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Handbook of Emerging Communications Technologies (Advanced and Emerging Communications Technologies)by Rafael Osso.
Synopses & Reviews
Communication technologies change the way we live our lives-the ways we communicate and share information, the news, and our entertainment.
The new millennium promises to bring some of the most volatile activity in the history of communications, as we continue to be bombarded by new standards and technologies. The near frenzy of corporate mergers and acquisitions accelerates technological development and can provide hints of what is to come. With the rapid appearance of new protocols, standards, and tools, it becomes increasingly difficult -and increasingly important-for communications professionals to remain up-to-date on new and emerging technologies.
The Handbook of Emerging Communications Technologies: The Next Decade fills this gap. Until now, information on many of its topics, such as Multiprotocol over ATM, IP Multicasting, and RSVP, existed only as fragmented articles on the Internet or as complex feature specifications. In this landmark volume, 18 leading authorities each tackle one of the cutting edge technologies destined to shape the future. Each chapter
Describes a technology and any standards on which it is based
Discusses its impact on the communications field
Forecasts its future direction
Developed primarily for telecommunications specialists network managers, developers, and analysts, the Handbook of Emerging Communications Technologies: The Next Decade, offers the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of future technologies necessary to remaining current, and serves as a valuable reference guide for corporate executives, planners, and information managers-anyone seeking general knowledge about where the communications industry is heading.
Book News Annotation:
Describes emerging technologies sure to have a major impact in the field of communications. Articles provide details on innovative communications technologies along with comprehensive reference lists on where to acquire additional information. Most are technically oriented, with some accessible to non-technical readers. Areas discussed include video transmission, electronic commerce, optical networks, HDTV, Internet commerce, broadcasting in the Internet age, and security testing. Useful for telecommunications specialists, network managers, and developers, as well as executives and information managers. The editor is a senior technology executive with expertise in network and systems management.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Handbook of Communications Technologies: The Next Decade, offers the opportunity acquire a deeper understanding of future technologies necessary to remaining current in the riel and serves as a valuable reference guide for corporate executives, planners, and information managers — anyone seeking general knowledge about where the communications industry is heading. In this landmark volume, 18 leading authorities each tackle one of the cutting edge technologies destined to shape the future.
Table of Contents
Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP) / Sonia Fahmy and Raj Jain — Multimedia over IP : RSVP, RTP, RTCP, RTSP / Chunlei Liu — Video transmission over wireless links : state of the art and future challenges / Antonio Ortega and Masoud Khansari — JMAPI : Java Management Application Programming Interface / Mario Francois Jauvin — Cable modem and HFC / Albert Azzam — DVD technology / Bruce C. Klopfenstein — Switched network carrying capacities / George Scheets and Mark Allen — The development of multiprotocol label switching to integrate IPs with ATM for the internet backbone / Andrew G. Malis — Designing multipoint locally switched optical networks / Eric Bouillet — Multiwavelength optical networks (WDM) / Krishna Bala — IP and integrated services / Saleem N. Bhatti — Satellite communication systems / Ahmad Khanifar — Internet/Mbone audio / V. Hardman and O. Hodson — Broadcasting in the internet age : emerging business models for broadcasting / Richard V. Ducey — High definition television (HDTV) / Douglas A. Ferguson — The new technologies of radio : terrestrial digital audio broadcasting (DAB) and satellite digital audio radio service (DARS) / Ted Carlin — Key concepts in internet commerce / Bruce Klopfenstein — Emerging security testing, evaluation, and validation : the key to enhancing consumer trust in security-enabled products / Paul J. Brasil, L. Arnold Johnson, and Edwin F. Steeble.
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