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Industry Publications
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Industry Associations



ANSI:  American National Standards Institute

Controlling body for standards development within the USA.

CSA:  Canadian Standards Association

Controlling body for standards development within Canada.


On-line resource dedicated to the creation of a technology division within the CSI master format document.

FCC: Federal Communications Commission

Federal body which oversees telecommunications regulation within the USA.

ISO: International Organization for Standards


The international standards setting body, headquartered in Switzerland.



Industry Publications


America's Network

General Interest Telecommunications Magazine

Automated Buildings.com

On-line resource for information on automated building technologies

Broadband Guide

Magazine providing product information for the coax cable segment of the industry.


Latest trends and products in commercial buildings market


Business directory for the telecommunications industry.

Cabling Business Magazine

Magazine focused on the premise cabling marketplace.

Cabling Installation and Maintenance

Magazine focused on the premise cabling marketplace.

Cabling Installation and Maintenance (Australia)

Magazine focused on the premise cabling marketplace in Australia.

Cabling Standards Update

Quarterly publication that recaps the development and changes in cabling standards

Cabling Systems

Magazine focused on the premise cabling marketplace in Canada.

CEE News

Tools, Tips and Trends for today's electrical and datacom professional


On-Line resources for premises wiring users and professionals

Cabling World (from the UK)


Certification Magazine

Magazine for Information Technology certified professionals.

Communication News

General interest telecommunications magazine

Compliance Engineering

Magazine focused on international regulatory compliance

Consulting-Specifying Engineer

Magazine for professional engineers who design mechanical/electrical/electronic systems for commercial buildings.

Communications Solutions

Magazine focused on the convergence of voice and data (formerly CTI).


On-line publication for electrical contracting professionals.


Magazine focused on electrical design, maintenance and construction.


Electrical Contracting & Engineering News

Electrical Contracting News

Magazine for electrical contracting companies within the United Kingdom.

Electrical Contractor

Published for NECA, focuses on power, voice, data, video.

Electrical News

Magazine and on-line resource for the electrical building & lighting industry.

Electrical Wholesaling

On-line resource and magazine for Electrical Distributors.


Web site for the electrical industry.

The Electronic Blue Book

On-line source of regional, categorized construction information.

Electronic House

Consumer-oriented publication dedicated to integrated home electronics.

Facilities Design & Management

Magazine covering the processes, projects and products of facilities management.

Fiberoptics Online

On-line resource focused on fiber optics

Home Automation & Networking Association (HANA)


Home Toys

On-line resource for home automation and networking information.

Indian Telecom Newsletter

India's largest circulated Telecommunications Newsletter

Internet Telephony

Magazine focused on the implications of the convergence of voice, video, fax and data industries.

IEEE Spectrum

Publication of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

Light Reading

An independent online resource focused on the optical networking market.


Magazine focused on fiber optic communications technology and applications.

Network Cabling News

Structured cabling magazine for the United Kingdom market.

Network Computing

General interest internet-oriented publication.

Network Magazine

Magazine for networking and IT professionals.

Network World

Magazine for networking and IT professionals

OSP Engineering & Construction

Telecommunications Outside Plant magazine.

Outside Plant Magazine

Telecommunications Outside Plant magazine.

Premises Networks Online

On-line resource for the premises cabling industry.

Professional Certification Magazine


Sound & Communications

Magazine for systems integrators, contractors & consultants, focusing on sound issues.

Structured Cabling

Magazine and on-line resource focused on the low-voltage cabling industry in Canada.

Systems Contractor News

Magazine focused primarily on sound, but also video, security, and data systems.

TED On-Line

On-line resource and magazine for Electrical Distributors.


Magazine focused on service provider technologies and applications.


Guide to choosing, buying, installing and using telecom equipment and services.

The Industrial Ethernet Book

Publication focused on factory automation, building automation and process control and focuses on industrial ethernet, bluetooth and wireless technologies

Computer Telephony

General interest magazine focused on the voice/data communication industry

Utility Business

For executives and managers in electric, telecommunications, gas & water utilities.

Wireless Integration

Magazine focused on wireless products, services and technologies.

Industry Associations

AFCEA: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Non-profit association serving military communications, electronics, intelligence, and information systems professionals.

ACUTA:  American Colleges & Universities Telecommunications Association

Non-profit association focused on the application of telecommunications technology for higher education.

AIA:  American Institute of Architects

Non-profit association serving architects

AIIA: Australian Information Industry Association

A national organization representing the IT and telecommunications industry of Australia.

