Standards

Cat 6

Cat5e

Fiber

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Networking

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Below you will find Mount Holyoke College's Specifications for any Network installation.

Note: In our Academic Buildings we presently have T568B and in our dorms, T568A. Renovations in existing academic building must match the existing specification (i.e. T568B). Any new construction will be T568A. Absolutely no deviation from the following list will be accepted.



Standards


The following is a list of standards that must be adhered to:

  • Any new construction will meet Cat 6 standards and any renovations will at least meet Cat 5E standards.
  • Wire Closets - This page describes in depth our requirements for a wire closet.
  • Networking will decide where and how many Data drops go in what locations. We have the most experience doing so and retain the right to make these decisions.
  • Data drops will NOT be mounted on any object that can be moved. This includes furniture such as Steelcase or any other movable item. For an example of what we will not accept, please see this picture.
  • All data jacks will be numbered in the order of their wire number, top to bottom. For an example, please see this picture.
  • Any new conduit will be filled to a maxium of 80% retaining at least 20% free for future expansion.
  • A service loop of 20 inches will be retained for all network wires run. This includes both the patch panel and data jack ends.
  • A member from Networking has to sign off on any new work. Be it new construction or a renovation.
  • Patch Panels are to be clearly labeled with the correct room number as well as drop number.
  • All wire certification/testing needs to be submitted to Network in both paper and electronic form within 1 month of completion.
  • All wires must be tested including Network, Phone, HVAC and One Card to pass the individual standards for each.

All Part numbers are accurate as of 12/21/2006.


 

We use ADC Krone Parts for all new installations:

A note about ADC Krone:

  • Krone jacks will fit in our existing Hubbell faceplates without any modification.

  • As of this date (9/27/00), ADC Krone is offering a "Zero Bit Data Loss" guarantee if it installed by a Krone certified contractor. For a list of contractors in this area, please look here. In order to achieve this guarantee, Krone will come in and certify an installation after the contractor does their certification.

  • A special termination tool is required to terminate Krone Cat 6 jacks. For a picture of it, please check out this picture.



Cat 6

Truenet Cat 6T

Product

Description Part Number Color Key
HighBand RJ45 Keystone Jacks (KM8) T568 A/B 6830 1 830-XX For XX substitute:

01=White

02=Ivory

03=Gray

04=Black

05=Red

06=blue

07=green

08=yellow

09=purple

10=orange

For A substitute:

0=White

1=Blue

2=Red

3=Yellow

4=Green

7=Gray

For ZZ substitute:

BL=Blue

WT=White

RD=Red

GN=Green

YL=Yellow

GY=Gray

For YY substitute:

02=1000 ft.

04=2000 ft.

05=2500 ft.

RB=1000 ft. reel box

Flush Mount Faceplate Single Gang - 2 port 6644 1 152-XX
Flush Mount Faceplate Single gang - 4 port 6644 1 154-XX
24 Port Patch Panel 24 Port - Cat 6 6653 1 677-24
48 Port Patch Panel 48 Port - Cat 6 6653 1 677-48
TruePatch C6T Patch Cords 4 feet, RJ45-RJ45 6645-2-78A-04 (T568B)

6645-2-77A-04 (T568A)

TruePatch C6T Patch Cords 7 feet, RJ45-RJ45 6645-2-78A-07 (T568B)

6645-2-77A-07 (T568A)

TruePatch C6T Patch Cords 10 feet, RJ45-RJ45 6645-2-78A-10 (T568B)

6645-2-77A-10(T568A)

TruePatch C6T Patch Cords 15 feet, RJ45-RJ45 6645-2-78A-15(T568B)

6645-2-77A-15(T568A)

TrueNet C6T Horizontal Cable Plenum, Reel in a Box TN6SP-ZZYY
TrueNet C6T Horizontal Cable Riser, Reel in a Box TN6SR-ZZYY

Cat 5

TruenetCat C5et

Product

Description Part Number Color Key
Cat 5E RJ45 Modular  Jacks T568 A/B ECOJACK-ZZ For XX substitute:

01=White

02=Ivory

03=Gray

04=Black

05=Red

06=blue

07=green

08=yellow

09=purple

10=orange

For ZZ substitute:

BL=Blue

WT=White

RD=Red

GN=Green

YL=Yellow

GY=Gray

BK=Black

ELCIV=Electrical Ivory

For YY substitute:

02=1000 ft.

