Understanding Data Communications

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Sams Pub., 1996 - Computers - 504 pages
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Whether you're a hobbyist, experimenter, or just curious about electronics, technology, and personal computing, Understanding Data Communications, Fifth Edition, is the perfect guide for you. Written in an easy-to-follow format, this book gives a thorough look at the world of data communications and its impact on our lives. It explores the inner workings of data terminals, transmission channels, fiber optics, and satellites, as well as asynchronous and synchronous modems and interfaces. And, you'll learn how database services, information utilities, and electronic bulletin boards operate.

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An Overview of Data Communications 1
An Overview of Data Communications

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About the author (1996)

Gilbert Held is an internationally recognized author and lecturer who specializes in the application of computer and communications technology. The author of over 40 books covering personal computers, data communications, and business trade topics, he is the only person to twice win the competitive Karp Interface Award. A winner, as well, of the American Publishers Institute and numerous other industry awards, Mr. Held was selected by Federal Computer Week as one of the top 100 persons in government, industry, and academia who has made a difference in the acquisition and use of computer systems. Among his other books are Voice Over Data Networks; Cisco Security Architecture; Cisco Router Performance Field Guide; and Voice/Data Internetworking, all from McGraw-Hill.

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