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TIA/EIA-606-A

TIA/EIA STANDARD

ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-A-2002 Approved: May 16, 2002

Administration Standard for Commercial Telecommunications Infrastructure

TIA/EIA-606-A (Revision of TIA/EIA-606)

MAY 2002

TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Representing the telecommunications industry in association with the Electronic Industries Alliance

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ADMINISTRATION STANDARD FOR COMMERCIAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE Table of Contents FOREWORD ................................................................................................................................... V 1

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INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................1 1.1

General ..............................................................................................................................1

1.2

Purpose..............................................................................................................................1

1.3

Specification of criteria .......................................................................................................1

1.4

Metric equivalents of US customary units ..........................................................................1

1.5

Life of this Standard ...........................................................................................................1

1.6

Elements of an administration system ...............................................................................2

SCOPE ......................................................................................................................................4 2.1

Applicability ........................................................................................................................4

2.2

Normative references.........................................................................................................4

DEFINITIONS, ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS, UNITS OF MEASURE .......................5 3.1

General ..............................................................................................................................5

3.2

Definition of terms ..............................................................................................................5

3.3

Acronyms and abbreviations ..............................................................................................9

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Units of measure ................................................................................................................9

CLASSES OF ADMINISTRATION .........................................................................................10 4.1

General ............................................................................................................................10

4.2 Determination of class......................................................................................................10 4.2.1 Class 1 ......................................................................................................................10 4.2.2 Class 2 ......................................................................................................................10 4.2.3 Class 3 ......................................................................................................................11 4.2.4 Class 4 ......................................................................................................................11 4.3 5

Classes and associated identifiers...................................................................................11

CLASS 1 ADMINISTRATION .................................................................................................13 5.1 Infrastructure identifiers....................................................................................................13 5.1.1 TS identifier ...............................................................................................................13 5.1.2 Horizontal link identifier .............................................................................................13 5.1.3 TMGB identifier .........................................................................................................15 5.1.4 TGB identifier ............................................................................................................15 5.2 Required records..............................................................................................................15 5.2.1 Horizontal link records...............................................................................................15

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CLASS 2 ADMINISTRATION .................................................................................................17 6.1

Infrastructure identifiers....................................................................................................17

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Building backbone cable identifier ............................................................................ 17 Building backbone pair or optical fiber identifier ....................................................... 17 Firestopping location identifier .................................................................................. 18

6.2 Required records ............................................................................................................. 18 6.2.1 TS records ................................................................................................................ 18 6.2.2 Backbone cable records ........................................................................................... 18 6.2.3 TMGB record ............................................................................................................ 19 6.2.4 TGB records ............................................................................................................. 19 6.2.5 Firestopping records................................................................................................. 19 7

CLASS 3 ADMINISTRATION................................................................................................. 20 7.1 Infrastructure identifiers ................................................................................................... 20 7.1.1 Building identifier ...................................................................................................... 20 7.1.2 Campus backbone cable identifier ........................................................................... 20 7.1.3 Campus backbone pair or optical fiber identifier ...................................................... 21 7.2 Required records ............................................................................................................. 21 7.2.1 Building records ........................................................................................................ 21 7.2.2 Campus backbone cable records............................................................................. 21

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CLASS 4 ADMINISTRATION................................................................................................. 23 8.1 Infrastructure identifiers ................................................................................................... 23 8.1.1 Campus or site identifier........................................................................................... 23 8.2 Required records ............................................................................................................. 23 8.2.1 Campus or site records ............................................................................................ 23

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COLOR-CODING IDENTIFICATION ..................................................................................... 24 9.1

General ............................................................................................................................ 24

9.2 Color-coding of termination fields .................................................................................... 24 9.2.1 General..................................................................................................................... 24 9.2.2 Color-coding of specific termination fields................................................................ 24 9.3 Color-coding in horizontal cabling.................................................................................... 26 9.3.1 Horizontal cabling components ................................................................................ 26 9.3.2 Optical fiber cabling components ............................................................................. 26 9.3.2.1 Optical fiber patch cords ....................................................................................... 26 9.3.2.2 Optical fiber types and connector types ................................................................ 26 10 LABELING PROCEDURES ................................................................................................... 27 10.1

Visibility and durability...................................................................................................... 27

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Mechanical generation..................................................................................................... 27

11 LINKAGES AND REPORTS .................................................................................................. 28 11.1

Required linkages ............................................................................................................ 28

11.2

Required reports .............................................................................................................. 28

ANNEX A (INFORMATIVE) NOTES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS STANDARD ................ 29 A.1

Administering horizontal cables containing multiple horizontal links ............................... 29

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Adaptability to special requirements ................................................................................ 30

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Formats of administration ................................................................................................ 30

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Installation issues .............................................................................................................31

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Consistency in identifier formats ......................................................................................31

A.6 Notes on individual classes of administration ..................................................................32 A.6.1 Class 1 ......................................................................................................................32 A.6.2 Class 2 ......................................................................................................................33 A.6.2.1 Identifer formats ......................................................................................................33 A.6.2.2 Administration methods...........................................................................................33 A.6.3 Class 3 ......................................................................................................................34 A.6.4 Class 4 ......................................................................................................................34 A.7

Examples of labeling ........................................................................................................34

ANNEX B (INFORMATIVE) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF OPTIONAL IDENTIFIERS .................................................................................................................................44 B.1

General ............................................................................................................................44

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Absolute and partial identifiers .........................................................................................44

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Identifier formats ..............................................................................................................44

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Space identifiers...............................................................................................................44

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Examples of elements and identifiers ..............................................................................45

ANNEX C (INFORMATIVE) GRAPHICAL, SYMBOLOGY, AND DRAWING ELEMENTS OF ADMINISTRATION.........................................................................................................................53 ANNEX D (INFORMATIVE) INDEX OF TEXT REFERENCES TO IDENTIFIERS ........................65 ANNEX E (INFORMATIVE) BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCES.............................................66

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List of Tables Table 1: Identifiers grouped by class.................................................................................................... 12 Table 2: Summary of termination color-coding .................................................................................... 24 Table 3: Optional identifiers associated with pathway, device, and space elements ........................... 47 Table 4: Layers, element descriptions, colors, and line types.............................................................. 55 List of Figures Figure 1: A representative model of typical telecommunications infrastructure elements for administration.................................................................................................................................. 3 Figure 2: Illustration of color-coding of termination fields.................................................................... 25 Figure 3: Examples of outlet faceplate labeling ................................................................................... 35 Figure 4: Examples of patch panel labeling ......................................................................................... 36 Figure 5: Example of IDC connecting hardware (punch-down block) labeling..................................... 37 Figure 6: Example of IDC connecting hardware (punch-down block) labeling..................................... 38 Figure 7: Example of firestop location labeling .................................................................................... 39 Figure 8: Example of bonding and grounding labeling ......................................................................... 40 Figure 9: Example of Horizontal Link Record, class 1 administration system ..................................... 41 Figure 10: Example of spread-sheet implementation of class 1 administration system: ..................... 43 Figure 11: Example showing relationship of sites, buildings, areas, spaces, locations, and objects... 49 Figure 12: Example of optional pathway identifiers and labeling ......................................................... 50 Figure 13: Example of optional pathway identifier and labeling ........................................................... 51 Figure 14: Example of pathway detail and required faceplate labeling ................................................ 52 Figure 15: T1 line styles ....................................................................................................................... 57 Figure 16: Pathway conditions and drawing notes ............................................................................... 58 Figure 17: T3 symbols.......................................................................................................................... 59 Figure 18: T2 symbols.......................................................................................................................... 60 Figure 19: Example of T0 drawing level ............................................................................................... 61 Figure 20: Example of T1 drawing level ............................................................................................... 62 Figure 21: Example of T2 drawing level ............................................................................................... 63 Figure 22: Example of T3 drawing level ............................................................................................... 64

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FOREWORD (This foreword is not part of this Standard) This Standard was developed by TIA/EIA Subcommittee TR-42.6. Approval of this Standard This Standard was approved by TIA/EIA Subcommittee TR-42.6, TIA/EIA Engineering Committee TR-42, and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). TIA/EIA reviews standards every 5 years. At that time, standards are reaffirmed, rescinded, or revised according to the submitted updates. Updates to be included in the next revision should be sent to the committee chair or to TIA/EIA. Contributing organizations More than 30 organizations within the telecommunications industry contributed their expertise to the development of this Standard (including manufacturers, consultants, end users, distributors, and other organizations). Documents superseded This Standard replaces the first edition of ANSI/EIA/TIA-606, originally published August 1993. Significant technical changes from the previous edition a) Establishes classes of administration, to address the different needs of small, medium, large, and very large telecommunications infrastructure systems. b) Accommodates the scalable needs of telecommunications infrastructure systems. c) Allows modular implementation of different parts of this Standard. d) Specifies identifier formats to accommodate the exchange of information between design drawings, test instruments, administration software, and other documents or tools which may be used throughout the lifecycle of the cabling infrastructure. e) Specifies labeling formats. f)

Definition of terms are harmonized across all premises telecommunications infrastructure standards.

Relationship to other standards and documents This Standard is a member of a family of standards related to the telecommunications infrastructure. Other standards within this family are: a) Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard Part 1: General Requirements (ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1-2001) b) Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard Part 2: Balanced Twisted-pair Cabling (ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-2001) c) Optical Fiber Cabling Component Standard (ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3-2000) d) Commercial

Building

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Telecommunications

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TIA/EIA-606-A (ANSI/TIA/EIA-569-A-1998) e) Residential Telecommunications Cabling Standard (ANSI/TIA/EIA-570-A-1999) f)

Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements for Telecommunications (ANSI/TIA/EIA-607-1994)

g) Customer-owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Cabling Standard (ANSI/TIA/EIA-7581999) Useful supplements to this Standard are the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, Customer-owned Outside Plant Manual, and The Telecommunications Cabling Installation Manual. These manuals provide recommended practices and methods by which many of the requirements of this Standard are implemented. The National Electrical Code (ANSI/NFPA 70) contains requirements for telecommunications pathways and cabling within buildings that govern the use of this Standard. The National Electrical Safety Code (ANSI/IEEE C2) also contains requirements for telecommunications pathways and cabling between buildings that govern the use of this Standard. Other references are listed in annex E. The following list may be useful to the reader in acquiring safety and other additional code-related information: a) American Insurance Association: National Building Code (NBC) b) Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA): The BOCA Basic Building Code c) Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE): National Electrical Safety Code d) International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO): Uniform Building Code (UBC) e) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) f)

Automatic Fire Detectors Auxiliary Protective Signaling Systems Central Station Signaling Systems Life Safety Code Local Protective Signaling Systems National Electrical Code (NEC) Remote Station Protective Signaling Systems Proprietary Protective Signaling Systems Protection of Electronic Computer/Data Processing Equipment

Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc.: Standard Building Code (SBC)

Annexes Annexes A through E are informative and are not considered as requirements of this Standard.

