Designing a Structured Cabling System to ISO 11801: Cross-referenced to European CENELEC and American Standards

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Woodhead Publishing, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 316 pages
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This book is a practical design manual for structured cabling and explains the terminology and physics behind the relevant standards, what the applicable standards are, how they fit together and where to obtain them.

Designing a structured cabling system to ISO 11801 2nd edition is the first book to give a commentary on the latest design standard for structured cabling: ISO 11801: Information Technology - generic cabling for customer premises, 2nd edition 2002

Anyone using this book will be able to read and understand this new version of the standard and all the other relevant standards and relate their requirements to the manufacturers' data sheets and their, frequently conflicting, claims. It provides clear and effective answers to the problems raised by the need to design, procure, install and text a modern cabling system, using both copper and optical fibre cable technology.

The book not only offers a step-by-step guide through the new standard but also cross references all other relevant International, European and American standards including EN 50174 (Europe) and ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B (USA).

This book is intended as a resource for IT managers, consultants, cable installation engineers and system designers who need to understand the technology of cabling systems and the vast panoply of standards that regulate them.

  • A practical design manual for structured cabling using both copper and optical fibre cable technology
  • Comprehensive guide to the design recommendations of ISO/IEC 11801: Information Technology - generic cabling for customer premises, 2nd edition 2002
  • Essential for IT managers, consultants, cable installation engineers and system designers needing to design, procure, install and test modern cabling systems
  

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At last a practical book on structured cabling from someone who lives the real world.
An easy style that makes it easy to read from start to finish, and a useful reference book for when help is needed the next time a structured cabling project strikes again.

Contents

Introduction
1
Topology or architecture of structured
13
Building blocks of structured cabling systems
26
Ensuring enough bandwidth for today
78
The screened versus unscreened debate
91
Pathways and spaces
101
Earthing grounding and bonding
129
Administration schemes
155
Testing
169
Stepbystep guide to designing a structured
207
Example specification and design
253
Appendices
279
Contact addresses for Standards Organisations
304
lndex
315
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About the author (2002)

Barry Elliott is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with 20 years' experience in cable engineering and communications system design. He has worked for the Civil Aviation Authority and Ferranti Computer Systems. He is a BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer and holds an MBA from Henley Management College. He is currently Technical Marketing Manager at Brand-Rex Ltd.

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