Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (Telecommunications)

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9780071381482: Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (Telecommunications)

Going beyond the simple definitions provided in telecom dictionaries, the massive and comprehensive Desktop Encyclopedia provides detailed 3-5 page articles, complete with diagrams and tables, that fully explain key telecommunications technologies, protocols, and principles.

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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 Services
* 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

About the Author:

NATHAN J.MULLER is a technical marketing consultant in Sterling, Virginia. With 30 years of telecommunications industry experience, he has written extensively on many aspects of computers and communications, having published 20 books--including three encyclopedias--and over 2000 articles about computers and communications in 63 publications worldwide. He has an M.A. in Social and Organizational Behavior from George Washington University. His personal e-mail address is nmuller@va.adelphia.net.

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