1. RISER CABLE
    1. Voice riser cable shall be category 3, 24 AWG. OSU Information Services shall approve pair count to be installed.
    2. Data riser cable shall Corning singlemode fiber, Interlocking Armor, plenum or riser rated (NEC CODE), and terminated utilizing manufacturer pre polished duplex LC pigtail assembly. OSU Information Services shall approve pair count to be installed.
       
  2. CAMPUS BACKBONE CABLE
    1. UTP cable shall be category 3, Pic-Filled, Black jacketed cable with overall sheath. PE-89. 
    2. Fiber Cable shall be Corning Altos. 24 strands, OS2 rated, singlemode fiber, non-conductive and be of loose tube construction.
    3. Fusion splice all cables requiring splicing as detailed in project specifications and drawings. Mechanical splices are not acceptable anywhere within the physical system. 
    4. Cable Jacket shall have a permanently attached label that identifies OSU cable number, strand/pair count and destination at every termination and/or splice as the cable enters and/or leaves a splice enclosure, vault, hand hole, building, building floor, and patch panels. The tag shall be engraved with black lettering on yellow background for fiber, white lettering with black background for UTP. 
      1. Example: SM16,1-36 TUNNEL ENTRANCE "D"
      2. Example: SM04, 1-12 Plageman Hall 11-01-2018.
         
  3. COPPER CABLE PROTECTION UNITS
    1. All copper circuits shall be provided with protection between each building with an entrance cable protector panel. All building-to-building circuits shall be routed through this protector. The protector shall be connected with a #6 AWG green copper bonding conductor to the TMGB.

  4. TERMINATION BLOCKS
    1. 110-Style Blocks: Ortronics OR-30200007

    2. Wiring troughs: Ortronics OR-806003194
       
  5. FIBER OPTIC TERMINATION HARDWARE
    1. Fiber Optic Termination Hardware 
      1. Corning Fiber Optic Patch Panel Assembly Corning P/N: CCH-04U.
      2. Corning Cassette 24 port, shuttered duplex LC. Corning P/N: CCHCS24A9P00RE.
         
  6. BACKBONE CABLE INSTALLATION
    1. Backbone cables shall be installed separately from horizontal distribution cables.
    2. A pull cord (nylon; 1/8" minimum) shall be co-installed with all cable installed in any conduit.
    3. Where cables are housed in conduits, the backbone and horizontal cables shall be installed in separate conduits.
    4. Backbone cables spanning more than three floors shall be securely attached at the top of the cable run with a wire mesh grip and on alternating floors or as required by local codes.
    5. Vertical runs of cable shall be supported to messenger strand, cable ladder, or other method to provide proper support for the weight of the cable. 
Last Updated: 
02/12/2020