Desktop Encyclopedia of Telecommunications

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Telecommunication - 1113 pages
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Annotation -- Only from McGraw-Hill: an easy-to-read, soup-to-nuts communications encyclopedia for everyone in the field -- now more current than ever -- Puts readers in touch with all the major technologies and architectures through more than 250 detailed entries, all accompanied by concept-clarifying illustrations -- New edition has over 50 new in-depth articles, including Voice over IP, WLL, video streaming, and updates to another 100 entries.

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Contents

Advanced Intelligent Network AIN
5
i
12
Advanced ProgramtoProgram Communications APPC
14
Alternative Exchange Points
24
Applications Service Providers ASP
30
Asset Management
39
Automatic Number Identification
57
Bandwidth Management Systems
60
Local Telecommunications Charges
513
Local Telephone Number Portability
521
LongDistance Telecommunications Charges
525
M
536
MultiChannel MultiPoint Distribution Service MMDS
566
Network Agents
580
Network Backup
588
ObjectOriented Networks
638

Branch Office Routers
70
Business Process ReEngineering
76
C
82
Call Centers
90
Cellular Data Communications
109
Central Office Switches
121
Channel Banks
130
CodeDivision Multiple Access CDMA
142
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act
150
Cordless Telecommunications
163
D
172
Data Warehouses
182
Dialing Parity
188
Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications
195
Digital Loop Carrier Systems DLCS
199
Direct Broadcast Satellite DBS
215
Distance Learning
225
Electronic Commerce
234
Electronic Data Interchange EDI
240
Emergency Service 911
254
Ethernet 1 OBaseT
264
Ethernet 1 OOOBaseT
271
Ethernet 1 OOVAnyLAN
277
Family Radio Service FRS
287
Fiber in the Loop FITL
303
Firewalls
314
Fixed Wireless Access
321
Gateways
334
Generic Digital Services GDS
340
Help Desks
358
Hierarchical Storage Management HSM
364
I
388
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE
405
Interactive Voice Response
417
International Organization for Standardization
428
Java
464
Jitter
471
L
484
Latency
492
Line Conditioning
499
Local Exchange Carriers LECs
505
Open Systems Interconnection OSI
645
Operations Support Systems OSSs
651
PacketSwitched Network X 25
662
Paging
672
Passive Optical Networks PON
680
PayPerCall Services
682
Personal Communications Services PCS
694
Personal Handyphone System PHS
702
PrePaid Phone Cards
709
Presubscribed Interexchange Carrier Charge PICC
716
Private Land Mobile Radio Services PLMRS
726
Public Telephone Service
739
Rural Radiotelephone Service
776
ServiceCreation Environment
786
Simple Network Management Protocol SNMP
798
Spectrum Auctions
809
StarlAN
818
Synchronous Optical Network SONET
826
Streaming Video
834
Switched MultiMegabit Data Services SMDS
840
TCarrier Facilities
846
Tariffs
854
Telecommunications Act of 1996
866
_
877
Telephone Access for the Disabled
915
Telephone Subscription
922
Truth in Billing
937
Unbundled Access
946
Universal Service
954
V
960
Video Conferencing
965
Video on Demand VOD
974
VoiceActivated Dialing VAD
984
Voice Compression
987
VoiceData Convergence
993
VoiceoverIP VoIP
1001
WavelengthDivision Multiplexing WDM
1016
Workflow Automation
1022
Acronyms
1033
Index
1059
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About the author (2000)

Nathan J. Muller holds an M.A. in Social and Organizational behavior from George Washington University. Muller is a managing partner and consultant at the Ascent Solutions Group, LLC in Sterling, VA. He is also the author of IP Convergence: The Next Revolution in Telecommunications, Wireless Data Networking, and Intelligent Hubs (Artech House, 2000, 1999, 1995, 1994). He has 27 years of industry experience. He is the author of 15 books, including Desktop Encyclopedia of the Internet (Artech House, 1998) and over 1,500 published articles. He serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Network Management.

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