MT – An ICC Certified Elite Installer was awarded a data cabling contract to install a Category 6 (CAT 6) structured cabling system into four different schools in Montana. The contract was to upgrade the libraries and technology centers.
The project required an installation of around 800 data drops, where the Certified Elite Installer pulled 153,000 feet of 500Mhz CAT 6 bulk cable with 23 AWG UTP solid wires and a CMR jacket. The telecom rooms (TR) were equipped with 48-port high-density (HD) blank patch panels in 2 RMS. CAT 6 HD connectors in blue were installed into the panels. Five feet ladder rack runway was attached to the distribution racks to route cables out of the rooms. Velcro® Brand Qwik® Tie Cable Tie Tape was used to organize the cables. 2-inch J-Hooks with a 50 lb. static load capacity and 720 feet of cable raceway were used to route the cable along walls. Single-gang mounting boxes and 1-port and 2-port surface mount boxes were installed at the outlets. The boxes were configured with CAT 6 HD connectors.
After the installation, the system’s permanent link was tested and passed the TIA® spec.
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