Cabling: The Complete Guide to Network Wiring by David Groth, David McBee, Jim McBee, David Barnett

By David Groth, David McBee, Jim McBee, David Barnett

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Network-technology designers are Cabling and the Need for Speed 11 already planning technologies that may support data rates of up to 10Gbps, such as 10Gbps ATM and 10Gbps Ethernet. The average number of nodes on a network segment has decreased dramatically, while the number of applications and the size of the data transferred has increased dramatically. Applications are becoming more complex and the amount of network bandwidth required by the typical user is increasing. Is the bandwidth provided by some of the new ultra-high-speed network applications (such as 1Gb Ethernet) required today?

Applications are the same as those for Category 5 cabling. Other TIA/EIA categories are in development that will support even higher frequencies than 100MHz; among these are Category 6 and Category 7 cabling. The cabling standards are discussed in more detail in Chapter 2. Additional information on copper media can be found in Chapters 7 and 9. Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Shielded twisted-pair (STP) cabling was first made popular by IBM when it introduced Type classification for data cabling. Though more expensive to purchase and install than UTP, STP offers some distinct advantages.

If you wait, more pressing concerns may cause you to ignore it. 6 Chapter 1 • Introduction to Data Cabling The Importance of Reliable Cabling We cannot stress enough the importance of reliable cabling. Two recent studies vindicated our evangelical approach to data cabling. The studies showed: TIP • Data cabling typically accounts for less than 10 percent of the total cost of the network infrastructure. • The life span of the typical cabling system is upwards of 16 years. Cabling is likely the second most long-lived asset you have (the first being the shell of the building).

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