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INTRODUCTION

1.1

General

This Standard provides the user of this document with guidelines and choices of classes of administration for maintaining telecommunications infrastructure. The four classes of administration specified are based on the complexity of the infrastructure being administered. In addition, this Standard is modular and scalable to allow implementation of various portions of the administration system as desired. For example, a contractor placing the pathways may be responsible for recording pathway information. After the pathway has been placed, a different contractor installing the cabling may be responsible for recording cabling information. A third contractor might install firestopping and be responsible for recording information and labeling for that portion of the infrastructure. The system owner should coordinate among the various contractors to maintain a uniform method of administration as specified in this Standard.

1.2

Purpose

This Standard specifies administration for a generic telecommunications cabling system that will support a multi-product, multi-vendor environment. It also provides information that may be used for the design of administration products. This Standard provides a uniform administration approach that is independent of applications, which may change several times throughout the life of the telecommunications infrastructure. It establishes guidelines for owners, end users, manufacturers, consultants, contractors, designers, installers, and facilities administrators involved in the administration of the telecommunications infrastructure. Use of this Standard is intended to increase the value of the system owner’s investment in the infrastructure by reducing the labor expense of maintaining the system, by extending the useful economic life of the system, and by providing effective service to users.

1.3

Specification of criteria

In accordance with EIA Engineering Publication, EP-7B, two categories of criteria are specified; mandatory and advisory. The mandatory requirements are designated by the word “shall”; advisory requirements are designated by the words “should”, “may” or “desirable” which are used interchangeably in this Standard. Mandatory criteria generally apply to protection, performance, administration and compatibility; they specify the absolute minimum acceptable requirements. Conformance with the additional advisory criteria of this Standard can be expected to enhance the performance and usability of the cabling infrastructure. A note in the text, table, or figure is used for emphasis or for offering informative suggestions.

1.4

Metric equivalents of US customary units

The metric dimensions in this Standard are soft conversions of US customary units; e.g., 100 millimeters is the soft conversion of 4 inches.

1.5

Life of this Standard

This Standard is a living document. The criteria contained in this Standard are subject to revisions and updating as warranted by advances in building construction techniques and telecommunications technology.

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1.6

Elements of an administration system Figure 1 illustrates a representative model for generic telecommunications infrastructures for which this Standard specifies an administration system. The elements illustrated include: a)

horizontal pathways and cabling;

b)

backbone pathways and cabling;

c)

telecommunications grounding / bonding;

d)

spaces (e.g., entrance facility, telecommunications room, equipment room); and,

e)

firestopping.

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Figure 1: A representative model of typical telecommunications infrastructure elements for administration.

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2.1

Applicability

This Standard specifies administration systems for commercial telecommunications infrastructure. This infrastructure may range in size from a building requiring a single telecommunications space (TS) and associated elements, to many TSs and associated elements in multiple campus locations. This Standard applies to administration of telecommunications infrastructure in existing, renovated, and new buildings. This Standard addresses the administration of commercial telecommunications infrastructure by: a) assigning identifiers to components of the infrastructure b) specifying elements of information which make up records for each identifier c) specifying relationships between these records to access the information they contain d) specifying reports presenting information on groups of records e) specifying graphical and symbolic requirements This Standard does not replace any code, either partially or wholly. The reader shall consult the Authority Having Jurisdiction concerning applicable codes that may impact the use of this Standard.

2.2

Normative references

The following standards contain provisions that, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this Standard. At the time of publication of this Standard, the editions were valid. All standards are subject to revision; parties to agreements based on this Standard are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the most recent editions of standards indicated. ANSI and TIA maintain registers of currently valid national standards published by them. a) ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1-2001, Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard Part 1: General Requirements b) ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2-2001, Balanced Twisted-pair Cabling Component Standard c) ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3-2000, Optical Fiber Cabling Component Standard d) ANSI/TIA/EIA-569-A-1998, Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces e) ANSI/TIA/EIA-607-1994, Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements for Telecommunications f)

ANSI/TIA/EIA-758-1999, Customer-owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Cabling Standard

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DEFINITIONS, ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS, UNITS OF MEASURE

3.1

General

This clause contains definitions of terms, acronyms, abbreviations, units of measure, and symbols that have special meaning or are unique to the technical content of this Standard. Terms that are used in only one clause may be defined at the beginning of that clause.

3.2

Definition of terms

The generic definitions in this clause have been formulated for use by the entire family of telecommunications infrastructure standards. Specific requirements are found in the normative clauses of this Standard. For the purposes of this Standard, the following definitions apply. access provider: The operator of any facility that is used to convey telecommunications signals to and from a customer premises. adapter; optical fiber duplex: A mechanical device designed to align and join two duplex optical fiber connectors (plugs) to form an optical duplex connection. administration: The method for labeling, identification, documentation and usage needed to implement moves, additions and changes of the telecommunications infrastructure. aerial cable: Telecommunications cable installed on aerial supporting structures such as poles, sides of buildings, and other structures. backbone: A facility (e.g., pathway, cable or conductors) between any of the following spaces: telecommunications rooms, common telecommunications rooms, floor serving terminals, entrance facilities, equipment rooms, and common equipment rooms. backbone cable: See backbone. cable: An assembly of one or more insulated conductors or optical fibers, within an enveloping sheath. cable run: A length of installed media, which may include other components along its path. cabling: A combination of all cables, jumpers, cords, and connecting hardware. campus: Buildings and grounds having legal contiguous interconnection. channel: The end-to-end transmission path between two points at which application-specific equipment is connected. common equipment room (telecommunications): An enclosed space used for equipment and backbone interconnections for more than one tenant in a building. common telecommunications room: An enclosed space used for backbone interconnections for more than one tenant in a building, which may also house equipment. conduit: (1) A raceway of circular cross-section. (2) A structure containing one or more ducts. Editorial note - For the purposes of these Standards the term conduit includes electrical metallic tubing (EMT) or electrical non-metallic tubing (ENT)

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conduit system: Any combination of ducts, conduits, maintenance holes, handholes and vaults joined to form an integrated whole. connecting hardware: A device providing mechanical cable terminations. connector (plug), duplex; optical fiber: A remateable device that terminates two fibers and mates with a duplex receptacle. consolidation point: A location for interconnection between horizontal cables extending from building pathways and horizontal cables extending into furniture pathways. cross-connect: A facility enabling the termination of cable elements and their interconnection or cross-connection. cross-connection: A connection scheme between cabling runs, subsystems, and equipment using patch cords or jumpers that attach to connecting hardware on each end. customer premises: Building(s), grounds and appurtenances (belongings) under the control of the customer. demarcation point: A point where the operational control or ownership changes. direct-buried cable: A telecommunications cable designed to be installed under the surface of the earth, in direct contact with the soil. duct: (1) A single enclosed raceway for conductors or cables. See also conduit, raceway. (2) A single enclosed raceway for wires or cables usually used in soil or concrete. (3) An enclosure in which air is moved. Generally part of the HVAC system of a building. end user: The owner or user of the premises cabling system. entrance facility (telecommunications): An entrance to a building for both public and private network service cables (including wireless) including the entrance point of the building and continuing to the entrance room or space. equipment cable; cord: A cable or cable assembly used to connect telecommunications equipment to horizontal or backbone cabling. equipment room (telecommunications): An environmentally controlled centralized space for telecommunications equipment that usually houses a main or intermediate cross-connect. firestop: A fire-rated material, device, or assembly of parts installed in a cable pathway at a fire-rated wall or floor to prevent passage of flame, smoke or gases through the rated barrier, (e.g., between cubicles or separated rooms or spaces). firestopping: The process of installing listed, fire-rated materials into penetrations in fire-rated barriers to reestablish the fire-resistance rating of the barrier. grounding electrode: A conductor, usually a rod, pipe or plate (or group of conductors) in direct contact with the earth for the purpose of providing a low-impedance connection to the earth. grounding electrode conductor: The conductor used to connect the grounding electrode to the equipment grounding conductor, or to the grounded conductor of the circuit at the service equipment, or at the source of a separately derived system.

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handhole: A structure similar to a small maintenance hole in which it is expected that a person cannot enter to perform work. horizontal cabling: 1)The cabling between and including the telecommunications outlet/connector and the horizontal cross-connect. 2) The cabling between and including the building automation system outlet or the first mechanical termination of the horizontal connection point and the horizontal crossconnect. horizontal cross-connect: A cross-connect of horizontal cabling to other cabling, e.g., horizontal, backbone, equipment. hybrid cable: An assembly of two or more cables, of the same or different types or categories, covered by one overall sheath. identifier: An item of information that links a specific element of the telecommunications infrastructure with its corresponding record. infrastructure (telecommunications): A collection of those telecommunications components, excluding equipment, that together provide the basic support for the distribution of all information within a building or campus. interconnection: A connection scheme that employs connecting hardware for the direct connection of a cable to another cable without a patch cord or jumper. intermediate cross-connect: A cross-connect between first level and second level backbone cabling. link: A transmission path between two points, not including terminal equipment, work area cables, and equipment cables. linkage: A connection between a record and an identifier or between records. main cross-connect: A cross-connect for first level backbone cables, entrance cables, and equipment cables. maintenance hole (telecommunications): A vault located in the ground or earth as part of an underground duct system and used to facilitate placing, connectorization, and maintenance of cables as well as the placing of associated equipment, in which it is expected that a person will enter to perform work. media (telecommunications): Wire, cable, or conductors used for telecommunications. modular jack: A female telecommunications connector that may be keyed or unkeyed and may have 6 or 8 contact positions, but not all the positions need be equipped with jack contacts. multi-user telecommunications outlet assembly: A grouping in one location of several telecommunications outlet/connectors. optical fiber: Any filament made of dielectric materials that guides light. optical fiber cable: An assembly consisting of one or more optical fibers. optical fiber duplex connection: A mated assembly of two duplex connectors and a duplex adapter. outlet box: A metallic or nonmetallic box used to hold telecommunications outlets/connectors or transition devices.

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outlet/connector (telecommunications): A connecting device in the work area on which horizontal cable or outlet cable terminates. outside plant: Telecommunications infrastructure designed for installation exterior to buildings. patch cord: A length of cable with a plug on one or both ends. patch panel: A connecting hardware system that facilitates cable termination and cabling administration using patch cords. pathway: A facility for the placement of telecommunications cable. penetration: An opening in a fire-rated barrier. private branch exchange: A private telecommunications switching system. raceway: Any enclosed channel designed for holding wires or cables. record: A collection of detailed information related to a specific element of the telecommunications infrastructure. report: A presentation of a collection of information from the various records. room, telecommunications: An enclosed space for housing telecommunications equipment, cable terminations, and cross-connect cabling, that is the recognized location of the horizontal cross-connect. service provider: The operator of any service that furnishes telecommunications content (transmissions) delivered over access provider facilities. space (telecommunications): An area used for housing the installation and termination of telecommunications equipment and cable, e.g., common equipment rooms, equipment rooms, common telecommunications rooms, telecommunications rooms, work areas, and maintenance holes/handholes. splice: A joining of conductors in a splice closure, meant to be permanent. splice box: A box, located in a pathway run, intended to house a cable splice. splice closure: A device used to protect a splice. telecommunications: Any transmission, emission, and reception of signs, signals, writings, images, and sounds, that is, information of any nature by cable, radio, optical, or other electromagnetic systems. telecommunications infrastructure: See infrastructure (telecommunications). telecommunications media: See media (telecommunications). telecommunications space: See space (telecommunications). termination position: A discrete element of termination hardware where telecommunications conductors are terminated. topology: The physical or logical arrangement of a telecommunications system. work area (work station): A building space where the occupants interact with telecommunications terminal equipment.

