Voice & Data Communications Handbook, Fifth Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 13, 2006 - Computers - 650 pages
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The Definitive Telecommunications Reference--Fully Updated

Understand cutting-edge telecommunication and networking technologies using this straightforward, real-world implementation guide.  Fully revised to cover all of the latest transmission protocols, Voice & Data Communications Handbook, Fifth Edition covers all the bases-from analog transmission, VPNs, and LANs to DSL, CATV, WiFi, VoIP, and GSM. This authoritative volume covers the ins-and-outs of each vital topic, supplies practical examples and solutions, and provides helpful self-tests.  You'll also find up-to-date information on regulatory standards, switches, routers, frame relay, and security procedures.

  • Use new wireless technologies
  • Understand the building blocks of analog transmission-bandwith, amplitude, and frequency
  • Provide transparent communications using the OSI model and seven-layer architecture
  • Comply with local and federal regulations and RBOCs
  • Transmit information using routers, SS7, PBX, and KTS switches
  • Send and receive data across TCP/IP, wireless, cellular, and optical systems
  • Create a connection using a modem
  • Connect to multiple VPNs and LANs using frame relay, ATM, and MPLS
  • Deploy high-speed broadband access with cable modems, xDSL, and CATV
  • Get details on VoIP, SIP, and voice over data services
  • Increase bandwidth using IP telephony techniques and PBX equipment

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Contents

Chapter 1 Voice Communications
1
Chapter 2 The Open Systems Interconnect Model OSI
35
Chapter 3 Regulation in the Industry
65
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About the author (2006)

Regis J."Bud" Bates, president of TC International Consulting, has 40 years of experience in telecommunications and information systems. He is a wireless systems expert who specializes in network operations and planning and is the author of more than 15 technology-oriented books.

Donald W. Gregory is a partner with Computer Sciences Corporation's Consulting Group (CSC). Previously, he worked at Arthur Andersen, International Harvester/Navistar, and Digital Equipment Corp. specializing in the design and implementation of data and voice communications networks.

 

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