Cabling System Install Process
- Supply a floor map as a CAD or PDF file showing numbered jack placement and jack quantities. (dual, quad or 6 outlet plate)
- Supply a Excel spreadsheet listing above location numbers and staff names so staff endpoints can be placed.
Telephone room backboard
- Must be a 4′ x 7′ to 8′ or at least 4′ x 4′ sheet of 5/8″ plywood “tall install” with the top edge hitting the ceiling.
- Install dedicated 15 amp quad outlet centered 12″ from floor.
Cabling rough in
- Two CAT6 cables are run from each workstation area to the phone closet.
- The cables must stick out of a single gang box 18″ UNLESS…
- Permanent office furniture covers the jack locations then you must leave a 15 foot coil of cable attached to the jack box.
- The cables in the phone closet area must “drop to the floor then two foot more” to allow enough slack for terminations.
- You do not need to label the cables. We will tone them.
Office furniture vendors
- If you see a 15 foot coil of cable, don’t cover it! Uncoil it, lay it on the floor, place furniture over cable.
- If the office furniture has designed single gang jacks, run the cable through the furniture and out the box.
- We will groom the cable into the furniture
Instructions for any industry certified cabling contractor (Infotel Systems)
- Supply two or more labeled 568B wall jacks per work station going back to a like labeled 568B patch panel.
- Cubicle jacks are one or more Quad or Six outlets jacks on the wall next to a cubicle.
- Jacks are installed on a multi-outlet plate (see pictures below)
- Supply a 1000MB (1GB) certification sheet using a network cable analyzer.
Multi-outlet communication jacks wall plates
2 outlet (Dual)
4 outlet (Quad)
Additional instructions for all others
- A computer would work on it.
- It is point-to-point or hub and spoke. It is not daisy chained from jack to jack.
- Put private office jack locations furthest from the door in a corner not under a window.
- Additions to old jacks get all new jacks and faceplate so it looks nice and of the same brand.
Definitions for better communications
- Jack – An outlet that supports voice, data, fax, point of sale terminal (POS) anything.
- Cable drop – A location that generally has 2, 3, 4 or 6 jacks going to a single location. Also known as a work area.
- Permit – We are required to have a permit if cables penetrate hard masonary wall or your HVAC air return is your open ceiling above the tiles.
- Single gang electrical box – Provided by your electrical contractor to accept a faceplate above. Stub w/ 3/4″ EMT to ceiling, apply bushing.
- Old work box. – Installed by us for a fee because your electrical contractor did not install a single gang box.
- We can not come during carpet installation.
- We must come before ceiling tile installation. It is ok to have the ceiling tile grid installed.
- We need onsite power, light and heat/cool.
- Your job is confirmed when you have a service order number with date and time of install.
- Provide general contractor contact information for coordination of scheduling.
If we are using or modifying your existing cabling, please send us a picture like this of just two jacks.
- You will simply need to unscrew two screws holding the wall plate to the box in the wall.