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3.3

Acronyms and abbreviations

The following acronyms and abbreviations are used in this Standard: ANSI AWG CER CTR EIA EF ER IDC LAN NEC PBX TGB TIA TMGB TR TS UL UTP

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American National Standards Institute American Wire Gauge common equipment room common telecommunications room Electronic Industries Alliance entrance facility equipment room insulation displacement contact Local Area Network National Electrical Code private branch exchange telecommunications grounding busbar Telecommunications Industry Association telecommunications main grounding busbar telecommunications room telecommunications space Underwriters Laboratories unshielded twisted pair

Units of measure

The following units of measure are used in this Standard: ft in µm mm nm

foot inch micrometer or micron millimeter nanometer

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CLASSES OF ADMINISTRATION

4.1

General

Four classes of administration are specified in this Standard to accommodate diverse degrees of complexity present in telecommunications infrastructure. The specifications for each class include requirements for identifiers, records, and labeling. An administration system shall provide a method to find the record associated with any specific identifier. An administration system may be managed using a paper-based system, general purpose spreadsheet software, or special-purpose cable management software. In a general purpose spreadsheet implementation, each required identifier with its associated record makes up a row and each column contains a particular item of information from the record. Administration for complex cabling systems may require special-purpose software. Special-purpose cable management software shall provide reports comprising information from groups of records. Examples of report formats are provided in annex A. Drawings should be available showing all identified elements of infrastructure. Refer to annex C for examples and further information.

4.2

Determination of class

The most relevant factors in determining the minimum class of administration are the size and complexity of the infrastructure. The number of telecommunications spaces (TS), such as equipment room (ER), common equipment room (CER), telecommunications room (TR), common telecommunications room (CTR), and entrance facility (EF) spaces, is one indicator of complexity. Classes are scalable and allow expansion without requiring changes to existing identifiers or labels. 2 2 For mission critical systems, buildings over 7000 m (75 000 ft ), or multi-tenant buildings, administration of pathways and spaces and outside plant elements is strongly recommended. See annex B.

4.2.1 Class 1 Class 1 addresses the administration needs of a premises that is served by a single ER. This ER is the only TS administered whereas there are no TRs and no backbone cabling or outside plant cabling systems to administer. Simple cable pathways will generally be intuitively understood and need not be administered. In order to administer cable pathways or firestopping locations, class 2 or higher administration system should be used. Class 1 will typically be managed using a paper-based system or with general purpose spreadsheet software. Examples of these are provided in annex A. Class 1 administration is specified in clause 5.

4.2.2 Class 2 Class 2 administration provides for the telecommunications infrastructure administration needs of a single building or of a tenant that is served by a single or multiple TSs (e.g., an ER with one or more TRs) within a single building. Class 2 administration includes all elements of class 1 administration, plus identifiers for backbone cabling, multiple-element grounding and bonding systems, and firestopping. Cable pathways may be intuitively understood so administration of these elements is optional. Class 2 may be managed using a paper-based system, general purpose spreadsheet software, or special-purpose cable management software. Class 2 administration is specified in clause 6.

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4.2.3 Class 3 Class 3 administration addresses the needs of a campus, including its buildings and outside plant elements. Class 3 administration includes all elements of class 2 administration, plus identifiers for buildings and campus cabling. Administration of building pathways and spaces, and outside plant elements is recommended. Class 3 may be managed with a paper-based system, general purpose spreadsheet software or special-purpose cable management software. Class 3 administration is specified in clause 7.

4.2.4 Class 4 Class 4 administration addresses the needs of a multi-site system. Class 4 administration includes all elements of class 3 administration, plus an identifier for each site, and optional identifiers for intercampus elements, such as wide area network connections. For mission critical systems, large buildings, or multi-tenant buildings, administration of pathways and spaces and outside plant elements is strongly recommended. See annex B. Class 4 may be managed with general purpose spreadsheet software or special-purpose cable management software. Class 4 administration is specified in clause 8.

4.3

Classes and associated identifiers

An identifier is associated with each element of a telecommunications infrastructure to be administered. A unique identifier, or a combination of identifiers constructed so as to uniquely refer to a particular element, serves as the key to finding the record of information related to that element. Table 1 illustrates identifiers for elements of telecommunications infrastructure grouped by class.

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Table 1: Identifiers grouped by class

fs

Text Clauses 5.1.1

fs-an

telecommunications space (TS)

Class of administration 1 2 3 4 R R R R

5.1.2

horizontal link

R

R

R

R

fs-TMGB

5.1.3

R

R

R

R

fs-TGB

5.1.4

telecommunications main grounding busbar telecommunications grounding busbar

R

R

R

R

fs1/fs2-n

6.1.1

building backbone cable

R

R

R

fs1/fs2-n.d

6.1.2

building backbone pair or optical fiber

R

R

R

f-FSLn(h)

6.1.3

firestop location

R

R

R

[b1-fs1]/[b2-fs2]-n

7.1.2

campus backbone cable

R

R

[b1-fs1]/[b2-fs2]-n.d

7.1.3

campus backbone pair or optical fiber

R

R

b

7.1.1

building

R

R

c

8.1.1

campus or site

fs-UUU.n.d(q)

annex B

intra-space pathway

O

O

O

fs1/fs2-UUU.n.d(q)

annex B

building pathway

O

O

O

c-UUU.n.d(q)

annex B

outside plant pathway

O

O

[b1-fs1]/[b2-fs2]UUU.n.d(q)

annex B

campus pathway

O

O

[c1-b1-fs1]/[c2-b2fs2]-UUU.n.d(q)

annex B

inter-campus element

Identifier

Description of Identifier

R

Notes: a) R = required identifier for class, when corresponding element is present O = optional identifier for class b) Optional identifiers are explained in informative annex B. c) Refer to annex D for listing of all text references of these identifiers.

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CLASS 1 ADMINISTRATION

Class 1 addresses the administration needs of a premises that is served by a single equipment room (ER). This ER is the only telecommunications space (TS) administered whereas there are no TRs and no backbone cabling or outside plant cabling systems to administer.

5.1

Infrastructure identifiers

The following infrastructure identifiers shall be required in class 1 administration, when the corresponding elements are present: a) b) c) d)

TS identifier horizontal link identifier TMGB identifier TGB identifier

In the case of a tenant with single-ER infrastructure, in a multi-tenant building, the TMGB will commonly be elsewhere in the building, and the single grounding busbar in the tenant’s ER will be a TGB. Additional information may be enclosed by parentheses after the end of the required format of an identifier. See annex A for examples.

5.1.1 TS identifier A TS identifier, unique within the building, shall be assigned to the TS, and it shall have the format fs, where: f = numeric character(s) identifying the floor of the building occupied by the TS s = alpha character(s) uniquely identifying the TS on floor f, or the building area in which the space is located For buildings with non-numeric floors, alpha-numeric characters may be used in the “f“ format and shall be consistent with the floor naming convention used within the building. All TS identifiers in a single infrastructure should have the same format where possible. The TS shall be labeled with the TS identifier inside the room so as to be visible to someone working in that room.

5.1.2 Horizontal link identifier A horizontal link identifier, unique within the building, shall be assigned to each horizontal link and to its elements. A horizontal link identifier shall have a format of fs-an, where, fs = the TS identifier a = one or two alpha characters uniquely identifying a single patch panel, a group of patch panels with sequentially numbered ports, an IDC connector (punch-down block), or a group of IDC connectors, serving as part of the horizontal cross-connect n = two to four numeric characters designating the port on a patch panel, or the section of an IDC connector on which a four-pair horizontal cable is terminated in the TS

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TIA/EIA-606-A All horizontal link identifiers in a single infrastructure should have the same format where possible. The recommended format, to accommodate the majority of systems, is fs-annn. See annex A for examples. For a copper horizontal link, the elements include: a) the connecting hardware, e.g., patch panel port or the section of an IDC connector (punch-down block) terminating a four-pair horizontal cable b) a four-pair horizontal cable c) a telecommunications outlet/connector terminating a four-pair horizontal cable in the work area d) if a consolidation point (CP) is present: i. the segment of four-pair horizontal cable extending from the TS to the CP connecting hardware ii. the CP connecting hardware or section of an IDC connector terminating a four-pair horizontal cable iii. the segment of four-pair horizontal cable extending from the CP connecting hardware to the outlet/connector, if present e) if a MUTOA is present, a telecommunications outlet/connector in the MUTOA For an optical fiber horizontal link, the elements include: a) b) c) d) e)

a pair of optical fiber terminations on a patch panel in the TS a pair of optical fibers in a cable a pair of optical fiber terminations in the work area a telecommunications outlet/connector terminating a pair of optical fibers in the work area if a consolidation point (CP) is present: i. the segment of optical fiber cable extending from the TS to the CP connecting hardware ii. the CP connecting hardware or section terminating a pair of optical fibers iii. the segment of optical fiber cable extending from the CP connecting hardware to the outlet/connector, if present f) if a MUTOA is present, a telecommunications outlet/connector in the MUTOA The pair of optical fiber terminations may be two simplex connectors or one duplex connector, and includes adapters, if present. When consolidation points are used, some elements of the horizontal link may not be installed initially. All elements shall be labeled at the time they are installed. In class 1 systems only, the fs portion of the horizontal link identifier may be omitted from labels. The full horizontal link identifier is the recommended format. In the TS, each patch panel port or section of IDC connector shall be labeled with the an portion of the identifier. This requirement may be met by labeling a patch panel with the a portion of the identifier, and each port with the n portion. The port numbers marked on a patch panel by its manufacturer may be used as the n portion. Similarly, an IDC connector or group of IDC connectors may be labeled with the a portion of the identifier, and the section of an IDC connector terminating a four-pair horizontal cable labeled with the n portion. Each end of a horizontal cable shall be labeled within 300 mm (12 in) of the end of the cable jacket with the horizontal link identifier, which shall be visible on the exposed part of the cable jacket. This shall include each cable end in the TS, at the work area, and at a CP, if present.

