PN-4407 (to be published as TIA/EIA TSB-110
Ground: A conducting connection, whether intentional or accidental, between an electrical circuit (e.g. telecommunications) or equipment and the earth, or to some conducting body that serves in place of earth.
Media, telecommunications: Wire, cable, or conductors used for telecommunications.
Minimum point of entry: The closest practical point where the service provider's access cabling enters the premises, or the closest practical point to where the cabling enters a multi-unit building or buildings.
Network Interface Unit: Element of the residential gateway system that provides for interconnection and interoperability with the technology of the service access line.
Outlet box, telecommunications: Metallic or non-metallic box mounted within a wall, floor, or ceiling and used to hold telecommunications outlets/connectors or transition devices.
Outlet cable: A cable placed in a residential unit extending between the telecommunications outlet/connector and the distribution device.
Outlet/connector, telecommunications: A connecting device in the work area, on which horizontal cable terminates.
Premises: All portions of the same building or buildings occupied by the same customer, provided that the buildings are not separated by a public thoroughfare.
Resident: Individual responsible and accountable for the premises and the services and applications provided there to, may be an individual actually residing on the premises or in the case of a rental or similar category dwelling, the owner or property manager.
Residential Gateway: A system that provides an intelligent interface and mediation facility between the service access line(s) and the consumer's in-home networks and devices.
Star topology: A topology in which each telecommunications outlet/connector is cabled directly to the distribution device.
Telecommunications: Any transmission, emission, and reception of signs, signals, writings, images, and sounds, that is information of any nature by cable, radio, optical, or other electromagnetic systems.
Wire: An individually insulated solid copper conductor, such as the wire used to make twisted wire pairs.
3.2 Acronyms and Abbreviations
The following acronyms and abbreviations are used in this document:
AGM ANSI CATV CLASS CPE EIA FCC GUI ID IDI IP ISDN LAN MMDS
Access Gateway Module American National Standards Institute Community Antennae Television Custom Local Area Signaling Services Customer Premises Equipment Electronic Industries Association Federal Communications Commission Graphical User Interface Identification Internal Digital Interface Internet Protocol Integrated Services Digital Network Local Area Network Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service