Voice & Data Communications Handbook (Standards & Protocols)

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9780072131888: Voice & Data Communications Handbook (Standards & Protocols)

Once again, Bud Bates brings you the most comprehensive and definitive reference covering the latest in networking and telecommunications technologies. Updated to cover wireless protocols, optical networking, and high-speed broadband services this easy-to-understand resource contains comprehensive coverage of this fast-growing industry. Learn everything from basic concepts to practical implementation techniques--all presented in a straightforward and jargon-free style.

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The most complete voice and data communications reference available

Voice and data communications expert Bud Bates once again brings you the most comprehensive and definitive reference covering the latest in networking and telecommunications technologies. Featuring all new material on wireless protocols, optical networking, and high-speed broadband services this easy-to-understand resource contains comprehensive coverage of this fast-growing industry. You'll learn everything from basic concepts to practical implementation techniques on topics ranging from digital signaling and virtual private networks to frame relay and fiber optics. Straightforward and jargon-free, this updated edition is highly useful for anyone wanting to understand the latest advances in telecommunications, and the rapidly evolving field of voice and data communications.

  • Work with new wireless technologies including 3G, WAP, and wireless LANs
  • Get details on high-speed broadband services including xDSL and CATV
  • Transmit data securely through use of VPNs and remote access networks
  • Learn about Voice over IP and voice over data services
  • Understand methods of computer-to-telephony integration
  • Trace the evolution of the T-Carrier and T1 systems
  • Discover the advantages of using packet switching technology
  • Find out about optical systems--including SONET and Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)

Topics covered:

  • Analog versus digital transmission
  • Private Branch Exchanges (PBX)
  • OSI model, SNA, TCP/IP
  • Full-service intranets
  • Ethernet, LANs, and token rings
  • Frame relay, ISDN, and ATM
  • DSL and xDSL
  • PCS and cellular

About the Author:

Regis (Bud) Bates (Phoenix, AZ) has more than 33 years of experience in telecommunications and management information systems (MIS). He oversees the overall operation of TC International Consulting, Inc., a full service management consulting organisation. He has designed data processing centres and has also been involved in the design of major networks including LANs and WANs. Bud also develops and conducts various public and in-house seminars ranging from a managerial overview to very technical instruction on voice, data, and LAN/WAN and Broadband communications. For the past 2 years he has devoted much of his development and training activities on the convergence of voice and data communications. He has written eight books on the technologies many of which have been "best sellers" for McGraw-Hill. Including Voice and Data Communications Handbook and Broadband Telecommunications Handbook. Donald Gregory (Portsmouth VA) is a Partner with Computer Sciences Corporation's Consulting Group (CSC). Prior to Joining CSC, he spent several years at Arthur Andersen, International Harvester/Navistar, and Digital Equipment Corp. During most of that time he has specialised in the design and implementation of data and voice communications networks. In addition, he knows a fair amount about operating systems and PC configuration.

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