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TIA/EIA-606-A In the work area, each individual telecommunications outlet/connector shall be labeled with the horizontal link identifier. The labeling shall appear on the connector, faceplate, or MUTOA, in a way that clearly identifies the individual connector associated with the particular identifier. A horizontal cable containing more than one horizontal link, such as a hybrid cable containing multiple four-pair sub-units or an optical fiber cable with four or more optical fibers, shall be identified with the lowest alpha-numeric horizontal link identifier of the four-pair sub-units or pairs of optical fiber in the cable. See annex A.1 for examples. Information on the requirements for commercial building telecommunications cabling may be found in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1, ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2, and ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3.

5.1.3 TMGB identifier The TMGB identifier is used to identify the single TMGB present in a building. The format for the TMGB identifier shall be fs-TMGB, where: fs = TS identifier for the space containing the TMGB TMGB = portion of an identifier designating a telecommunications main grounding busbar The telecommunications main grounding busbar shall be labeled with the TMGB identifier. Information on requirements for the grounding and bonding system may be found in ANSI/TIA/EIA-607.

5.1.4 TGB identifier The TGB identifier is used to identify TGBs in the grounding and bonding system. A unique TGB identifier shall be assigned to each TGB and the format for the TGB identifier shall be fs-TGB, where: fs = TS identifier for the space containing the TGB TGB = portion of an identifier designating a telecommunications grounding busbar All the TGB identifiers in a single infrastructure should have the same format where possible. Each TGB shall be labeled with the TGB identifier.

5.2

Required records

In class 1 administration the following records shall be required: a) one horizontal link record for each horizontal link

5.2.1 Horizontal link records Horizontal link records shall contain the following information: a) b) c) d) e) f)

horizontal link identifier (primary indexing identifier, e.g., 1A-A47) cable type (e.g., 4-pair, UTP, category 5e, plenum) location of telecommunications outlet/connector (room, office, or grid location) outlet connector type (e.g., 8-position modular, T568A, category 5e) cable length (e.g., 51m/166ft) cross-connect hardware type (e.g., 48-port modular patch panel, T568A, category 5e)

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CLASS 2 ADMINISTRATION

Class 2 administration addresses infrastructure with one or more telecommunications spaces (TSs) in a single building.

6.1

Infrastructure identifiers

The following infrastructure identifiers shall be required in class 2 administration, when the corresponding elements are present: a) identifiers required in class 1 administration (see clause 5.1 for requirements for TS, horizontal link, TMGB, and TGB identifiers) b) building backbone cable identifier c) building backbone pair or optical fiber identifier d) firestopping location identifier Class 2 administration may additionally include pathway identifiers. See annex B for examples of additional optional identifiers. Additional information may be enclosed by parentheses after the end of the required format of an identifier. See annex A for examples.

6.1.1 Building backbone cable identifier A unique building backbone cable identifier shall be assigned to each backbone cable between two TSs in one building and it shall have a format of fs1/fs2-n, where: fs1= TS identifier for the space containing the termination of one end of the backbone cable fs2= TS identifier for the space containing the termination of the other end of the backbone cable n = one or two alpha-numeric characters identifying a single cable with one end terminated in the TS designated fs1 and the other end terminated in the TS designated fs2 In this format, the TS with the lesser alpha-numeric identifier shall be listed first. If the entire cable is within one TS, the format may be fs1/fs1-n. All building backbone cable identifiers in a single infrastructure should have the same format where possible. The backbone cable identifier shall be marked on each end of the backbone cable within 300 mm (12 in) of the end of the cable jacket.

6.1.2 Building backbone pair or optical fiber identifier A unique building backbone pair or optical fiber identifier shall be used to identify each single copper pair or each single optical fiber in a backbone cable between two TSs in one building, and shall have a format fs1/fs2-n.d, where: fs1/fs2-n = a building backbone cable identifier d = two to four numeric characters identifying a single copper pair or a single optical fiber All backbone pair or optical fiber identifiers in a single infrastructure should have the same format where possible. The backbone pair or optical fiber identifier shall be marked on the front of the patch panel, the IDC connector (punch-down block) labeling strip, or the optical fiber patch panel, in a way which clearly

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6.1.3 Firestopping location identifier A firestopping location identifier shall identify each installation of firestopping material. The format for the firestopping location identifier shall be f-FSLn(h), where: f = numeric character(s) identifying the floor of the building occupied by the TS FSL = an identifier referring to a firestopping location n = two to four numeric characters identifying one firestopping location h = one numeric character specifying the hour rating of the firestopping system All firestopping location identifiers in a single infrastructure should have the same format where possible. Each firestopping location shall be labeled at each location where firestopping is installed, on each side of the penetrated fire barrier, within 300 mm (12 in) of the firestopping material.

6.2

Required records

The following records shall be required in class 2 administration: a) b) c) d) e) f)

horizontal link records as specified in clause 5.2.1 one TS record for each TS one backbone cable record for each backbone cable one TMGB record for each TMGB one TGB record for each TGB one firestopping location record for each firestopping location

6.2.1 TS records The TS records shall contain the following information: a) b) c) d) e) f)

TS identifier (primary indexing identifier, e.g., 2A) type of TS (e.g., TR, CTR, ER, CER, or EF) building room number key or access card identification contact person hours of access

Additional items of information desired by the system owner or operator may be added to each record, such as, environmental information (e.g., electrical service, HVAC present) or nontelecommunications systems present. See annex B for implementation of additional identifiers.

6.2.2 Building Backbone cable records The building backbone cable records shall contain the following information: a) b) c) d) e)

building backbone cable identifier (primary indexing identifier, e.g., 2A/3A-1) type of cable (e.g., 600-pair 24 AWG shielded riser cable) type of connecting hardware, first TS (e.g., 36 568SC duplex adapter panel) type of connecting hardware, second TS (e.g., 36 568SC duplex adapter panel) cross-connect table relating each backbone cable pair or optical fiber to other backbone cable pairs or optical fibers or to a horizontal link

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Additional items of information desired by the system owner or operator may be added to each record. See annex B.

6.2.3 TMGB record The TMGB record shall contain the following information: a) telecommunications main grounding busbar identifier (primary indexing identifier, e.g., 1ATMGB) b) location of the TMGB (building room number) c) location of attachment of TMGB to electrical system ground or building structural steel d) location of test results for any tests performed on the TMGB, such as resistance to ground Additional items of information desired by the system owner or operator, such as the dimensions of the TMGB or the number of grounding positions available, may be added to each record. See annex B.

6.2.4 TGB records The TGB records shall contain the following information: a) telecommunications grounding busbar identifier (primary indexing identifier, e.g., 3A-TGB) b) location of TGB (building room number) c) location of test results for any tests performed on the TGB, such as resistance to ground Additional items of information desired by the system owner or operator, such as the dimensions of the TGB or the number of grounding positions available, may be added to each record. See annex B.

6.2.5 Firestopping records The firestopping records shall contain the following information: a) b) c) d) e) f)

firestopping location identifier (primary indexing identifier, e.g., 3-FSL02(3)) location of the firestopping installation (eg.: room number and location within room) type and manufacturer of firestopping installed date of firestopping installation name of installer of firestopping material service record of firestopping location (e.g., 4/22/99 firestopping removed and replaced with same type by ABC Cabling to add cabling runs)

Additional items of information desired by the system owner or operator may be added to each record. See annex B.

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CLASS 3 ADMINISTRATION

Class 3 administration addresses infrastructure with multiple buildings at a single site.

7.1

Infrastructure identifiers

The following infrastructure identifiers shall be required in class 3 administration: a) b) c) d)

identifiers required in class 2 administration (see clause 6.1) building identifier campus backbone cable identifier campus backbone pair or optical fiber identifier

The following infrastructure identifiers are optional in class 3 administration: a) identifiers optional in class 2 administration (see clause 6.1) b) outside plant pathway element identifier c) campus pathway or element identifier Additional identifiers may be added if desired. identifiers.

See annex B for examples of additional optional

Additional information may be enclosed in parentheses after the end of the required format of an identifier. See annex A for examples.

7.1.1 Building identifier A unique building identifier shall be assigned to each building, and it shall have the format b, where: b = one or more alpha-numeric characters identifying a single building There are no labeling requirements for the building identifier.

7.1.2 Campus backbone cable identifier A unique campus backbone cable identifier shall be assigned to each backbone cable connecting telecommunications spaces (TS) in different buildings, and it shall have the format [b1-fs1]/[b2-fs2]-n, where: b1fs1 = building identifier and TS identifier for the TS in which one end of the backbone cable is terminated b2fs2 = building identifier and TS identifier for the TS in which the other end of the backbone cable is terminated n = one or two alpha-numeric characters identifying a single cable with one end terminated in the TS designated b1fs1 and the other end terminated in the TS designated b2fs2 In this format, the building with the lesser alpha-numeric identifier shall be listed first. All campus backbone cable identifiers in a single infrastructure should have the same format where possible. The campus backbone cable identifier shall be marked on each end of the backbone cable within 300 mm (12 in) of the end of the cable jacket.

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7.1.3 Campus backbone pair or optical fiber identifier A unique campus backbone pair or optical fiber identifier shall be assigned to each pair or optical fiber in a backbone cable connecting TSs in different buildings, and it shall have the format [b1-fs1]/[b2-fs2]n.d, where: [b1-fs1]/[b2-fs2]-n = campus backbone cable identifier d = two to four numeric characters identifying a single copper pair or a single optical fiber All campus backbone pair or optical fiber identifiers in a single infrastructure should have the same format where possible. The campus backbone pair or optical fiber identifier shall be marked on the front of the patch panel, the IDC connector (punch-down block) labeling strip, or the optical fiber patch panel, in a way to clearly identify the intended pair or optical fiber. This requirement may be met by marking the [b1fs1]/[b2-fs2]-n portion of the identifier on each patch panel, IDC connector, or group of IDC connectors, and the d portion of the identifier by each port or section of IDC connector terminating the pair or optical fiber. Information on requirements for pathways and spaces occupied by telecommunications infrastructure may be found in ANSI/TIA/EIA-569-A. Information on requirements for customer-owned outside plant cabling may be found in ANSI/TIA/EIA-758.

7.2

Required records

In class 3 administration the following records shall be required: a) records required in class 2 administration (see clause 6.2) b) one building record for each building c) one campus backbone cable record for each campus backbone cable

7.2.1 Building records The building records shall contain the following information: a) b) c) d) e)

building name building location (e.g., street address) a list of all TSs contact information for access access hours

Additional items of information desired by the system owner or operator may be added to each record.

7.2.2 Campus backbone cable records The campus backbone cable records shall contain the following information: a) campus backbone cable identifier (the primary indexing identifier, e.g., [ADM-3A]/[ENG2A]-4) b) type of cable (e.g., 36 optical fiber, 50/125µm, gel filled, copper armor) c) type of connecting hardware, first TS (e.g., 36 568SC duplex adapter panel) d) type of connecting hardware, second TS (e.g., 36 568SC duplex adapter panel)

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CLASS 4 ADMINISTRATION

Class 4 administration addresses infrastructure with multiple sites or campuses.

