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 is organized to aid in the understanding of cabling, by following a logical format that covers background information on communications systems and media first, and then delves into more detailed discussions on each media type: copper, wireless, and fiber. Separating the key concepts into specific sections also helps to minimize confusion between the unique installation practices among the different technologies. 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.
James Hayes is a founder of the Structured Cabling Association and President of The Fiber Optic Association, the professional society for fiber optics. He is also a partner in VDV Works, a company that provides technical support to the voice-data-video industry. Originally educated as a physicist and astronomer at Vanderbilt University and The University of California at Santa Cruz, Mr. Hayes has been involved with the electronics and test instrumentation industry since 1968. For the last twenty-five years he has been involved with fiber optics and communications. A frequent lecturer on communications, he writes monthly columns for Electrical Contractor and TED (The Electrical Distributor) and is also the author of THE FIBER OPTIC TECHNICIANS MANUAL, and numerous articles on fiber optics and cabling. Paul Rosenberg has an extensive background in the construction, data, electrical, and fiber-optic trades. He is a leading voice in the electrical industry, with years of experience spanning roles from apprentice to project manager. Paul has written for leading electrical and low-voltage industry magazines and has authored more than 60 books. In addition, he wrote the first standard for the installation of optical cables in buildings (ANSI-NEIS-301) and was awarded a patent for a power transmission module. Paul works as a consultant and expert witness in legal cases, as well as speaking occasionally at industry events.
Part 1. Introduction to Data, Voice, and Video Cabling. 1. The History of Telecommunications. 2. The Technology of Communications. 3. Overview of Wiring Installations. 4. Structured Cabling. Part 2. Copper Wiring. 5. Telephone Wiring. 6. Video System Installations. 7. Network Cabling. 8. Cabling for Wireless Networks. 9. Testing Voice, Data, and Video Wiring. 10. Wiring Termination Practices. Part 3. Fiber Optics. 11. Fiber Optic Cabling Systems. 12. Optical Fiber and Cable. 13. Fiber Optic Connectors and Splices. 14. Fiber Optic Testing. 15. Fiber Optic Installation Practices. Part 4. The Business of Data, Voice, and Video Cabling. 16. Business Issues.
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