IBM Cabling System
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Announcement Letter Number 184-068 dated May 8, 1984
US - Last Revised on May 8, 1984



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

     Today, IBM announces the IBM Cabling System.  Information
processing equipment at a local site (building or campus) can now be
interconnected using a uniform, structured wiring approach.  This
cabling system reduces the cost and complexity of installing and
relocating equipment in many user environments. For the first time,
IBM customers can wire buildings with the knowledge that most
currently available IBM communications products will attach to the
new cabling system.


Customer Letter Section

HIGHLIGHTS
*   IBM qualified cables, manufactured to IBM specifications, for
    wiring a building with common media using a structured approach
*   Common connectors and faceplates that allow offices or work areas
    to be prewired for data devices and optionally for telephones in
    a manner similar to prewiring for electrical devices
*   A distribution panel and patch cables for use in a wiring closet
    to establish connections between devices
*   Accessories for the attachment of most currently available IBM
    communications products to the new cable
*   IBM's intention to offer products for the implementation of a
    token-ring local area network using the IBM Cabling System.
STATEMENT OF DIRECTION
IBM has announced the IBM Cabling System, a common cabling system
that can be used as an alternative to coaxial, twinaxial, twisted
pair, and other special purpose cabling.
       IBM intends to implement a star-wired, token-ring local area
network using the IBM Cabling System within the next two to three
years.
       This token-ring local area network is consistent with IBM's
contributions to the local area network standards committees of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the
European Computer Manufacturing Association (ECMA).
DESIGN AND INSTALLATION SERVICES
To assist customers in designing and installing the IBM Cabling
System, IBM will make education and documentation available to
customers' employees. IBM will also provide, at customers' request,
references to independent companies believed by IBM to be qualified
to design and install the IBM Cabling Systems. Education and
documentation will be available to employees of these companies.
Names of companies will be available upon request from your IBM
marketing representative on June 15, 1984.
       IBM does not warrant or otherwise assume responsibility for
the performance of companies referenced by IBM. There may also be
other companies not referenced by IBM that can design and install the
IBM Cabling System.
DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
IBM qualified cables and accessories can be ordered through IBM
National Distribution Division's IBM Direct (see ordering
information).
       To give customers additional flexibility, IBM intends to
establish a number of IBM authorized distributors for the IBM Cabling
System accessories. The distributors will also market IBM qualified
cable manufactured to IBM specifications.  Names of companies will be
available upon request from your IBM marketing representative on June
15, 1984.
DESCRIPTION
The cables and accessories allow a user to wire a building for the
interconnection of a variety of IBM information processing equipment,
including:
*   displays, printers, workstations
*   personal computers
*   office systems
*   distributed information processing systems
*   host information processing systems.
       The cabling system can optionally provide elements of the
telephone wiring system for a building. A star-wiring technique is
recommended to connect offices or work areas to wiring closets.
Connectors and faceplates (similar to power or telephone outlets) are
available for use in the office or work area, and distribution panels
and patch cables are available for use in the wiring closet. The
cabling system components support the structured wiring as described
in the IBM publication "A Building Planning Guide for Communication
Wiring" (G320-8059). The cabling system may not be applicable in
certain industrial environments. See the "IBM Cabling System Planning
and Installation Guide" (GA27-3361) for environmental restrictions.
       A uniform cabling system allows a building to be prewired for
data devices during building construction or renovation and to be
wired incrementally for new data devices. Benefits of a uniform
building cabling system include the following:
*   New devices can be quickly installed.
*   Devices can be easily relocated from one office or work area to
    another.
*   Networks can be readily reconfigured at wiring closets.
*   Costs of device installation, relocation, and reconfiguration can
    be reduced in many cases.
*   Management of the communications wiring system can be improved.
       Most currently available IBM communications products can be
attached to the cable with appropriate attachment accessories.
Communication protocol constraints and most system configuration
constraints are unchanged.  Cable length restrictions are applicable.
Attaching products can use the new cabling system as an alternative
to the cabling previously used for interconnection (e.g., coaxial,
twinaxial, multi-use communications loop, and twisted pairs).
Products that attach to the new cabling system include terminals and
associated processors/controllers for the following systems:
*   IBM 3270 display system
*   IBM 4300 system
*   IBM 5250 display system
*   System/38
*   System/36
*   8100 Information System
*   Series/1
*   5520 Administrative System
*   3600/4700 Finance Communication System
*   3680 Programmable Store System.