8.1

Infrastructure identifiers

The following infrastructure identifiers shall be required in class 4 administration: a) identifiers required in class 3 administration (see clause 7.1) b) campus or site identifier The following infrastructure identifiers are optional in class 4 administration: a) identifiers optional in class 3 administration (see clause 7.1) b) inter-campus element identifier Additional identifiers may be added if desired. identifiers.

See annex B for examples of additional optional

Additional information may be enclosed in parentheses after the end of the required format of an identifier. See annex A for examples.

8.1.1 Campus or site identifier A unique campus or site identifier shall be assigned to each campus or site, and it shall have the format c, where: c = one or more alpha-numeric characters identifying a campus or site There are no labeling requirements for the campus or site identifier.

8.2

Required records

The following records shall be required in class 4 administration: a) records required in class 3 administration (see clause 7.2) b) one campus or site record for each campus or site

8.2.1 Campus or site records The campus or site records shall contain the following information: a) b) c) d) e) f)

campus or site name campus or site location (e.g., street address) contact information for local administrator of infrastructure list of all buildings at the site or campus location of main cross-connect, if applicable access hours

Additional items of information desired by the system owner or operator may be added to each record.

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COLOR-CODING IDENTIFICATION

9.1

General

This clause describes color-coding requirements for termination fields and for horizontal cabling.

9.2

Color-coding of termination fields

9.2.1 General Color-coding of termination fields can simplify infrastructure administration and maintenance by making the structure of the cabling more intuitive. The color-coding of termination fields specified in this Standard is based on the topology of backbone and horizontal cabling specified in ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1 which allows one level of cross-connection in horizontal cabling and two levels of cross-connection in backbone cabling.

9.2.2 Color-coding of specific termination fields If termination fields are color-coded, the coding shown in table 2 shall be used. Cross-connections generally connect termination fields of different colors. A summary and illustration of these requirements are shown below in table 2 and figure 2. Table 2: Summary of termination color-coding Termination Type demarcation point network connection common equipment

Color orange green purple

Pantone # 150C 353C 264C

key system first level backbone

red white

184C

second level backbone

gray

422C

campus backbone

brown

465C

horizontal miscellaneous

blue yellow

291C 101C

Typical Application central office connection user side of central office connection connections to PBX, mainframe computer, LAN, multiplexer connections to key telephone systems terminations of building backbone cable connecting MC to ICs termination of building backbone cable connecting ICs to HCs termination of backbone cable between buildings terminations of horizontal cable in TSs alarms, security, or energy management

Notes: a) Industry practice in Canada is to use white/silver (Pantone 877C) for common equipment terminations and purple for first level backbone terminations. b) Industry practice in some areas reserves red for life safety alarm systems.

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Figure 2: Illustration of color-coding of termination fields

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9.3

Color-coding in horizontal cabling

9.3.1 Horizontal cabling components Color-coding may be used to differentiate horizontal cable runs, to identify services connected by patch cords, or to identify various services available in a work area outlet. To be of most value, such color-coding should be consistent throughout the system.

9.3.2 Optical fiber cabling components 9.3.2.1 Optical fiber patch cords Most telecommunications circuits using optical fiber as a transmission medium require two optical fibers. Patch cords, equipment cords, and work area cords with simplex connectors should use different color connectors or strain relief boots to assist in maintaining proper polarity. Refer to ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1 for recommendations on maintaining polarity.

9.3.2.2 Optical fiber types and connector types Cabling systems may contain optical fiber with different core sizes, or different bandwidth specifications within the same core size. System operators should identify terminations by color to assist in maintaining compatibility when making connections. Angled PC, or APC, optical fiber connectors are not compatible with other types, and system operators should identify these terminations by color to assist in maintaining compatible connections. Refer to ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.1 for requirements for color-coding multimode and singlemode connectors.

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LABELING PROCEDURES

10.1

Visibility and durability

The size, color, and contrast of all labels should be selected to ensure that the identifiers are easily read. Labels should be visible during the installation of and normal maintenance of the infrastructure. Labels should be resistant to the environmental conditions at the point of installation (such as moisture, heat, or ultraviolet light), and should have a design life equal to or greater than that of the labeled component. See annex A.7 for examples of labeling.

10.2

Mechanical generation

All labels shall be printed or generated by a mechanical device.

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LINKAGES AND REPORTS

11.1

Required linkages

Linkages support the retrieval of information about the telecommunications infrastructure from administration records. Each required record type defines a primary indexing identifier to facilitate linkage between infrastructure identifiers and records. Optional or user-defined record types should also define a primary indexing identifier. When administration is performed with special-purpose cable management software, linkages shall be provided between each appearance of an infrastructure identifier in a record and any record for which that identifier is the primary indexing identifier. Linkages to additional records in which the identifier appears are also desirable. When administration is performed using spreadsheets or paper-based systems, records should be designed and organized to facilitate information retrieval based on primary indexing identifiers. This provides functionality similar to software linkages. Indexes relating record locations to primary identifiers may also prove beneficial. See annex A.6.2 for an example.

11.2

Required reports

Reports are the means by which information about a telecommunications infrastructure is communicated. A report may consist of an individual record, a group of records, or selected portions of one or more records. Administration systems using special purpose cable management software shall make available to the telecommunications infrastructure operator reports listing all records containing a selected identifier and all information in those records, any desired subset of those records and the recorded information, or any desired union of such information. Paper-based or spreadsheet-based administration systems may require additional record-keeping beyond that described in clauses 5 through 8 to provide adequate reporting capabilities. For example, a drawing or graphical representation of the infrastructure would allow the operator to easily locate all telecommunications outlets in a given work area, even if they are connected to links originating from multiple telecommunications spaces.

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ANNEX A (INFORMATIVE) NOTES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS STANDARD This annex is informative only and is not part of this Standard.

A.1

Administering horizontal cables containing multiple horizontal links

Hybrid cables with more than one four-pair sub-unit or optical fiber cables with four or more optical fibers will contain more than one horizontal link. Sub-clause 5.1.2 of this Standard specifies that such a cable be identified with the lowest alpha-numeric horizontal link identifier of its components. Example 1: Hybrid cable with six four-pair sub-units. If the six four-pair sub-units are assigned horizontal link identifiers 1A-B19 1A-B20 1A-B21 1A-B22 1A-B23 1A-B24 then each of those individual four-pair sub-units would be labeled with these identifiers, as would their associated cross-connect terminations and outlet connectors, just as any individual four-pair cable would. The overall cable would be identified 1A-B19, the lowest alpha-numeric horizontal link identifier of the components of the hybrid cable, and the overall jacket would be labeled with that identifier within 300 mm (12 in) of each end of that jacket. Example 2: Optical fiber building distribution cable with twelve color-coded optical fibers. If the six pairs of optical fiber are assigned horizontal link identifiers 2B-C43 2B-C44 2B-C45 2B-C46 2B-C47 2B-C48

blue and orange optical fibers green and brown optical fibers slate and white optical fibers red and black optical fibers yellow and violet optical fibers rose and aqua optical fibers

then the cross-connect terminations and outlet connectors associated with each of those pairs of optical fibers would be labeled with these identifiers, just as if each pair of optical fibers was in an individual cable. The overall cable would be identified 2B-C43, the lowest alpha-numeric horizontal link identifier of the components of the cable, and the overall jacket would be labeled with that identifier within 300 mm (12 in) of each end of that jacket. Example 3: Optical fiber breakout cable with six two-optical fiber individually jacketed sub-units. If the six two-optical fiber sub-units are assigned horizontal link identifiers 3C-D07 3C-D08 3C-D09 3C-D10 3C-D11 3C-D12 then each of those individual two-optical fiber sub-units would be labeled with these identifiers, as would their associated cross-connect terminations and outlet connectors, just as any individual two-

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A.2

Adaptability to special requirements

Some system owners have special needs in administration, as in other aspects of system performance. By their nature as special, these needs do not fall within the primary specification of this Standard, but this Standard is intended to be flexible enough to accommodate such needs. This annex and annex B provide guidance on expanding the standard in a manner consistent with its basic design. This Standard specifies formats of identifiers for each of the four classes of administration, and these formats may not be changed, other than the expansion provided in the standard. The design of the standard is that all additional information related to the identifiers should be contained in the records to which the identifiers lead. If system owners want to add additional information to the identifiers themselves, the standard allows this information to be added only after the end of the standard format, enclosed in parentheses. For example, in a class 1 system, if a system administrator desires to include the building room number location of each work area outlet in the horizontal link identifier, the format might appear as: fs-ann(rrr) where fs-ann is the standard format for the horizontal link identifier and rrr would be whatever alphanumeric characters are used in the building to identify room numbers. Before making a change in the formats provided by this Standard, the system administrator should compare the value received by making the change and the extra effort required to administer the added information. In the example above, including the room number in the horizontal link identifier may initially provide useful information but room numbers often change between construction and move-in, from one tenant to the next, or as walls are added or removed to reconfigure workspaces. If room numbers were included in identifiers, any such changes would require relabeling in both the work area and the telecommunications space (TS). The implementation recommended in the standard captures room number information in records, rather than in identifiers, and the location of an outlet could be found in the horizontal link record, by turning to a page in a three-ring binder, scrolling to a line in a spreadsheet, or scanning a drawing posted on the wall in the TS. Updating these records—whether they are paper-based or implemented in software—is much easier than relabeling.

A.3

Formats of administration

Smaller cabling systems may be successfully maintained on paper-based administration systems, and this Standard provides examples of formats for such systems in this annex. The physical format of a class 1 administration system might be as simple as a three-ring binder with one page for each horizontal link record. For example, a system serving one hundred users, each with a duplex work area outlet, would contain two hundred pages of horizontal link records arranged alpha-numerically by the link identifier. An example of a paper record is shown below in figure 9. Alternatively, a cabling infrastructure could be administered from a blueprint or drawing posted on the wall of the TS. Annexes B and C provide examples of drawings and symbols suitable for this purpose. The volume of information involved in larger cabling systems makes them difficult to administer without the assistance of software-based administration systems. These may be general-purpose

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A.4

Installation issues

A primary issue for technicians installing cabling per this Standard is the labeling of components. A key requirement of this Standard is that all labels must be mechanically printed, and not written by hand. This requirement is intended to improve legibility and to upgrade the professional appearance of installations. To meet this requirement, it may be convenient to provide a technician with label sheets preprinted before the job with several duplicate labels for each horizontal link. System administrators are encouraged to take into account practical issues, for example, the confusion between the numeral ‘1’ and the letter ‘I’ and between the numeral ‘0’ and the letter ‘O’. A possible solution would be to skip ‘I’ and ‘O’ in the alpha character list. System administrators may find that simple conventions can make a system more intuitive and thus easier to maintain. For example, if a system has some horizontal cables terminated on patch panels commonly, those used for data, and some horizontal cables terminated on IDC connectors (punchdown blocks), commonly, those used for voice, then the patch panels might be identified A, B, C, and so on, and the IDC connectors might be identified as a group as W (intuitively indicating ‘wallmounted’).

