ISO/IEC 15108 Information Technology — Generic Cabling for Homes
This Standard recognizes the Siemon TERA® connector as an approved balanced cabling interface for all referenced home cabling communication applications. The specific home applications referenced in the Standard are:
- Information and communications technology (ICT)
- Broadcast communications technologies (BCT) and
- Commands, controls and communication in buildings (CCCB).
The technical requirements of the Standard address cabling structure and topology, minimum configuration, link and channel performance, interfaces, and coexistence with other services. A summary of key media and interface criteria is shown in the table below:
|ICT Cabling||BCT Cabling||CCCB Cabling|
|Type of media:||Balanced cables, optical fibers||Balanced cables, coaxial cables||Balanced cables|
|Typical frequency range||Up to 100 MHz||Up to 3 GHz||Up to 100 kHz|
|Channel classes according to ISO/IEC 11801:2002:||Class D||N/A||N/A|
|Interface at device:||Balanced or optical fiber connectors per ISO/IEC 11801 Ed. 2.0||Balanced connector per IEC 61076-3-104 (Siemon TERA) or coaxial connectors: IEC 61169-2 or IEC 61169-24 ("F type") or||Fixed connection, CCCB connector(s) including balanced or optical fiber connectors per ISO/IEC 11801 Ed. 2.0|
While the IEC 61076-3-104 Siemon TERA interface is recognized for use in all three home cabling applications, it is important to note that the TERA interface is the primary balanced twisted-pair cabling interface recognized to support BCT cabling applications. This connector is the most recognized commercially available interface for ISO/IEC category 7/class F applications.