Principles of Voice and Data Communications

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McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2007 - Computers - 782 pages
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Principles of Voice and Data Communication is a technology book for the non-technical student, a comprehensive overview of the entire networking industry built on unrivaled real-world experience. With its helpful pedagogy, teaching support, and student-friendly tone, Principles of Voice and Data Communication gives students the foundation they need to enter, and succeed in, the technology and communications fields.

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An Introduction
National Museum of American History and the U S Patent
The Evolution of the Telephone Set

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About the author (2007)

Mr. Bates has more than 35 years of experience in telecommunications and information systems. He oversees the overall operation of TC International Consulting, Inc. (TCIC) of Phoenix, Arizona. TCIC is a full-service management consulting organization that specializes in designing and integrating information technologies. TC International Consulting leads the pack in strategic development and implementation of new technologies for carriers and corporations alike.

Bud's experience has served in major network designs from local area networks (LANs) to wide area networks (WANs) using high-quality, all-digital transmission services: T1, T3, and SONET/SDH. His studies and recommendations have resulted in significant financial savings. One project included the design and implementation of a Frame Relay network that spanned over 14 countries and 80 locations. This project resulted in huge monthly savings while preserving sub-second response times across the network.

His articles have been published in NETWORK WORLD, INFORMATION WEEK, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, and others. He has authored numerous books published by McGraw-Hill and Artech House. His recent published books--VOICE AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS, Third Edition and the BROADBAND TELECOMMUNICATIONS HANDBOOK--are on McGraw-Hill's 2000 bestseller list. But also develops and conducts various public seminars throughout the world, ranging from managerial overviews to very technical instructions on voice, data, and LAN communications. He spends much of his time working with the major telecommunciations manufacturers in training their staff members on the innovations of technology and the convergence of voice and datanetworks for the future. Many of his materials are used throughout the higher education institutions in certification and graduate-level classes in telecommunications management.

Marcus D. Bates (South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, AZ) teaches wireless and networking courses. He has nearly seven years of telecommunications experience selling voice and data services for AT&T and a CLEC during the turn of the century. In the past three years, he has been a consultant/trainer at TC International Consulting of Phoenix. His works there have been instrumental in training curriculum development in Telecomm and Six Sigma.

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