Telecommunications Wiring, 3rd Edition

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By Clyde N. Herrick

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Dec 1, 2000

Table of Contents

1. Electrical Characteristics of Wire.


Introduction. Voltage in an Electric Circuit. Current in an Electrical Circuit. Resistance in Wiring Circuits. PPower and Power Loss. Signal-to-Noise Ratio. Inductance and Inductive Reactance in Wiring Circuits. Capacitance in Wiring Circuits. Impedance in Wiring Circuits. Digital Signals. Analog Signal Concepts. Ground and Grounding. Cross Talk in Wiring. Attenuation of Signal Information. Insulation of Conductors. Summary.


2. Transmission Media: Twisted Pair.


Introduction. Unshielded Twisted-Pair (UTP) Cabling. Cross Talk on Twisted-Pair Cable. Shielding of Transmission Lines. Applications and Functions of Twisted Pairs. Special Applications of Twisted-Pair Wires. Twisted-Pair Cable Termination. Distribution Frames. Existing Cable Systems and Compatibility. Electrical Characteristics of Twisted-Pair Cabling. Flat Cable and Ribbon Cable. Tools for Installation of Twisted-Pair Wires. Advantages of Twisted-Pair Wiring. Summary.


3. Coaxial Cable.


Introduction. Characteristics and Construction of Coaxial Cable. Coaxial Cable Connectors and Terminations. Grounding of Coaxial Cable. Application of Coaxial Cable. Advantages of Coaxial Cable. Disadvantages of Coaxial Cable. Summary.


4. Fiber Optics.


Introduction. Fiber Types. Light Conversion. Cable Construction. Cable Characteristics. Data Rate. Specifying a Type of Fiber-Optic Cable. Installation Considerations. Cable Termination. Preparing a Splice and Termination. Preparing Fiber for Splicing. General Considerations. Fiber-Optic Premise Connections. Advantages of Fiber-Optic Cabling. Summary.


5. NEC Requirements for Telecommunication Wiring.


Introduction. NEC Cable Certification. NEC Catalog Reference Information. Vertical Flame Test. Listing, Marking, and Applications of Communication Cable. Installation of Communication Wires, Cables, and Accessories. Applications of Communication Wires and Cables. Summary.


6. Basic Network Topologies.


Introduction. Tools of the Trade. Basic Network Models. Determining Network Connections. Point-to-Point Topology. Multipoint or Multidrop Networks. Bus Network. STAR Topology. Hierarchical Topology. Ring Network. Network Access Protocols. Making the Right Connection. Summary.


7. Digital Subscriber Line.


Introduction. DSL Designations-xDSL. xDSL Applications. DSL Access Equipment. Summary.


8. Planning the Wiring Installation.


Introduction. Project Scope. Existing Cabling. User Population. Number and Type of Work Areas. Documentation and Room-Layout Database. Number and Type of Devices Required. Phone and/or Station Equipment Requirements. Maximum Power Allocation and the Number of Power Outlets. Test Equipment and Commitment to Support Personnel Training. Teleco, Voice, and Data Support Room Requirements. Environmental Concerns. Grounding and Bonding. Cable Network Mechanical Supports. Electromagnetic Interference. User Device Ownership. Hot Host Service. Building Office and Device Inventory. Network and Plan Documentation. Quality and Electronic Control. Service Impact Severity Classifications. Service Areas Affected by Work to Be Performed. Reviewing Building Plans and Cable Requirements. Service Desk. Scheduling the Job. Writing the Request for Bid Proposal. Documentation Responsibility. Installing the Wiring. New Building Application. Establishing a Labeling Scheme. DataBase Tracking System. Safety. Plan Review by All Affected Parties. Summary.


9. Installing the Cable.


Introduction. Making the Plan. Cable Strategy. Two-Point Connection Strategy. Three-Point Connection Strategy. Four-Point Connection Strategy. Rules for Installing Cable. Cable Installation Techniques. General Rules for Cable Installation. Cable Security. Cable Installation Hardware. Grounding the Cabling System. Electrical Protection Devices. Summary. Questions.


10. Premise Wiring Systems.


Introduction. Fiber-Optic Networks. TIA/EIA-568 Commercial Building Telecommunication Cabling Standards. Campus Backbone. Equipment Rooms and Network Cabling. Splice Points. Building Cabling Architecture. Centralized Network Administration. Distributed Network Administration. Small Business Scenario. Summary.


11. Testing and Troubleshooting.


Introduction. Objectives of Testing and Troubleshooting. Testing Twisted-Pair Wires. Continuity Test of a Cable. A Short to Ground Test. Tone Test Generators. Testing a Coaxial Cable. Standardized Testing Procedures and Online Database. Troubleshooting Cable with a Time Domain Reflectrometer. Testing a Fiber-Optic Cable. End-to-End Attenuation Test. Custom-Assembled Cables. Signal-to-Noise Ratio Measurements. Reference Point for Power Level. Zero Transmission Level. Measuring Internal Sound Level. Category 5 Cable Testing. The Technical Support Center. Summary.


12. Documenting the Wiring System.


Introduction. Labeling the Cabling System. Blueprints and Diagrams. Distribution Logs. Work Area Inventory Sheets. Handwritten Entry versus Terminal-Based Entry. Summary.


13. Telecommunication Database.


Introduction. File-Based Tracking System. DataBase Tracking System. Structured Query Language. Basic Components of a Database Management System. Database Manager's Responsibility. Sample Database. Field Description for Master Panels. Type of Request Section. Field Description for Link and Connect Panel. Service Availability Panel. Field Descriptions for the Work Order Panel. Summary.


14. Managing Wiring Problems.


Introduction. Tracking. Measuring, Testing, and Troubleshooting. Retrofitting. Cost Factors. Database Development. Network Security. Writing a Bid Proposal Request. Summary.


15. Writing the Specifications for a Bid Proposal.


Introduction. Details to Include in A Request for Proposal. Development Time. Special Contractor Considerations. Bid Proposal Forms. Detailed Work Proposal. Summary.


16. New Technology.


Introduction. PowerLine Technology. Summary.



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