ERIC Number: ED428524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Public School Standards for Telecommunications Distribution Systems: Infrastructure Design for Voice, Video, and Data Communications.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. School Facilities Branch.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction and State Development Unit.
Telecommunications infrastructure has the dual challenges of maintaining quality while accommodating change, issues that have long been met through a series of implementation standards. This document is designed to ensure that telecommunications systems within the Maryland public school system are also capable of meeting both challenges and incorporate those aspects of industry recognized standards which apply to school facilities. Sections of the document examine the quality assurance codes and standards for telecommunications systems installed in Maryland's public schools; address specific issues concerning the design of school buildings relating to integrating the telecommunications infrastructure; describes minimum requirements for cabling types, topologies, distribution, and installation; outlines additional requirements, recommendations, and planning considerations for dedicated broadband video distribution systems; and discusses the building of electrical systems that are designed to accommodate telecommunications. The final section presents a glossary of terms used in the document. Appendices present the minimum quantity of telecommunications outlets, a summary of the minimum telecommunications wiring standards, technology capabilities, and the standards-based infrastructure design. (Contains 23 references) (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Quality Control, Telecommunications
State of Maryland Department of Education, School Facilities Branch, 2nd Floor, 200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201; Tel: 410-767-0100 ($20 for non-staff members).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. School Facilities Branch.; Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Instruction and State Development Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland