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Jim Hayes, president of Fotec Inc. (Medford, MA), a manufacturer of fiber-optic test equipment, has enlisted the instructors of Fiber U?a fiber-optic training conference presented several times a year by his company?to write chapters on their areas of expertise for what may be the first contributed handbook on fiber-optic technology, Fiber Optics Technician?s Manual.

Jim Hayes, president of Fotec Inc. (Medford, MA), a manufacturer of fiber-optic test equipment, has enlisted the instructors of Fiber U?a fiber-optic training conference presented several times a year by his company?to write chapters on their areas of expertise for what may be the first contributed handbook on fiber-optic technology, Fiber Optics Technician?s Manual.

Recently published by Delmar Publishers (Albany, NY), the book has an introduction by Jeff Hecht, who writes about fiber optics for Laser Focus World and other publications. Elias Awad of the Wentworth Institute of Technology presents the basics of fiber optics, while Paul Rosenberg of Electrical Contractor magazine discusses optical-fiber cables.

Eric Pearson, a trainer and consultant, covers designing and specifying fiber-optic installations, and Larry Johnson of The Light Brigade Inc. presents fiber-optic restoration procedures. Connectors and other hardware, safety, planning and documentation, estimating and bidding, and fiber-optic cable pulling are handled by approximately a dozen other contributors from both academia and industry. (Three of the contributors are from overseas?Trevor Conquest of Conquest Communications in Australia, Mark Duquesne of X-Wing in France, and Doug Elliot of the Canadian IBEW.) Hayes contributes several chapters, including the final one on fiber-optic testing.

The 236-page paperback, which is illustrated with line drawings and black-and-white photos, concludes with an index and appendixes on terminology, standards, and information and training resources.

For ordering information, call Delmar at (800) 347-7707. Major credit cards are accepted, and quantity discounts are available.

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