Communication technologies change the way we live our lives-the ways we communicate and share information, the news, and our entertainment.
The new millennium promises to bring some of the most volatile activity in the history of communications, as we continue to be bombarded by new standards and technologies. The near frenzy of corporate mergers and acquisitions accelerates technological development and can provide hints of what is to come. With the rapid appearance of new protocols, standards, and tools, it becomes increasingly difficult -and increasingly important-for communications professionals to remain up-to-date on new and emerging technologies.
The Handbook of Emerging Communications Technologies: The Next Decade fills this gap. Until now, information on many of its topics, such as Multiprotocol over ATM, IP Multicasting, and RSVP, existed only as fragmented articles on the Internet or as complex feature specifications. In this landmark volume, 18 leading authorities each tackle one of the cutting edge technologies destined to shape the future. Each chapter
Describes a technology and any standards on which it is based
Discusses its impact on the communications field
Forecasts its future direction
Developed primarily for telecommunications specialists network managers, developers, and analysts, the Handbook of Emerging Communications Technologies: The Next Decade, offers the opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of future technologies necessary to remaining current, and serves as a valuable reference guide for corporate executives, planners, and information managers-anyone seeking general knowledge about where the communications industry is heading.
Table of Contents
Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP), Sonia Fahmy and Raj Jain
Multimedia Over IP: RSVP, RTP, RTCP, RTSP, Chunlei Liu
Video Transmission Over Wireless Links: State of the Art and Future Challenges, Antonio Ortega and Masoud Khansari
JMAPI - Java Management Application Programming Interface, Mario Francois Jauvin
Cable Modems and HFC, Albert Azzam
DVD Technology, Bruce Klopfenstein
Switched Network Carrying Capacities, George Scheets and Mark Allen
The Development of Multiprotocol Label Switching to Integrate IP with ATM for the Internet Backbone, Andrew Malis
Designing Multipoint Logically Switched Optical Networks, Eric Bouillet
Multi-wavelength Optical Networks, Krishna Bala
IP and Integrated Services, Saleem N. Bhatti
Satellite Communications, Ahmad Khanifar
Internet/MBONE Audio, V. Hardman and O. Hodson
Broadcasting in the Internet Age: Emerging Business Models for Broadcasting, Richard Ducey
High Definition Television, Douglas A. Ferguson
The New Technologies of Radio: Terrestrial Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS), Ted Carlin
Key Concepts in Electronic Commerce, Bruce Klopfenstein
Emerging Security Testing, Evaluation, and Validation: The Key to Enhancing Consumer Trust in Security-Enhanced Products, Paul Brusil, Arnold Johnson, and Edwin Steeble
"…quite diverse…technical, yet even non-specialists will likely find the material covered understandable and helpful…consistent style…"
-Choice, March 2000