A.5

Consistency in identifier formats

In specifying identifier formats, this Standard recommends that each identifier have a consistent format throughout the infrastructure where possible. In most instances this will be possible by using leading zeros to maintain the same number of numeric characters in the identifier. For example, in the horizontal link identifier with the format fs-ann, the f represents the floor level in the building. For buildings up to nine floors, the numbers 1 through 9 could represent the floors. In a twenty-story building, the f would expand to two characters and the identifiers would number 01, 02, 03, and so on, up to 20. In a one hundred story building, the floors could start with 001, 002, 003, etc. The nn in the format will often represent port numbers on patch panel a. Since most patch panels have ninety-six or fewer ports, two numeric characters will be sufficient, and the ports would be numbered 01, 02, 03, and so forth. If, instead, the a represents a group of wall-mounted IDC connectors which can terminate three hundred horizontal cables, then the termination positions for each cable would be numbered 001, 002, 003, on up to 300. An instance in which a consistent format would not be possible is a building with non-numeric floor level names with different numbers of characters. For example, a building with a Mezzanine, two underground shopping levels (A and B), and two basements might have levels and f identifier portions as follows: Building name

f identifier

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portion 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 M 01 A B SB1 SB2

The number of floors requires two numeric characters, but the non-numeric names used by the building operator, such as M for Mezzanine, do not fit a numeric format. There is no “zero” spaceholder in the alpha character set to make A or B or into two character identifiers. The sub-basement levels mix alpha and numeric characters, and expand the format to a third character. This Standard allows the flexibility to accommodate these naming conventions since the names for these levels are often established before telecommunications infrastructure administration identifiers are assigned.

A.6

Notes on individual classes of administration

A.6.1 Class 1 The class 1 system has been designed to be as simple and as easy to administer as possible. A primary goal of the committee drafting this revision is to establish as standard practice identifying each horizontal link and labeling each outlet connector with its unique identifier. Even the short identifier format fs-ann has enough capacity for virtually any installation with a single equipment room (ER) and no additional telecommunications rooms (TRs). With up to twenty six patch panels (or groups of IDC connectors) labeled A-Z, and up to 96 ports on each patch panel (or enough IDC connector capacity to terminate 99 horizontal cables in each group of IDC connectors), the format ann could identify approximately 2500 four pair horizontal cables. Few ERs will terminate more than this number of horizontal cables. In practice, for example, the horizontal link identifier 1A-A23 could represent patch panel A, and port number 23 on that patch panel. The port could be labeled ‘A23’ or the letter ‘A’ could be marked on the panel, and the manufacturer’s marking of the number ‘23’ by the port could complete the required labeling. Alternatively, a group of patch panels may be identified together with one letter, and the ports numbered consecutively up to 99 ports. For example, two 48-port panels could be identified and labeled together as A, and the ports labeled 01 through 96. If IDC connectors are used for a horizontal cross-connect, each IDC connector could be labeled with a letter, or a group of IDC connectors may be identified together with a letter. For example, a group of four 100 pair IDC connectors could be identified as W, and each group of eight terminations attached to a four pair horizontal cable could be assigned a number from 01 to 99 to complete the horizontal link identifier. Each group of terminations may be marked with that complete horizontal link identifier. The first group on the first IDC connector could be labeled W01, the second group on the first IDC

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A.6.2 Class 2 Class 2 administration applies to a wide range of infrastructures, from small single-ER installations where the operator wishes to administer pathways and firestopping (for which there are no provisions in class 1) to multi-story, single-building networks serving thousands of users. Operators should select identifier formats and administration methods (paper-based, spreadsheet, or special-purpose software) based on the complexity of their immediate needs and anticipated future expansion.

A.6.2.1 Identifer formats To accommodate this variety of applications, the horizontal link identifier format can be as small as fsann and can be expanded to formats such as fffs-aannnn. The recommended format to accommodate most installations is fs-annn. A single digit f will identify up to nine floors, adding a second digit will identify up to ninety-nine floors, and a third digit will accommodate over 100 floors. A single alpha character s will identify up to 26 TSs on each floor of a building. If a floor of a building has more than 26 TSs, it is suggested that the building be divided into two parts, and each identified as a building in a class 3 administration system (a building with so many TSs on a floor will generally consist of different wings or structures which could be divided in an intuitive easily understood way). The horizontal link identifier, fs-ann could identify up to 2500 horizontal cables terminated in a single TS. A second a may be added for unusual systems with more than 26 panels in one TS, or with a large number of IDC connectors that are identified and labeled individually. A third and fourth digit for the individual horizontal links may be added for very large numbers of cables terminated in a single telecommunications room.

A.6.2.2 Administration methods When systems are administered without dedicated cable management software, special consideration should be given to the requirements of clause 11 regarding retrieval of information based on primary indexing identifiers. The reporting requirements of the system administrator will dictate both the organization of required records and the inclusion of optional records, indices, graphics, and drawings. For example, a paper-based administration system for a class 2 infrastructure with three telecommunications rooms on a single floor could be organized as a notebook with four chapters. One chapter would contain the TS records and firestopping location records, sorted alphanumerically by primary indexing identifier. The remaining three chapters, one for each TS, would contain the horizontal link records, backbone cable records, TMGB record, and TGB records. These remaining records would be assigned to a chapter based on the first TS identifier which appears in the primary indexing identifier. Within the chapters, records would be sorted alphanumerically based on the portion of the indexing identifier following “TS”. As the number of records in such a system grows, it becomes more difficult to find a desired record. The inclusion of separate indices for horizontal links and backbone cables makes records easier to find but requires additional record-keeping. For larger infrastructures the maintenance of such a 33

TIA/EIA-606-A paper-based system becomes impractical, and a spreadsheet or dedicated software solution is preferred. In spreadsheet-based administration of the same infrastructure, the operator might rely on the sorting capabilities of the spreadsheet to provide indexing capabilities. For either spreadsheet or paper-based system, the inclusion of graphical reports or drawings is a valuable adjunct.

A.6.3 Class 3 Class 3 administration is built around a class 2 system, with identifiers added for buildings and outside plant elements. Like class 2, this is a diverse class—it could apply to two small connected buildings or a 50-building campus. All cabling elements within an individual building are identified and administered just as they would be in a class 2 system. A benefit of this fully hierarchical approach is that the expansion of a class 2 network to a second building requires no relabeling or re-identification in the original building. The additional identifiers introduced to describe cabling and pathways between buildings include the same flexibility with respect to formatting described for building cabling identifiers in A.6.2.1. Many class 3 networks will be too complex for paper-based administration systems, but this method is allowed for small infrastructures with multiple buildings when the operator finds it suitable. The guidelines of A.6.2.2 apply within each building, and additional drawings, reports, and indices are recommended to facilitate retrieval of information regarding campus backbone cabling, outside plant pathways, and campus pathways.

A.6.4 Class 4 Class 4 administration is a class 3 system with identifiers added for multiple sites and for communications links between the sites. This is the top level of the 606A hierarchy. The expansion of the administration system to cover multiple, geographically distinct sites involves only a few additional identifiers and records, and no changes to existing identifiers or records within a site or within a building are required. It is assumed, however, that any system spanning multiple sites should be administered electronically—spreadsheet-based administration is allowed but dedicated cablemanagement software should be considered for all class 4 systems.

A.7

Examples of labeling

In the following figures 3 through 8 are examples of labeling compliant to this Standard. These are illustrative only, and are not intended to be exhaustive of all possible labeling configurations.

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1A-A001

1A-B001 1A-C001

1A-C002

1A-C003

1A-C004

1A-C005

1A-C006

1A-B001/1A-B002/1A-B003

1A-B001 1A-B003

1A-B002 1A-B004

1A-B004/1A-B005/1W-B003

1A-W024

1A-W025

1A-C001

1A-D001

Figure 3: Examples of outlet faceplate labeling

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Panel designator Port designator

"A"

Cable management

"B"

Port designator Panel designator Patch panels consecutively numbered 1-96

"A"

Cable management

"A"

Port designator Panel designator

Figure 4: Examples of patch panel labeling

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TS identifier '1A' (the TS designated 'A' on level 1 of the building) Block or group of blocks designated 'W' Group of eight terminations terminating a 4-pair horizontal cable

1 A W 0 0 1

1 A W 0 0 2 1 A W 0 0 3 1 A W 0 0 4

1 A W 0 0 5

1 A W 0 0 6

1 A W 0 0 7

1 A W 0 0 8 1 A W 0 0 9 1 A W 0 1 0

1 A W 0 1 1

1 A W 0 1 2

Figure 5: Example of IDC connecting hardware (punch-down block) labeling

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TS identifier '1A' (the TS designated 'A' on level 1 of the building) Block or group of blocks designated 'W'

Group of 8 terminations terminating a 4-pair horizontal cable

1A-W001

1A-W002

1A-W003

1A-W004

1A-W005

1A-W006

1A-W007

1A-W008

1A-W009

1A-W010

1A-W011

1A-W012

1A-W013

1A-W014

1A-W015

1A-W016

1A-W017

1A-W018

1A-W019

1A-W020

1A-W021

1A-W022

1A-W023

1A-W024

Figure 6: Example of IDC connecting hardware (punch-down block) labeling

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W A R N IN G T H IS O P E N IN G H A S B E E N S E A L E D W IT H ( M A N U F A C T U R E R ) F IR E S T O P P R O D U C T S

D O N O T R E M O V E IF T H IS S E A L R E Q U IR E S R E T R O F IT O R IS D A M A G E D R E S E A L W IT H (M A N U F A C T U R E R ) F IR E S T O P P R O D U C T S -O N L Y -!

