Select the [Insert Cable] button to add a cable. The [Change] button is used to edit an existing cable. If you wish to edit a cable you must first highlight a Cable in the table and click on the [Change] button.
The Horizontal Cable Record includes: Cable Counter; Cross-Connect Hardware (Patch Panel or Block), Port and Label; Testing and Service Record Field; User Defined Label for the Cable End-Tags and/or the Faceplate.
The Cable details will appear in a new window. The Project ID is automatically added. The MDF & IDF names are updated from the Drop Detail screen. The Drop ID and Cable ID are automatically added/incremented.
Enter or select a Cable Spec. If the Cable Level defaults have been entered all of the default data from the Cable Template file will be automatically entered when you select the appropriate field(s) or when you save the record by clicking on the OK button. If you leave the Cable Spec field blank, you will have the option to enter alternate information if you wish. The Default Spec form includes: Outlet Code; Wiring Scheme; Icon Color.
TIP: CablePro is ideal for Cable Management after the installation. Include Patch Panel identifiers and port numbers to indicate where cables begin and end.
Select the [Ellipse] button next to the [Level] field and select the Level '3' cable. The default Cable item will appear in the [Cable Item No.] field. You may change the default to fit your needs. For our 'Feed Cable' example enter 'IW50P24' as a new cable item number. Tab to the [Type of Cable] field. [Type of Cable] choices such as UTP, STP, Coax, etc. Est. Length is updated from the Cable Drop detail screen. Quantity of Jacks may be entered.
TIP: Do not enter more than three Jacks per cable.
For our 'Feed Cable' example enter '50' pair for the feed cable. Designation is used as a layman term for your client. The designation comes from the default file: V=Voice or Analog; S=Split cable, usually 2 Jacks; D=Data or Ethernet Jack; C=Coax; F=Feed Cable and P=Paging, or audio, speaker cable.
Jack Item Number is for your default part number. Jack Type is equal to USOC standard modular Jack codes. Enter 'None' for the feed cable example. Application is a generic description code for various Jack/Cable applications. Example: APBX = Analog PBX; DPBX = Digital PBX; Ethernet = Any and all 10/100/E Ethernet devices.
The Consolidated ID is used for Job Site summary reports. CablePro automatically computes this ID as you construct your specification. The entire cable specification is concatenated into a single line string. This is very useful for technicians when testing cable and labeling MDF/IDF/Jacks.
Comment field is used for specific information about this cable and/or how specific pairs with-in the cable are used.
The [OK] button will Save any entries that you have made. The [Cancel] button or Escape key will roll back your entries.
Click on the [OK] button to save the Cable Drop information.
1.The Default Spec form includes: Outlet Code; Wiring Scheme; Icon Color.