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Modern Cable Television Technology: Video, Voice, & Data Communications

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

y Werner

Executive Vice President & CTO, TCI

"Three of the brightest technical talents in the cable industry have joined together to write a reference manual on broadband technology. A great resource for training, teaching, or just staying current on technical issues of importance in the cable arena."

Alex Best

Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering, Cox Cable Communications

Features

  • Summarizes key standards including DOCSIS, DVS, NRSS, DSWG, EIA-542, and IS-23

  • Explains digital cable, analog cable, data on cable, telephone on cable, and headend practices

  • Features distribution systems, from drops through fiber optics and covering everything from basic principles to network architectures

  • Includes coverage of digital video compression, digital modulation techniques, subjective video quality expectations, and consumer electronic equipment interface issues

Book News Annotation:

The telecommunications engineers who authored this book intended it to be a useful study tool for those preparing for the certification examinations of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. From television's analog basics to digital technologies, the chapters cover such information as the fiber optic, coaxial, satellite, and radio frequency transmission paths to the interfaces to televisions, VCRs, Web appliances, and personal computers. After a broad overview of the topic, the material is organized into sections covering signals, headends, broadband distribution systems, system architecture, and customer interface issues. Stressing a practical understanding of the topic, the authors keep mathematics to a minimum.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Based on a tutorial workshop, this book overviews the technical details involved in a cable system. A complete descriptive reference of a cable television system. This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference available on cable television technologies. It covers issues not addressed in any other book such as modern headend design, reliability calculations, modern architecture, and equipment interface.

* Summarizes key standards including DOCSIS, DVS, NRSS, DSWG, EIA-542, and IS-23

* Explains digital cable, analog cable, data on cable, telephone on cable, and headend practices

* Features distribution systems, from drops through fiber optics and covering everything from basic principles to network architectures

* Includes coverage of digital video compression, digital modulation techniques, subjective video quality expectations, and consumer electronic equipment interface issues

About the Author

Dr. Ciciora is a Fellow of the IEEE, the SMPTE, and SCTE and serves on the Montreux Television Symposium Executive committee. He is a consultant in Cable, Consumer Electronics, and Telecommunications. He was VP of Technology at Time Warner from 1982 to 1993 after being with Zenith since 1965.

James Farmer is the Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Quality at ANTEC. A respected industry expert and communicator, Jim is widely published and is active in the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), the Society of Cable Television Engineers (SCTE), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), among others.

David Large is a Principal in the consulting firm Media Connections Group. He is a Fellow Member of the SCTE, a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the NCTA Engineering Committee and a member of the NCTA/EIA Joint Engineering Committee.

Table of Contents

FORWARD
PREFACE
PART 1: Once Over Lightly
Chapter 1 Introduction to Cable Television
PART 2: The Signals
Chapter 2 Analog Television
Chapter 3 Digitally Compressed Television
Chapter 4 Cable Data Transport
Chapter 5 Cable Telephony
PART 3: Headends
Chapter 6 Signal Reception
Chapter 7 Headend Signal Processing
Chapter 8 Headend Operation
PART 4: Broadband Distribution Systems
Chapter 9 Coaxial RF Technology
Chapter 10 Coaxial Distribution System Design
Chapter 11 Linear Fiber-Optic Signal Transportation
Chapter 12 Other Supertrunking Alternatives
Chapter 13 End-to-End Performance
Chapter 14 Upstream Issues
PART 5: System Architecture
Chapter 15 Service-Related Architecture Requirements
Chapter 16 Architectural Elements and Examples
Chapter 17 Network Reliability and Availability
PART 6: Customer Interface Issues
Chapter 18 Program Denial Technologies
Chapter 19 Consumer Electronics Interface
Chapter 20 Equipment Compatibility
Appendix A Channel Allocation
Appendix B Video Waveforms
Glossary
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558604162
Subtitle:
Video, Voice, and Data Communications
Author:
Ciciora, Walter S.
Author:
Large, Farmer, Ciciora, Walter, James, David
Author:
Farmer, James
Author:
Large, David
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Television & Video
Subject:
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Cable television
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
The Morgan Kaufmann series in networking
Publication Date:
19981201
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
854
Dimensions:
9.60x7.66x2.11 in. 3.79 lbs.

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Modern Cable Television Technology: Video, Voice, & Data Communications
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Product details 854 pages Morgan Kaufmann Publishers - English 9781558604162 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Based on a tutorial workshop, this book overviews the technical details involved in a cable system. A complete descriptive reference of a cable television system. This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference available on cable television technologies. It covers issues not addressed in any other book such as modern headend design, reliability calculations, modern architecture, and equipment interface.

* Summarizes key standards including DOCSIS, DVS, NRSS, DSWG, EIA-542, and IS-23

* Explains digital cable, analog cable, data on cable, telephone on cable, and headend practices

* Features distribution systems, from drops through fiber optics and covering everything from basic principles to network architectures

* Includes coverage of digital video compression, digital modulation techniques, subjective video quality expectations, and consumer electronic equipment interface issues

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