Networking Standards

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 The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is the umbrella standards organization  for the United States. The standards developed by this organization for networking  professionals are more general, forming the background for the more specific standards  specified here. An example of recent ANSI activity is the development of fiber-optic  standards for storage area networks.  The Electronics Industry Association (EIA) and its subgroup, the Telecommunications  Industry Association (TIA), form a trade organization with a major role in categorizing the  cabling used to connect network devices. The most commonly applied standard in this  class is the description of the twisted-pair copper cabling. Twisted-pair wires are wrapped 
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Unformatted text preview: around each other to reduce internal interference, or "crosstalk." Twisted-pair wiring is in turn classified as "shielded"using an outer conductive sheath to reduce external electromagnetic interferenceand "unshielded." The "unshielded" type is more widespread in today's market. The EIA/TIA structured cabling standard specifies the preferred installation methods for optimal operation, thereby forming the foundation for network architecture design and implementation. The most commonly used cable is the Category-5 cable, also called Cat-5. Most Cat-5 cables are unshielded...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course ITC 020 taught by Professor Abcd during the Spring '12 term at Andrew Jackson.

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