TMCC Cable Plant
See Also: Cable Plant Specifications
Beginning May 1999 and completed May 2000, Truckee Meadows Community College completed an upgrade of the existing telecommunications cable plant following newly developed cable plant specifications. TMCC's previous cable plant was initially installed with the completion of the original campus buildings (1975 through 1999). Many areas on campus were not wired for telephones. Upgrades included:
- Replacing all existing Category 3 data lines with Category 5 network cabling
- Installing every office and classroom with Category 3 twisted pair. The current standard is now Cat 6.
- All data and analog lines were tested for operational effectiveness
- Documentation for all voice and data lines was provided. In addition, floor-plan schematics of the college depicting the Main Distribution Frame (MDF), Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF), fiber cable routes and counts, and copper cable routes were provided in an electronic format.
- Fiber optic cabling was installed between the Sierra and Vista buildings, providing a redundant communications link between Dandini campus buildings.
- Fiber optic cabling was installed between the Vista and Red Mountain buildings to provide additional connectivity between the Vista Building and the rest of the campus.
- Standardized the faceplates installed on all TMCC campuses
- Installed data and phone connectivity between Incline Village and the Dandini campus
- A cable link was installed to provide initial connectivity to Phase 1 of the Student Center.
- Cable conduit to the Desert Research Institute was installed to facilitate fiber connectivity to the NSHE Wide Area Network and the Internet.
More Recent Connectivity Upgrades
- Fiber optic connectivity between the Redfield High Tech Center and the Dandini campus patched through the NSHE System Computing Services facility.
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