Data, Voice, and Video Cabling / Edition 2

Data, Voice, and Video Cabling / Edition 2

by Jim Hayes, Paul Rosenburg, Paul Rosenberg

ISBN-10: 1401827616

ISBN-13: 9781401827618

Pub. Date: 06/11/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Cabling is one of the fastest-changing technologies, and Data, Voice and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition has been updated to address all the latest developments in premises cabling, including technologies and applications in copper, fiber, and wireless cabling. This text's organization follows a logical format that covers background information on communications systems


Cabling is one of the fastest-changing technologies, and Data, Voice and Video Cabling, 3rd Edition has been updated to address all the latest developments in premises cabling, including technologies and applications in copper, fiber, and wireless cabling. This text's organization follows a logical format that covers background information on communications systems and media first before delving into more detailed discussions on each media type-copper, wireless, and fiber optics. Within each section, topics progress from the basics to components, installation, and testing to assist in the development of individual skills. This book also provides readers with important background and resources regarding the most recent cabling standards, which are an integral part of this fast-paced industry.

Features of This Book: Written in a comprehensive and logical manner in order to facilitate understanding of cabling, Basic, up-to-date coverage of the technology and installation of premises cabling can be easily understood by readers who don't have a technical background, Discussions and illustrations of the practical aspects of cabling - not just the standards - show how installers perform real-world installations, Coverage includes an industry-wide overview of communications, as well as cabling standards, Useful information on installation practices such as pulling cables, termination, and testing makes this an invaluable reference to both cable installers and contractors alike.

About the Author:
Jim Hayes is President of The Fiber Optic Association, the professional society for fiber optics and a founder of the Structured Cabling Association. He is also a partner in VDVWorks, a company that provides technical support to the voice-data-video industry

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Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
Acknowledgments     x
Introduction to Data, Voice, and Video Cabling
The history of Telecommunications     3
Telegraphy     3
Telephony     4
Wireless: Radio and Television     5
Computer Networks     6
Chapter Review     8
The Technology of Communications     9
The Operation of Telephones     9
Video Transmission     12
CATV Networks     14
Computer Networks     16
Network Examples     20
Chapter Review     25
Overview of Wiring Installations     27
Cable Installation     27
Installing Equipment     28
Safety in Installations     31
Managing Installations     31
Inspection     32
Abandoned Cabling     32
Chapter Review     33
Structured Cabling     35
Standards for Network Cabling     36
Industry Standards Activities     36
Standards for the Designer or Installer     38
Building Cabling According to TIA/EIA 568     38
Fiber Optics and Structured Cabling Systems     51
Chapter Review     53
Copper Wiring
Telephone Wiring     57
Residential or Commercial?     57
Inside Wiring     58
Installation and Code Requirements     60
Circuit Protection     61
Interior Communications Conductors     62
Telephone Wiring Components     62
Second-Line Installations     64
Small Office Installations     65
Planning the Installation     65
Separation and Physical Protection for Premises Wiring     68
Installation Safety     68
Installation Steps     69
Testing     71
Installation Checklist     72
Residential Cabling     72
Chapter Review     75
Video System Installations     77
Video Cabling     77
Installation     78
Termination     79
Code Requirements     80
Chapter Review     84
Network Cabling     87
Cabling Requirements     87
Network Cabling Types     90
Wireless Transmission     91
Infrared Transmission     92
Power Line Carrier Networks      93
Other Transmission means     94
NEC Code Requirements     94
Network Cable Handling     97
Typical Installations     98
Pulling Cables     100
Mounting Hardware in Closets or Equipment Rooms     107
Cabling in the Closet or Equipment Room     107
Chapter Review     110
Cabling for Wireless Networks     113
Wireless Is Not Wireless     114
How Wireless LANs Work     114
Wireless LAN Standards     117
Installation: The Site Survey     119
Chapter Review     122
Testing Voice, Data, and Video Wiring     123
Coax CableTesting     123
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Testing     124
Wire Mapping     124
Impedance, Resistance, and Return Loss     131
Cable Length     131
Attenuation     132
Near-End Crosstalk (NEXT)     133
Power Sum NEXT     134
Attenuation to Crosstalk Ratio (ACR)     134
FEXT and ELFEXT     134
Alien Crosstalk     135
Propagation Delay and Delay Skew     135
Cable Plant "Certification" to Standards Versus "Verification" for Network Operation     136
Chapter Review     137
Wiring Termination Practices     139
Coax Wiring     139
Category 3, 5E, and 6 Structured Cabling     144
Exercise     148
Attaching the Connecting Block     150
Connecting the Mating Cable     150
Connecting to the Connecting Block     151
Exercise     153
Chapter Review     164
Fiber Optics
Fiber Optic Cabling Systems     169
Which Fiber Optics?     169
Fiber Optic Networks     172
Chapter Review     176
Optical Fiber and Cable     177
Fiber Attenuation     181
Fiber Bandwidth     182
Bending Losses     184
Fiber Optic Cable     184
Color Codes     188
Fiber Optic Cable Installation     188
Chapter Review     190
Fiber Optic Connectors and Splices     193
Connectors     193
Connector Ferrule Shapes and Polishes     200
Splices     202
Connector and Splice Performance     204
Cable Plant Hardware     206
Chapter Review      209
Fiber Optic Testing     211
Standard Test Procedures     211
Measuring Optical Power-Test Instruments     212
Measuring Units of Loss in Decibels     217
What Loss Should You Get When Testing Cables?     218
Finding Bad Connectors     219
Chapter Review     226
Fiber Optic Installation Practices     229
Fiber Optic Safety Rules     229
Tools for Cable Preparation and Pulling     230
Preparing Cable for Pulling     230
Preparing Cable for Termination and Splicing     239
Handling and Stripping the Fiber     241
Pulling Cable     242
Fiber Optic Connector Termination     243
Testing Your Connectors     254
Splicing     258
Exercise     259
Preparing Cable     259
Stripping and Cleaving the Fiber     259
Inserting the Fibers into the Splice     259
Testing the Splice     260
Optimizing the Splice     260
Conclusion     261
Chapter Review     261
The Business of Data, Voice, and Video Cabling
Business Issues     265
Sources of Business      266
Marketing     266
Becoming a Consultant     267
Employee Training and Certification     267
Estimating Costs     267
Vendors     268
Labor     269
Handling Subcontracts     271
The Takeoff     271
Charging Training     272
Overhead     273
Modifying Labor Units     273
Bidding     273
Opening a New Company     274
Supervising     277
Inspection     278
Chapter Review     278
Glossary     281
Labor Rates for Communications Wiring     299
CCTV/CATV     299
Computers and Networks     300
Telephones     302
Fiber Optics     303
Standards Groups     305
Index     307

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