Designing a Structured Cabling System to ISO 11801: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Designing a Structured Cabling System to ISO 11801

2nd Edition

By Barry J. Elliot

CRC Press

250 pages

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Hardback: 9780824741303
pub: 2002-10-04
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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


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


Step-by-Step Guide to Designing a Structured Cabling System

Example Specification and Design


I List of Relevant Standards

II Contact Addresses for Standards Organizations and Other Interested Parties


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General