Communications Technology Handbook

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This is the first point of reference for the communications industries. It offers an introduction to a wide range of topics and concepts encountered in the field of communications technology. Whether you are looking for a simple explanation, or need to go into a subject in more depth, the Communications Technology Handbook provides all the information you need in one single volume. This second edition has been updated to include the latest technology including: Video on Demand Wire-less Distribution systems High speed data transmission over telephone lines Smart cards and batteries Global positioning Systems The contents are ordered initially by communications systems. This is followed by an introduction to each topic and goes on to provide more detailed information in alphabetical order. Every section contains an explanation of common terminology, and further references are provided. This approach offers flexible access to information for a variety of readers. Those who know little about communications professionals, the book constitutes a handy reference source and a way of finding out about related technologies. The book addresses an international audience by referring to all systems and standards throughout. This book has been revised to include new sections on: * Video on demand * Wire-less distribution systems * High speed data transmission over telephone lines * Smart cards * Global positioning systems