       In addition:
*   The IBM Personal Computer family of products (excluding PCjr) and
    IBM Displaywriter, when equipped with an appropriate adapter, can
    attach to the cabling system using attachment accessories.
*   An attachment accessory allows devices such as limited distance
    modems to attach to the cabling system.
*   IBM 308X, 303X, System/370, and 4300 systems may interface
    indirectly to the cabling system through an IBM 370X/3725
    communications controller or an IBM 3274 controller.
       The basic components of the system are:
*   Transmission cables
*   Data connector and telephone connector
*   Distribution panels and distribution rack grounding kit
*   Receptacle faceplates and surface-mounted receptacle devices
*   Surge suppressor
*   Cable identification labels and cable location chart
*   Patch cables for completing system configurations
*   Cable assemblies for attaching coaxial, twinaxial, financial
    loop, and other products
*   New loop station connector and loop wiring concentrator for
    attaching multi-use communication loop products.
       Cables are available in combinations of data grade and voice
grade twisted pair copper conductors and optical fibers*.  Cable
selections are available in functional and environmental categories
to meet requirements for communications wiring within a building and
between buildings at a site. Plenum type cable is provided for
installation without conduit or enclosed wireways in spaces where
environmental air is circulated. Outdoor cable is designed to meet
the particular requirements imposed by exposure to weather and can be
installed above ground and below ground in dry conduit.
       Type 1 (4716748), Type 1 Plenum (4716749), Type 1 Outdoor
(4716734): The cables contain two twisted and balanced pairs of data
grade media. Each pair is color-coded. The cables are shielded and
have solid AWG22 copper conductors. Type 1 cable is designed for use
between wiring closets, between wiring closets and receptacles in
work areas, and outdoors between buildings.
       Type 2 (4716739), Type 2 Plenum (4716738): The cables contain
two data grade twisted pairs and four twisted pairs of AWG22 copper
voice-grade conductors for use with telephones. The telephone pairs
are color coded and are located outside the data pair shield to
minimize crosstalk and under the outer sheath for protection. The
cables are designed for use from wiring closets to receptacles in
work areas.
       Type 5 (4716744): The cable provides two 100/140 micron
optical fibers*. The cable is provided for installation in non-plenum
areas indoors and outdoors. The cables are designed for use between
wiring concentration points and outdoors between buildings.
       Type 6 (4716743): The cables have two twisted pairs of data
grade copper conductors. Stranded AWG26 conductors are used to
provide a flexible cable. The cable is offered in a non-plenum
version only. The cable is designed for making patch cables and
extension cables and should not be used as a substitute for Type 1
cable.
       Cable Summary
Cable Data   Voice  Optical Indoor  Indoor      Outdoor   Outdoor
Type  Pairs  Pairs  Fibers* Plenum  Non-Plenum  Overhead  Underground
1     2      -      -       X       X           X          X
2     2      4      -       X       X           -          -
5     -      -      2       -       X           X          X
6     2      -      -       -       X           -          -
       * The cabling system announced today includes the option for
optical fiber medium. Optical fiber possesses excellent qualities as
a transmission medium for a cabling system. Very high data rates can
be achieved, and environmental constraints related to electromagnetic
interference and radiation are eliminated. Products (connectors or
accessories) that use the fiber are not offered by IBM. The cable
option is available for customers with equipment that can use the
medium or customers that anticipate future use of the medium.
       Data Connector (8310574): A single type of data connector is
provided for use with the data grade copper media. The connector has
contacts to allow the termination of two twisted pairs. The design is
such that a connector can be used as a receptacle that accepts
another connector as a plug.
       Telephone Jack Connector (8310575): A telephone jack connector
is provided for installation in IBM faceplates to attach telephone
equipment requiring an RJ-11C type jack. The connector terminates
three twisted pairs of voice grade media. A connector that will
terminate four twisted pairs is being investigated.
       Distribution Panel (8642520): A distribution panel is
available for installation in the wiring closets to provide
cross-connection points for the wiring from the individual work
areas, offices, or other wiring concentration points. The
distribution panel is designed to mount in a commercially available
483-millimeter (19-inch) equipment rack. It provides mounting
capability for 64 cables terminated with copper data connectors.
Cables to be interconnected enter the panel from the rear, and patch
cables are used on the front to complete the desired configuration.
