This European Standard specifies requirements for the following aspects of information technology cabling: a) planning;b) installation practice.This European Standard is applicable to all types of information technology cabling inside buildings (and may be applied to cabling that is defined as part of the building) including generic cabling systems designed in accordance with the EN 50173 series of standards. The requirements of Clauses 4, 5 and 6 of this standard are premises-independent unless amended by the requirements of premises-specific clauses.This European Standard:1) details the considerations for satisfactory installation and operation of information technology cabling;2) excludes specific requirements applicable to other cabling systems (e.g. mains power cabling); however, it takes account of the effects other cabling systems may have on the installation of information technology cabling (and vice versa) and gives general advice;3) excludes those aspects of installation associated with the transmission of signals in free space between transmitters, receivers or their associated antenna systems (e.g. wireless, radio, microwave or satellite).This European Standard is intended for application within commercial and residential premises. This standard is applicable to certain hazardous environments but does not exclude additional requirements which are applicable in particular circumstances, defined by e.g. electricity supply and electrified railways.
Number of pages: 8
Date of approval: 2011-07-06
EN 50174-2:2009/A1:2011/AC:2011 IDT