February 8, 2017, the TIA TR-42.7 subcommittee has accepted to include modular plug terminated links (aka direct connect) in a normative annex to TIA-568.2-D.
What this means is that RJ45 modular plugs can terminated directly onto distribution cables. This will allow plugging a variety of devices such as wireless access points, security cameras, and HDBaseT monitors without having to use an outlet and a patch cord.
*** Benefits of Direct Connect ***
ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 currently requires horizontal cable to be terminated on a telecommunications outlet to provide flexible user access. But TIA also realizes that, in certain cases, there is a need to terminate horizontal cables to a plug that is directly plugged into a device.
Direct-connect assembly uses a single cable to connect a device at one end; the other cable end is terminated with a jack in a patch panel in the telecommunications room.
This allows for efficient power delivery with the lowest channel insertion loss and gives installers the flexibility to eliminate the need for a jack and cord to connect devices.
*** REVConnect ***
This plays very well with the recent introduction of REVConnect system which includes a high performance field terminated plug as easy to terminate as a REVConnect jack.
*** Belden success ***
This is undeniably great news for Belden and REVConnect! Kudos to Ron Tellas for successfully pushing this to the TIA TR-42.7 committee in a record time!