       Distribution Rack Grounding Kit (4716804): A rack grounding
kit is available to ground each equipment rack in the wiring closets
to the building ground. One is required for each equipment rack.
       Patch Cable (8642551, 8642552): Patch cables are available in
two standard lengths, 2.4 meters (8 feet) and 9.1 meters (30 feet),
and can be used as patch cables in the wiring closet and extension
cables in the work area. The patch cables are made of Type 6 cable
terminated with a data connector on each end.
       Faceplate - Type 1 (8310572), Type 2 (8310573): Receptacle
faceplates are designed to mount on commercially available electrical
outlet boxes. (Color-matched mounting screws are included.)  All
faceplates will accommodate a single data connector. The Type 2
faceplate will accommodate both a data connector and a telephone jack
connector.
       Surface Mount Device - Type 1 S (4760486), Type 2 S (4760485):
The device is available for use when in-wall receptacles are not
possible or not desired. The assembly consists of a non-metallic box
with a magnetic backplate for attachment to metal walls or furniture
and a Type 1 faceplate (data only) or a Type 2 faceplate (data and
voice). It can also be mounted using screws (not provided).
       Surge Suppressor (4760469): A surge suppressor is available to
give protection against the effects of lightning strikes in the
vicinity of outdoor cables. It will be required at the building entry
points when a cable having metallic conductors is used. A surge
suppressor will not withstand a direct or close-by lightning strike.
       Cable Identification Labels (4716817): Cable labels are
available to be used to identify cable termination points. These are
supplied in packages of eight sheets of adhesive backed, peel-off
labels (120 labels per sheet).
       Cable Location Chart (4716816): A cable location chart with an
adhesive backing is available to mount on the wall in wiring closets
to record cable routing information.
       Attachment Accessories: The following accessories are
available for attachment of IBM products to the cabling system. See
the section on "Attaching Products" below for specific products that
can be attached.  The accessories include the required connectors and
are easily installed.
       Coaxial Patch Panel (4716801): A panel is available for
mounting in a commercially available 483-millimeter (19-inch)
equipment rack in a wiring closet. The panel is constructed of
non-metallic material and provides 24 BNC-type coaxial feed-through
connectors. The panel is used to terminate coaxial cable from a
controller or multiplexer.  A coaxial balun assembly is used to
interconnect a twisted pair cable terminated at the distribution
panel to a coaxial cable at the coaxial patch panel. The panels are
normally mounted in the same equipment rack.
       Coaxial Balun Assemblies (8642544, 8642546):  These balun
assemblies are used to connect coaxial type terminal devices and the
corresponding terminal controller to the cabling system. The balun
assemblies are 2.4 meters (8 feet) in length and are terminated with
a BNC coaxial connector on one end and data connector on the other.
The assemblies are used as a data attachment cable from the device to
a receptacle in a work area and as a patch cable between a
distribution panel and a coaxial patch panel in a wiring closet. The
baluns are color-coded either red or yellow. The yellow balun
(8642544) is used to connect 3277-like (Category B) terminals and the
corresponding terminal control unit to the cabling system. The red
balun (8642546) is used to attach 3278-like (Category A) terminals
and the corresponding terminal control unit to their cabling system.
       Twinaxial Impedance Matching Device (6091070): The device is
typically used to connect a twinaxial type terminal controller or
noncable-through device to a receptacle and is color-coded green for
identification.
       Twinaxial Y Assembly (8642550): The assembly is used to
connect a twinaxial type cable-through device to a receptacle.  The
assembly cables are color-coded red and blue for identification.
       Twinaxial Direct Connect Cable (6091075): The cable is
typically used to connect the last twinaxial type cable-through
terminal in a chain to a receptacle.
       Twinaxial Terminator (6091068): The terminator is used to
terminate the last twinaxial type cable-through terminal in a chain.
       Plug and Jack Y Assembly (8310552): The assembly is used to
attach financial workstations to a receptacle.
       Y Assembly (8642549): The assembly is used at a distribution
panel to configure a twinaxial device cable-through chain or a
financial workstation loop.
       Loop Station Connector (4760511): The free-standing radial
loop station connector (LSC) is used to attach a multi-use
communication loop device to a receptacle, which is cable connected
to a loop wiring concentrator (LWC).
       Loop Wiring Concentrator (6091077): The Multi-use
communication loop wiring concentrator mounts in an equipment rack
and is used to connect cable drops to create a loop configuration.
