The telecommunications industry is changing at a lightning pace. Cable television providers offer dial tone and Internet access. Packet networks continue to replace circuit-switching networks for voice and data convergence. It seems that, with each new day, a new technology or emerging product creates a dramatically different landscape.
The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications, Fourth Edition, brings the entire spectrum of telecommunications into focus. This new edition of author James Harry Green's indispensable industry referenceupdated to concentrate on the increasingly global aspects of technologiesprovides top-to-bottom explanations of all aspects of telecommunications, plus clarifies the increasing interrelationship between telecom's numerous components. It's all here:
For precision, for reliability, for state-of-the-art technologyThe Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications stands alone. It remains the standard reference manual for anyone involved in, or just beginning to learn about, the telecommuncations industry.
An overview of how the various elements of the North American telecommunications network operate and interact, for telecommunications managers who need a reference for the technology they manage. Five sections cover the basic principles of the industry; provide an overview of all types of switching systems; discuss types of transmission systems such as wireless, satellite and mobile and cellular radio; look at customer premise equipment such as telephones, PBXs and modems; and provide information on networks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)