ANU cabling specifications

The ANU Cabling Specifications covers the installation, maintenance and removal of the structured cabling system for the ANU. The work includes the design, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, removal and certification of an integrated structured cabling system to conform to the approved system.

Computer cablingis also gradually being standardised to follow the UTP and associated colour schemes. Length of UTP cabling should also be standardised and communications cabinets that contain cable management, must have UTP cabling routed through the cable management.

Length of UTP cabling

UTP cabling is to be between one to two metres within all communications cabinets. Longer length cabling leads to "rats nests" and difficulty in tracing patches.

Short cabling leads to difficulties in installing and/or replacing equipment in a rack, as the short cables must be un-patched and re-patched, leading to outages.

ITS Networks and Communications supplies, as well as patch cables, are free and available for all communications cabinets across campus.

Cable management

Communications cabinets that contain cable management, especially the upgraded cabinets containing "deep" cable management, must have the UTP cabling routed through the cable management.

ITS Networks and Communications can give advice and training on use of cable management within communications cabinets via the Service desk.