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The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications, 5E

The Irwin Handbook of Telecommunications, 5E
Author: James Harry Green
ISBN 13: 9780071452229
ISBN 10: 71452222
Edition: 5
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2005-11-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 900
List Price: $158.00

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:

  • Voice and data fundamentals
  • Pulse code modulation
  • Outside plant
  • Structured wiring
  • Local area network principles
  • Circuit-switching concepts
  • Packet technoliges
  • Fiber optics
  • Microwave radio
  • Satellite transmission
  • Cellular and PCS radio systems
  • International Telecommunications Union standards
  • Digital cable transmission systems
  • PBX
  • Centrex
  • Automatic call distribution
  • Voice processing
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Frame relay
  • Internetworking and convergence
  • Network management systems

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)