The Cabling Handbook

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2001 - Computers - 1310 pages
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The Cabling Handbook, Second Edition is a thorough, up-to-the-minute professional's 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 more. This new second edition has been updated with extensive new coverage of fiber technologies, home networking, cable modems, and many other key topics. It offers expert guidance for every step of the cabling system lifecycle, from planning and specification, to choosing installers, testing, certification, and maintenance. Cabling expert John Vacca goes beyond LANs, reviewing key cable-related issues associated with campus networks, WANs, the Internet and xDSL, as well as today's increasingly viable wireless alternatives. You'll also find extensive coverage of tools and techniques for documenting and managing cabling systems. The book contains detailed, up-to-date listings of top cable installers, fiber optic cable manufacturers, cable labeling vendors, wireless systems providers, and more. Whether you buy, sell, or manage cabling systems, The Cabling Handbook, Second Edition will help you maximize quality and minimize disruption -- now, and for decades to come.

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Contents

Foreword
xxvii
Wireless WANs And LANs
xxxiv
Planning for HighSpeed
xxxix
Copyright

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JOHN VACCA, an information technology consultant and author of 24 technology books, is based in Pomeroy, OH. He was previously a computer security official for NASA's International Space Station.

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