Synopses & Reviews
* The ONLY fully illustrated telecommunciations dictionary anywhere
* Completely up-to-date -- revised and expanded to include streaming media, digital content, and MPEG-4/MPEG-7 coverage
* More than 4000 concise, accurate definitions
* 600 illustrations
* Over 8000 references
* Fully searchable CD-ROM with the entire dictionary in searchable PDF format
* 1000 bonus pages of detailed coverage from 30 other outstanding McGraw-Hill technical references
Nothing else even comes close to the McGraw-Hill Illustrated Telecom Dictionary--a true industry blockbuster! The McGraw-Hill Illustrated Telecom Dictionary 4e is the easiest way for those who don't have an advanced degree to make sense of the telecom field--and the "gold standard" reference for those who do.
Featuring a no-fluff, no-nonsense approach, this annually updated collection of to-the-point definitions clarifies and explains all the telecom and data terminology, concepts, insider jargon, and acronyms you encounter every day.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains the entire book in fully searchable format along with valuable links to material from other McGraw-Hill books--conveniently located on the same page as the related definition.
This unmatched learning tool provides all the information ANYONE could need to understand--and stay up to speed with--the ever-changing and often confusing internetworked telecom field.
Review by J. M. King, emeritus, University of Georgia
Clayton's dictionary will go a long way toward helping anyone, professional communications workers to beginning students, in the daunting search for the meaning of terms in telecommunications. The attractive package includes more than 4,000 definitions, 600 illustrations, seven appendixes, and the complete text on a searchable CD-ROM. The CD-ROM offers an additional 1,000 pages of cross-referenced material (brief articles from other McGraw-Hill publications) in searchable PDF format. The CD-ROM can be used with both PC and Macintosh platforms, although an alias in the Macintosh version is not linked correctly, so some knowledge of Mac file structure will help get the CD running. The additional articles give a look in greater depth at certain definitions in the text, many of which refer to old or outdated equipment and standards, but which will help understand how telecommunications has evolved. A good reference source for professionals and students.
This straight-forward, straight-talking blockbuster is the easiest way to make sense of the telecom industry for those who don't have an advanced degree--and a trusty reference for those who do. Designed to be of value even to novices, this collection of nearly 4000 to-the-point definitions helps readers decipher telecom and data terminology, concepts, insider jargon, and acronyms.
The accompanying CD-ROM allows users to search the entire book and provides 1,000 bonus pages of related coverage from other McGraw-Hill titles--offering an unmatched vehicle for understanding today's complex internet worked telecom world.
x The only fully illustrated telecommunications dictionary anywhere
x 800 new definitions in this edition
x 100 new illustrations (about 400 in all)
x Up-to-date: new terms focus on streaming media and video communications--telecom's fastest growing applications
x Over 8000 references
System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Windows 95/98/00 or Macintosh OS.
About the Author
The definitions have been written by Jade Clayton, a telecommunications/networking professional with 13 years of experience in various facets of the telecommunications industry including manufacturing, traffic, switching, private line, outside plant construction, inside plant construction, broadband transport, cable TV, LAN networking, WAN networking, broadcast radio, point-to-point microwave radio, call center/PBX management, computer telephony integration, and public telephone services installation and maintenance. Mr. Clayton has been a professional author for over 5 years, published his first amateur work over 10 years ago, and has a degree in electronic engineering. He is currently an IP Subject Matter Expert for SBC Communications in Dallas, Texas.
Table of Contents
About the CD-ROM
Illustrated Telecom Dictionary
Appendix A: Vertical Horizonal Coordinates Table for United States Cities
Appendix B: Calling Countries from the United States: Country and City Codes
Appendix C: Area Codes of the NANP Listed by Location
Appendix D: Area Codes of the NANP Listed by Number
Appendix E: Binary, Decimal, and Hexadecimal Conversions
Appendix F: Color Codes
Appendix G: Wiring Standards