ERIC Number: ED350982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-2
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines To Provide Uniform Wiring Service for Telecommunications in North Carolina Public Schools. Version 1.1.0.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The purpose of these guidelines, intended for the North Carolina public school administrator, the building architect, and the builder, is to facilitate the planning and installation of uniform wiring in a building regardless of the type of equipment that will ultimately be installed. This approach will allow for flexibility in curriculum applications, instructional and administrative management, personnel changes, space utilization, and equipment migration and updates. These guidelines cover: (1) telecommunications (voice, data, and video) wiring requirements; (2) electronic and non-electronic equipment and performance requirements for radio frequency distribution systems; and (3) minimum building standards for mechanical and electrical plans and specifications. Part 1 presents the baseline requirements for cabling; cable paths; telecommunications closet; cross connect requirements; and lightning and surge protection. This part also cites three relevant references: "Minimum Checklist for Mechanical and Electrical Plans"; "State Telecommunications Office Guidelines"; and "Primer for Public School Administrators on Uniform Wiring Service for Telecommunications." Focusing on value-added (option) requirements, Part 2 contains information on voice communication systems; analog-RF-television; satellite delivered television; and television set mounting brackets. Also provided are a list of persons to contact for assistance in applying these guidelines to individual situations and eight diagrams. (ALF)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Check Lists, Communications Satellites, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Technology, Electric Circuits, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Guidelines, Radio, Reference Materials, School Buildings, Structural Elements (Construction), Telecommunications, Telephone Communications Systems
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.