U. S. Courts Design Guide
One or more outlets connected to the building master antenna television (MATV) system must
be provided. If no MATV system exists, an independent cable system must be provided for
Satellite downlink equipment and related cabling, or provisions for their future installation,
must be provided for judges' chambers suites.
Telephone/intercom outlets must be provided where required. At specified locations, separate
outlets for telephone modems must be located adjacent to telephone/intercom outlets.
Minimum requirements for communications outlets are as follows:
Judge's chambers: Three telephone outlets
Judge's study (USCA): Two telephone outlets
Law clerk workstation (per station): One telephone outlet
Reference/conference room: One telephone outlet
Secretarial workstation (per station): One telephone outlet
For additional detail regarding communications, see Table 5.3.
The judge and staff each use a personal computer linked by a local area network (LAN). Two
laser printers are typically used in the suite: one is in the secretary work area and one is
strategically placed elsewhere.
Data transmission outlets serving personal computers and other related equipment must be
placed at locations within the judges' chambers, as specified by the judge. Chambers computer
equipment will be connected to network servers. Related data and communications equipment
will be located in secure, temperature-controlled rooms or closets located on the same floor.
Provision must be made for connections to centrally-located data and communications servers,
either established within the courthouse or accessed by leased telephone lines.
The following areas each require one data transmission network outlet: