ICC Certified Elite Installer Wins CAT6 Cabling Project

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TX – An ICC Certified Elite Installer based out of Corpus Christi, Texas, that specializes in low-voltage cabling was hired to install an ICC structured cabling system. The project called for 400 data drops to run from the telecommunication room (TR) to the work area (WA). The network required a cabling system to support Gigabit Ethernet, so the installer recommended ICC Category 6 (CAT6) cable and connectivity as a permanent link solution. Infrastructure in the TR consisted of two 4-post distribution racks connected to a ladder rack overhead. Mounting ICC’s 48-port HD blank patch panels on the racks helped to maximize connectivity per rack mount space. Thirty-five thousand feet of CAT6 bulk cables were routed between the TR and WA using 2-inch galvanized steel J-Hooks. The hooks can hold fifty CAT6 cables at 50% capacity. The 23AWG UTP solid cables came packaged in convenient EZ-pull boxes which made dispensing simple. Also, sequential markings on the outer jacket helped make measuring and tracking easier. In the work area, each outlet at the workstation was installed with a 2-port white faceplate configured with CAT6 HD modular jacks.