Size: 8-1/2 X 11", 64 Pages
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This is an up-to-date reference on outside plant fiber optic construction for the contractor, installer, designer and for use with the The FOA Reference Guide to Outside Plant Fiber Optics for training courses or studying for FOA CFOS/O and other certifications.
This textbook is a detailed guide to outside plant fiber optic construction, It includes the processes used for installing the fiber optic cable plant starting with the construction work necessary before the fiber optic cable is installed and the techs begin splicing, terminating and testing the cable plant. Topics covered include trenching for underground construction, installing poles for aerial cables, directional boring, etc. It is intended as a companion to the FOA Reference Guide To Outside Plant Fiber Optics and for use in FOA OSP specialist certification classes.
This book was created by Joe Botha of Triple Play Fibre Optic Solutions in South Africa as a textbook for classes he teaches on construction. Joe, an FOA Master Instructor, created the course to fill a need for training OSP construction crews. The book covers topics which are rare in textbooks; practical solutions to designing and installing the fiber optic cable plant. It is an extremely valuable reference book for all owners, designers, supervisors and installers of fiber optic OSP networks.
This book is part of the set of the FOA fiber optic reference guides including:
The FOA has always tried to provide the world with sources of technically correct, unbiased information on fiber optics using both print and electronic media. The FOA Online Reference Guide on the FOA website is probably the largest and most used reference site on fiber optics on the Internet. The FOA Online Reference Guide provides a readily-accessed reference for FOA certifications for those schools using electronic texts. For those who prefer printed materials, we offer this book, a basic reference for fiber optics and a study guide for FOA certifications. Supplementary materials with even more depth on many subjects, of course, will be on the FOA website.
The new FOA book uses state-of-the-art "publish on demand" technology where the book is printed when you order it using the latest printing technology. This new technology is less expensive than conventional publishing plus the cost of inventory is no longer an issue for books. We can update the book easily to keep up with new technology, applications, and FOA programs. And using a web ordering and delivery system saves even more costs associated with the overhead and distribution of a conventional publisher. The FOA, a real non-profit organization working for the good of the industry, is passing these savings directly on to you!
The FOA Reference Guide To Outside Plant Fiber Optics has a companion curriculum available from the FOA for trainers who want an instructor's guide, PowerPoint Slides, Student Lab manuals, etc. Here is more information on FOA Curriculum.
About the Author
Joe Botha of Triple Play Fibre Optic Solutions in South Africa is an FOA Master Instructor who teaches courses in fiber optics including cable plant construction throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
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