Training & Education
BICSI releases 5th edition of Outside Plant Design Reference manual (OSPDRM)
By Alyssa Dalton
August 18, 2011 – BICSI has released the 5th edition of its Outside Plant Design Reference Manual (OSPDRM). According to BICSI, a new chapter has been added which includes sections on passive optical networks, wireless broadband, and intrusion detection and alarm circuits. In addition, the original 13 chapters from the previous edition have been condensed into 11 chapters, with much of the 4th edition material reformatted into new appendices. The chapter on Pathways and Spaces underwent a major revision with the addition of detailed design information on aerial, underground and direct-buried infrastructure.