The Cabling Handbook

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1999 - Computer networks - 684 pages
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The professional's guide to computer and telecom cabling!"
Step-by-step planning, implementation, and management"
Cost-justifying new cabling systems-including fiber"
Detailed product comparisons"
"The Cabling Handbook" is a comprehensive guide to every aspect of LAN and telecommunications cabling, from planning through installation and management. From Category 5 twisted pair to the latest fiber-to-the-desktop solutions, it's all here: standards, product comparisons, topology and architecture design, electrical and safety considerations, and much more. You'll find specific guidance on cost-justifying new cabling systems, planning for growth, choosing installers, testing, certification, and maintenance. Coverage includes: "

Systematic cable troubleshooting techniques"
How to choose the right installer"
Comparisons of top cabling systems: SYSTIMAX, IBM, Nortel, MOD-TAP, ITT, ICS, AMP, Krone, and others"
Wireless LANs: security, coverage, safety, throughput, installation, and other key issues"
Next-generation technologies, including high-speed cable Internet service and xDSL"

Expert John Vacca goes beyond LANs, reviewing key cable-related issues associated with campus networks, WANs, and the Internet. You'll find extensive coverage of cable management software and documenting cable systems. The book contains detailed listings of top cable installers, fiber optic cable manufacturers, cable labeling vendors, and SCSI and wireless LAN providers."
Whether you buy, sell, or manage cabling systems, you need to maximize quality and minimize disruption-now, and for decades to come. One book shows you how:"The Cabling Handbook" ."

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Types of Cable and Hardware
Wireless Media
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About the author (1999)

John Vacca, an information technology consultant and author of 23 technology books, is based in Pomeroy, OH. He was previously the Computer Security Official (CSO) for NASA's International Space Station.

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