Communications systems and networks

Front Cover
Wiley Pub., Aug 22, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 678 pages
0 Reviews
* Convergence is confusing. Convergence is critical. And convergence is real. In this book, industry pundit Ray Horak describes how the merging of voice and data networks has evolved and is likely to evolve as we move toward an information-based economy.
* Beginning with the fundamentals of communications technology, the book grounds the reader in basic telecommunications concepts including circuits (dedicated, switched and virtual), switches (circuit, packet, and frame), and the issues involved in digital and analog transmission.
* Describes the rudiments of transmission media, from twisted pair and coaxial cable to satellite and fiber-optic transmission.
* Introduces the basics of voice systems, beginning with legacy networks like key telephone systems and including PBXs, Centrex, Automatic Call Distributors, and Computer Telephony Integration (CTI).
* Explains the fundamentals of data communications, including basic LAN and WAN engineering, modems and other forms of data communications equipment, broadband infrastructure and network services, and the protocols and equipment that make the global Internet a reality.
* Considers some of the emerging technologies and applications just now gaining widespread acceptance, including wireless networks and digital video networks, along with the economic and regulatory forces likely to determine the shape of the networked world of the 21st Century, as well as the speed with which we can expect to see it implemented.
* Previous edition sold 40,000+ copies.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Contents

Concepts and Definitions
1
Technologies and Applications
33
KTS PBX Centrex and ACD
77
Copyright

17 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Ray Horak is President of The Context Corporation, a telecommunications consulting firm that presents seminars, workshops, and conferences for telephone and data networking professionals worldwide. He has put his 30+ years of experience in the networked world to good use as the author of many professional articles and the contributing editor for Newton’s Telecom Dictionary.

Bibliographic information