10.1

At the design stage, plans will be made to route backbone cable from the fiber optic building entrance termination location in the building to the telecommunications room.  Indoor fiber backbone cable will be used and installed in conduit, cable tray, or in innerduct in cable hooks in concealed spaces.  The fiber shall be labelled every 300’ along with in each pull box. Terminations will be made to the fiber optic building entrance location equipment and in the telecommunications room active rack. Fiber optic cable will be tested after the termination is made and before the fiber is put into use. For both fiber optic outdoor and backbone cabling, Corning brand of cable is required, and Corning panels and connectors are required at both the feed location and the terminating location, preferably in the telecommunications rack.  Parts used are as follows.

For indoor single-mode OS2 fiber optic cable:

 

Corning Fiber Panel Rack Mount

CCH-02U

Corning Fiber Panel Rack Mount

CCH-04U

Corning Housing Panel SM LCAPC

CCH-CP12-B3

Corning Fiber Pigtail SM LCAPC

CH-LCA900-12KIT-3M

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.2

Fiber-Optic Cables

At the design stage, selection of the inter-building fiber-optic backbone cable(s) shall be made, and plans will be made to route backbone cable from the fiber optic building entrance termination location to each telecommunications room. Indoor fiber riser cable will be used and installed in conduit, cable tray, or in inner duct in cable hooks in concealed spaces.

A determination will be made as to what size single-mode fiber optic cable will be used. A minimum of 24 strand SM OS2 fiber will be installed between BDF and TRs.  Fiber optic cable will be terminated and tested before the fiber is put into use. Fiber test results shall be provided to the UIT Communication Wiring group prior to being put into service. Riser cable connections will be made to the fiber optic building entrance location equipment and in the telecommunications room active rack.

For both fiber optic outdoor backbone and riser cabling, Corning brand cable is required. Termination by fusion splice is the preferred method. UIT will specify specific connectors in a project wiring specifications document. Termination in the telecommunications rack shall be in a fiber panel.