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BICSI Releases New Edition of Installation Manual, Offers Combination Discount

by david.nunes



Tampa, Fla., April 28, 2011—BICSI, the international association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment, announces its latest publication release: the Information Technology Systems Installation Methods Manual (ITSIMM), 6th edition.


The new 6th edition of BICSI’s ITSIMM has been greatly expanded to include three new chapters covering data centers, health care facilities and enhanced safety procedures. Content from the previous edition of the manual has been thoroughly updated to reflect new installation technologies in the constantly evolving ITS industry. The result is a high-quality document providing installation personnel and planners throughout the world with BICSI best practices for ITS infrastructure in customer premises.


Spanning 919 pages, the ITSIMM, 6th edition, 12 chapter manual includes:

·         Installation Foundations

·         Safety Procedures

·         Cabling, Pathways and Spaces

·         Bonding, Grounding (Earthing) and Electrical Protection

·         Copper Structured Cabling Systems

·         Optical Fiber Structured Cabling Systems

·         Firestopping Practices

·         Data Centers

·         Health Care

·         Planning and Project Management

·         Retrofits and Upgrades

·         Specific Applications


The manual is available in a print, CD-ROM or downloadable version. This manual replaces the 5th edition and will be used in conjunction with BICSI’s ITS Cabling Installation Program suite of courses in the coming months. Those wishing to may purchase a combination of the 5th and 6th editions at a significant discount. More information on the manual and the available discount can be found at www.bicsi.org/publications.







BICSI is a professional association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry. ITS covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.


BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ITS industry. We serve more than 23,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bicsi.org.


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Contact: Amy Morrison, amorrison@bicsi.org, or John Bechtold, jbechtold@bicsi.org, +1 813.979.1991

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