I n s ta lle d b y :

U L#

R a t in g

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Figure 7: Example of firestop location labeling

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Figure 8: Example of bonding and grounding labeling

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Figure 9: Example of Horizontal Link Record Horizontal Link Record

Cable type Location of work area outlet Outlet connector type Cable length Cross-connect hardware type Service record of link

Optional information Location of test results Location of outlet within room or office Color code on work area outlet Other work area outlet connectors in the same faceplate Faceplate configuration

Position of outlet connector on faceplate Pathway to outlet Presence of MUTOA Presence of CP Equipment circuit using this link Current user name

1A-B47 4-pair, UTP, Cat 5e, plenum, (mfr.) pn: W-123456 Room 125 8-position modular, T568A, (mfr.) pn: Z-123456 51m, 154ft 48-port modular patch panel, T568A, Cat 5e, (mfr.) pn: X-123456 Installed and tested by ABC Cabling, 1/12/01; reterminated at cross-connect 4/22/01 due to broken wire and retested, by technician Billy Sykes Site file: universalexport.mdb center of north wall blue icon B48, W08 single gang, four port, one port with blank, telco ivory, (mfr.) pn: Y-123456 top fishable wall No No PBX extension #123 Max Headroom

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Figure 10: Example of spread-sheet implementation of horizontal link records sorted by building room number

1 2 Horizontal Link Identifier

Cable type

Building Location of Outlet

Outlet Connector Type

Color Code of Outlet Connector

Other Outlet Connectors at this Location

Wiring Scheme

Horiz. Cable Length

Cross Conn. Hdwr. Type

Service Record

MUTOA

CP

Trans. Point

1A-W01

Cat 5e plenum

R 111

8 pos mod

beige

568A

129ft

block

no

no

Cat 5e plenum

R 111

8 pos mod

orange

568A

127ft

no

no

no

1A-B01

R 111

SC duplex

blue

na

128ft

no

no

no

1A-W02

62.5/125, two strand, plenum Cat 5e plenum

patch panel SC duplex

tested 4/22/01 tested 4/22/01 tested 5/23/01

no

1A-A01

1A-A01 1A-B01 1A-W01 1A-B01 1A-W01 1A-A01

R 112

8 pos mod

beige

568A

112ft

block

no

no

no

1A-A02

Cat 5e plenum

R 112

8 pos mod

orange

568A

112ft

no

no

R 112

SC duplex

blue

na

113ft

no

no

no

1A-W03

62.5/125, two strand, plenum Cat 5e plenum

patch panel SC duplex

no

1A-B02

1A-A02 1A-B02 1A-W02 1A-B02 1A-W02 1A-A02

R 113

8 pos mod

beige

568A

98ft

block

no

no

no

1A-A03

Cat 5e plenum

R 113

8 pos mod

orange

568A

99ft

no

no

R 113

SC duplex

blue

na

98ft

no

no

no

1A-W04

62.5/125, two strand, plenum Cat 5e plenum

patch panel SC duplex

no

1A-B03

1A-A03 1A-B03 1A-W03 1A-B03 1A-A03 1A-W03

R 114

8 pos mod

beige

568A

98ft

block

no

no

no

1A-A04

Cat 5e plenum

R 114

8 pos mod

orange

1A-A04 1A-B04 1A-W04 1A-B04

568A

99ft

patch panel

no

no

no

1A-B04

62.5/125, two strand, plenum

R 114

SC duplex

blue

1A-W04 1A-A04

na

98ft

SC duplex

no

no

no

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ANNEX B (INFORMATIVE) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF OPTIONAL IDENTIFIERS This annex is informative only and is not part of this Standard.

B.1

General

This annex includes suggested formats of optional identifiers for copper, fiber, coax, wireless and device elements as well as for areas, spaces, pathways, and locations. Many of the elements listed in this annex are found in larger installation environments and often require labels and identifiers to allow the elements to be effectively managed. Objects such as cables or conduits, which span multiple telecommunications spaces, should be labeled with the same identifier in each space where they are accessible.

B.2

Absolute and partial identifiers

The intent of this annex is to establish guidelines and serve as a foundation for consistent identification of these elements. The identifiers constructed in this annex are “absolute” or complete identifiers. Since much of the information expressed in this absolute format may be inferred from the element itself and its location, a shortened form of the identifier may be used in certain situations. A shortened (“partial” or “local”) identifier will normally be preferred on labels.

B.3

Identifier formats

The value of the "absolute" identifier can be better understood when one is attempting to administer an infrastructure with a database. In database format, the inferred information is not always available and therefore the "absolute" identifier must contain the otherwise inferred information. The format for these identifiers should be fs-UUU.n.d(q), and when the element connects or begins and ends in different spaces the identifier should be fs1/fs2-UUU.n.d(q) where: fs = Identifier for a space which is derived by combining the level and the building area in which the space is located. When the element or space is outside of a building this identifier would be derived from the site ID and/or area of the campus as required. (i.e. a maintenance hole) fs1= Identifier for the space containing the termination of one end of the horizontal pathway, typically the most central or lowest alpha-numeric identifier fs2= Identifier for the space containing the termination of the other end of the horizontal pathway, typically the least central or highest alpha-numeric identifier UUU = a user defined identifier referring to the type of element (descriptor) n = two to four numeric characters identifying the pathway element (major ID) d = detail information such as port, sub-duct, optical fiber and pair (minor ID) q = qualifying information

B.4

Space identifiers

To present an "absolute" identifier for a space it may become necessary to include additional information such as the campus/site and building identifiers along with the space identifier. When this occurs, brackets [ ] are used to contain the identifiers associated with a space. [c-b-fs]-UUU.n.d(q) (i.e. The 1A TS in building 113 on the north campus: [NC-113-1A])

The following pathway elements can also be defined as a space, if the identifier is expressed in brackets along with a site/campus and/or building identifier). See the detail in site drawing T0-PP in annex D for an example of this use.

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MH-Maintenance Hole, HH-Handhole, BR-Bridge, TN-Tunnel, TP-Telephone Pole, DB-Direct Buried location, SM-Submerged location, EN-Entrance, VL-Vault, PE-Pedestal, RT-Roof Top.

B.5

Examples of elements and identifiers

The following is a list of elements and associated identifiers that can be used in the UUU position of the above identifier: Combine the type letter (i.e. C - for Copper and F -for Fiber) with the 2 or 3 character element identifier (PL - Panel) to derive the UUU code. A copper patch panel would be CPL, a fiber panel would be FPL and a conduit would be PCN. The examples provided in table 3 are not intended to be an exhaustive list of identifiers. When additional identifiers are used, they should be carefully chosen so as not to conflict with standard industry usage. Following are three examples of identifying elements of telecommunications infrastructure using the formats described in clauses B.3 and B.4. Example 1: A sub-duct within a maintenance hole which is in a pathway between the Entrance Facilities of two buildings on the same campus would be identified using this format: [b1-fs1]/[b2-fs2]-UUU.n.d(q) If the first building is the Steele Building, identified as STE, and the pathway ends in the Entrance Facility on the first floor, identified as 1A, the first segment of the identifier would be [STE-1A]. If the second building is the Teach Building, identified as TEA, and the pathway ends in the Entrance Facility, identified as 2B, the second segment of the identifier is [TEA-2B]. The maintenance hole descriptor from Table 3 is PMH, and if the maintenance hole is identified as number 01 in that pathway, the next segment of the identifier would be PMH.01. If the detail information on the subduct is its identification as A3, and if the qualifying information is the size of the subduct, for example 2”, then the last segment of the identifier would be A3(2). The complete identifier would then be: [STE-1A]/[TEA-2B]-PMH.01.A3(2) Example 2: An equipment rack in a Telecommunications Room in a class 2 system which has a single building would be identified using this format: fs-UUU.n If the Telecommunications Room is identified as 1A, and the descriptor for a rack from Table 3 is PRK, and the rack is identified as number 23, then the full identifier would be: 1A-PRK.23 Note that since there was no further detail or qualifying information about the rack, the d(q) portion of the identifier format was not used.

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Example 3: A 24-optical fiber cable owned by Hillsborough County School Board which connects John Harold High School to the school board’s Wean Administration Complex would be identified using this format: [c1-b1-fs1]/[c2-b2-fs2]-UUU.n.d(q) If the John Harold High School campus is identified as JHS and the Entrance Facility in Building 101 where the cable is terminated is identified as 101-1A, then the first segment of the identifier would be [JHS-101-1A]. Likewise, if the Wean Administration Complex is identified as WAC, and the Entrance Facility in Building 102 is identified as 102-2B, then the second segment of the identifier would be [WAC-1022B]. The descriptor for an optical fiber cable from Table 3 is FCA. If this cable is identified as cable 02, the th detail information refers to the 24 optical fiber, and the qualifying information is that the fiber is singlemode, then the complete identifier for the cable would be: [JHS-101-1A]/[WAC-102-2B]-FCA.02.24(sm) Alternatively, if the School Board network manager needed only to identify the cable, the information in th the last two fields (the reference to the 24 optical fiber and that it is singlemode) could be contained in the corresponding record.

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Table 3: Optional identifiers associated with pathway, device, and space elements Copper

Fiber

Wireless

Coax

C – Copper

F – Fiber

W - Wireless

X – Coax

BF CA CS CC FP HP MS PL PT SP SH SN TM UP

Block Field Cable Case Cross Connect Feed Pair House Pair Mechanical Splice Panel Port STP Sheath Section Termination UTP

CA CS MM FS PL PT SH SM SN TM

BW CH WT

Cable Case Multi-Mode Fusion Splice Panel Port Sheath Single-Mode Section Termination

Pathway

Devices

Spaces

P – Pathway

A - Active Device

S - Space

BR BS CB CN CT FR GB NT PB PN RK RR SL SS ST TY

Branch Splice Bridge Splice Cabinet Conduit Cable Tray Frame Ground Bar Node Pull Box Penetration Rack Ring Rung Sleeve Straight Splice Slot Tray

The following pathway elements can also be defined as spaces if the identifier is expressed in brackets along with a site/campus and/or building identifier. MH HH BR TN TP DB SM EN VL PE RT

Maintenance Hole Handhole Bridge Tunnel Telephone Pole Direct Buried locale Submerged locale Entrance Vault Pedestal Roof Top

CMR CS CI AMP ANL DIG DLR FAX GBR HNS MDM MIC MNT PAY PC1 RDR RS SF SNS SPK STK STR TEL TTY TV1 WLP

Camera Chassis Carrier ID Amplifier Analog Digital Dialer Fax Glass Break Handset Modem Microphone Monitor Payphone PC Reader Remote Shelf Shelf Sensor Speaker Strike Strobe Telephone Tele Type Television Wall Phone

AP APS CER CTR CO DM ER NOC SPS SR STAR TER TR WTRS WS SZ RO

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Bandwidth Channel Wireless Tap

TP SN TM LG

Tap (coax) Section Termination Leg

Access Point Access Provider Space Common Equipment Room Common Telecommunications Room Central Office Demarcation (NI) Equipment Room Network Operations Center Service Provider Space Switch Room Logical Center of the data network Telecommunications Entrance Room Telecommunications Room Wireless Transmission and Reception Space Workstation Location Serving Zone Repeater Office

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Building Area

In larger class 2 environments, or class 3 and class 4 environments, it may be advantageous to define an area of a building in order to more easily locate objects and spaces. To establish a building area boundary line, first begin with a desirable location for a TS. From the TS, expand the served area until a performance, physical, or functional barrier is reached. A typical performance barrier is distance. A physical boundary could be the exterior of the building or a pathway restriction such as a wall or ceiling or lack of a ceiling. An example of a functional barrier would be a building that is half office and half manufacturing space. A second method that can be used to determine building area is to begin by assessing a facility for obvious physical or functional barriers and divide the building up into zones or areas based on these barriers. Once the building areas are defined, suitable TS location(s) must then be found to service the building area.

