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Overview of Preparing the Site for the TX Matrix Router


To prepare a site for TX Matrix router installation.

  1. Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed TX Matrix router tolerances.

    See TX Matrix Router Environmental Specifications.

  2. Choose the routing matrix configuration (centralized or distributed).

    See TX Matrix Routing Matrix Hardware Configurations.

  3. Measure the distance between external power sources and the TX Matrix router installation site.

    See TX Matrix DC Power Cable and Lug Specifications.

  4. Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

    See TX Matrix Chassis Grounding Specifications.

  5. Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

    See TX Matrix DC Power Requirements.

  6. Verify that your rack meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the TX Matrix router.

    See Rack Requirements for TX Matrix Routers.

  7. Plan rack location, including required space clearances.

    TX Matrix Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance.

    See Rack Requirements for TX Matrix Routers.

  8. If a rack is used, secure it to the floor and building structure.

    See Rack Requirements for TX Matrix Routers.

  9. Acquire cables and connectors:

  10. Plan the cable routing and management.

    See TX Matrix Fiber-Optic Array Cable Considerations.