Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (Mcgraw-Hill Telecommunications)

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Complex and fast-changing -- it's synonymous with telecommunications. There's too much rapidly evolving technology for professionals to stay on top of it all -- yet they need to. And that's why this across-the-bandwidth reference will be an indispensable asset to every telecom pro who wants to stay in the game! Coverage includes: AIN, carrier networks, CATV, CDMA, cellular, data communications, Fast Ethernet, fiber, Gigabit Ethernet, GSM, hybrid fiber coax, Internet, intranets, LANs, local loops, multimedia, networks, PCS, satellite communication, SS&, switching, voice, video, TCP/IP, TDMA, WWW, wireless networks, and more.

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IN-DEPTH ARTICLES, not just definitions

Want detailed, illustrated articles on telecom topics that interest you, not merely 2- or 3-sentence definitions? This new edition of Nathan Muller's Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications explains telecom technologies, terms, and architectures in everyday English, with clear diagrams. NEW IN THIS EDITION--the complete Encyclopedia on CD-ROM, in searchable, printable format! Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications is the ideal vehicle for getting and staying up to speed with the rapid changes in telecom. Written by a recognized expert and author, it's the most comprehensive telecom encyclopedia available! Open the Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications and find: * Over 300 readable, up-to-date articles, 3 to 5 pages long, on topics from access charges and network restoral to thin client architecture and VPNs * More than 50 completely new entries on subjects such as content delivery networks, extranets, and performance baselining * Over 200 diagrams and illustrations * Details on LANs, WANs, voice, data, management, planning, regulations, and standards * Easy-to-use alphabetical organization and thoroughly indexed * Alternative Exchange Points * Analog Line Impairment Testing * Announcement Services * Application Service Providers * Asset Management * Asynchronous Transfer Mode * Automatic Number Identification * Bandwidth Management Systems * Bluetooth * Cable Telephony * Call Centers * Calling Cards * Carnivore * Cellular Telephones * Contingency Planning * Cyber Crime * Digital Divide * Domain Name Service * Electronic Publishing * Firewalls * Frame Relay * Home Phoneline Networking * I-Mode * Interactive Television * International Callback ServiceInternational Interexchange Servicesbr>* Internet Service Providers * Local Loop * Multiprotocol Label Switching * Multiservice Networking * Network Caching * Object-Oriented Networks * Online Transaction Processing * Operations Support Systems * Paging * Passive Optical Networks! * Protocol Analyzers * Proxy Servers * Quality of Service * Radio Communication Interception * Remote Node * Resilient Packet Ring * Software Defined Radio * Spectrum Auctions * Synchronous Communications * Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol * Unified Messaging * Video on Demand * Virtual Private Networks * Voice Mail * Wireless Medical Telemetry Service * Much More

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The definitive A-Z guide for building your telecommunications vocabulary! Telecommunications technology-and terminology-continue to evolve at a dizzying pace, but this reference makes it easy to stay current, or to quickly "fill in the blanks." In a single, alphabetically organized volume, it clearly explains it all-voice and data applications; LANs, WANs and satellite networks; the Internet and intranets; new technologies and acronyms; fiber and wireless; cellular and cable; components and concepts; and much, much more! More detailed than a dictionary, but less mathematical than a handbook, each of the 200 entries is concisely described and conveniently cross-referenced. In addition to providing such "layperson friendly" nutshell definitions to all major telecommunications-related applications, technologies, products, and services, there are also discussions of key regulations and standards, relevant management concepts, and profiles of the various organizations that have contributed significantly to the industry. This reference is absolutely indispensable for any telecommunications professional as well as for any manager or marketer who needs to get up to speed in a hurry-whatever the specific "need to know" may be! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nathan J. Muller (Huntsville, AL) is a consultant who specializes in telecommunications. He has written 1500 articles for nearly 50 magazines and 14 other books, including The Totally Wired Web Toolkit.

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