Understanding Data Communications

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Sams Pub., 1996 - Computer networks - 504 pages
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This book connects users to the real world by teaching digital communications, the inner workings of data terminals, modems, fiber optics, and satellites.Covers the fundamentals, the functions of data terminals and their components, and the latest network architecture and design techniquesProvides information on the advantages and disadvantages of LAN, packet networks, and network design and managementWritten by a world-renowned expert-Gil Held

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Preface xvii
An Overview of Data Communications 1
An Overview of Data Communications

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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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