This standard specifies procedures for testing the transmission performance of installed information technology cabling in premises. These procudures apply to both balanced copper and optical fibre cabling.
These test procudures may be used for
-- acceptance testing against agreed cabling performance limits,
-- verification of specific application support,
-- the investigation of faults.
These test procudure are not suitable for components or cable assemblies such as patch cords and equipment cords.
For each test procudure this standard specifies
a) test parameter,
b)the test method(s),
c) test system,
d) test equipment,
e) cabling interface adaptor,
f) measurement procedure,
h) interpretation of test results,
Limits for the parameters under test are specified in relevant cabling and application standard.