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No matter how much or how little you know about fiber optics, this new guide will help you put together safe, efficient systems Conventional electrical wire techniques simply do not apply to fiber optics. If you're one of the many engineers or technicians now required to work with fiber optics, you'll appreciate the wealth of practical information, presented in easily understood language. Using a nonmathematical approach, this guide gives you the principles for installing and opearting fiber optic systems for indoor and outside environments. Fiber optics engineer bob Chomycz provides reliable information that speeds your projects along, including: Safety measures specific to fiber optic work; Handling techniques; Outdoor and indoor cable installation; Splicing and termination methods; Using patch cords and connectors; Power meter and OTDR test procedures; Lightwave equipment; System integration; Maintenance procedures. You'll understand commissioning, testing, troubleshooting, and repairs everything you need to know about fiber optic communications systems. for example, Chomycz provides you with all the details you need to safely install a fiber optic cable between two locations without damaging the cable or causing personal injury. With the wealth of information in Fiber Optic Installations: a Practical Guide, you'll be able to design and install a fiber optics system that's wasy to implement and works the first time it's tested.