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Title:
Data, voice, and video cabling
Author:
Hayes, Jim, 1946-
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Publication Information:
Africa ; Albany, NY : Delmar Thomson Learning, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xii 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780766809642
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Book

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Summary

This comprehensive "hands-on" text provides a clear focus on cabling for LANs, security systems, telephones, or CATV. This book fills a void in the communications world by featuring detailed instruction on how state-of-the-art cable installation should be done. Separate sections on fiber optics and copper wiring clarify both and highlight the differences in installation. The background material helps the student understand why and how the networks and cable systems work, while describing the components used, and step-by-step procedures for both installing and verifying performance. Chapters arranged for classroom instruction and lab or practice exercises include a complete set of questions for review.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
A Note of Appreciationp. xii
Part 1 Introduction to Data, Voice, and Video Cabling
Chapter 1 The History of Telecommunicationsp. 3
Telegraphyp. 3
Telephonyp. 4
Wireless: Radio and Televisionp. 5
Computer Networksp. 6
Chapter Reviewp. 8
Chapter 2 The Technology of Communicationsp. 9
The Operation of Telephonesp. 9
Video Transmissionp. 11
CATV Networksp. 13
Computer Networksp. 15
Network Examplesp. 20
Chapter Reviewp. 24
Chapter 3 Overview of Wiring Installationsp. 27
Cable Installationp. 27
Installing Equipmentp. 28
Safety in Installationsp. 31
Managing Installationsp. 31
Inspectionp. 32
Chapter Reviewp. 32
Chapter 4 Structured Cablingp. 33
Standards for Network Cablingp. 34
Building Cabling According to EIA/TIA 568p. 36
Fiber Optics and Structured Cabling Systemsp. 48
Chapter Reviewp. 49
Part 2 Copper Wiring
Chapter 5 Telephone Wiringp. 53
Residential or Commercial?p. 53
Inside Wiringp. 54
Installation and Code Requirementsp. 55
Circuit Protectionp. 57
Interior Communications Conductorsp. 58
Telephone Wiring Componentsp. 58
Second Line Installationsp. 60
Small Office Installationsp. 60
Planning the Installationp. 62
Separation and Physical Protection for Premises Wiringp. 64
Installation Safetyp. 64
Installation Stepsp. 65
Testingp. 67
Installation Checklistp. 68
Chapter Reviewp. 68
Chapter 6 Video System Installationsp. 71
Video Cablingp. 71
Installationp. 72
Terminationp. 72
Code Requirementsp. 73
Chapter Reviewp. 78
Chapter 7 Network Cablingp. 81
Cabling Requirementsp. 81
Network Cabling Typesp. 84
Wireless Transmissionp. 85
Infrared Transmissionp. 86
Power Line Carrier Networksp. 87
Other Transmission Meansp. 87
NEC Code Requirementsp. 88
Network Cable Handlingp. 91
Typical Installationsp. 92
Pulling Cablesp. 94
Mounting Hardware in Closets or Equipment Roomsp. 101
Cabling in the Closet or Equipment Roomp. 102
Chapter Reviewp. 103
Chapter 8 Testing Voice, Data, and Video Wiringp. 105
Coax Cable Testingp. 105
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Testingp. 105
Wire Mappingp. 106
Impedance, Resistance, and Return Lossp. 113
Cable Lengthp. 113
Attenuationp. 114
Near End Crosstalk (NEXT)p. 115
Power Sum NEXTp. 116
Attenuation to Crosstalk Ratio (ACR)p. 116
Propagation Delay and Delay Skewp. 116
Cable Plant "Certification" to Standardsp. 118
NEXT and Attenuationp. 118
Chapter Reviewp. 120
Chapter 9 Wiring Termination Practicesp. 121
Coax Wiringp. 121
Category 3 and 5 Structured Cablingp. 125
Attaching the Connecting Blockp. 134
Connecting the Mating Cablep. 135
Connecting to the Connecting Blockp. 135
Chapter Reviewp. 148
Part 3 Fiber Optics
Chapter 10 Fiber Optic Cabling Systemsp. 151
Which Fiber Optics?p. 151
Fiber Optic Networksp. 154
Chapter Reviewp. 157
Chapter 11 Optical Fiber and Cablep. 159
Fiber Attenuationp. 162
Fiber Bandwidthp. 163
Bending Lossesp. 165
Fiber Optic Cablep. 165
Fiber Optic Cable Installationp. 169
Chapter Reviewp. 171
Chapter 12 Fiber Optic Connectors and Splicesp. 173
Connectorsp. 173
Splicesp. 180
Connector and Splice Performancep. 181
Cable Plant Hardwarep. 184
Chapter Reviewp. 186
Chapter 13 Fiber Optic Testingp. 187
Standard Test Proceduresp. 187
Measuring Units of Loss in Decibelsp. 192
What Loss Should You Get When Testing Cables?p. 192
Finding Bad Connectorsp. 193
Chapter Reviewp. 199
Chapter 14 Fiber Optic Installation Practicesp. 201
Fiber Optic Safety Rulesp. 201
Tools for Cable Preparation and Pullingp. 202
Preparing Cable for Pullingp. 202
Preparing Cable for Termination and Splicingp. 211
Handling and Stripping the Fiberp. 213
Pulling Cablep. 214
Fiber Optic Connector Terminationp. 215
Testing Your Connectorsp. 225
splicingp. 228
Exercisep. 229
Preparing Cablep. 229
Stripping and Cleaving the Fiberp. 230
Inserting the Fibers into the Splicep. 231
Testing the Splicep. 231
Optimizing the Splicep. 231
Conclusionp. 231
Chapter Reviewp. 232
Part 4 The Business of Data, Voice, and Video Cabling
Chapter 15 Business Issuesp. 235
Sources of Businessp. 236
Marketingp. 236
Becoming a Consultantp. 237
Employee Trainingp. 237
Estimating Costsp. 237
Vendorsp. 238
Laborp. 239
Handling Subcontractsp. 241
The Takeoffp. 241
Charging Trainingp. 242
Overheadp. 242
Modifying Labor Unitsp. 243
Biddingp. 243
Opening a New Companyp. 244
Supervisingp. 247
Inspectionp. 248
Chapter Reviewp. 249
Glossaryp. 251
Appendix A Labor Rates for Communications Wiringp. 271
CCTV/CATVp. 271
Computers and Networksp. 272
Telephonesp. 274
Fiber Opticsp. 275
Appendix B Standards Groupsp. 277
Indexp. 279

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