Rick Dallmann, senior data center infrastructure architect at CABLExpress, to serve on Engineering Committee for Telecommunications Cabling Systems
Rick Dallmann

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – CABLExpress has joined the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry, to support the advancement of cabling standards. Rick Dallmann, senior data center infrastructure architect at CABLExpress, has been named a member of the TIA Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee (TR-42) and the Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Subcommittee (TR-42.1), where he will work as part of a collaborative team to help develop and maintain the standards. The TIA is currently in the revision process for the TIA-942-B, the Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers.

“The TIA-942 standard is a trusted framework used by data center professionals to design and build infrastructures that perform at optimal levels,” said Peter Belyea, president of CXtec, the parent company of CABLExpress. “We’re honored to have Rick serve on these committees and to partner with the TIA in support of the important work they do in the industry to define and educate on best practices in cabling.”

To learn more about best practices in data center cabling and standards-based infrastructure, visit www.cablexpress.com/whitepapers.

Dallmann has more than 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of fiber optic cabling solutions. He is an experienced speaker and has given presentations on industry trends and best practices for data center infrastructure at several conferences, including BICSI, AFCOM, NY Tech Summit, and more. Dallmann authored the article, “The Impact of Emerging Data Rates on Layer One Fiber Cabling Infrastructures,” which was published in ICT Today, the official trade journal of BICSI.

“It’s a great honor to welcome CABLExpress to the TIA family, and Rick Dallmann to our committees,” said Scott Belcher, CEO of TIA. “TIA has a well-earned reputation of attracting the ICT industry’s leaders and innovators, and that is certainly the case with CABLExpress. Through our partnership with CABLExpress and our member companies, TIA will continue to be the gold standard for policy, standards, and networking events.”

The TIA TR-42 committee develops and maintains telecommunications standards for optical fiber, balanced twisted-pair copper and other telecommunications cabling systems and components. The purpose of the TR-42.1 subcommittee is to develop and maintain cabling standards, and to specify cabling system topology, installation, testing and performance requirements.
About CABLExpress®
CABLExpress, a division of CXtec, has manufactured high-performance cabling and data center infrastructure products and structured cabling solutions for more than three decades. The CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk® Solution is a high-density, fiber optic product line that helps organizations maximize business value and prepare their layer one infrastructures for future generations of upgrades. For more information, visit www.cablexpress.com.