Monday, June 26, 2006

Digital Broadcast Vendor [ALERT] for Australia

[Digital Broadcast Vendor News Alert Asia]ALERT

For any Cable TV vendor selling in the Australian marketplace should be aware that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has endorsed a new set of rules governing installations for cable TV/broadband customers.

These rules were originally announced on April 12 by the The Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF) announced in the form of a standard, AS/ACIF S009:2006 and apply to all wiring connected to telecommunications providers.

Some of the major changes to the standard include:

* Redefinition of voltage classifications * Fire detection and fire alarm system cabling variations accommodated * Building control system cabling variations accommodated.

These new rules come into effect on July 1.

You can read the full requirements at the Australian Communications and Media Authority web site: http://www.acma.gov.au/

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