2nd Edition

Designing a Structured Cabling System to ISO 11801




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ISBN 9780824741303
Published October 4, 2002 by CRC Press
250 Pages

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Book Description

Covering major standards and relevant design issues, this book explains how to specify, install, and test a modern reliable structured cabling system and analyzes the terminology and physics behind the standards. The author empowers the reader with the skills required to read and understand standards and address problems raised by the need to design, procure, install, and test a modern cabling system, using both copper and optical fiber cable technology. He thoroughly discusses the technology and the vast number of standards that accompany it. The material is based on the design recommendations of ISO/IEC 11801. The appendix lists relevant standards and provides contacts for standards organizations.

Table of Contents

Introduction
First Pick Your Standards
Topology or Architecture of Structured Cabling Systems
Building Blocks of Structured Cabling Systems
Ensuring Enough Bandwidth for Today and Tomorrow
The Screened Versus Unscreened Debate
Fire Performance of Indoor Cables
Pathways and Spaces
Earthing, Ground and Bonding
Administration Schemes
Testing
Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Structured Cabling System
Example Specification and Design
Appendices
I List of Relevant Standards
II Contact Addresses for Standards Organizations and Other Interested Parties
Index

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