GRUNDY AREA VOCATIONAL CENTER: Intro to Information Technology
Grundy Area Vocational Center issued the following announcement on March 2.
For the past few weeks, the Intro to Information Technology students have spent some time assisting the Building Trades class with the termination of cabling at the project house. Students were able to apply the skills they are learning in the classroom to a real world experience. Not only did the students terminate the network cabling at the house, but also the television cabling. Most rooms in the house have an outlet with a network port and a television port. The students were able to use their newly acquired punchdown skills by terminating the network cables into keystone jacks and a patch panel located in the basement in a nice communications panel installed by the building trades students. The IIT students also got to learn how to terminate coaxial cable in classroom, and then use these skills to terminate the TV cables and attach them to outlets in rooms throughout the house, and again into the communications panel in the basement. The new owners will have a nice, neat network- and tv-ready setup when they move in! This beautiful, custom built home is really coming together, and the IIT students appreciate the opportunity to contribute to it!
Category 5e cable was installed through the walls prior to drywall installation. IIT students then came in to terminate the cables into the wall outlets. IIT and Building Trades students worked on separate projects in the house simultaneously.
The network cable has been terminated into this outlet. Now, the television cable is being terminated. Prior to attaching the outlet cover, a cable tester was used on each cable to identify cables and verify functionality.
The last step in terminating the cables into the outlet is to attach the outlet cover.
The communications panel is located in the basement alongside the electrical panel. Each cable run throughout the house terminates here, and will be labeled for easy identification. Cables were cut to length, installed into the panel, and then terminated into a network patch panel or a television cable splitter
Every network and television drop in the house is labeled on a map attached to the inside cover of the communications panel, where the other end of each of those cables terminates.
Original source can be found here.
Source: Grundy Area Vocational Center