Fiber optics has become the backbone of all communications systems, including telecom - landline and wireless - the Internet, CATV, LANs, etc. Most books cover the installation of fiber optic networks, yet every network requires extensive planning and design to ensure a successful installation. This FOA book focuses on the design phase of a fiber optic network. It is aimed at the project manager, supervisor, owner, designer and installer of the network to inform them of the processes involved in the proper planning of a fiber optic communications project.
About the Author
Jim Hayes is a co-founder of the Fiber Optic Association and current President. He has a degree in Physics and Astronomy from Vanderbilt University. Jim has been involved in fiber optics since he was introduced to the technology by researchers at Bell Labs in 1978. In 1980, he co-founded FOTEC, the fiber optic test equipment company that was acquired by Fluke in 2001. He began training techs in fiber optics in 1982 and started Fiber U, a fiber optic training conference in 1993. In 1995, along with a dozen Fiber U instructors from many companies in the fiber optic business, schools and professional trainers, he was a co-founder of the Fiber Optic Association. Jim is the author of 8 books on fiber optics and cabling, hundreds of articles, editor of the FOA monthly newsletter and has been a columnist for Electrical Contractor Magazine since 1999.