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Site/Campus North Campus

Building (Building 101)

Area (West Campus)

Location (Pole)

Space (Tunnel)

Location (Conduit #2)

Object (Splice)

Location (Pole)

Space (Pull Box)

Object (Blue Light)

Object (Repeater)

Location (Conduit #3)

Object (Splice)

Object (Blue light)

Object (Splice)

Object (Backbone cable)

Object (Pull box)

Area (Building area "A")

Space (Telecommunications room)

Location (Rack)

Object (Block)

Space (Equipment room)

Location (Service entrance)

Object (Splice)

Object (Protection terminal)

Location (MDF Frame)

Object (Punch Down Block)

Object (Patch Panel)

Figure 11: Example showing relationship of sites, buildings, areas, spaces, locations, and objects. This diagram illustrates the mapping of infrastructure elements.

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Telecommunications room, 1st level, building area "A"

Telecommunications room, 2nd level, building area "F" Backbone cable #12 Telecommunications room "1A", where "1" is the level and "A" is the building area. Telecommunications room "2F", where "2" is the level and "F" is the building area.

1A/2F-12

Pathway element Conduit 1 4" diameter

1A/2F-PCO.1(4")

1A/2F-PCO.1.1(1")

1"diameter Innerduct 1 Conduit 1 Pathway element Telecommunications room "2F", where "2" is the level and "F" is the building area. Telecommunications room "1A", where "1" is the level and "A" is the building area.

Figure 12: Example of optional pathway identifiers and labeling

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1A/2F-PCT.1(18")

18" wide Cable tray #1 Pathway element Telecommunications room "2F", where "2" is the level and "F" is the building area Telecommunications room "1A", where "1" is the level and "A" is the building area

Figure 13: Example of optional pathway identifier and labeling

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Telecommunications room "TR" (first floor, Building Area "A") Cable termination point Port identifier

1A-W001 1A-B002

1A-V001 1A-D002

Figure 14: Example of pathway detail and required faceplate labeling

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AND

T - Series Drawings T-series drawings are a set of drawings used in the construction industry to depict technology and telecommunications components and requirements. As telecommunications infrastructure becomes more integrated with other components of modern building design, the use of standardized T-series drawings becomes more important to the processes of designing, constructing, and renovating the buildings. The following symbols, line styles, layers and drawing organization are provided to assist the design professional with the presentation of the telecommunications requirements on scaled CAD drawings.

As this trend continues, more information will be shown on drawings for the purpose of constructing the telecommunications infrastructure and in turn these drawings will be used as key components in the administration of that telecommunications infrastructure. Therefore, the intent of this annex is to establish guidelines and recommendations that can serve as a foundation for consistent identification of telecommunications elements in a graphical or drawing format. Building areas are shown from a plan view perspective (top down view) typically on a T1 drawing. The area in which the ER or building demarcation is located should be designated as building area A. Starting with "A" proceed around the building and assign the building area the next available designator, until all building areas are identified. There are 6 types of drawings. They are: T0 – Campus or Site Plans - Exterior Pathways and Campus Backbones

Shows physical and logical connections from the perspective of an entire campus, such as actual building locations, exterior pathways and campus backbone cabling on plan view drawings, major system nodes, and related connections on the logical system drawings. An example of a T0 drawing level is shown in figure 19 below. T1 – Layout of complete building per floor - Building Area/Serving Zone Boundaries, Backbone Systems, and Horizontal Pathways

Layout of complete building per floor. The drawing indicates location of building areas, serving zones, telecommunications rooms, access points, pathways and other systems that need to be viewed from the complete building perspective. An example of a T1 drawing level is shown in figure 20. Examples of T1 line styles are shown in figure 15. T1 pathway drawing notes are shown in figure 16. T2 – Serving Zones/Building Area Drawings - Drop Locations and Cable ID’s

Shows a building area or serving zone. These drawings show drop locations, telecommunications rooms, access points and detail call outs for common equipment rooms and other congested areas. An example of a T2 drawing level is shown in figure 21. Examples of T2 symbols are shown in figure 18. T2 general pathway conditions are listed in figure 16. T3 – Telecommunications Rooms - Plan Views - Tech and AMEP /Elevations - Racks and Walls Elevations

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Detailed drawings of symbols and typicals such as faceplate labeling, faceplate types, installation procedures, detail racking, and raceways. T5 – Schedules

Schedules (spreadsheets) to show information for cut-overs and cable plant management.

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Table 4: Layers, element descriptions, colors, and line types LAYER 0 *A-asbt-info *A-grid A-anno-ttlb A-clng A-door A-eqpm-fixt A-flor-evtr A-flor-fixt A-flor-iden A-flor-strs A-furn A-glaz A-roof A-wall E-lite E-powr E-powr-eqpm M-hvac T-aerl-copp T-aerl-fibr T-anno-keyn T-anno-note T-anno-text T-anno-ttlb T-bkbd-comp T-bkbn-coax-text T-bkbn-cond-text T-bkbn-cppr-text T-bkbn-fibr-cond T-bkbn-fibr-text T-bkbn-thck T-cabl T-cabl-supp T-card T-clip T-clok T-comp T-drop-blnk T-drop-exst T-drop-mac T-drop-prjA T-drop-prjB T-drop-prjC T-drop-prjD T-drop-reno T-intr-cond-fibr T-lgcy-bond T-lgcy-thck T-modm T-path-extr T-pbx1 T-prnt

DESCRIPTION

COLOR

LINETYPE

asbestos info planning grid border and title block ceiling info doors lab mill work elevators plumbing fixtures room numbers stairs furniture windows roof info walls lighting power power equipment HVAC system aerial copper aerial fiber details, reference, key notes general/drawing notes plan info T series border backboard and components backbone coax backbone conduit backbone copper backbone fiber conduit backbone fiber backbone thicknet cabletray cable support card access clip boundary clock system workstations drop-blank drop-existing drop-mac drop-project A drop-project B drop-project C drop-project D drop-renovation interior conduits fiber legacy boundary lines legacy thicknet modem exterior pathways PBX printer

7 7 5 7 7 (hatch) 165 3 54 230 1 54 200 1 120 7 114 114 114 1 30 6 1 7 7 1 92 7 6 4 5 94 4 30 30 7 7 94 150 14 30 241 241 34 220 162 45 94 1 4 24 7 165 24

Continuous Continuous Center Continuous Continuous Continuous Continuous Continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous hidden hidden continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous coax backbone continuous copper backbone continuous fiber backbone thicknet cable tray continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous continuous fiber backbone legacy boundary legacy thicknet continuous continuous continuous continuous

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T-race-surf T-rack-comp T-rack-lddr T-reno T-serv-bond T-slev-int T-soun T-util T-vdeo T-view

surface raceways racks and components ladder rack renovation hatching serving zone boundary lines interior sleeve sound/PA system utility pole video viewport

20 continuous 30 continuous 30 ladderrack 7 (hatch-ansi 31-1/8" plot) continuous 5 servzone boundary 210 continuous 7 continuous 1 continuous 170 continuous 7 continuous

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Figure 15: T1 line styles

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Figure 17: T3 symbols

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Figure 18: T2 symbols

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Figure 19: Example of T0 drawing level

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1 2 3 4

Figure 20: Example of T1 drawing level

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Figure 21: Example of T2 drawing level

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Figure 22: Example of T3 drawing level

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ANNEX D (INFORMATIVE) INDEX OF TEXT REFERENCES TO IDENTIFIERS

4 5 6

This annex is informative only and is not part of this Standard.

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ANNEX E (INFORMATIVE) BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCES This annex is informative only and is not part of this Standard. This annex contains information on the documents that are related to or have been referenced in this document. Many of the documents are in print and are distributed and maintained by national or international standards organizations. These documents can be obtained through contact with the associated standards body or designated representatives. The applicable electrical code in the United States is the National Electrical Code. •

ANSI/ICEA S-80-576-1994, Communications Wire and Cable for Wiring Premises

ANSI/IEEE C2-1997, National Electrical Safety Code

ANSI/NFPA 70-1999, National Electrical Code

ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B-2001, Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard

ANSI/TIA/EIA-569-A-1998, Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces

ANSI/TIA/EIA-598-A-1995, Optical Fiber Cable Color-coding

ANSI/TIA/EIA-607-1994, Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements for Telecommunications

ANSI/TIA/EIA-758-1999, Customer-owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Cabling Standard

BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual

BICSI Cabling Installation Manual

BICSI Customer-owned Outside Plant Methods Manual

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TIA/EIA-606-A The organizations listed below can be contacted to obtain reference information. ANSI American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 11 W 42 St. New York, NY 10032 USA (212) 642-4900 www.ansi.org ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 100 Barr Harbor Drive West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959 USA (610) 832-9500 www.astm.org BICSI Building Industry Consulting Service International 8610 Hidden River Parkway Tampa, FL 33637-1000 USA (800) 242-7405 www.bicsi.org CSA Canadian Standards Association (CSA) 178 Rexdale Blvd. Etobicoke, (Toronto), Ontario Canada M9W 1R3 (416) 747-4363 www.csa-international.org EIA Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) 2500 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400 Arlington, VA 22201-3836 USA (703) 907-7500 www.eia.org FCC Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Washington, DC 20554 USA (301) 725-1585 www.fcc.org Federal and Military Specifications National Communications System (NCS) Technology and Standards Division 701 South Court House Road Arlington.VA 22204-2198 USA (703) 607-6200

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TIA/EIA-606-A www.ncs.gov ICEA Insulated Cable Engineers Association, Inc. (ICEA) PO Box 440 South Yarmouth, MA 02664 USA (508) 394-4424 www.icea.net IEC International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Sales Department PO Box 131 3 rue de Varembe 1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland +41 22 34 01 50 www.iec.ch IEEE The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc (IEEE) IEEE Service Center 445 Hoes Ln., PO Box 1331 Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331 USA (732) 981-0060 www.ieee.org IPC The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits 2215 Sanders Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062-6135 USA (847) 509-9700 www.ipc.org ISO International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 1, Rue de Varembe Case Postale 56 CH-1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland +41 22 34 12 40 www.iso.ch NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) 1300 N. 17th Street, Suite 1847 Rosslyn, VA 22209 USA (703) 841-3200 www.nema.org NFPA National Fire Protection Association

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TIA/EIA-606-A Batterymarch Park Quincy, MA 02269 USA (617) 770-3000 www.nfpa.org SCTE Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers 140 Philips Rd. Exton, PA 19341-1318 USA (800) 542-5040 www.scte.org Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) Telcordia Technologies Customer Service 8 Corporate Place Room 3C-183 Piscataway, NJ 08854-4156 USA (800) 521-2673 www.telcordia.com TIA Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) 2500 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22201-3836 USA (703) 907-7700 www.tiaonline.org UL Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) 333 Pfingsten Road Northbrook, IL 60062 USA (312) 272-8800 www.ul.com

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