ATIS - Alliance For Telecommunications Industry Solutions 

ABC:  Associated Builders and Contractors

A national trade association representing contractors, material suppliers and related firms from all specialties in the construction industry.

ACIF: Australian Communications Industry Forum

The communications self-regulatory body to develop and administer industry technical and operating arrangements within Australia.

AFE:  Association of Facilities Engineering

Association for facility engineers, including electrical and low-voltage

APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Managers

Non-profit association serving facilities officers and physical plant administrators.

ATIA: Australian Telecommunications Industry Association

Australia's peak industry body representing companies who design, develop and manufacture telecommunications products.

ACP:  Association of Cabling Professionals

For-profit association serving the premise cabling industry.

CTCA: Canadian Telecommunications Consultants Association

Associations containing  useful articles , product announcements and information for Telecom professionals.

BICSI: A Telecommunications Association

Non-profit association serving the premise cabling industry.

Building Officials and Code Administrations International

Non-profit association for those interested in the development, maintenance and enforcement of building regulations.

BOMA:  Building Owners & Managers Association

Non-profit association serving building facilities managers and owners.

CATA:  Cable Telecommunications Association

Non-profit comprised of owners and operators of cable telecommunications systems.

CABA:  Continental Automated Buildings Association

Non-profit association focused on home and building automation.

Canadian Alarm and Security Association

Non-profit association focused on the Canadian electronic security industry.

CEBus Industry Council

Non-profit association formed to promote the CEBus interoperability specification for in-home products and networks

CEDIA:  Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association

Non-profit trade association of companies specializing in planning and installing electronic systems for the home.

CSI:  Construction Specifications Institute

Organization which develops the MasterFormat document.

ECA: Electrical Contractor's Association

Non-profit trade association representing electrical contractors within the United Kingdom

EIA: Electronic Industries Association

Broad coalition of non-profit trade associations which focus on the manufacturing of electronic equipment.

FCIA: Fiber Channel Industry Association

Non-profit trade association whose mission is to promote the market development of fibre channel products.

FOA: The Fiber Optic Association

Non-profit association promoting fiber optic education and certification programs.

ICIA: International Communications Industries Association, Inc.

Non-profit trade association for the audiovisual industry representing manufacturers, dealers, systems integrators, design consultants, and end users.

IEC:  Independent Electrical Contractors

Non-profit trade association for independent electrical contractors

IEC:  International Engineering Consortium

Consortium of academics and industry working to foster educational opportunities for the electronic industry. 

IEEE:  Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

Non-profit association focused on promoting electrical and information technologies and sciences. 

Power Technology

The Website for the Power Industry

ITAC: Information Technology Association of Canada

Organization with it finger on the industry representing firms in computing and telecom

ITU: International Telecommunications Union

International organization within which governments and private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services.

IWCS:  International Wire and Cable Symposium

Non-profit trade association focused on the manufacturing processes of wire and cable.

MMTA:  Multi Media Telecommunications Association

Non-profit trade association focused on the convergence of communications and computing (Industry sector of EIA).

NACC: National Association of Communications Contractors

Provides Communications professionals with any easy and inexpensive means to become certified.

NARTE:  National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers

Non-profit association which certifies engineers in the fields of telecommunications, EMC and ESD.

NECA: National Electrical Contractors Association

Non-profit association serving unionized (IBEW) electrical contractors.

NFPA: National Fire Protection Association

Non-profit association which writes the NEC (National Electrical Code)

NICET: National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies

Non-profit body which provides voluntary certification programs covering several broad engineering technology fields.

NSCA:  National Systems Contractors Association

Non-profit association focused low-voltage systems, primarily on sound systems.


OSGI is the dominant standard for Network Delivery of Managed Services to local networks in Homes, Cars and other environment.

Pacific Telecommunications Council

Non-profit association focused on telecommunications within the Pacific Hemisphere.

PEG -Protection Engineers Group

ATIS Committee

SCTE:  Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

Non-profit association focused primarily on cable (broadband) telecommunications.

SIA:  Security Industry Association

Non-profit association focused on the security industry.

STC:  Society of Telecommunications Consultants

Non-profit association for consultants to the voice and data market.

TCA:  The Information Technology & Telecommunications Association

Non-profit association representing end users of information technologies.

TIA:  Telecommunications Industry Association

Non-profit trade association comprised of manufacturers and suppliers.  Primary developer of cabling standards for US.

WCA:  Wireless Communications Association International

Non-profit trade association promoting the use of wireless communications systems.


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