Telmon is a member of BICSI, and has RCDDs on staff. In addition, Telmon is certified on Ortronics, Panduit, Hubbell, Superior Modular, Krone, Thomas & Betts products and are an authorized Avaya business partner.
Observance of Standards
Telmon, Inc. observes the following installation practices and guidelines:
- Adherence to NFPA National Electric Code-1990 (NEC-1990) guidelines related to safety
- Adherence to EIA/TIA 568A specification related to Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standards
- Adherence to EIA/TIA 569 specification related to Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces
- Adherence to EIA/TIA 606 specification related to Administration Standard for the Telecommunications Infrastructure of Commercial Buildings
- Adherence to EIA/TIA 607 specification related to Commercial Building Grounding/Bonding Requirements
- Adherence to EIA/TIA SP-2840 specification related to installation practice and methodology of Telecommunications Cabling
- Adherence to BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual specification for additional practices and methodologies not covered by EIA/TIA specification
In addition, Telmon, Inc. provides certification results, as defined by EIA/TIA Level II certification standards, for each cable run installed, to ensure compliance to Telecommunications Standards guidelines. This allows Telmon, Inc. to offer a lifetime warranty on installations, as defined by our Warranty and Maintenance statement.
The installation practices as defined, unfortunately, allow some room for interpretation, which allows a variance in installation performance by communications contractors. To alleviate this, Telmon, Inc. specifies the following additional guidelines to ensure the quality of its installations:
- Telmon, Inc. will provide its own cable supports in the ceiling, mounted to the upper deck, rather than attaching to existing ceiling hangers such as ceiling grid support. This allows Telmon, Inc. to control the path of the cable installation to ensure that all cables will be neatly bundled, taking care to maintain better than minimum required distances from potential sources of Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI) and meet minimum bending radius requirements as specified by EIA/TIA standards.
- Telmon, Inc. feels that cable management is the most critical component of an installation. Telmon, Inc. pays particularly close attention to how cables are dressed into the termination closet, so that proper cable management and maintenance may be achieved.
Data station cables will be terminated at the host equipment location sequentially, from lowest to highest, on distribution panels which are mounted to a free standing equipment rack. The station cables will be routed overhead via an installed ladder rack and terminated on the appropriate distribution panel.
All station cables will be bundled and neatly secured such that each cable run may be followed from point-to-point, with no twists, kinks or "divers"in the bundle. This provides for superior cable performance, in addition to being easier to maintain and providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The bundle will be secured by zip ties placed at every 6 inches, observing proper tension specifications around the cable bundles, and cleated to the wall at every third zip tie.
The front face of the distribution rack will have cable management panels and guides installed such that patch cable connectivity will not obscure the front face of the rack to the point of being unmanageable, and each patch cable will follow an obvious path from point-to-point. The method employed uses a combination of vertical and horizontal management and pre-planning of the rack face to accommodate a density factor of no more than 1:2 on the termination plane. This allows proper space for cable management to be employed.
Telmon, Inc. will provide a service loop in each cable run to accommodate minor location adjustments for future use.