Fiber Optic Communications for the Premises Environment



Any network architecture must follow some set of protocols. On the one hand, the set of protocols may be home grown - that is specified by the designer of the network. On the other hand, the set of protocols may conform to a recognized, published, set of standards.

With respect fiber optic data communications in the premises environment there are three recognized, published, sets of standards; 1) Ethernet, 100Base-FX, 2) Fiber Distributed Data Interface, FDDI and 3) Fiber Channel.

A discussion of these published standards is well beyond the present work. However, the interested reader may order them from a number of different sources. Several are listed (alphabetically) below. When calling these organizations it will be worth your while to request a catalog and request to be included on their update services. This will allow you to be kept informed of new standards and supplements to existing ones as they are approved.

ANSI Sales Department
American National Standards Institute
11 West 42nd Street, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 642-4900
Fax: (212) 302-1286

EIA Electronic Industries Association
2500 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 907-7500
Fax: (703) 907-7501

Global 15 Inverness Way East
Engineering Englewood, CO 80112-5704
Tel: (800) 624-3974
Tel: (303) 792-2181
Fax: (303) 790-0730

IEEE IEEE Customer Service
445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331
Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331
Tel: (800) 678-4333
Tel: (908) 562-1393
Fax: (908) 981-9667

Please make a selection.