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Reference EN 50173-6:2013
Title Information technology - Generic cabling systems - Part 6: Distributed building services
Project Number 23540
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies generic cabling that supports a wide range of communication services within premises that comprise single or multiple buildings on a campus, many of which require the use of remote powered devices including telecommunications, energy management, environmental control, personnel management, personal information and alarms. The distribution of these services is provided to locations (e.g. for wireless access points, remote powered devices and building management systems) other than those specified in premises-specific standards in EN 50173 series by means of either: a) an overlay structure and configuration to that specified within EN 50173 series or b) a stand-alone structure and configuration. It covers balanced cabling and optical fibre cabling. This European Standard is based upon and references the requirements of EN 50173-1, and in addition specifies implementation options. Safety (electrical safety and protection, optical power, fire, etc.) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements are outside the scope of this European Standard and are covered by other standards and regulations. However, information given in this European Standard may be of assistance in meeting these standards and regulations.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-09-06
Current Stage code deadline 2014-07-22
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IEC Technical Body ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC25
Reference Document  
ICS 35.110 - Networking
Keywords Information technology; Generic; Cabling system; Building services
Note 2013-06-18: Publication allocated to
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6060 2013-09-06 2014-07-22 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2013-07-22 2013-08-19  
5060 2013-06-17 2013-07-08 export to doc file  EN
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4060 2012-09-17 2012-10-08 export to doc file  EN
4020 2012-03-30 2012-09-07 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
3099 2012-01-09 2012-03-30  
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1000 2011-03-16 2011-06-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-07-22
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-09-06
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-01-22
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-07-22
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-07-22


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Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.