Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications

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The "Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications" is today's must-have industry reference. Along with coverage of the basics every telecommunications professional must know, the Fourth Edition explains how elements fit together as a total system. In addition, the book's focus shifts from North American systems to newly important global aspects of the technologies. Changes brought on by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 are explained in detail, along with information on new and emerging products including voice over packet networks, new data protocols, and convergence of voice and data services.

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The telecommunications industry is changing at a lightning pace. Cable television providers offer dial tone and Internet access. Packet networks continue to replace circuit-switching networks for voice and data convergence. It seems that, with each new day, a new technology or emerging product creates a dramatically different landscape.

The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications, Fourth Edition, brings the entire spectrum of telecommunications into focus. This new edition of author James Harry Green's indispensable industry reference­­updated to concentrate on the increasingly global aspects of technologies­­provides top-to-bottom explanations of all aspects of telecommunications, plus clarifies the increasing interrelationship between telecom's numerous components. It's all here:


-Voice and data fundamentals
-Pulse code modulation
-Outside plant
-Structured wiring
-Local area network principles
-Circuit-switching concepts
-Packet technoliges
-Fiber optics
-Microwave radio
-Satellite transmission
-Cellular and PCS radio systems
-International Telecommunications Union standards
-Digital cable transmission systems
-PBX
-Centrex
-Automatic call distribution
-Voice processing
-Gigabit Ethernet
-Frame relay
-Internetworking and convergence
-Network management systems

For precision, for reliability, for state-of-the-art technology­­The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications stands alone. It remains the standard reference manual for anyone involved in, or just beginning to learn about, the telecommuncations industry.

About the Author:

James Harry Green is President of Pacific Netcom, Inc., a Portland, Oregon consulting firm that offers network planning, design, and management services in voice networks, data networks and call systems. Green is also author of The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications Management, Second Edition.

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