Voice and Data Communications Handbook (Mcgraw-Hill Series on Computer Communications)

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9780070051478: Voice and Data Communications Handbook (Mcgraw-Hill Series on Computer Communications)

Written from a user friendly perspective in non-technical language and based on the successful Data-Tech Institute seminar, this is the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference on all aspects of voice and data communications available. The handbook will be of value to communications professionals who need this knowledge to meet the requirements of proliferating PC/LAN networks.

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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

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Voice and data technologies are expanding exponentially! As the world of voice and data begin to merge, networking and telecommunication professionals have a critical need for information and a definitive reference that explains the technology. The new edition of the best-selling Voice and Data Communications Handbook provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and jargon-free reference in this rapidly evolving field.

Clearly written by veteran authors Bud Bates and Donald W. Gregory, this all-inclusive reference includes the latest information on a wide range of topics, such as:

High speed broadband services such as xDSL and CATV Frame relay with voice over frame and frame/ATM internetworking Voice over IP and voice over data services Wireless communications, including digital wireless SONET and wave division multiplexing Competitive Local Exchange Carrier Business Signaling systems and local number portability issues.

For network engineers, administrators, telecommunications engineers, sales and marketing professionals, the Voice and Data Communications Handbook is the most complete and simple and easy-to-understand reference on the most recent advances in the information technologies. It is the blueprint to success for all networking and telecommunications professionals.

You'll find complete coverage of:
PBXs (Private Branch Exchanges) CTI (Computer-to-Telephony Integration Packet Switching Technologies Cellular and Personal Communication Video Conferencing Internet and Intranet And much more!

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