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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-80738-5
1320 pages
March 2014
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Develop the skills you need to design and build a reliable, cost-effective cabling infrastructure

Fully updated for the growing demand of fiber optics for large-scale communications networks and telecommunication standards, this new edition is organized into two parts. Part I covers LAN Networks and Cabling Systems offers comprehensive coverage on current cabling methodologies and is updated to the latest industry standards. Part II addresses Fiber-Optic Cabling and Components probes deeper into fiber optics, and can be used to prepare for the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and/or Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certifications, two of the Electronic Technician's Association's leading certifications.

  • Explains why cutting corners is a bad idea
  • Walks you through the obstacles to high-speed data transfer
  • Encourages you to follow the golden rules of cabling

This new edition is the only book you need for current cabling methodologies and standards.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxxiii

Part I: LAN Networks and Cabling Systems1

Chapter 1: Introduction to Data Cabling 3

Chapter 2: Cabling Specifications and Standards 57

Chapter 3: Choosing the Correct Cabling 103

Chapter 4: Cable System and Infrastructure Constraints 133

Chapter 5: Cabling System Components 157

Chapter 6: Tools of the Trade 183

Chapter 7: Copper Cable Media 215

Chapter 8: Fiber-Optic Media 255

Chapter 9: Wall Plates 281

Chapter 10: Connectors 299

Chapter 11: Network Equipment 325

Chapter 12: Wireless Networks 343

Chapter 13: Cabling System Design and Installation .367

Chapter 14: Cable Connector Installation .401

Chapter 15: Cable System Testing and Troubleshooting 433

Chapter 16: Creating a Request for Proposal 467

Chapter 17: Cabling @ Work: Experience from the Field 493

Part II: Fiber-Optic Cabling and Components 507

Chapter 18: History of Fiber Optics and Broadband Access 509

Chapter 19: Principles of Fiber-Optic Transmission 519

Chapter 20: Basic Principles of Light 539

Chapter 21: Optical Fiber Construction and Theory 555

Chapter 22: Optical Fiber Characteristics 573

Chapter 23: Safety 605

Chapter 24: Fiber-Optic Cables 621

Chapter 25: Splicing 653

Chapter 26: Connectors 693

Chapter 27: Fiber-Optic Light Sources and Transmitters 763

Chapter 28: Fiber-Optic Detectors and Receivers 793

Chapter 29: Passive Components and Multiplexers 819

Chapter 30: Passive Optical Networks 849

Chapter 31: Cable Installation and Hardware 869

Chapter 32: Fiber-Optic System Design Considerations 903

Chapter 33: Test Equipment and Link/Cable Testing 941

Chapter 34: Troubleshooting and Restoration 995

Appendices 1037

Appendix A: The Bottom Line 1039

Appendix B: Cabling Resources 1097

Appendix C: Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Certification 1103

Appendix D: Home Cabling: Wiring Your Home for Now and the Future 1109

Appendix E: Overview of IEEE 1394 and USB Networking 1115

Appendix F: The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA) Certifications 1121

Glossary 1155

Index 1241

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Author Information

Andrew Oliviero is Director of Product Line Management of optical fiber products at OFS, a supplier of optical fiber, cable apparatus and specialty products. He is involved in the development of optical fiber cabling standards in TIA, IEC, ISO, and IEEE. He was involved in the development of the ANSI /TI A-568-C standard and held the Chair position of TI A's Fiber Optic LAN Section in 2007. Oliviero holds a B.S.E and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts.

Bill Woodward has been working with and teaching fiber optics since 1992. He is chairman of SAE International's Aerospace Fiber Optics and Applied Photonics Committee, AS-3 and chairman of the AS-3B2 Education and Design Working Group. He has also served four terms as chairman of the Electronics Technicians Association; in addition, he is chairman of the committees responsible for the FOI, FOT and DCI certifications.

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