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Finally, a reference for the Electrical Contractor, Network Administrator, or anyone involved in the wiring of a building for high-performance voice and data communications. This timely and thorough new offering covers both copper and fiber optic cables, the associated hardware and why each is suited to particular applications. You can learn, review, and understand all of the technical aspects related to networking systems, including traditional token rings and high-speed token rings. Inside you'll find a ...
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Overview

Finally, a reference for the Electrical Contractor, Network Administrator, or anyone involved in the wiring of a building for high-performance voice and data communications. This timely and thorough new offering covers both copper and fiber optic cables, the associated hardware and why each is suited to particular applications. You can learn, review, and understand all of the technical aspects related to networking systems, including traditional token rings and high-speed token rings. Inside you'll find a detailed and complete guide and reference for wiring a building; from planning, installing, using, and certifying. Each main topic begins with discussion of present and normal uses for the cable or hardware. Then it evolves into more technical points. This allows you to build your knowledge or to easily find the specific information you require.

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.

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Deals with the planning and implementation of cabling in buildings, including copper cables, fiber optics, connectors and networks. The second edition adds two chapters that cover residential cabling and building automation cabling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827372443
  • Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Series: Electrical Trades Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.35 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald J. Sterling, Jr. has over 25 years of experience as a technical and ad copywriter in the areas of electronics and high technology. He has worked with AMP, Lucent Technologies, Agere Systems, ExceLight Communications, and other leaders in optical communications. Currently, Mr. Sterling is working for an advertising agency that deals with high technology. In addition to this book, he has also written related books, which include coverage of fibers in specific applications.

Les Baxter was employed at Bell Laboratories for 24 years and is the founder of Baxter Enterprises, a consulting firm specializing in the architecture and development of telecommunications products, systems, and applications. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His education includes an MSEE from the University of Delaware, a BSEE from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a mini-MBA in Global Business from Penn State. He has published more than 30 articles in technical and trade publications and has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has contributed to a number of EIA/TIA, IEEE, and ISO/IEC standards and is currently the secretary of the IEEE P1394c Working Group.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Copper Cables 9
Ch. 3 Fiber Optics 35
Ch. 4 Connectors and Interconnection Hardware 53
Ch. 5 Networks 79
Ch. 6 The Wired Building 111
Ch. 7 Installing Cabling Systems 121
Ch. 8 Certifying the Cabling System 133
Ch. 9 Documenting and Administrating the Installation 151
Appendix A Premises Cabling Specifications 159
Appendix B Abbreviations and Acronyms 170
Appendix C Glossary 173
Appendix D Cable Color Codes 178
Appendix E Further Reading 182
Index 183
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