ATIS - 0600336
Engineering Requirements for a Universal Telecom Framework
|Publication Date:||1 February 2009|
This standard sets forth dimensional parameters, performance, and the application criteria for the UTF when used to house electronics equipment in telecom facilities. The requirements shall be used in the design; construction and provisioning of UTF supplied to the telecommunications industry to house electronics equipment.
The purpose of this document is to establish requirements for general-purpose equipment UTF with industry compatible dimensions and minimum performance capabilities. The UTF shall provide consistent external dimensions for planning and engineering equipment areas in telecom facilities.
UTF manufacturers will utilize the requirements for designing and providing telecommunications providers and suppliers with industry compatible equipment UTF. Electronic equipment manufacturers will utilize dimensional parameters in the development of products to be housed in the UTF. Integrators will utilize the framework to supply systems composed of either their own equipment or third party equipment to service providers. Service providers may plan telecom facility equipment areas based on the UTF dimensions. Minimum performance parameters have been developed for the UTF to assure consistent UTF load carrying capabilities and resistance to external loads. The UTF provides protection for equipment and front/rear cabling from aisle traffic by establishing consistent external dimensions. Minimum safety parameters were established to reduce overturning risks of loaded frames. Equipment cooling airflow patterns were discussed in the design and construction of the UTF. Other details covered by these requirements include internal cable management and support requirements, cable entry, junctioning details to adjacent UTF, and securing of UTF.
These requirements will:
♦ Be used with present and future network equipment.
♦ Provide improved compatibility between equipment suppliers' products.
♦ Provide cable management guidelines.
♦ Establish minimum physical performance parameters.
♦ Improve the hardware installation accessibility.
♦ Establish cooling air path protocol.
♦ Establish dimensional design parameters for housed equipment.