA 568B structured cabling system standard.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the organization has membership in nearly 100 countries. It certifies cable installers and designers who specialize in complex voice/data cable layouts.