       MFA/422 Attachment Cable (8310553): The cable is used to
connect the IBM 3101 Display Terminal (RS422A interface) or the IBM
4975 Printer to a receptacle.
       General Purpose Attachment Cable (8310554): The cable is used
to connect a device such as a limited distance modem to a receptacle.
       Attaching Products: The following systems can use the data
grade copper media of the cabling system for interconnecting devices.
Communication protocol constraints and most system configuration
constraints are unchanged. Attaching products use the new cabling
system as an alternative to previously available cabling systems.
Listed for each system are the processors/controllers and the

associated terminals that can be attached with the new cable. See the
"IBM Cabling System Planning and Installation Guide" (GA27-3361) for
information on attaching the products listed to the cabling system.
    IBM 3270 Display System
        3271 Control Unit
            3277 Display Station
            3287 Printer
        3272 Control Unit
            3277 Display Station
            3287 Printer
        3274 Control Unit
            3178 Display Station
            3179 Color Display Station
            3180 Display Station
            3262 Line Printer
            3268 Printer
            3277 Display Station
            3278 Display Station
            3279 Color Display Station
            3287 Printer
            3290 Information Panel Display
            3299 Terminal Multiplexer
            4250 Printer
            5150 Personal Computer
            5160 Personal Computer XT
            5160 Personal Computer XT/370
            5210 Printer
            5271 System Unit (IBM 3270-PC)
            6580 Display Station (Displaywriter)
        3276 Control Unit Display Station
            3178 Display Station
            3179 Color Display Station
            3180 Display Station
            3262 Line Printer
            3268 Printer
            3278 Display Station
            3279 Color Display Station
            3287 Printer
            5210 Printer
            6580 Display Station (Displaywriter)
        Attachment Accessories
            8642544 Coaxial Balun Assembly
            8642546 Coaxial Balun Assembly
            4716801 Coaxial Patch Panel
    IBM 3680 Programmable Store System
        3651 Store Controller
        3684 Point-of-Sale Control Unit
            3683 Point-of-Sale Terminal
        Attachment Accessories
            8310554 General Purpose Attachment Cable
            6091077 Loop Wiring Concentrator
            8642551 Patch Cable
    IBM 4361/4331/4321 system
        Display/Printer Adapter
            3178 Display Station
            3179 Color Display Station
            3180 Display Station
            3278 Display Station
            3279 Color Display Station
            3262 Line Printer
            3268 Printer
            3287 Printer
            4250 Printer
            5150 Personal Computer
            5160 Personal Computer XT
            5210 Printer
            5271 System Unit (IBM 3270-PC)
            6580 Display Station (Displaywriter)
        Attachment Accessories
            8642546 Coaxial Balun Assembly
            4716801 Coaxial Patch Panel
    IBM System/36, IBM System/38, IBM 5251 Display Station Model 12,
    IBM 5294 Remote Control Unit
            3180 Display Station (System/36, System/38, 5294 only)
            5150 Personal Computer
            5160 Personal Computer XT
            5219 Printer
            5224 Printer
            5225 Printer
            5251 Display Station Model 11
            5256 Printer
            5291 Display Station
            5292 Color Display Station
        Attachment Accessories
            6091068 Twinaxial Terminator
            6091070 Twinaxial Impedance Matching Device
            6091075 Twinaxial Direct Connect Cable
            8642550 Twinaxial Y Assembly
            8642549 Y Assembly
    IBM 8100 Information System
        Loop Adapter
            3104 Display Terminal
            3262 Line Printer
            3268 Printer
            3274 Control Unit
            3276 Control Unit Display
            3287 Printer
            3641 Reporting Terminal
            3642 Encoder Printer
            3643 Keyboard Display
            3644 Automatic Data Unit
            3645 Printer
            3646 Scanner Control Unit
            3647 Time and Attendance Terminal
            5150 Personal Computer
            5160 Personal Computer XT
            5210 Printer
            7426 Terminal Interface Unit
            8775 Display Terminal
        Attachment Accessories
            4760511 Loop Station Connector
            6091077 Loop Wiring Concentrator
            8642551 Patch Cable
            8642552 Patch Cable
        Display and Printer Attachment
            3277 Display
            3287 Printer
            3732 Display
            3736 Printer
        Attachment Accessories
            8642544 Coaxial Balun Assembly
