Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals

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New communication technologies are being introduced at an astonishing rate. Making sense of these technologies is increasingly difficult. Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals is the single best source for the latest developments, trends, and issues in communication technology. Featuring the fundamental framework along with the history and background of communication technologies, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, 12th edition helps you stay ahead of these ever-changing and emerging technologies.

As always, every chapter has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments and market statistics, and now covers digital signage, cinema technologies, social networking, and telepresence, in addition to the dozens of technologies explored in the previous edition. The book also features industry structure and regulation, history, and theory along with full coverage of the latest technologies!

The book's companion website (http://commtechupdate.com) offers updated information submitted by chapter authors and offers links to other Internet resources.

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New to the 11th edition:



  • The most current coverage of over two dozen media technologies in mass media, computers, networking, consumer electronics, and telephony

  • A new "Fundamentals" section with separate chapters exploring history, theory, structure, and regulation of communication technologies

  • A companion website offering continuously updated information along with useful links to other Internet resources

  • Extensive discussion of emerging market trends from YouTube and Web 2.0 to other contemporary developments

  • An in-depth look at the global issues concerning the communication technologies in the Internet age

  • Chapters reworked to deliver the latest information on both lasting and emerging communication technologies

In the 21st century, communication technologies are being introduced at such an astonishing rate that it has become increasingly difficult to make sense of all the new developments. Now in its 11th edition,Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals is the single best source for the latest information on the advances, trends, and issues in communication technology, and is an indispensable resource for business, government, and academia.


Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals provides students and professionals alike with the latest information in all areas of telecommunications: electronic mass media, computers, consumer electronics, games, satellites, and telphony. A discussion of hardware, software, organizational structure, politcal, economic, and global influences is complemented by background information explaining the history and usage of these technologies. The 11th edition builds on the respected foundations of previous editions, focusing on over two dozen different communication technologies and encompassing new information on digital television, mobile computing, digital photography, and emerging tools such as YouTube and Web 2.0. Plus, the 11th edition's new companion web site is updated regularly to ensure that both students and professionals always receive the most current information on communication technologies.

About the Author:

Dr. August E. ("Augie") Grant is a technology futurist who specializes in research on new media technologies and consumer behavior.
Jennifer H. Meadows is Associate Professor in the Media Arts Option of the Department of Communication Design at California State University, Chico. She earned her M.A.in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching and research integrate practical and theoretical concerns related to television production, the relationships between media and users, and changing media behavior in the new media marketplace. In addition to her teaching and research, she is Executive Producer for Milk Crate Productions and is a consultant to media organizations.

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