ERIC Number: ED415669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Public School Standards for Information and Communications Distribution Systems in New Construction and Renovation Projects.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Standards established by Maryland public schools for information and communication distribution systems in new construction and renovation projects are detailed. The function of the communications distribution room (CDR) is to house the distribution equipment of the school's communications systems and may contain gateways, tuners, video cassette recorders, audio/video distribution systems, mainframes, documentation, and test equipment. It is connected to a communications closets (CC) for horizontal distribution to the end user. The CDR is the demarcation point for external systems such as telephone and cable lines. Primary considerations for CDR development are presented. In retrofitted facilities where a CDR cannot be provided, a CC can perform the termination and cable distribution function of the CDR. The CC distributes communications cable to end users or to communications distributions outlets to user areas. Development requirements for the CC are detailed. Horizontal distribution is described as the means by which information and communications services are brought from the CC to the user station or the communications outlet. Cable and wiring specifications for this transfer are discussed. Communications outlet requirements for the classroom and the laboratory are presented, along with electrical system requirements. The Maryland Public School Minimum Technology Capability Statements in New Construction and Renovation Projects is included and details the building information and communications distribution system and other aspects of building design for Maryland public schools. (RE)
Descriptors: Communications, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Electronic Equipment, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Interior Space, Public Schools, School Buildings, School Construction, Secondary Schools, Space Utilization
Maryland State Dept. of Education, School Facilities Branch, 200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland