||David Groth, Jim McBee, David Barnett
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The authors of the book are glad to welcome readers to the complex and interesting world of cabling for the data communications. Such cabling not only carries the data across the network but is also capable of carrying the voice, alarm signals, serial communications and audio/video transmissions. Over the last decades, the IT world has begun to understand the significant importance of a good cabling system and this, in turn, caused some sort of explosion in the amount of registered installers of the structured cabling. It took about a year to write this book, including the time that was spent for researching and editing of the collected material, which includes feedbacks, tips and field experience provided by so many manufacturers, distributors and contractors. The publication consists of three key parts, the first one being dedicated to the cabling technology and components, the second dealing with the network media and connectors, and the last chapter addressing the issues relating to the design and installation of the cabling. There are also some appendices, namely the dictionary of the terms, cabling resources, overview of the relevant standards etc. The Guide for proper identification of cable connectors and tools is also provided.