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Data Circuits

Data Circuits

Data circuits, also called dry pair circuits, are available for server connections, point of sale systems, and other special applications in and between Vanderbilt Facilities. Normally these circuits are used in applications where no additional conditioning is required on the line. This means, a basic connection between two points. These circuits are not suitable for telephones, modems, or any equipment that requires a dial tone.

Data circuits are requisitioned the same as all other telecommunications items. A circuit number will be issued for the circuit you have requested. Please ensure that you log and keep track of the circuit number. You will need to refer to that circuit number if you ever need it serviced, moved, or disconnected. A standard circuit number would resemble "F2D1010." The circuit number identifies the type of circuit "F2D" and it's ID number 1010. The complete statement is F2D1010. When requisitioning a dry pair circuit you must indicate what it will be used for. You must also indicate where it will start and end. The chart below will aid you in developing your request.

IF YOU NEED A(N) WITH THIS NUMBER OF PAIRS BETWEEN THIS NUMBER OF BUILDINGS YOU NEED THIS TYPE OF CIRCUIT
ALARM CIRCUIT 1 SAME BUILDING A1A
ALARM CIRCUIT 2 SAME BUILDING A2A
ALARM CIRCUIT 2 2 A2C or A2D*
BELLSOUTH PHONE LINE 1 2 B1C or B1D*
CARD READER 1 SAME BUILDING C1A
CARD READER 2 SAME BUILDING C2A
CARD READER 2 2 C2C OR C2D*
DICTATION UNIT 1 SAME BUILDING D1A
DICTATION UNIT 2 SAME BUILDING D2A
DICTATION UNIT 2 2 D2C or D2D*
DATA CIRCUIT 1 SAME BUILDING F1A
DATA CIRCUIT 2 SAME BUILDING F2A
DATA CIRCUIT 2 2 F2C or F2D*
PAGING CIRCUIT 1 SAME BUILDING P1A
PAGING CIRCUIT 2 SAME BUILDING P2A
PAGING CIRCUIT 2 2 P2C or P2D*
RADIO CIRCUIT 2 SAME BUILDING R2A
RADIO CIRCUIT 2 2 R2C or R2D*
SECURITY CIRCUIT 1 SAME BUILDING S1A
SECURITY CIRCUIT 2 SAME BUILDING S2A
SECURITY CIRCUIT 2 2 S2C or S2D*

This chart only list typical installations. Please contact VUIT for assistance if you have difficulty determining the type of circuit you need. The second character in the circuit type is always the number of pairs you need.

*A circuit with a "C" at the end goes between two buildings. However, it is not unusual for a circuit to have to run to a switch room before arriving at it's final destination. This would cause it to have three buildings, thus becoming a a "D" circuit. VUIT can help you make this determination.

Monthly Pricing

Description Price
Alarm/Security Circuit Per Pair $7.50
Data Circuit $15.00