            4716801 Coaxial Patch Panel
    IBM 5520 Administrative System
            5150 Personal Computer
            5155 M68 IBM Portable Personal Computer
            5160 Personal Computer XT
            5160 Personal Computer XT/370
            5219 Printer
            5229 Printer
            5253 Display Station
            5258 Printer
            5525 System Unit
            5271 System Unit (IBM 3270-PC)
            6670 Information Distributor
        Attachment Accessories
            6091070 Twinaxial Impedance Matching Device
            6091075 Twinaxial Direct Connect Cable
            8642550 Twinaxial Y Assembly
            6091068 Twinaxial Terminator
            8642549 Y Assembly
    IBM 4700/3600 Finance Communication System (4701, 3601, 3602,
    3605, controllers)
        Loop Adapter
            3603 Terminal Attachment Unit
            3604 Keyboard Display
            3606 Financial Services Terminal (3600 attachment)
            3608 Printing Financial Services Terminal (3600
            attachment)
            3610 Document Printer
            3611 Passbook Printer
            3612 Passport and Document Printer
            3614 Consumer Transaction Facility
            3615 Administrative Terminal Printer
            3616 Passbook and Document Printer
            3618 Administrative Line Printer (3600 attachment)
            3624 Consumer Transaction Facility
            4704 Finance Communication Display Station
            4710 Finance Communication System Receipt/Validation
            Printer
            4720 Finance Communication System Forms/Passbook Printer
            7463 Printer
        Attachment Accessories
            8310552 Plug and Jack Y Assembly
            8642549 Y Assembly
        Device Cluster Adapter
            3178 Display Station (4700 attachment)
            3262 Line Printer
            3268 Printer (4700 attachment by RPQ)
            3278 Display Station
            3279 Color Display Station (4700 attachment)
            3287 Printer
            4704 Finance Communication Display Station (4700
            attachment)
            5150 Personal Computer (4700 attachment)
            5160 Personal Computer XT (4700 attachment)
            5210 Printer (4700 attachment)
            5271 Work Station (3270-PC) (4700 attachment by RPQ)
            6580 Display Station (Displaywriter (4700 attachment)
        Attachment Accessories
            8642546 Coaxial Balun Assembly
            4716801 Coaxial Patch Panel
    IBM Series/1
        Multifunction Attachment
            3101 Display Terminal Model 23
            4975 Printer
        Attachment Accessory
            8310553 MFA/422 Attachment Cable
        Note - Feature code 5790 required for Series/1 attachment
        cable.
        Multi-drop Workstation Attachment
            4980 Display Station
        Attachment Accessories

            6091070 Twinaxial Impedance Matching Device
            6091068 Twinaxial Terminator
            6091075 Twinaxial Direct Connect Cable
            8642550 Twinaxial Y Assembly
            8642549 Y Assembly
        Local Communications Controller
            Series/1
        Attachment Accessory
            8642550 Twinaxial Y Assembly
            8642549 Y Assembly
       Communications Products
       A device that attaches to a limited distance modem could
potentially use the cabling system as an alternative to a special
purpose communication cable. An accessory is available for attaching
a modem to the cabling system. The customer is responsible for
determining that a particular modem will operate satisfactorily on
the cabling system.  See the "IBM Cabling System Planning and
Installation Guide" (GA27-3361) for technical characteristics of the
cable.
       Attachment Accessory
    8310554 General Purpose Attachment Cable
       IBM Personal Computer
       The IBM Personal Computer family of products (excluding PCjr)
may be attached to the cabling system using one of the appropriate
IBM Personal Computer adapters listed below. Attachment accessories
are listed in the previous paragraphs on system attaching products.
       Display Station Emulation Adapter (#2887) connects to an IBM
System/38, IBM System/36 and IBM 5520 Administrative System.
Twinaxial accessories are required for attachment to the cable.
       Communications Adapters (#2074, #2075, #2090) connect through
a limited distance modem to another system, including the IBM 308X
system, IBM 4300 system, IBM Series/1, IBM System/36, IBM System/38,
IBM 8100 Information System, and the IBM Personal Computer. The
General Purpose Attachment Cable is required to attach a suitable
modem to the cable system.
       The 3278/79 Emulation Adapter (#2507) connects to an IBM 3274
Controller, IBM 4361/4331/4321 System, and the IBM 4701 Controller.
Coaxial accessories are required for attachment to the cable.
       The 8100 PC Adapter (PN 6113477) connects to an IBM 8100
Processor. Loop accessories are required for attachment to the cable.
