Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, 5th Edition

  • 23h 41m
  • Andrew Oliviero, Bill Woodward
  • Sybex
  • 2014

Develop the skills you need to design and build a reliable, cost-effective cabling infrastructure

Fully updated for the growing demand of fiber optics for large-scale communications networks and telecommunication standards, this new edition is organized into two parts. Part I covers LAN Networks and Cabling Systems offers comprehensive coverage on current cabling methodologies and is updated to the latest industry standards. Part II addresses Fiber-Optic Cabling and Components probes deeper into fiber optics, and can be used to prepare for the Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) and/or Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) certifications, two of the Electronic Technician's Association's leading certifications.

  • Explains why cutting corners is a bad idea
  • Walks you through the obstacles to high-speed data transfer
  • Encourages you to follow the golden rules of cabling

This new edition is the only book you need for current cabling methodologies and standards.

About the Authors

Andrew Oliviero is Director of Product Line Management of optical fiber products at OFS, a supplier of optical fiber, cable apparatus and specialty products. He is involved in the development of optical fiber cabling standards in TIA, IEC, ISO, and IEEE. He was involved in the development of the ANSI /TI A-568-C standard and held the Chair position of TI A’s Fiber Optic LAN Section in 2007. Oliviero holds a B.S.E and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts.

Bill Woodward has been working with and teaching fiber optics since 1992. He is chairman of SAE International’s Aerospace Fiber Optics and Applied Photonics Committee, AS-3 and chairman of the AS-3B2 Education and Design Working Group. He has also served four terms as chairman of the Electronics Technicians Association; in addition, he is chairman of the committees responsible for the FOI, FOT and DCI certifications.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Data Cabling
  • Cabling Specifications and Standards
  • Choosing the Correct Cabling
  • Cable System and Infrastructure Constraints
  • Cabling System Components
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Copper Cable Media
  • Fiber-Optic Media
  • Wall Plates
  • Connectors
  • Network Equipment
  • Wireless Networks
  • Cabling System Design and Installation
  • Cable Connector Installation
  • Cable System Testing and Troubleshooting
  • Creating a Request for Proposal
  • Cabling @ Work: Experience from the Field
  • History of Fiber Optics and Broadband Access
  • Principles of Fiber-Optic Transmission
  • Basic Principles of Light
  • Optical Fiber Construction and Theory
  • Optical Fiber Characteristics
  • Safety
  • Fiber-Optic Cables
  • Splicing
  • Connectors
  • Fiber-Optic Light Sources and Transmitters
  • Fiber-Optic Detectors and Receivers
  • Passive Components and Multiplexers
  • Passive Optical Networks
  • Cable Installation and Hardware
  • Fiber-Optic System Design Considerations
  • Test Equipment and Link/Cable Testing
  • Troubleshooting and Restoration


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