04=2000 ft.

Flush Mount Faceplate Single gang - 2 port 6644 1 152-XX
Flush Mount Faceplate Single gang - 4 port 6644 1 154-XX
Patch Plus Patch Panel 24-port ECO-PANEL-24
Patch Plus Patch Panel 48-Port ECO-PANEL-48
TruePatch C5eT Patch Cords 4 feet, RJ45-RJ45 ECO PATCH-ZZ04
TruePatch C5eT Patch Cords 7 feet, RJ45-RJ45 ECO PATCH-ZZ07
TruePatch C5eT Patch Cords 10 feet, RJ45-RJ45 ECO PATCH-ZZ10
TruePatch C5eT Patch Cords 15 feet, RJ45-RJ45 ECO PATCH-ZZ15
TruePatch C5eT Patch Cords 25 feet, RJ45-RJ45 ECO PATCH-ZZ25
TruePatch C5eT Patch Cords 50 feet, RJ45-RJ45 ECO PATCH-ZZ50
     
TrueNet 5E Horizontal Riser Cable Plenum 5ESP-XXYY
TrueNet 5E Horizontal Riser Cable PVC 5ESR-XXYY



Fiber

We Use ONLY Corning (Siecor) for all fiber applications on campus.


The following standards shall be followed:
  • All new fiber terminations will done with a Fusion splicer (only) No manual splices will be accepted.
  • All new fiber terminations will use SC connectors only.
  • All new fiber terminations will be fully tested with an OTDR.
  • Only the use of Corning Connector Modules (Pigtail assembly) for the inside termination of all fiber patch panels will be allowed (no barrel connectors).

Internal - Intra Building Fiber

Corning 62.5/125 micron Multimode Fiber Mic cable

Non Plenum (OFNR)
12 fiber 012K81-33130-24
6 fiber 006K81-31130-24
Plenum (OFNP)
12 Fiber 012K88-33130-29
6 Fiber 006K88-31130-29

Corning 8.3/125 micron SingleMode Fiber

Non Plenum (OFNR)
12 fiber 012R81-33131-24
6 fiber 006R81-31131-24
Plenum (OFNP)
12 fiber 012R88-33131-29
6 fiber 006R88-31131-29

High Capacity Connector Housings with Splice Trays

Rack Mount PCH-04U - up to 288 Fiber capacity.
PCH-02U - up to 96 Fiber capacity.
(With splice tray option.)
PC2-SPLC-6SR - Splice Tray bracket for PCH-02U.
PC2-SPLC-12SR - Splice Tray bracket for PCH-04U.

Lower Capacity Connector Housings

Wall Mount (4 Panel Module) WCH-04P - up to 48 Fiber capacity.

Pigtail Modules

Single Mode with 6 SC connectors CCH-CP12-59
Multi Mode with 6 SC connectors CCH-CP12-91
Multi Mode with 6 MT-RJ connectors CCH-CP12-97
Single Mode with 6 MT-RJ connectors CCH-CP12-98
Multi Mode with 6 LC connectors CCH-CP12-A8
Single Mode with 6 LC connectors CCH-CP12-A9

Fiber Jumpers

Single Mode - Duplex SC Connectors 72 72 02R5131 XXX Y
MultiMode - Duplex SC Connectors 57 57 02K5141 XXX Y
XXX = Length (001 through 999)
Y = F(Feet) or M (Meters)

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