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Design is for B. W. residence

Design, Per faxed home plan wis for structured wiring / audio features for :
4 bedroom + living room + family room + kitchen + breakfast + dining + laundry + garage + master bath w/c

I have added wired video surveillance, (cable only no wallplates or camera, this is minimal additional cost) let me know if you want to keep or remove it.

Six types of outlets

VDTF : Video, Data, Telephone, Fiber powered by composite cable
DT : Data + telephone powered by cat5e cables
T : Telephone (leviton out-of-sight telephone jack with phone power)
AVC :Audio Volume control for A-bus whole house audio with ceiling speakers in same room/zone powered by cat5e from panel/entertainment center and 14/2 speaker wires to ceiling speakers
HT : Home theater 5 pairs of binding post modules for audio input. Located behind entertainment/TV unit. (Other end terminates
VC : video camera, run one RG6 and 1 cat5e to each of the interior/exterior camera location. Three technologies available, CCTV($), IP camera($$), IP camera with Power over ethernet($$$) wire for both.
CCTV uses 1 RG6 for video and cat5e for 12V DC
IP camera uses cat5e for signal and control and have a 110 V AC close by for power.
IP camera with power over ethernet handles signal/control and power all from one cat5e but is very expensive now.
When pre-wiring for video camera leave ample extra length on camera end and cover gang box with wallplate.

4 Bedrooms

4 x 1 VDTF on wall across from bed
4 x 2 DT on each side of bed
1 x 1 HT for master bedroom recommended (not in your requirement)


1 VDTF under cabinet to allow tel, data and under cabinet TV.
2 DT one on island/splash board, another near/behind fridge 2 Leviton Out of Sight Telephone Jacks (Locations shown on home plan) (This jack needs 110 V AC supply)

family room

2 x 1 VDTF behind big screen TV
1 x 1 DT on another wall
1 x 1 HT
note : I have shown three VDTF in home plan as it was not an easy choice which two to keep, please eliminate one)

living room

1 x 1 VDT behind big screen TV
1 x 1 DT on another wall
1 x 1 HT

Master Bedroom Water Closet

1 Leviton Out of Sight Telephone Jack

Breakfast, Dining and Laundry, Garage (4)rooms

4 x 1 DT jacks

Wired Video Surveillance

One inside location in ceiling above passage between kitchen, living and family room.
Two Outside locations, one overlooking the porch and another overlooking the back/side yard at the corner of the family room.

Whole House audio

Eight rooms of your choice, if audio source is in family/living count 8 other rooms besides that room
8 VC in each of the 8rooms that make up the whole house audio

Whole House Audio Amplifier recommendation : RussoundAH484 for economy
Russound CAV6.6 and UNO controller for high end. (if you go with UNO the wiring is slightly diffrent. Please let me know).

Speaker Recommendation: Russound SP-S6TT

For more info checkout: http://www.russound.com/multizone.htm for cav6.6
http://www.russound.com/abus_overview.htm for AH484
http://www.russound.com/speakers.htm for Speakers

We are Russound dealers and can get you a quote on the AH484 or CAV6.6

Total outlets

DT 16
VC 3
HT 3
T 3

Total outlets by service type

Video 8
Data 8 + 16 = 24
Telephone 8 + 16 + 3= 27 VC 4
Surround sound 5.1/Home Theater 2

Components to build your Solution:

Structured Wiring Panel

AC power supply

Termination on panel for 24 data. This unit provide 24 tel/data ports

Add 5 expansion slots to extend the 24 port to 54 ports - you need 51 of 54

Video Distribution 8 cable-tv ports - cables are HDTV ready

500ft X 2 Composite cable to power 8 VDTF outlets, Wire more locations if you have cable remaining

3000 ft(order 3, color blue) Cat5e cable to power 16 data (in DT) outlets, IP camera, A-bus signal distribution and to bring telephone service from demarc to structured wiring panel

2000 ft(order 2, color white) Cat5e cable to power 16+3 telephone (in DT) outlets, IP camera, A-bus signal distribution

1000 Ft RG6 cable for Video camera, Cable TV source from demarc to structured wiring panel, also recommend running 4 RG6 cables from panel to attic, leave ample length so cable can be pulled in future to southern skies facing location for future satellite TV use.

500 ft(order 1) 14 guage 2 conductor speaker cable for surround sound/home theater in living and master bedroom and to run speaker wire from AVC to ceiling speakers for whole house audio

VDT outlets - order 8

Fiber SC Connectors - order 8

Fiber SC Adaptors- order 8

DT outlets - order 16

binding post module, use 5 pairs in each home theater location order 15 pairs

Double gang wallplate for 3 HT outlets - order 3

Inserts for HT outlet - order 6

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