Boulder Phone Helps JCC Get Wired
With the MDF (main wire closet) located in the Recreation area, it was necessary to pull interconnecting cabling between the four other locations. The distance from the MDF to Administration and the Education areas was far enough to require fiber optic cable for the interconnection. Each area was then cabled from these intermediate distribution frames (IDFs) wire closets for the necessary voice, data, & video cabling as specified.
Over 25 WiFi access points were cabled in anticipation of active wireless use both now and in the future. For proper cable management Boulder Phone identified, established, & routed cable along common, accessible paths taking care not to kink or stress the cable as it was pulled to each outlet, wall mount, or ceiling location. After several walk throughs, and detailed review of blueprints; Boulder Phone amassed over 40,000′ of cable along with its arsenal of cabling tools: tie wraps, tape, labels, pushrods, fish tape, carabineers, Velcro, ladders, & scissors lift to execute the art & science of this rough-in cabling phase.
- Voice & data
- Audio-visual and paging
- Fire safety
- Security and access control
- Lighting management
- Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) management
- Electrical outlets
With a complete outlet-to-IDF and IDF-to-MDF cabling infrastructure in place the JCC is now ready to install the local area network LAN internet switches, computers, printers, WiFi access points, and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) telephones across the facility. The equipment in the MDF and IDFs will be protected with uninterruptable power supply (UPS) for battery backup, power sags or brown-outs, lightning and power spikes. The VoIP phones and WiFi access points will use Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switches to eliminate the need for a nearby power source at their installed locations; e.g. a wall mount phone or a ceiling mounted WiFi access point (WAP).