Mike Gilmore, Senior Partner of The Cabling Partnership, is involved at the highest level in UK and European cabling standardization; an activity which draws together product selection and utilisation, LAN/WAN developments, EMC issues and finally, but very significantly, installation practice.
Mike Gilmore began his cabling career with STC Defence Systems as Project Manager with the Fibre Optic Division in Leeds, West Yorkshire where he was involved in the specification of complete systems covering the commercial and military applications for optical fibre within video and data transmission. In 1986, Mike became Managing Director of Optical Core Technology Limited – one of the first specialist installers of optical fibre infrastructures.
In 1988, Mike initiated the British Standards activity to create a Code of Practice for the Installation of Fibre Optic Cabling. Published by the UK Fibreoptic Industry Association in 1991 and by BSI in 1994 (as BS7718), this document still remains a world leading text for the design and quality assurance of optical fibre networks.
Since 1991, Mike has acted as the Senior Partner of The Cabling Partnership and has widened the scope of that organizations activity within the European and international cabling standards community. These activities cover all forms of telecommunications cabling. Mike is past-Chairman of BSI Technical Committee TCT/7 (Telecommunicatiosn – Installation Requirements) and an officer of its Experts Panels on cabling design and installation. He also is an officer of the equivalent CENELEC TC215 Working Groups and has a range of responsibilities in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC25 WG3 (the international counterpart of the above groups).
Mike is involved in development of data centre infrastructure standardisation an is Secretary of BSI TCT/7/-/3 and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC39 WG1.