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Residential Networks 1st Edition

Les Baxter, P.E.

  • Published
  • 423 Pages

Overview

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.

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.
  • Exposes readers to such state-of-the-art topics as communications infrastructure design and installation, IP addresses, VoIP, broadband access technologies, and multi-dwelling units
  • Authentic examples and the inclusion of actual products from leading manufacturers offer a real-world flavor that brings the content to life
  • An overview at the start of each chapter and a summary and review questions at the end help to focus readers' attention and facilitate understanding
  • Helpful references that include relevant books, technical and trade journals, organizations, and Web sites are provided for those wanting more detail about the material
  • Adaptable coverage is suitable for use in community colleges and technical training programs, as well as by home owners, do-it-yourselfers, and hobbyists alike
Part I -- Technology
Chapter 1 --Introduction
Chapter 2 --Copper Cabling Technology
Chapter 3 --Fiber Optic Technology
Chapter 4 --Cabling Standards
Part II -- Networks
Chapter 5 --Network Fundamentals
Chapter 6 --IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) Networks
Chapter 7 --IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Networks
Chapter 8 --Wireless Networks
Chapter 9 --Access Technologies
Part III -- Applications
Chapter 10 -- Voice and Data Applications
Chapter 11 -- Entertainment Applications
Chapter 12 -- Home Automation
Part IV -- Infrastructure
Chapter 13 -- Communications Infrastructure Design
Chapter 14 -- Cabling Installation
Chapter 15 -- Multi-Dwelling Units
Part V -- Future
Chapter 16 -- Future Trends
Annexes
Annex A -- The Decibel (dB)
Annex B -- Metric Prefixes
Annex C -- Acronyms
Annex D -- Glossary
Annex E -- References

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Premises Cabling

ISBN: 9781401898205
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.

FOR STUDENTS

Premises Cabling

ISBN: 9781401898205
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.