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BICSI to release new edition of Telecommunications Distribution Methods manual

BICSI will publish the 10th edition of its Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), a valuable resour...


May 6, 2003  


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BICSI will publish the 10th edition of its Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM), a valuable resource for those who design telecommunications infrastructure in commercial and multi-dwelling residential buildings, on May 30.

Containing an overview of telecommunications distribution, the TDMM takes the reader from design through construction, installation, and maintenance. First published in 1980, the manual is updated every three years to provide the latest information on techniques, methodologies, codes, and standards. It is the basis for the exam for BICSI’s Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) designation.

The TDMM is written and edited by many experts under the direction of BICSI’s Technical Information and Methods Committee. "The new TDMM follows the BICSI tradition of providing up-to-date comprehensive material that is vendor-neutral and standards-based," says James Craig, RCDD/LAN Specialist and committee chair during work on the 10th edition. "This edition is global friendly with more international terms and standards."

Indexed and illustrated, the two-volume manual includes 22 chapters and glossary with more than 1,700 pages. There are over 420 diagrams and drawings of telecommunications systems as well as more than 250 charts and tables with details on specifications, requirements, descriptions, and procedures. The 10th edition TDMM is available in an three-ring binder set or on CD-ROM, and sells to BICSI members for US$179 or US$329 to non-members.