News - August 21, 2018
AS/NZS 11801.1 to replace AS/NZS 3080
The primary ICT infrastructure standard in Australia & New Zealand – AS/NZS 3080 – is set for a long-anticipated revision, bringing significant changes to the way we provide ICT infrastructure. Retiring the long-standing 3080 label, the new standard will be known as AS/NZS 11801 and will be comprised of six separate environment-based volumes.
What you need to know:
It is crucial that consultants and integrators have intimate knowledge of the standards and are aware of the latest revisions, which will apply in your day-to-day work. To ensure network reliability and performance, it’s vital that once the new standards are approved, you’re referencing the correct editions and avoid quoting obsolete and conflicting ones.
The new AS/NZS 11801 is a considerable revision of the standard, unifying minimum performance requirements and the introduction of new requirements for distributed building services. Additional standards and technical specifications adopted will address new power delivery applications, including the new PoE.
In addition to this substantial release, there are several other related ICT infrastructure standards that are expected to be reviewed and released within Australia & New Zealand.
AS/NZS 11801 is expected to be published in the near future, so stay tuned to find a summary of the updates soon.