       The IBM 3270 Personal Computer and IBM Personal Computer
XT/370 can attach to the cabling system using standard adapters
provided with the systems.
       IBM Displaywriter System
       The IBM Displaywriter System may be attached to the cabling
system using one of the appropriate IBM Displaywriter adapters listed
below. Attachment accessories are listed in the previous paragraphs
on system attaching products.
       The 3274/3276 Attached Workstation Adapter (#8332) connects to
an IBM 3274/3276 controller, IBM 4361/4331/4321 system display
printer adapter, and the IBM 4701 controller device cluster adapter.
Coaxial accessories are required for attachment to the cable.
       Single EIA Interface for External Modem (#3705) connects
through a limited distance modem to another system, including the IBM
308X system, IBM 4300 system, IBM System/36, IBM System/38, IBM 5520
system, IBM 6670 Information Distributor, IBM 8100 Information
System, and IBM Displaywriter system.  The General Purpose Attachment
Cable is required for attachment of a suitable modem to the cabling
system.
PUBLICATIONS
The following publications will be available through your local IBM
branch office.
*   "A Building Planning Guide for Communication Wiring" (G320-8059).
    Information to assist architects, engineers, building owners,
    facilities planners, and consultants to plan a communications
    system for new or existing buildings.
*   "IBM Cabling System Planning and Installation Guide" (GA27-3361)
    and a technical newsletter (GN27-3343) that addresses accessories
    for Category B coaxial terminals and IBM programmable store
    system devices.  Information to assist a customer in planning,
    ordering, installing, and testing the cabling system.
*   "IBM Direct - IBM Cabling System Catalog" (G570-2040).
    Information on prices and ordering procedures, available through
    any IBM branch office or by telephone request to IBM Direct at
    1-800-426-2468.
*   "IBM Cabling System Publications Package" (GBOF-1042). A binder
    and the three preceding publications (building planning guide,
    planning and installation guide, and catalog).
*   "An Introduction to Local Area Networks" (SC20-8203).  A
    self-study guide to introduce the reader to local area networks.
*   "Local Area Networks - A Review" (G320-0108). A tutorial on local
    area network concepts, technology, and application.
*   A Local Communications Network Based on Interconnected
    Token-Access Rings: A Tutorial,"The IBM Journal of Research and
    Development" (G322-0131). A discussion of token-ring local area
    network concepts, based upon research conducted at the IBM
    Research Laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland.
*   A Token-Ring Network for Local Data Communications, "The IBM
    Systems Journal" (G321-5182). A description of a local area
    network based on the fundamental concepts of a token-ring.
*   Physical planning publications for attaching products will be
    updated as required with information on the IBM Cabling System.
EDUCATION
The IBM Cabling System Planning and the IBM Cabling System Layout and
Physical Installation classes will be available at selected IBM
education centers. Additional information is available in Education
Announcements 484-023 and 484-024.
SCHEDULE
General availability is planned for October 1984. Orders will be
accepted starting July 9, 1984, and shipment dates will be confirmed
by August 8 or within 30 days of receipt of the order, whichever is
later for shipments beginning at general availability. After general
availability, shipments will normally be made within four weeks to
eight weeks after receipt of order.
       Cables and accessories can be ordered through IBM National
Distribution Division's IBM Direct. The "IBM Direct - IBM Cabling
System Catalog" (G570-2040) contains the information required to
order. Requests for the catalog and orders may be placed by calling
the IBM Direct toll-free number, 1-800-426-2468. Orders placed by
mail should be sent to:
    IBM Corporation
    IBM Direct
    One Culver Road
    Dayton, NJ 08810
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY, AND CONTROL User management is responsible
for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features,
for administration procedures, and for appropriate controls in
application systems.
PLANNING INFORMATION The IBM Field Engineering Division and Customer
Service Division will provide customer assistance on a billable,
hourly basis.  These services will be provided only when the cabling
system supports attached IBM machines.  The specific services
include:
*   Customization assistance - After the IBM Cabling System is
    installed and tested, IBM will assist the customer to install the
    appropriate IBM impedance matching accessories and IBM attachment
    cables required to customize the cabling system.
*   Problem isolation assistance - At customer's request, IBM will,
    on a best effort basis, make measurements at the terminal
    connections and within IBM accessories. This effort will be
    limited to determining where a problem resides within the IBM
    Cabling System and associated accessories.
