Telecommunications Technologies for Small Business

Telecommunications Technologies for Small Business

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-- Practical examples, extensive visuals, and expert insight -- no jargon or unnecessary complexity!-- Choosing the right high-speed Internet services: xDSL, cable, satellite, and beyond.-- What's next -- and how to prepare for it.Today's telecommunications networks offer small businesses powerful new ways to extend their reach and maximize their profits. Now, there's a book that cuts through the jargon, helping non-technical managers and entrepreneurs to make more intelligent, profitable decisions. Telecommunications Technologies For Small Businesses gives you a rock-solid foundation in telecommunications for evaluating and managing any voice, data, and Internet technology -- not just today, but for years to come. Frank Panzarino illuminates telecommunications with practical examples, extensive visuals, and expert insight -- and without math, jargon, or complexity. He starts with the basics, then introduces the benefits and limitations of the traditional telephone network, and moves on to next-generation telecommunications for the small business and home office. The book includes comparisons of today's leading high-speed Internet access alternatives, as well as an up-to-date review of the role of regulation in today's telecommunications marketplace. Panzarino concludes by previewing what's coming next -- and offering practical insights small businesses can use to plan for it. For every small business or home office entrepreneur who needs to understand telecommunications.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 178.8 x 235.2 x 25.7mm | 698.54g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130937428
  • 9780130937421

About Frank Panzarino

FRANK PANZARINO is a Senior Engineer for Worldcom Inc. and Adjunct Professor at the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, where he teaches Introduction to Telecommunications Concepts, Principles of Applied Telecommunications, and Business Information Networks. Panzarino has more than 25 years of experience working in telecommunications in roles including technician, systems analyst, programmer, network analyst, engineer, and project manager.show more

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with Conclusions.).Preface. About the Author. I. TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND SERVICES. 1. Telecommunications Basics. Basic Electronics Circuit Theory. Frequency, Modulation, and Bandwidth. Noise, Attenuation, and Crosstalk. Guided Transmission Media. Unguided Transmission Media.2. Traditional Telephone Services. Early Telephone Communications. Telephone Network Access. Telephone Switching. Telephone Signaling. Telephone Network Data Services.3. Telecommunications in the Digital Age. Digital Transmission Systems. Telecommunications Connections. Physical Topology. Telecommunications Transmission Methods. Telecommunications Signal Compression.4 Telecommunications and Television Services. The Race for Television Services. Television Technology. Video Recorders and Players. Cable Television. Digital Television.5. High-Speed Data Services. Packet Switching and Internet Access. Internet Protocols and Connectivity. Broadband Services with Local Loops. Broadband Services with Coaxial Cable. Broadband Services with DBS Satellite.6. Virtual Private Networking. Virtual Private Networks. X.25 Services. Frame Relay Services. Frame Relay and X.25 Comparisons. VPNs for Small Business.II. TELECOMMUNICATIONS VOICE AND DATA TERMINAL EQUIPMENT. 7. Personal Computing Hardware. Personal Computer Architecture. Internal and External device Connection. Personal Computer Output Devices. Personal Computer Networking.8. Personal Computing Software and Security. Operating Systems. Applications Software. Data Saving and Security. Email and Privacy. Browsers and Privacy. Virus Attacks. Security and Privacy.9. Local Equipment and Networking. Traditional Voice Equipment Devices. Cordless Devices. Imaging Devices. Energy Efficiency and Security. Local Networking.III. TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE FUTURE. 10. Future Networking Technologies. Internet Technology Development. Backbone Transmission Technology Development. Broadcast Technology Development. Wireless Broadband Technology Development. Local Network Technology Development. Convergence.Appendix: Telecommunications Technologies Scrapbook. Brooklyn Dreams. Telephone Music Lessons. Famous Predictions. 12 Signs That You Are in Trouble. Telecommunication Technologies Crossword Puzzle. Session Initiation Protocol Cartoon.Glossary. Bibliography. Index.show more