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To assist in installation and troubleshooting in the field ETC is labeling the network punch down blocks in both Prodigy Cable Management and Pantograph Cable Management systems. Each unique network run will be labeled inside both the Flat Cable Term Box (FCTB) and Distro Term Box with matching labels placed adjacent to the punch down block. The first network run will be labeled "A", the second network run labeled "B", etc.
Unless specifically requested on a project and reflected in the submittal drawings the network jacks on the outside of the strip will not be individually labeled. The label order is determined by the type of cable management system. (See below)
Prodigy Cable Management
In a Motor End (ME) or Opposite Motor End (OME) Prodigy Cable Management systems (PCM) the network run closest to the Distro Term Box will be labeled "A", with each additional network run being sequentially labeled down the length of the strip.
In a Double (DBL) Prodigy Cable Management system each half of the system will be labeled independently. Each half of the system will start at "A' for the network run closest to each Distro Term Box. Each additional network run will be labeled sequentially down the length of the strip up to the point of the mechanical splice in the PCM system.
Pantograph Cable Management
For Pantograph Cable Management systems the network runs will be labeled sequentially starting at the end of the strip closest to the terminal section. The first network run will be labeled "A', continuing sequentially for each additional network run down the length of the strip, moving away from the end closest to the terminal section.
In the Flat Cable Term Boxes (FTCB) for both Prodigy Cable Management and Pantograph Cable Management Systems ETC uses a few different versions of a Cat6 punch down block for network terminations. ETC Terminates all network runs to the TIA/EIA 568B Wiring Standard.