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Cabling Network, Wireless & Fiber Optics Installation Standards

Jurandir Primo, P.E.

This course is a basic introduction for Cabling Network, Wireless & Fiber Optics, that is a section of the cabling technology that deals with the science that applies and develops standard cables manufacturing and network techniques for use in equipment and industrial processes. Cabling network consists of various systems, containing any combination of electrical equipment, computers, printers, terminals, audio, visual display devices and telephones, interconnected by cables to transmit and receive power or information.

Electric-power transmission is the bulk transfer of electrical energy, from generating power plants to electrical substations located near demand centers. The rapid industrialization in 20th century made electrical transmission lines and grids a critical infrastructure item in most industrialized nations. The interconnection of local generation plants and small distribution networks, was greatly spread after World War II. Later these generating plants were connected to supply civil loads through long-distance transmission.

Structured Cabling System is the wiring network that carries data, voice, multimedia, security, wireless connections, throughout a building or an industrial plant, including cabling, connecting hardwares, equipment and telecommunication rooms. The need for increased bandwidth grows and applications are continually more complex, thus, TIA/EIA-568B specifies several “categories” for both components and cables. Today, the most common application of wireless systems and 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10-GbE) have a large backbone connecting high-speed LANs.

Since optical fibers were developed, this technology represented a revolution in the way of conveying information. The optical fiber has been used to transmit voice, television and data signals by light waves, by means of thin and flexible wires, consisting of glass or plastic. Optical fibers are now proven, approved, and in reality a recognized technology. Optical fibers have a vast field of study. The understanding of optical segments, electronic and communications comes to be, very important to the study of optical structures.

Fieldbus is an industrial network system used in process control and industrial automation, as a way to connect instruments in a manufacturing plant. Fieldbus is the name of a family of industrial computer network protocols used for a real-time distributed control, standardized today, as IEC 61158. Field is an abstraction of equipment plant levels. Bus is a well-known word in computer science as a set of common line that electrically (or optically) connects various circuits in order to transfer the data among them.

The new network cabling technology FTTP (Fiber-to-the-Premises) or FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home), provides and end-to-end fiber optic connection to a home or building and can deliver faster speeds, and offer flexibility where is necessary to share a high speed fiber broadband with a mixture of wired and wireless connectivity or just pure wireless connectivity without the need of a main computer server.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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