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BICSI Updates Manual

BICSI released the fifth edition of its Information Transport Systems Installation Methods Manual.

BICSI, the association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education, and knowledge assessment, released the fifth edition of its Information Transport Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM).

The vendor-neutral, standards-based publication is a resource for cabling installation personnel and anyone seeking extensive and detailed information about pathways, spaces, associated hardware, and structured cabling and optical fiber systems within commercial buildings. The ITSIMM reflects the latest technologies and provides the fundamental knowledge for professionals working to achieve BICSI's ITS Installer 1; ITS Installer 2, Copper; ITS Installer 2, Optical Fiber; or ITS Technician registration designations.

The most notable change is a new chapter providing information relative to specific applications such as health care facilities, wireless applications, security, building automation systems, and installation of special circuits. It also has an updated appendix outlining available codes and standards around the world.

"The fifth edition is unique because it provides both an educational and reference document for the purpose of providing a solid foundation for the proper design of current infrastructure and training/education of today's ITS installation personnel," said Ray Craig, owner of Craig Consulting Services in Coppell, Tex., and BICSI's Technical Information and Methods Committee ITSIMM subject matter expert team leader.

In addition to the three-ring binder manual, the ITSIMM is available on a CD-ROM that includes all text and graphics. The manual or CD-ROM may be purchased separately for $129 or as a set for $258.



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