Installation Practices for Telecommunications and ICT Cabling and Related Cabling Infrastructure
|Publication Date:||1 January 2019|
A structured cabling system is a complete collective configuration of cabling and associated hardware on a premise, which when installed provides a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure. This infrastructure is intended to support a wide range of telecommunications and information communication technology (ICT) services such as telephone and computer networks. Figure 2-1 illustrates an example of components that comprise a structured cabling system.
ANSI/BICSI N1-2019 describes minimum requirements and procedures for installing the infrastructure supporting telecommunication and ICT cabling (e.g., balanced twisted pair copper cabling, optical fiber cabling) used for signal (e.g., voice, data, video) transmission. Installers should always follow applicable codes and manufacturers' instructions. This standard is intended to be used in describing a "neat and workmanlike manner" as referenced by ANSI/NFPA 70.