Pocket Guide to Telecommunications, Electronic Communications and Information Technology

Pocket Guide to Telecommunications, Electronic Communications and Information Technology

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The Pocket Guide to Telecommunications, Electronic Communications and Information Technology is designed to be a portable reference to the technical aspects of electronic communications. Topics in each section are presented in alphabetical order and examples and appropriateness to the printing and publishing industries are highlighted. The modular design of the sections will allow the instructor to be flexible in his/her curriculum structure. (Keywords: Electronic Communication)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 142.2 x 223.5 x 12.7mm | 272.16g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • glossary, bibliography
  • 0766801705
  • 9780766801707

Table of contents

PASSPORT TO THE INFORMATION AGE: Brief Historical Overview. Emerging Trends. Why This Area Is Important. THE BASICS: Analog and Digital Basics - Data and Signals. Asynchronous and Synchronous Communications. Point-to-Point and Multipoint. Code Sets - ASCII, EBCDIC. Protocols. Baud, Bits, and Bytes. Modems. GETTING CONNECTED: Switched and Leased Lines. Line Configurations. Analog and Digital Facilities. Wired and Wireless Communication Facilities: Microwave, Cellular, Wireless LANs, Satellite and Personal Communications. TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES: Switched 56. T1. ATM. Frame Relay. SONET. SMDS. ISDN. COMPUTERS, COMPUTERS, COMPUTERS: Mainframes, Micros, and Minis. Personal Computing at a Glance. NETWORK MODELS: LAN (Local Area Network). MAN (Metropolitan Area Networks). WAN (Wide Area Networks). Distributed Processing. Peer-to-Peer Networking. Client Server Networking. INTERNETS AND INTRANETS: Overview of the Internet and WWW (World Wide Web) Evolution. TCP/IP, addressing and the Internet. Client Server Model of the Internet. Getting Connected - Internet Service and connectivity Alternatives. Developing a Home Page. Doing Business on the Web - Internet Commerce. Security and Liability on the Net. Introduction to Intranets. BUSINESS APPLICATIONS: Email. Voice Mail. Audiotext. Applications: On-Demand Printing and the Web, Telemedicine, Distance Learning, Legal. NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY: Network Management - a Structured Approach. Disaster Recovery. Network Security. WHAT EVERY USER SHOULD KNOW: The Telecommunications Act of 1996. Copyright and Intellectual Property on the Net. Getting Legal - Rights and Responsibility in the Information Age. Appendix : List of Acronyms.
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