ICC Elite Installers win Cat 6/6A cabling projects for commercial, higher education sites

Aug. 5, 2019
The Elite Installer Program is a partnership program between structured cabling installers and ICC; the so-called "loyalty program" rewards installers for using ICC products.
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Here's a roundup of recent ICC Elite Installer program success stories, as recorded by the company. As asserted by ICC, the Elite Installer reseller program "forms a partnership and loyalty between ICT installers and ICC."

  Recent ICC Elite Installer program success stories are as follows:  

  •  Per an April 12 announcement by ICC, an Elite Installer located in Davenport, IA won a project from a convenience store chain with 500 locations. The project required to upgrade their structured cabling systems to support faster voice and data communications between network equipment and devices. The installer used a combination of Category 6 cable and Category 5e cable. They used blue and gray to identify data and voice applications, respectively. To help route the cables to their designated locations, J-Hooks were installed along the walls. Outlets in the work areas consisted of 2-port and 4-port faceplates configured with keystone jacks. In the telecommunications room, the installer mounted 24-port CAT5e patch panels along with cable management panels with finger ducts onto racks.  
  • Per a May 31 announcement, an ICC Elite Installer located in Las Vegas, Nevada, was awarded a project for a multinational automotive manufacturer’s dealership. The requirement was to install an ICC Category 6 (CAT6) structured cabling system to permanent link spec. The project required pulling 30,000 feet of CAT6 plenum cable. In the telecom room, the installer mounted 24 and 48 port CAT6 patch panels onto equipment racks. In the work areas, one and two port faceplates were installed and configured with CAT6 keystone jacks. Most importantly, the installer was able to reduce their cost of ICC products by purchasing them in value packs; patch panels (6-pack), jacks (400-pack), and faceplates (25-pack). For example, compared to buying jacks in a single pack, the cost of a jack was reduced by 21%.  
    On June 12 it was announced that an ICC Elite Installer located in Riverside, California, was awarded a project to install an ICC Category 6 (CAT6) structured cabling system into a highly rated, public high school. The school wanted the cabling system to support high-speed Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth. The cabling system was installed and tested to the TIA permanent link spec. The Elite Installer pulled fifty thousand feet of CAT6 cable through-out the campus, mounted twenty-four port CAT6 patch panels on the network racks, and interconnect the panels to network equipment with CAT6 patch cords in 1 foot and 25 feet lengths. The installer also configured surface mount boxes with CAT6 keystone connectors and installed them in the classrooms. 
    On July 10, ICC announced that a private university located in Ohio awarded a project to an ICC Elite Installer to install an ICC Category 6A (CAT6A) structured cabling system. The university wanted the cabling system to support a 10 Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth. The Elite Installer, installed and tested the cabling system to the TIA permanent link spec. The Elite Installer pulled 108,000 feet of CAT6A cable and mounted 24 and 48 port CAT6A patch panels on the distribution racks. Also, the installer used surface mount boxes with CAT6A keystone connectors for outlets to complete this end-to-end CAT6A connectivity system. 

    The ICC Elite Installer Program is a partnership program between structured cabling installers and ICC; the so-called "loyalty program" rewards installers for using the company's products.

    ICC Elite Installers receive exclusive privileges directly from ICC, including support from the company's sales, marketing and technical teams. With assistance behind the Elite Installer, "every project will be installed with confidence," says the company.  

    To learn how to become an ICC Elite Installer, visit icc.com/elite.

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