Primary location where the building occupants interact with dedicated telecommunications equipment.
- At least one telecommunication outlet box location shall be planned for each work area.
- This location should be coordinated with the furniture plan. A power outlet should be nearby. Height coordinated power outlet.
- Control center, attendant, and reception areas shall have direct and independent pathways to the serving telecommunications room.
- Furniture System Design:
- Cable access via walls, columns, ceilings, or floors. Fittings that transition between building and furniture pathways require special planning.
- Furniture pathway fill capacity is effectively reduced by furniture corners, and connectors mounted within the furniture pathway systems.
- Furniture pathways bend radius shall not force the installed cable to a bend radius of less than 25mm (1 in.).
- Furniture spaces designed to house slack storage, consolidation points, or multi-user telecommunications outlet assemblies shall provide space for strain relieving, terminating, and storing slack for the horizontal cables.
- Slack storage and furniture pathway fill, shall not affect the bend radius and termination of the cable to the connector.
- Furniture pathway openings shall comply with either of two sizes:
- Standard NEMA opening (NEMA OS 1, WD-6)
- Alternate opening:
|L (length)||68.8mm (2.71 in.)||1.02mm (0.040 in.)|
|H (height)||35.1mm (1.38 in.)||0.90mm (0.035 in.)|
|T (depth)||1.40mm (0.055 in.)||0.64mm (0.025 in.)|
|R (corner radius)||4.06mm (0.160 in.) max||-|
|C (distance to 1st obstruction)||30.5mm (1.2 in.) min.||-|
Power/telecommunication separation requirements are governed by applicable electrical code for safety.
Minimum separation requirements of Article 800-52 of ANSI/NFPA 70 (National Electric Code) shall be applied.