1. SUMMARY
    1. Horizontal cabling may consist of a combination of the following types of cable from the MDF/IDF to the Telecommunications Outlet:
      1. Category 3: Analog voice locations. (Conference room phones, building alarms, elevator alarms, fire alarms, irrigation controllers.)
      2. Category 6: Data locations.

      3. Category 6A, Research lab spaces, wireless access points.

  2. HORIZONTAL CABLING
    1. Category 3: Superior Essex, colored Grey, Plenum or riser per NEC and local fire codes. 

    2. Category 6: Superior Essex DataGAIN, colored Green, Plenum or riser per NEC and local fire codes. 

    3. Category 6A: Superior Essex, colored Purple, plenum or riser rated per NEC and local fire codes. 

  3. MODULAR JACKS
    1. Work area outlet jack
      1. Ortronics category 3, voice, 8 POS, Fog White T568B. Ortronics P/N OR-6373003.
      2. Ortronics category 6, data, 8 POS, Green T568B. Ortronics P/N OR-TJ600-25.
      3. Ortronics category 6A, 8 POS, Purple, T568B. Ortronics P/N OR-TJ6A-27.
         
  4. WORK AREA OUTLETS 
    1. Flush mounted faceplates
      1. Work Area Outlet: Six port TracJack faceplate, constructed from high impact thermoplastic, with recessed label fields, mounts within a single gang wall box.
        1. Ortronics OR-40300545, fog white.
      2. Wall Phone: One port TracJack faceplate with mounting lugs for wall phone, constructed from stainless steel, mounts within a single gang wall box, RJ45.
        1. Ortronics OR-403STJ1WP.
    2. Dust covers
      1. Single port dust cover for modular openings, color to match faceplate.
        1. Ortronics OR-42100002, fog white.
           
  5. 110 VOICE TERMINATION BLOCKS
    1. Wiring Troughs
      1. Horizontal trough for routing of patch cords and cross-connect wire, with mounting legs.
        1. Ortronics P/N OR-30200140.
    2. 110 block labels (Cat 3)
      1. Clear plastic holder for 110 blocks with paper inserts, for blocks with legs
        1. Ortronics P/N OR-70400646.
        2. Ortronics P/N OR-70400680.
           
  6. DATA PATCH PANELS AND PATCH CORDS
    1. Category 6 & 6A modular patch panels:
      1. Category 6, 48-port, Angled, 8P8C modular jack panel, high density, 6 port modules, colored black, IDC terminals, T568A/B wiring scheme. Ortronics P/N: OR- PHA66U48.
      2. Category 6A, Wireless Access Points only, 48-port, angled, for, 8P8C modular jack panel, high density, 6 port modules, colored white, IDC terminals, T568A/B wiring scheme. Ortronics P/N: OR-OR-PSAHJU48-W.
        1. Category 6A purple data jacks are required for this patch panel, 8 Pos., T568B. Ortronics P/N: OR-HDJ6A-27.
    2. Patch Cords
      1. Patch cords shall be included and installed by the contractor for 100% of the horizontal data ports including wireless access points.  This includes work area outlet and patch panel to switch connectivity.
      2. Ortronics Category 6, green, horizontal work area outlets.
      3. Ortronics Category 6A, purple, wireless access points and research lab space.

      4. Patch cord lengths for TO location: 10’.

      5. Patch cord length for EF/MDF/IDF patch panels/network hardware are specific to proper routing as defined by OSU Information Services. Drawing showing proper routing of patch cords is available upon request.

  7. EXECUTION: WORK AREA OUTLETS
    1. Data jacks, unless otherwise noted in drawings, shall be located in the right side position(s) of each faceplate.
    2. Voice jacks shall occupy the left position(s) on the faceplate.

       

  8. EXECUTION: HORIZONTAL DISTRIBUTION CABLE INSTALLATION
  1. A pull cord (nylon; 1/8" minimum) shall be co-installed with all cable installed in any conduit. 
  2. If a J-hook or trapeze system is used to support cable bundles all horizontal cables shall be supported at a maximum of 48-inch) intervals.
  3. Cables shall be identified by a self-adhesive machine label in accordance with the System Documentation Section of this specification and ANSI/TIA/EIA-606. Labels shall be installed 6” from each terminated end.

