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• Evolving WLAN
• Introduction to TIA TSB-162-A
• Telecommunications cabling topology for
• Flexibility for coverage, capacity, and growth
• Occupancy considerations
• Installation considerations
• How TIA TSB-162-A affects our drawings
• Conclusions and Recommendations

Evolving WLAN

11ac) require improvements in supporting cabling infrastructure • MIMO and beam forming technologies allow simultaneous wireless Gigabit access to multiple clients • This results in potential backhaul data rates over the supporting cabling infrastructure over 6. What changed in WLAN • Advances in wireless technology ( IEEE 802.9 Gbps .

What changed in WLAN • Cabling infrastructure must anticipate and allow for these data rates • Widespread use of WAPs requires “WAP ready cabling” pre-installed and pre- certified to allow “plug and play” WAP deployment .

11ac .IEEE 802.11n and 802.

What is TIA TSB-162-A? .

0 and ANSI/TIA-569-C. in compliance with ANSI/TIA-568-C. This TSB describes the cabling between local area network (LAN) equipment and wireless access points including pathways and spaces to support the cabling and wireless access points. design. TIA TSB-162-A Scope This TSB provides guidelines on the topology. installation. for supporting wireless local area networks (WLANs). and testing of telecommunications cabling infrastructure. .

concrete. steel) • Building configuration (i..g.. or open space) • Building furnishings (e.e.g. adjacent floors.. wood.closed. drywall. furniture) • WLAN radio frequency (RF) coverage design (e. closed..g. semi. cabinets. partitions.Factors impacting WLAN coverage • Building materials (e. directional antennas) • Occupant density • Number and types of devices and their usage .

the maximum length of the equipment cord used to attach the WAP to the TO is the fundamental metric to determine horizontal cable length to the outlet serving the access point. and RF survey information. • Once the cell size is determined. Grid Sizing • The cell size is determined by the capacity. throughput. . occupancy.

the maximum length of the permanent link from the TO to the patch panel in the TR is limited to 80 m (242 ft). Grid Sizing • For the 18.3 m ( 60 ft) square grid illustrated in TIA TSB-162-A. • Using this length and assuming a 20% additional insertion loss in the equipment cord. this maximum radial length of the equipment cord is 13 m (42 ft). .

TSB-162: A grid of square cells .

Occupancy Considerations .

WAP Density (TIA-4966) .

Additional WAP .

Link Aggregation .

Link Aggregation ARUBA 220 SERIES • Supports load balancing to achieve platform throughput greater than 1 Gbps .

Mounting and Installation .

Typical Square Grid WAP Location .

Wall-mount Below Ceiling .

Wall-mount Below Ceiling .

Wall-Mount Above Ceiling .

Ceiling Mounted .

Ceiling Mounted .

Ceiling Mounted .

Powering Options .

Local Powering Option .

Remote Powering Option .

Remote Powering Option .

Cabling Options .

Direct Cabling .

Zone Cabling .

Application to Designs .

Project Proposal Drawings .

To be Detail Design Drawing .

Workflow .

Workflow RF Planning .

Workflow .

Conclusion and Recommendations • Pre-cabling using the square cell grid strategy allows easy plug-in and flexible positioning of WAPs • Maximum 18 m square cell can be reduced to allow higher data rates or support increased occupancy • Category 6A cabling to each WAP for higher data rates and increased power delivery .

References (Linked) • Telecommunications Industry Association Telecommunications System Bulletin TIA TSB-162-A • CommScope Whitepaper Groundwork for new level wireless access • CommScope Presentation Cabling Standard Update .