Termination floor-standing racks, wall racks and cabinets shall be industry standard 19" equipment (relay) racks. The preferred equipment configuration is at least two Chatsworth floor racks (one for active electronics and one for cable terminations) with double sided Chatsworth vertical wire management units mounted between racks, with wire managers on both sides of all cable termination racks. Floor racks shall be bolted to the floor, to each other and braced to the ceiling or walls to meet seismic standards. Racks and cable trays shall be grounded as per TIA/EIA Standard 607-A Commercial Building Grounding & Bonding. Part numbers for Chatsworth racks are as follows:

Chatsworth Universal Rack 46353-5-03
Chatsworth Wire Management Unit 11729-5-03
Great Lakes Wall Mount Cabinet GL36WM
Chatsworth Wall Mount Rack 11960-512

If UIT has been determined to use a wall- mounted rack or cabinet, select the appropriate size and style of rack/cabinet to meet the needs of the cable terminations, electronics, and the available space. If the telecommunications room is not in a secure area, lockable cabinets shall be used. Conduits holding cables must meet and secure at the cabinet, and a dedicated electrical outlet will be mounted inside the cabinet so no access can be gained to the equipment or cabling except through the cabinet door. For small installations, use a Wall Mounted Cabinet with 19” swing rack inside and deep enough for electronic equipment. When there is adequate space, use 1 or more floor standing lockable cabinets, if a dedicated telecommunications room is not possible.


AMP Netconnect patch panels shall be installed on the racks to terminate the Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) horizontal wiring. Amp Category 6 high density patch panels are unloaded kits, black in color as follows:

TE High Density 48 Port Patch Panel Kit 1375015-2
TE High Density 24 Port Patch Panel Kit 1375014-2

Layout of jacks in the rack patch panel shall have station cables grouped by room number, terminated adjacent to each other, where possible. Wireless access point cables should all be grouped on a separate (dedicated) patch panel.


Amp Telephone patch panels are installed in the rack to terminate the riser and distribution telephone cable in the rear, and to have telephone patch cables plugged in the front:

TE 24 Port 557403-1
TE 48 Port 557411-1


Siemon Rear Wire Minders shall be installed on the back of the rack, and Amp 2U Wire Managers shall be installed in the front to aide in dressing the cables. All patch panels shall have horizontal wire managers both above and below the patch panel. Part numbers for these products are as follows:

Siemon Rear Wire Minders WM-BK
TE Wire Manager 558331-1