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Essential Guide To Wireless Communications Applications (2ND 02 Edition)by Andrew Dornan
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The #1 nontechnical guide to wireless: updated for the latest technologies and business realities.
Now, the #1 nontechnical guide to next-generation wireless applications has been fully updated for tomorrow's most important technologies—and today's most critical business realities. Network magazine editor Andy Dornan reviews every new wireless development that matters—from 3.5G networks to profitable m-commerce applications, WLANs to very-high-bandwidth wireless optics. You'll find detailed, up-to-the-minute coverage of:
Whether you're an investor, sales or marketing professional, manager, consultant, or consumer, Andy Dornan delivers all the information you need to identify your best wireless opportunities—and take advantage of them!
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Written for managers and sales professionals, this non-technical guide overviews the technology behind the most common forms of wireless communication, and explores their potential applications for the future. The second edition adds a chapter on the health risks associated with using cell phones, and sections on ultra-wideband, T- rays, and wireless LANs based on wireless ethernet (Wi-Fi).
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G and 4G technologies Real-world, business-focused guidance on purchasing cell phones and service State-of-the-art mobile commerce: including security, payment systems, and today's most innovative, successful applications Leading mobile OS platforms: Blackberry, Pocket PC, Tablet PC, Palm, and beyond WLANs: the next revolution in wireless Internet access? Multimedia messaging, T-Rays, space-based Internet access, and other advanced technologies Up-to-the-minute, objective assessment of the health issues surrounding wireless Whether you're an investor, sales or marketing professional, manager, consultant, or consumer, Andy Dornan delivers all the information you need to identify your best wireless opportunities--and take advantage of them!
Now, the #1 nontechnical guide to next-generation wireless has been fully updated for tomorrow's technologies-and today's business realities. The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications: From Cellular Systems to Wi-Fi, Second Edition, reviews every new wireless development that matters, from 3.5G and 4G networks to profitable m-commerce applications, WLANs to T-Rays. Includes specific business wireless buying advice, plus new coverage of the health issues surrounding wireless communications.
About the Author
ANDY DORNAN is an award-winning Senior Editor specializing in wireless technology at Network magazine in San Francisco, CA. He has covered advanced wireless technologies for publications ranging from Red Herring to Wired.
Table of Contents
1. The Wireless World.
Cutting the Cables. From the 20s to the 2000s. Buying a Cell Phone. Summary.
2. Radio Spectrum.
Radio 101. Analog versus Digital. AM and FM. Spectrum Regulation. Licensing Methods. Summary.
3. Cellular Networks.
Cells. Two-Way Communication. Multiplexing. Spread Spectrum and CDMA. Location Tracking. Audio Coding. Summary
4. PCS Standards.
Cellular Voice and Data. Packet Data Systems. Private Mobile Radio. Summary
5. Third-Generation Standards.
IMT-2000. CDMA2000 139. EDGE. Reality Check. Summary.
6. Mobile Data Services.
Messaging. The Wireless Web. WAP and i-mode. Summary.
M-Business Plans. Billing. Cellular Security. Summary.
8. Inside a Mobile Network.
The Air Link. Voice Infrastructure. Data Infrastructure. Server-Side Equipment. The Internet. Summary.
9. Short-Range Wireless Networks.
Unlicensed Spectrum. Wireless LANs. Cordless Telephony. IrDA. Bluetooth. Fourth Generation. Summary.
10. Phones or Computers?
Future Phones. Mobile Operating Systems. PDA Hardware. User Input. Summary.
11. Fixed Wireless Technology.
Wireless Local Loop. Point-to-Point Microwave. Free Space Optics. Summary.
12. Internet in Space.
Orbits. VSATs. Mobile (LEO) Satellite Systems. Mars Online. Summary.
13. Do Wireless Devices Fry Your Brain?
Theory. Experimental Research. Other Wireless Hazards. Summary.
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