The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications

The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications

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Now, the #1 non-technical 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. This book presents detailed, up-to-date coverage of cellular, PCS, 3G, 3.5G and 4G systems, and their applications. It offers real-world, business-focused guidance on purchasing cell phones and service, plus a full chapter on the health issues surrounding wireless communications. Dornan presents the state-of-the-art in mobile commerce, including security, payment systems, and innovative applications that are proving successful even in the most challenging business environments. Coverage includes: new location-based services; Blackberry 2-way pagers; Pocket PC, Tablet PC, and other new mobile OS platforms; multimedia messaging; short-range wireless; and advanced wireless Internet access. For every non-technical reader interested in wireless technology, including sales/marketing professionals, managers, consultants, and investors.show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130097187
  • 9780130097187

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The #1 nontechnical guide to wireless: updated for the latest technologies and business realities. #1 nontechnical guide to wireless technology!Fully updated to reflect the newest wireless technologies and business realitiesNew coverage of 3.5G and 4G wireless systems, WLANs, and other key advancesToday's--and tomorrow's--most profitable mobile commerce applications introducedSpecific, up-to-the-minute wireless buying adviceNew chapter on the health issues surrounding wireless An ideal resource for decision makers; marketing, PR, and sales professionals; investors; and business consumers 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: The realities of wireless economics--including the most promising opportunities in tough markets3G systems and their limitations--and the promise of tomorrow's 3.5G and 4G technologiesReal-world, business-focused guidance on purchasing cell phones and serviceState-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 beyondWLANs: the next revolution in wireless Internet access?Multimedia messaging, T-Rays, space-based Internet access, and other advanced technologiesUp-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!show more

About Andy Dornan

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.show more

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. 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. 7. M-Commerce. 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. Glossary. Index.show more

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