   9. TESTING PROCEDURES

  1. All cables and termination hardware shall be 100% tested for defects in installation and to verify cabling system performance under installed conditions according to the requirements of ANSI/TIA-568-C. All pairs of each installed cable shall be verified prior to system acceptance. Any defect in the cabling system installation including but not limited to cable, connectors, patch panels, and connector blocks shall be repaired or replaced in order to ensure 100% useable conductors in all cables installed.
  2. All cables shall be tested in accordance with this document, the ANSI/TIA standards, the Ortronics procedures and best industry practice. If any of these are in conflict, the Contractor shall bring any discrepancies to the attention of the project team for clarification and resolution.
  3. Cables, jacks, connecting blocks, and patch panels shall be in theiral position with the building energized.
  4. All Unshielded Balanced Twisted Pair cables shall be tested as follows:
    1. All twisted-pair copper cable links shall be tested for continuity, pair reversals, shorts, opens and performance as indicated below. Additional testing is required to verify Category performance. Horizontal cabling shall be tested using an approved Ortronics certification tester (TSB 67) for category 6 and 6A compliance as specified in ANSI/TIA-568-C.

      ALL TEST RESULTS WILL PROVIDE FOR 5Db OF HEADROOM (NEXT) AS PER THE nCOMPASS 6+ SOLUTION GUARANTEE. 
       

    2. A software copy of the test results, in the original tester software format, shall be provided to the Owner and Ortronics. 
    3. Contractor shall provide a fully functional version of the tester software for use by the Owner in reviewing the test results.
    4. Any failed test results that cannot be remedied through re-termination (as in the case of reversed or split pairs), must be reported in writing to the Owner immediately, along with a copy of the test results. 

   10. TESTING AND ACCEPTANCE

A. All cables and termination hardware shall be 100% tested for defects in installation and to verify cabling system performance under installed conditions according to the requirements of ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-C.1, C.2. All pairs of each installed cable shall be verified prior to system acceptance. Any defect in the cabling system installation including but not limited to cable, connectors, feed through couplers, patch panels, and connector blocks shall be repaired or replaced in order to ensure 100% useable conductors in all cables installed. 

B. All cables shall be tested in accordance with this document, the ANSI-TIA/EIA standards, the Ortronics, Superior Essex and Corning Certification Program Information Manuals and best Industry practice. If any of these are in conflict, the Contractor shall bring any discrepancies to the attention of the owners authorized representative for clarification and resolution. 

C. Horizontal and riser fiber optic cabling attenuation shall be measured bi-directionally at both 1310 nanometer (nm) and 1550 nm operating windows using a light source and power meter. 

D. Campus Backbone single mode fiber cabling shall be tested with OTDR at both 1310 nm and 1550 nm bi-directionally. 

   11. SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION

  1. Per project contract documents.

   12. TEST RESULTS

  1. Submit completed test results with close out documentation on CD-ROM. Hard copy printed results are also required to be submitted via 3 ring binder(s), tabbed by BEF/MDF/IDF. Binder shall be labeled with Oregon State University Project name and project number. This applies to all Horizontal copper and all fiber optic test results.

   13. IDENTIFICATION AND LABELING

  1. OSP copper labels shall be engraved. OSP copper labels shall be white letters on black background.
  2. OSP Singlemode fiber optic labels shall be engraved, black letters on yellow background.
  3. Outlet, patch panel and wiring block labels shall be installed on, or in, the space provided on the device. Specific labeling information shall be project specific and the information will be given to the contractor by OSU Network Services.
  4. All horizontal cables are to be labeled using a machine printed label at each end of the cable approximately 6 inches of the termination point. Handwritten labels shall not be used.
  5. Telecommunication Outlet labeling shall be labeled with the MDF/IDF room #, name of the network, and port #.
  6. All inside building cabling, termination, hardware, protection units, patch panels, and work area outlets shall comply with ANSI/TIA/EIA 606 labeling standard color codes.

  7. Labeling scheme information and format to be provided by OSU Network Services.

    1. Note all labeling information on the as-built drawings.

   14. FINAL ACCEPTANCE & SYSTEM CERTIFICATION

  1. Completion of the installation, in-progress inspections, receipt of the test and as-built documentation, and successful performance of the cabling system will constitute completion of the system.  Upon successful completion of the installation and subsequent inspection, Oregon State University shall be provided with a numbered certificate, from Ortronics or Superior Essex and/or Corning if applicable, registering the installation.
Last Updated: 
02/12/2020