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Open Office Cabling

Additional specifications for horizontal cabling in areas with moveable furniture and partitions have been included in TIA/EIA-568-B.1. Horizontal cabling methodologies are specified for "open office" environments by means of multi-user telecommunications outlet assemblies and consolidation points. These methodologies are intended to provide increased flexibility and economy for installations with open office work spaces that require frequent reconfiguration.

This is an example of open office implementation using the MuTOA — Multi-user Telecommunications Outlet Assembly

MuTOA: A telecommunications outlet scheme intended to serve multiple work areas in an open office environment.

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This is an example of open office implementation using a consolidation point connector

Consolidation Point: An interconnection scheme that connects horizontal cables from building pathways to cables that extend to TOs through open office pathways.

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Note:
To reduce the effects of multiple connections in close proximity, the CP should be located at least 15m (50 ft.) from the HC (FD).