Voice and Data Communications Handbook

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McGraw-Hill, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 699 pages
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Written from a user friendly perspective in non-technical language and based on the successful Data-Tech Institute seminar, this is the most comprehensive, up-to-date reference on all aspects of voice and data communications available. The handbook will be of value to communications professionals who need this knowledge to meet the requirements of proliferating PC/LAN networks.

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Voice Characteristics
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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.

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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