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Now in its second edition, Premises Cabling is ideal for readers seeking a thorough introduction to premises cabling, its components, and how they fit together. In recognition of the growing importance of standards-based systems, Premises Cabling, 2nd Edition is built around various standards for generic cabling systems, such as TIA/EIA-568B for commercial buildings and -570A for homes. Thoroughly revised and updated, Premises Cabling, 2nd Edition is one of the only books that includes coverage of Category 6 cable and addresses the growing use of structured cabling systems in homes. This edition also features all-new chapters on intelligent buildings and residential cabling. The newest twisted-pair technology for category 5e and 6 cabling, new performance requirements, new network standards plus new developments in fiber optics are also included.
All of the technical aspects of wiring a building for voice and data communications are thoroughly addressed in this handbook, including planning, installation, usage, and certification. The test clearly describes the characteristics of copper and fiber optic cables, highlighting why a certain type of cable is best for a particular application. 75 illus.
1. Introduction. 2. Copper Cables. 3. Fiber Optics. 4. Connectors and Interconnections. 5. Networks. 6. System-Level Cabling. 7. Intelligent Buildings. 8. Installing Cabling Systems. 9. Certifying the Cabling System. 10. Documenting and Administrating the Cabling System. 11. Resident Cabling Systems. Appendices: A. Premises Cabling Specification. B. Abbreviations and Acronyms. C. Glossary. D. Cable Color Codes. E. Further Reading.