Newsletter – Issue 140

Jun 26, 2020 | Newsletter

 

Welcome to the June 2020 Fibre Optic Industry Association Newsletter.  We hope this finds you safe, well and still sane in the current lockdown.

There are no new members this month.

FIA Summer Seminar is definitely cancelled for 2020, but please note these dates: Thursday 10th & Friday 11th June 2021, when we will look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 event. The venue, as this year, will be Whittlebury Hall, Nr. Towcester, Northants NN12 8QH

 

Useful Content

The FIA has recently published the following useful content for our members:

COVID-19 – Protecting your construction workforce

FIA Statement on 5G mobile services

COVID-19 – UK Financial Support Information 

This content can be shared with anyone, whilst referencing the FIA as the author.

 

FIA – Accredited Installer Scheme

The FIA Accredited Installer Scheme continues to deliver additional recognition and business opportunities for participants.

The current official list of AIS Members as at June 2020:

  • ABM ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING LTD.
  • BREXONS LTD.
  • CIS SERVICES LTD.
  • COMPUTER-LINKS LTD.
  • FES LTD.
  • GCL LTD.
  • INFINET DATACOMS LTD.
  • ITM COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
  • J BRAND LIMITED.
  • LYNX NETWORKS plc.
  • NETWORX3 GROUP LTD.
  • OPEN NETWORK ASSOCIATES LIMITED.
  • PR POWER INSTALLATIONS LTD.
  • RAMPTEC LIMITED.
  • RE-MARK GROUP.
  • SPLICE GROUP EUROPE LTD.

For full details of all of the FIA AIS Accredited Installers, click here

If your organisation is interested in joining the scheme, contact the AIS Director, Frank Kler here.

 

Stolen Equipment Register

We have reinstated the Stolen Equipment register. We aim to publish the details of stolen equipment in order to assist members in recovering their equipment should the worst happen.

The register can be found here. It can also be found on the homepage.

Details required in order to report stolen equipment include the date stolen, Serial number of all items, full description and most importantly, the crime record number. There are links to allow you to report stolen equipment, and also to report that you have been offered stolen equipment.

 

IET NHS Document

‘Building Infrastructure for Healthcare ICT (Code of practice sponsored by the NHS, published by the IET)’

We reported in our February Newsletter that this document was about to be published, but was delayed. We have an update from IET – ‘the pdf of the ICT code should be available in the coming weeks.  The NHS have of course been focussed on COVID-19 and so the launch activity will happen later this year’.

The above document has had full FIA input. Members will be advised once the document is published.

The document covers the benefits not only to healthcare organisations but also to cabling installers, consultants and others in the industry.

 

BSI Affiliation

FIA is a BSI Affiliate – meaning that anyone visiting the FIA website can click on the link to the BSI website, and any purchase made of standards, in either paper or electronic format, results in a small payment being made from BSI to the FIA (at no cost to the purchaser).

The BSI link on the FIA website (bottom of the FIA home page) goes directly to the BSI page where members can purchase standards.

If you are buying a standard document, even if your company is already a member of BSI, please use the FIA website – because the FIA receives a small percentage of your purchase price – and any discounts you normally receive will also be applied.

 

Technical Support Guide Access

Members who wish to see or download the “members only” Technical Support Guides can do so by clicking on the link here.

 

 

NOTE:  Any FIA member can share their news via this Newsletter.  Send all input to the Secretary, jane@fiasec.co.uk  (New email address)

Newsletter – Issue 140

Welcome to the June 2020 Fibre Optic Industry Association Newsletter. We hope this finds you safe, well and still sane in the current lockdown.

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Newsletter – Issue 139

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