KDPOF technology is being used as the basis for technical standards developed by key European standards organization:

The DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies of DIN and VDE choosed KDPOF technology as the basis for its technical standard over other alternatives by leading European companies and institutions. The VDE-DKE standard originally published the norm in October 2012 under the name VDE 0885-763-1: “Physical layer parameters and specification for high speed operation over plastic optical fibres type HS-BASE-P”. As IEEE took over the standardization activity on POF (see below), DKE decided to withdraw their norm.

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published in 2015 a new technical standard, which, like the  VDE-DKE standard, uses KDPOF technology as the reference for Europe-wide Gigabit POF installations.

ETSI TS 105 175-1 (v2.0.0)

ETSI TS 105-175-1-1 (v1.1.1)

ETSI TS 105 175-1-2 (v1.1.1)

CENELEC has recently updated its 50173-4 norm that specifies the generic cabling within the home networks, now with emphasis on POF as a physical layer.

IEEE is currently standardizing the technology through its Working Group 802.3bv. Standard is expected by the end of 2016 with the name 1000BASE-RH. smllieee

Following are the different standards for Gigabit POF networking along with their relationship to each other and specific areas of coverage:

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KDPOF also is a key participant in the implementation of QUASAR POF, an open alliance that promotes the development of compatible Gigabit POF products.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about QUASAR you may visit the website and get in touch with it.

KDPOF’s Gigabit POF standard compliant technology is available for license as the company believes only with fair, open market competition will the Gigabit POF standard develop successfully.