McGraw-Hill Illustrated Telecom Dictionary

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9780071372015: McGraw-Hill Illustrated Telecom Dictionary

This is a straight-forward technical dictionary, featuring nearly 4,000 concise definitions, many with detailed diagrams and photos. Designed to be clear and understandable to even complete novices, the first two editions of the book provided a gateway for thousands into the acronym-filled world of telecom. This third edition moves beyond traditional telecom and networking topics to embrace and explain the fast moving world of internet telephony.

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¿It should have 6 stars! Just what I needed, it covers virtually everything in telecom, data, and voice.¿

¿WOW. The CD-ROM is extremely extensive ¿ there is no comparison between this telecom study package and any other dictionary or glossary out there, this one blows the rest away!¿

¿The Very Best ¿ I am a manager for an internet access company. I have many books about telecom. This one is the best of them all. The CD ¿ is the best CD I have seen with a book.¿

¿More than a dictionary ¿ This book has helped me adjust to the telephone and internetworking world like no other ¿ I thought the 1,000 additional pages on the CD was some kind of gimmick! It is sure is no gimmick and there is more excellent stuff here than I imagined!¿

¿The CD makes the book an even greater value, letting you keep the dictionary open on your computer while you work ¿ the extra material also lets you go further with many topics.¿

"I LOVE THIS BOOK ... The least expensive on my desk, yet the one I use the most."


*The only fully illustrated telecommunications dictionary anywhere
*Up-to-date¿VoIP and other new terms not defined in other dictionaries
*3,000 concise, accurate definitions--more than 1,000 new
*350 illustrations, 300 new
*Over 8,000 references
*Fully searchable CD-ROM with the entire dictionary PLUS 1,000 bonus pages of depth coverage from other McGraw-Hill technical references

With the McGraw-Hill Illustrated Telecom Dictionary, you don¿t need an advanced degree in telecommunications to make sense of the industry. This annually updated collection of to-the-point definitions helps you decipher telecom and data terminology, concepts, insider jargon, and acronyms you encounter every day. The accompanying CD lets you search the entire book. More than any other learning tool, the McGraw-Hill Illustrated Telecom Dictionary helps you understand today's complex internetworked telecom world.

¿A one-stop shop for knowledge. When I don¿t understand something, this is the first place I go ¿ I can¿t say enough about this book.¿

¿Jade¿s book has many things that Newton¿s work does not ¿ original writing throughout, a lower list price, photographs and diagrams, signature binding that won¿t fall apart, and a searchable CD-ROM that features the book¿s entire contents.¿

¿The definitions cover the subjects in great detail, yet are defined in a way that is simple to understand¿

"Very straightforward and clear ... the illustrations help me understand what I am reading about."

"The most up-to-date reference on the market. I am an instructor at a technical college ... this is the best telecom learning reference I have encountered, ever."

About the Author:

The definitions have been written by Jade Clayton, a telecommunications/networking professional with 13 years of experience in various facets of the telecommunications industry including manufacturing, traffic, switching, private line, outside plant construction, inside plant construction, broadband transport, cable TV, LAN networking, WAN networking, broadcast radio, point-to-point microwave radio, call center/PBX management, computer telephony integration, and public telephone services installation and maintenance. Mr. Clayton has been a professional author for over 5 years, published his first amateur work over 10 years ago, and has a degree in electronic engineering. He is currently an IP Subject Matter Expert for SBC Communications in Dallas, Texas.

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