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Handbook of emerging communications technologies : the next decade
Osso, Rafael.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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 modem and HFC / Albert Azzam -- DVD technology / Bruce C. Klopfenstein -- Switched network carrying capacities / George Scheets and Mark Allen -- The development of multiprotocol label switching to integrate IPs with ATM for the internet backbone / Andrew G. Malis -- Designing multipoint locally switched optical networks / Eric Bouillet -- Multiwavelength optical networks (WDM) / Krishna Bala -- IP and integrated services / Saleem N. Bhatti -- Satellite communication systems / Ahmad Khanifar -- Internet/Mbone audio / V. Hardman and O. Hodson -- Broadcasting in the internet age : emerging business models for broadcasting / Richard V. Ducey -- High definition television (HDTV) / 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 internet commerce / Bruce Klopfenstein -- Emerging security testing, evaluation, and validation : the key to enhancing consumer trust in security-enabled products / Paul J. Brasil, L. Arnold Johnson, and Edwin F. Steeble.
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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.

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This handbook features 18 independent chapters, each written by its own expert author or authors. Although this book's focus broadly relates to communication technologies, the topics covered are quite diverse, ranging from such consumer-oriented products as DVD and HDTV, to satellite and optical transmission systems, and to advanced Internet protocols dealing with quality-of-service and multimedia. Most chapters tend to be somewhat technical, yet even nonspecialists will likely find the material covered understandable and helpful in appreciating these emerging technologies. The chapters follow a consistent style, each beginning with a table of contents and an introduction to the topic; most end with a summary or a concluding section and references. The intended audience is telecommunication professionals interested in keeping abreast of their field. E. M. Aupperle; University of Michigan

Table of Contents

Sonia Fahmy and Raj JainChunlei LiuAntonio Ortega and Masoud KhansariMario Francois JauvinAlbert AzzamBruce C. KlopfensteinGeorge Scheets and Mark AllenAndrew G. MalisEric BouilletKrishna BalaSaleem N. BhattiAhmad KhanifarV. Hardman and O. HodsonRichard V. DuceyDouglas A. FergusonTed CarlinBruce KlopfensteinPaul J. Brusil and L. Arnold Johnson and Edwin F. Steeble
Chapter 1 Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP)p. 1
Chapter 2 Multimedia Over IP: RSVP, RTP, RTCP, RTSPp. 29
Chapter 3 Video Transmission over Wireless Links: State of the Art and Future Challengesp. 47
Chapter 4 JMAPI - Java Management Application Programming Interfacep. 79
Chapter 5 Cable Modem and HFCp. 85
Chapter 6 DVD Technologyp. 123
Chapter 7 Switched Network Carrying Capacitiesp. 145
Chapter 8 The Development Of Multiprotocol Label Switching To Integrate IP With ATM For The Internet Backbonep. 165
Chapter 9 Designing Multipoint Logically Switched Optical Networksp. 189
Chapter 10 Multiwavelength Optical Networks (WDM)p. 201
Chapter 11 IP and Integrated Servicesp. 217
Chapter 12 Satellite Communication Systemsp. 239
Chapter 13 Internet/Mbone Audiop. 269
Chapter 14 Broadcasting in the Internet Age Emerging Business Models for Broadcastingp. 297
Chapter 15 High Definition Television (HDTV)p. 309
Chapter 16 The New Technologies of Radio Terrestrial Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS)p. 323
Chapter 17 Key Concepts in Internet Commercep. 337
Chapter 18 Emerging Security Testing, Evaluation, and Validation The Key to Enhancing Consumer Trust in Security-Enhanced Productsp. 347
Indexp. 383