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DruX

join:2010-08-18
South Bend, IN

Hybrid telecom/housekeeping closet

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Let's start in the very back of the building, where everything comes in
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SA Taps. Comcast fed a line into out building just for us!
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Tyco Building Entrance Terminal. No longer in use.
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Inside AT&T's big box.
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Blonder Tongue CATV Amp, the building is pretty big.
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Arris TM608G 8 line EMTA. Comcast is now our voice provider (and now we can afford long distance!)
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Front of TM608G
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Moving to the front closet.
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Our only server, Dell PowerEdge. I love the underlining of the warning sign.
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Come
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Overloaded switch. You can see the affects of housekeeping dust from vacuums.
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Yes it's the dreaded SMC business class modem.
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Coming from the back of the building.
This is the building I work in (a YMCA), I didn't install any of this. Not as cool as some of the stuff I've seen here on DSLR. If it was up to me I wouldn't have put housekeeping in the telecom closet!


jeffmoss26

join:2002-07-22
Beachwood, OH

I've definitely seen worse. For one there are no mops hanging in the punchdown blocks :P



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
Premium
join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA
reply to DruX

How is that rack mount going to survive, mounted like that?



Killa200
Premium
join:2005-12-02
Southeast TN
Reviews:
·Charter

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reply to DruX

What a waste on Comcast's part. Looks like they gave you an entire leg off an LE, but then pushed the signal through a house amp instead of just hot tapping or doing some better splitting.

Overall though the rooms not too bad. Def had to dive into worse.


TheMG
Premium
join:2007-09-04
Canada
kudos:2
reply to DruX

That 1U server mounted on the wall...


Hahausuck
Premium
join:2003-12-14
kudos:2
reply to DruX

Not sure where to start on this one so I am not going to comment.



IllIlIlllIll
EliteData
Premium
join:2003-07-06
Hampton Bays, NY
kudos:7

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reply to Killa200

said by Killa200:

What a waste on Comcast's part. Looks like they gave you an entire leg off an LE, but then pushed the signal through a house amp instead of just hot tapping or doing some better splitting.

i was wondering about that myself.
looks like the first split is +23db ?
whats the purpose to having the amp ?
edit:
looks like the first split is meant for several cable modems throughout the building.
im assuming +23db isnt enough is why the +50db bidirectional amp was installed.
»www.tonercable.com/Products/bida-series/
the amp is probably one of the few universally usable components there that is the most expensive (besides the 1U server)
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calvinj

join:2011-08-16
united state
reply to DruX

I dig the dell server using the rack ears from the netgear switches.. I dont' think i've ever seen an 8 port voice modem like that. Interesting


abadaba

join:2005-09-25
Houston, TX
reply to DruX

That server and switch being installed like that are really just expensive dust cups...



jeffmoss26

join:2002-07-22
Beachwood, OH

Love how the EMTA has those stupid lever connectors instead of a modular jack like any other piece of telephone or data equipment!



TomS_
Git-r-done
Premium,MVM
join:2002-07-19
London, UK
kudos:5

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reply to Hahausuck

said by Hahausuck:

Not sure where to start on this one so I am not going to comment.

You're totally blown away.


BOGBS
Premium
join:2004-05-11
reply to jeffmoss26

said by jeffmoss26:

Love how the EMTA has those stupid lever connectors instead of a modular jack like any other piece of telephone or data equipment!

I'd prefer those, since it's akin to bridge modules in a telco NID. You can always

All in all though, Comcast did a pretty horrible job with the phone lines. Would it have killed the installer to use a wire tacker?


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to DruX

At least you don't have the exhaust from the commercial dryers dumping into that room. I have encountered many hotels where they didn't understand why this didn't work so well in the summer moths.
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fbruno

join:2000-04-06
Berwyn, PA
Reviews:
·QuantumVoice
reply to IllIlIlllIll

It's not a +23 tap, it is a -23 tap. The numbers on the faces of the taps are pad value, meaning the amount of reduction in db to the input signal prior to output at the tap connector, (F-connector). The objective is to bleed off some signal for the tap and send the bulk to the next tap.

So, the signal input level from the hard cable distribution plant (exiting the conduit) is reduced by 23db at the first tap, then by 20db at the second tap, and finally by 17db at the third tap.