I have a large industrial work site with numerous Switch- and Control-Rooms containing horizontal and vertical patch panels, switches, etc. There has historically been no formal identification or labeling standard for the structured cabling, and as a result every new expansion or installation the cabling vendors who have been contracted have implemented their own standard (sometimes just tick-marks on the Cat5).
There is an opportunity to fix this, and the electricians have asked for some guidance on an appropriate standard, and I'm considering TIA-606-B as it seems to cover most of situations on site. However I'm having difficulty how to identify blocks on 110 frames under TIA-606-B, which have been used around the site (its an old site).
One prominent example is a 110 frame covering the main admin area - it is mounted to a wall in one of the telecommunications space I have notionally called the TLO (Team Leader's Office). It is comprised of 4 verticals, each with 12 numbered rows, each row containing 5 four-pair blocks and 1 five-pair block.
I'm trying to work out how under TIA-606-B you would identify a block on such a 110 frame (or, other similar frames such as a Krone MDF). One way might be to call the Telecommunications Space "TLO", maybe each vertical "A", "B", "C", "D" as the cabinet/rack identifier, the row in each vertical as the location in cabinet/rack, and then the port number on that row as the port number. So the forth port across on row 8 on vertical A might be TLO.A-08:04 (for a Class 2 Administration). Is there a better way or a de facto standard?