Telcordia Technologies has issued GR-3120, Issue 1, Generic Requirements of Hardened Fiber Optic Connectors. The passive telecommunications components, which are used outside plants, are important to the implementation of fiber-to-the-premises. Targeted to purchasers, manufacturers and suppliers, the 80-page document includes requirements for plastic materials, optical connectors, product samples and changes, and marking, packaging and shipping. Application-specific requirements, including environmental and mechanical performance, and vibration, intermateability and reliability performance testing, also are addressed. Figures and tables are provided. Morel information may be found on the company Web site.