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Premises Cabling, 3rd Edition

  • Donald J. Sterling Jr.
  • Les Baxter, P.E.
  • ISBN-10: 1401898203  |  ISBN-13: 9781401898205
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001, 1996
  • © 2006 | Published
  • List Price = $ 161.95
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About

Overview

There is no better introduction to premises cabling, its components, and its varieties than this basic yet technically accurate presentation of structured cabling systems for both business and home. Now in its Third Edition, Premises Cabling has been updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the industry, such as the Augmented Category 6 UTP cable, the 10GBASE-T Ethernet standard, application-oriented data center cabling, industrial cabling, wireless networks, and more. With the growing importance of standards-based systems, this book is built around various standards for generic cabling systems, such as TIA/EIA-569B for commercial buildings and -570B for homes.

Features and Benefits

  • updated to reflect new network standards including 10 gigabit Ethernet, new performance requirements such as alien crosswalk specifications, and new developments in fiber optics including laser-optimized 50 micron multimode fibers
  • features a concise, informative, and reader-friendly style that depicts the various performance parameters of cabling systems and how all of the parts fit together
  • focused, standards-based coverage is non-vendor specific and has widespread application to all manufacturers' products in a variety of settings
  • particular attention has been given to providing complete and usable information that can be applied to an array of real-world problems

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Copper Cables
3. Fiber Optics
4. Connectors and Interconnection Hardware
5. Networks
6. System Considerations
7. Application-Oriented Cabling Standards
8. Installing Cabling Systems
9. Certifying the Cabling System
10. Documenting and Administrating the Cabling System
11. Residential Cabling Systems
Appendices
Premises Cabling Specification
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Glossary
Cable Color Codes
Further Reading

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Introduction to Low Voltage Systems  (ISBN-10: 140185656X | ISBN-13: 9781401856564)

Jump-start your knowledge of low voltage systems, associated devices, and the methods and terminology of the industry! This introductory, all-inclusive guide combines the basic elements of various low voltage systems into a single source, so that readers gain a concrete understanding of the operation of individual systems - including theory of operation - as well as how they integrate. Information pertaining to devices, connection and cabling, and the National Electrical Code® are all thoroughly examined, outfitting users with an appreciation for the operation of such systems, as well as the language and terminology of the industry. Readers will gain valuable insight into the purpose and use of the Code®, the treatment of devices and their relationship to the entire system, conductors and cabling, and more. Easy-to-read content that is written especially for industry novices employs a thoughtful use of layman's terms so that difficult concepts and topics will be swiftly grasped.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

Residential Networks  (ISBN-10: 1401862675 | ISBN-13: 9781401862671)

Cabling infrastructure and networking technologies are the main focus of this book that features just enough applications and access technologies coverage to illustrate the trade-offs between the options. Residential Networks presents a "soup to nuts" examination of home networking, from physical layer transmission issues to different types of networks and present-day applications such as voice telephony, data networking, entertainment networks, and home automation. Expansive cabling coverage addresses such important areas as planning and design, installation, and testing, while networking technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and FireWire are also surveyed.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

Student Supplements

Introduction to Low Voltage Systems  (ISBN-10: 140185656X | ISBN-13: 9781401856564)

Jump-start your knowledge of low voltage systems, associated devices, and the methods and terminology of the industry! This introductory, all-inclusive guide combines the basic elements of various low voltage systems into a single source, so that readers gain a concrete understanding of the operation of individual systems - including theory of operation - as well as how they integrate. Information pertaining to devices, connection and cabling, and the National Electrical Code® are all thoroughly examined, outfitting users with an appreciation for the operation of such systems, as well as the language and terminology of the industry. Readers will gain valuable insight into the purpose and use of the Code®, the treatment of devices and their relationship to the entire system, conductors and cabling, and more. Easy-to-read content that is written especially for industry novices employs a thoughtful use of layman's terms so that difficult concepts and topics will be swiftly grasped.

List Price = $239.95  | CengageBrain Price = $239.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $180.50

Residential Networks  (ISBN-10: 1401862675 | ISBN-13: 9781401862671)

Cabling infrastructure and networking technologies are the main focus of this book that features just enough applications and access technologies coverage to illustrate the trade-offs between the options. Residential Networks presents a "soup to nuts" examination of home networking, from physical layer transmission issues to different types of networks and present-day applications such as voice telephony, data networking, entertainment networks, and home automation. Expansive cabling coverage addresses such important areas as planning and design, installation, and testing, while networking technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and FireWire are also surveyed.

List Price = $141.95  | CengageBrain Price = $141.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Donald J. Sterling Jr.

Donald J. Sterling, Jr. has over 25 years of experience as a technical and ad copywriter in the areas of electronics and high technology. He has worked with AMP, Lucent Technologies, Agere Systems, ExceLight Communications, and other leaders in optical communications. Currently, Mr. Sterling is working for an advertising agency that deals with high technology. In addition to this book, he has also written related books, which include coverage of fibers in specific applications.

Les Baxter, P.E.

Les Baxter was employed at Bell Laboratories for 24 years and is the founder of Baxter Enterprises, a consulting firm specializing in the architecture and development of telecommunications products, systems, and applications. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His education includes an MSEE from the University of Delaware, a BSEE from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a mini-MBA in Global Business from Penn State. He has published more than 30 articles in technical and trade publications and has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has contributed to a number of EIA/TIA, IEEE, and ISO/IEC standards and is currently the secretary of the IEEE P1394c Working Group.