ADSL and DSL Technologies

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9780070246799: ADSL and DSL Technologies

Bid farewell to ISDN and welcome ADSL -- the new technology that also simultaneously transmits data, voice, and video over existing telephone lines, but does it 50 times faster and cheaper. This clear, comprehensive overview covers all the permutations: ADSL and DSL (Asymmetric and regular Digital Subscriber Lines). used in homes; and HDSL and VDSL (High-Speed and Very High-Speed Digital Subscriber Lines), used by business. It awakens telecom engineers to the applications of DSL technology in video conferencing, telecommuting, and on-line video: the convergence of DSL and ATM; and much more.

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Remember ISDN? ISDN allows the transmission of data, voice, and video simultaneously over existing phone lines. ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) does the same thing-only 50 times faster and cheaper. This book is an overview of the technology.

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Discover how to unclog the Internet bottleneck and move data across the public switched telephone network faster than ever before! What loads Web pages up to 50 times faster and cheaper the ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) channels, the fastest data transmission technology currently available to home users? ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) technology. It's here today, and it uses the existing copper lines that already connect 600 million subscribers to the PSTN. Recently released standards promise to spur rapid growth in the development of a new high-speed ADSL-based applications--vastly faster Internet access and new broadband services like entertainment video telecommuting, video conferencing, enhanced telephhone, and more.

Now telecommunication engineers, vendors, and business managers in the cable and telephone industries can quickly get a handle on ADSL technology - without having to wade through ADSL guidebook sorts it all out and translates it into terms that everyone involved with this new technology (carrier personnel, educators, consultants, and consumers) can understand.

Topics covered include: Applications of ADSL technology in video conferencing, telecommuting, and online video; DSL architecture and all of tis variants - DSL, ADSL, HDSL (High-Speed digital Subscriber Line), and VDSL (Very high-speed Digital Subscriber Line); complete coverage of the evolution of digital transmission methods; convergence of DSL and ATM (Asynchronous Transmission Mode) technologies; In-depth discussion and analysis of ADSL. If you need to not only understand ADSL technology, but also how to apply and install it, this highly readable and practical book is for you. It includes numerous real-world applications and examples that will help you quickly and cost-effectively tap the awesome power of ADSL.

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