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Greater bandwidth appears to be the most sought after enhancement of the data infrastructure on the cusp of the millennium. Optical communication networks (capacity measured in terabits) are being touted as the holy grail of the burgeoning universe of the Internet World Wide Web, Java applications, video-on-demand, and cable communications. Mukherjee (computer science, U. of CA, Davis) guides systems engineers, administrators, and hopeful end users through relevant theoretical and practical developments and implications of optical expansion of the electronic realm. His chapter case studies, exercises, and reading list provide tools for enlightenment on such topics as: enabling technologies, broadcast (local) networks, wavelength-routed (wide-area) networks, and wavelength-division multiplexing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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An up-to-the-minute reference on the new high-bandwidth technology that will take the Net to the next level! Many predict that optical communication networks will be the solution of choice for the ever-expanding worldwide information infrastructure, providing the extra bandwidth needed to support web-based activities, video-on-demand, cable communication, and full-motion Internet. Here is a current and complete guide to optical networks-not just an introduction to this amazing technology's capabilities, but also a technically detailed overview of what every systems administrator, researcher, and engineer will need to know to design, evaluate, and maintain such networks. All the latest developments of optical communication networks are covered, including wavelength-division multiplexing (or WDM, which will likely become the backbone for the next-generation Internet), time-division multiplexing (TDM), and multicasting. Several case studies give readers an in-depth look at the real-world optical network experiences of such leading research centers as AT&T, IBM, British Telecom, and NTT. A special companion WWW site extends and enriches the book's content with color pictures and other useful supplements. This is the only guide that provides such timely and thorough treatment, both theoretical and practical, of "the next big thing"-in networking, on the Net, and, quite arguably, in the world! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Biswanath Mukherjee is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California-Davis and has consulted with many companies on the deployment and installation of optical networks. He has over 15 years of experience on network design and analysis, particularly fiber optic networks. He currently serves on the editorial boards of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Network, Photonic Network Communications, and The Journal of High-Speed Networking.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0070444358