A guide to the design, procurement, installation and testing procedures for local area networks (LANs) using copper and optical fibre cable technology. It describes the theory as well as practical issues involved in the complexities of today's office-based LANs. It also compares international, European, and US LAN and premises cabling standards.
Basic applied mathematics; basic physics - electrical; basic physics - optical; communications theory; local area networking and associated cabling; copper cable technology - components; copper cable technology - transmission characteristics; copper cable technology - testing; optical cable technology - optical fibre; optical cable technology - cable; optical cable technology - components; optical cable technology - testing; cable system design and international standards. Appendices: list of relevant standards; contact addresses for standards organizations and other interested bodies.