The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications

The Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications : From Cellular Systems to WAP and M-Commerce

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The next-generation wireless and mobile Internet revolution is underway! Now, there's a complete guide to next-generation wireless applications and their business impact -- written specifically for non-technical professionals. Network Magazine editor Andy Dornan reviews all the latest developments, from WAP and Bluetooth to wireless LANs and Internet satellite services, and beyond. The book includes detailed, up-to-date coverage of cellular, PCS, third-generation systems, and their applications -- including real-world guidance on purchasing cell phones and service for business. Dornan takes an in-depth look at WAP-based mobile data services, gateways, and servers, and walks you step-by-step through WAP-enabling your Web site. He reviews the state-of-the-art in mobile commerce, including security, payment systems, and the coming battle between mobile operators and content providers over "who owns the customer." The book includes detailed comparisons of mobile OSes, including Palm, Windows CE, and Symbian's EPOC; an extensive overview of private wireless LANs and Bluetooth Personal Area Networks (PANs); coverage of Internet access via satellite, and more. A follow-up to the best selling Essential Guide to RF and Wireless (ISBN: 0-13-025962-4), which focused on the underlying technologies and infrastructure of next-generation wireless.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 178.3 x 235.7 x 23.1mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130317160
  • 9780130317162

About Andy Dornan

ANDY DORNAN is Senior Editor specializing in wireless technology at Network magazine in San Francisco, CA, and has covered advanced wireless technologies for Red Herring.show more

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The Wireless World. Cellphone Generations. 1G. 2G. 21/2 G. 3G. 4G. From the 20s to the 2000s. Timeline. Buying a Cellphone. Posers. Globalization. Radio Active. Summary.2. Radio Spectrum. Radio. Radio and Radiation. Bands. Microwaves. Interference. Analog vs Digital. AM and FM. Amplitude Modulation. Frequency Modulation. Phase Modulation. Polarization. Spectrum Regulation. ITU. Regional Licenses. Service Specific vs Open Licenses. Licensing Methods. Beauty Contest. Lottery. Auction. Free-For-All. Summary.3. Cellular Networks. Cells. Microcells. Handoff. Effect of Frequency. Duplexing. FDD. TDD. Multiplexing. Frequency. Space. Time. Codes. Orthogonality. Voice Coding. Waveform Coding. Vocoding. Hybrid Codecs. Summary.4. PCS Standards. Cellular Voice and Data. GSM. HSCSD. GPRS. D-AMPS. PDC/JDC. D-AMPS+. cdmaOne. cdmaTwo. Packet Data Systems. Paging. CDPD. Mobitex. DataTAC. MCDN. Private Mobile Radio. TETRA. iDEN. Summary.5. Third-Generation Standards. IMT-. 3G Defined. Service Requirements. Spectrum Requirements. Compatibility. W-CDMA. TD-CDMA. UMTS. CDMA. 1XMC. 3XMC. HDR. 1Xtreme. EDGE. Enhanced GPRS. EDGE Compact. Summary.6. Mobile Data Services. Messaging. SMS. CBS. USSD. Applications of Messaging. The SIM Toolkit. The Wireless Web. HTML. C-HTML. Web Clipping. HDML. XML. MExE. WAP. Protocols. Bearers. Architecture. WWW: MMM. Site Design. C-HTML Sites. WAP Sites. Summary.7. M-Commerce. M-Business Plans. Comparison Shopping. Banking. Advertising. Location-Specific Services. Streaming Media. Games. Billing. Interconnection. The Accounting Rate System. Mobility. Roaming. Present Pricing Strategies. Future Pricing Strategies. Payment Plans. Security. Encryption. Public Key Cryptography. Wireless Portals. Viruses. Cloning. Theft. Summary.8. Inside a Mobile Network. The Air Link. MSU. BTS. Voice Infrastructure. BSC. MSC. TSC. GMSC. Data Infrastructure. PCU. SGSN. The GPRS Backbone. GGSN. Optional GPRS Infrastructure. Ricochet WAPs. Server-side Equipment. WAP Gateways and Servers. The Internet. Internet Protocol Version. The IP Address Shortage. Mobile IP. Internet Protocol Version. Summary.9. Short-range Wireless Networks. Unlicensed Spectrum. ISM. License-Free Radio. Light. Wireless LANs. Wireless LAN Standards. Access Points. Hubs vs Switches. BRAN. Cordless Telephony. Telepoint. Standards. Picocells. IrDA. Types of IrDA. Infrared LANs. Bluetooth. Technology. Profiles. Applications. Summary.10. Phones or Computers? Future Phones. Wearable Computers. Smartphones. Tablets. Clamshells. Subnotebooks. Mobile OSs. EPOC. Palm OS. Windows CE. Linux. Proprietary or No Operating System. PDA Hardware. Processor. Memory. Interfaces. Power Consumption. Batteries. User Input. Keyboards. Predictive Text Input. Handwriting Recognition. Summary.11. Fixed Wireless Technology. Wireless Local Loop. Spread Spectrum. MMDS. LMDS. Competing Technologies. Point-to-Point Microwave. Licensed. Unlicensed. Network Architecture. Laser. Optical Networking. Fiberless Optics. Wireless Computers. Summary.12. Internet in Space. Orbits. GEO. MEO. LEO. Elliptical. VSATs. The VSAT Industry. Traditional VSAT Architecture. Switching in the Sky. One-Way Data Systems. Super VSATs. Mobile Satellite Systems. Mobile Satellite Telephony. Mobile Satellite Telemetry. Non-Space Networks. Mars Online. Summary.Glossary. Index.show more

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