See everything you need to know as a cabling professional including standards overviews, cabling glossary of terms, test parameter definitions and test specifications for copper and fiber.
Contaminated end-faces are the #1 cause of fiber cable failure. With data rates increasing over fiber infrastructure, attenuation budgets are getting correspondingly tighter. These lower loss budgets leave less cushion for light loss due to contaminated end-faces at connections. Yet this is an easy problem to prevent when proper inspection and cleaning practices are followed.
The health of your network depends on the quality of your network infrastructure which begins with complete certification by contractors or systems integrators that the cabling infrastructure was properly installed. As a network administrator, it is important to understand how to get the best performance from your cabling investment and how to solve problems quickly when they occur.
Getting called back to jobs is expensive, and avoiding them yields bottom-line savings for residential installers. New qualification testing outlined in TIA-570B allows you to document that cabling installations are defect-free to meet quality expectations and reduce expensive callbacks.
Designing, installing and maintaining a reliable physical cable plant is essential to the well-being of today's mission-critical LANs. End-user organizations, builders, property owners and contractors hire you as a professional consultant to analyze, design and recommend telecommunications products and services.
Installing and maintaining a reliable physical cable plant is essential to the well being of today's mission-critical LANs. New challenges arise as these networks migrate to higher speeds like 10 Gig, especially for Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) networks. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standards board approved the standard for 10 Gigabit/sec Ethernet over twisted-pair cabling (10GBASE-T) in June 2006. We will explain the applicable cabling standards.