*   Problem resolution assistance - At customer's request, IBM will
    replace a customer-provided IBM Cabling System accessory
    (distribution panel excluded).
PROBLEM DETERMINATION: Problem determination assistance is associated
with an IBM product attached to the cabling system. Warranty or
maintenance service for the attaching product is provided under the
applicable purchase, maintenance, lease, or rental agreement, or is
provided on a billable, time and material hourly basis.
LIMITATIONS:
Configuration Restrictions: See the "IBM Cabling System Planning and
Installation Guide" (GA27-3361) for cable length restrictions.

Multi-use communication loops and twinaxial chains can be implemented
using either the new cable and accessories or previously available
cable and accessories, but the two cable types cannot be mixed in a
loop or chain.
       Environmental Restriction: The cabling system is not
applicable in certain industrial environments. See the "IBM Cabling
System Planning and Installation Guide" (GA27-3361) for environmental
restrictions.
CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES: The customer is responsible for:
*   Selecting and ordering of cables and accessories
*   Cabling system design and installation planning
*   Adequate site and cable system planning and preparation
*   Receipt and unpacking of cables and accessories
*   Installation and test of cables and accessories
*   Customizing the cable system with the appropriate patch cables
    and accessories
*   Attaching devices with customer access areas to the cable system
    with appropriate attachment cables
*   Contacting the IBM service organization to attach IBM devices
    that do not have customer access areas
*   Performing problem determination, problem isolation, and problem
    resolution
*   Maintaining spare parts.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: A customer assistance center will be available
by July 9, 1984, to respond to design and installation questions from
installing customers. The center will be accessible by toll-free
telephone from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through
Friday (except IBM holidays). Telephone number and instructions for
using the center will be supplied subsequent to customer registration
by the local IBM branch office. Registration is for six months from
time of registration or for six months from day of general
availability, whichever is later.  The IBM Information/MVS (5665-955)
and Information/ VM-VSE (5668-919) licensed programs will include
technical information on the cabling system and attaching products.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
WARRANTY: All cables and accessories carry a one year warranty from
the date of shipment. Additional information on warranty, terms, and
conditions is included in the catalog.
Charges:*
Cables and accessories are available for purchase only.
Prices as listed in the "IBM Direct - IBM Cabling System Catalog"
(G570-2040).
                                            Part              Unit
Item                                        Number   Units    Price
Cables
Cable Type 1                                4716748  feet     $  0.40
Cable Type 1 Plenum                         4716749  feet        3.00
Cable Type 1 Outdoor                        4716734  feet        0.70
Cable Type 2                                4716739  feet        0.65
Cable Type 2 Plenum                         4716738  feet        3.50
Cable Type 5                                4716744  feet        3.00
Cable Type 6                                4716743  feet        0.45
General Accessories
Data Connector                              8310574  each*      11.48
Telephone Jack Connector                    8310575  each*       8.24
Type 1 Faceplate                            8310572  each*       3.00
Type 2 Faceplate                            8310573  each*       4.00
Type 1 S Surface Mt                         4760486  each       18.00
Type 2 S Surface Mt                         4760485  each       19.00
Distribution Panel                          8642520  each      273.00
Rack Grounding Kit                          4716804  each        9.00
Surge Suppressor                            4760469  each      682.00
8 foot Patch Cable                          8642551  each       38.00
30 foot Patch Cable                         8642552  each       55.00
Cable Location Chart                        4716816  each        5.00
Cable ID Labels                             4716817  pkg        29.00
Y Assembly                                  8642549  each       50.00
Coaxial Accessories
Coaxial Patch Panel                         4716801  each      236.00
Coaxial Balun Assembly (Yellow) Category B  8842544  each      100.00
Coaxial Balun Assembly (Red) Category A     8542546  each       91.00
Twinaxial Accessories
Twinaxial Impedance Matching Device         6091070  each      113.00
Twinaxial Y Assembly                        8642550  each       64.00
Twinaxial Direct Connect Cable              6091075  each       45.00
Twinaxial Terminator                        6091068  each       31.00
Financial Loop Accessories
Plug and Jack Assembly                      8310552  each       60.00
Multi-use Communication Loop Accessories
Loop Station Connector                      4760511  each      155.00
Loop Wiring Concentrator                    6091077  each      364.00
Other Accessories
MFA/422 Attachment Cable                    8310553  each       76.00
General Purpose Attachment Cable            8310554  each       45.00
* Order in increments of 25

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