BICSI releases 13th edition of TDMM

Updated manual now includes information on the design of distributed antenna systems, passive optical networks and IP-based audio-visual systems.

BICSI recently announced the release of the 13th edition of its Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual. The TDMM is the basis of course and examination material for BICSI’s Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) credential and its Registered Information Technology Professional (RITP) credential. Beginning July 1, the RCDD course and exam will be updated to reflect the new information found in the 13th edition of the TDMM.

Among the updated information in the new edition is the incorporation of “new information to address the issues and solutions emerging for tomorrow’s networks,” the association said. “These topics include distributed antenna systems (DAS), passive optical networks (PONs) for within buildings and IP infrastructure for AV systems.” Additionally, the 13th edition TDMM updates existing practices to current technology for data networks.

“Since 1984, the TDMM has been the definitive reference manual for ITS, telecommunications and information communications technology infrastructure design,” BICSI added. “Written by industry experts serving within a vast array of industries, as well as the telecommunications infrastructure supply chain, the TDMM, 13th edition, provides critical design information and practice for today’s and tomorrow’s networks.”

BICSI president Jerry Bowman, RCDD, NTS, CISSP, CPP, CDCDP, commented, “As with its predecessors, the 13th edition TDMM emphasizes recommendations for best practices drawn from experts around the world. This updated edition once again provides deep reference information on the standards and codes that impact our readership. Whether the reader is a newcomer or seasoned veteran to IT infrastructure design, the 13th edition TDMM is an indispensable reference that completes any reference library.”

The manual is available in print and downloadable version. You can find more information about the 13th edition TDMM here.

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