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Understanding Data Communications From Fundamentals to Networking

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ISBN-10: 0471627453

ISBN-13: 9780471627456

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Gilbert Held

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The author assumes little prior knowledge of the subject but the book covers the whole spectrum of data communications including satellite systems and fibre optic technology. Both hard and software are dealt with as well as standards organisations.
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Book details

List price: $219.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/19/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 874
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.026
Language: English

Communications in a Modern Society
Data collection
Transaction processing
Conversational time sharing
Remote job entry
Message switching
Value-added carriers and electronic mail
Office automation
Electronic commerce
Satellite transmission
Response time
Emerging Trends
Review Questions
Basic Telegraph and Telephone Operations
Evolution of Communications
Morse code
Morse code limiations
Start-stop signaling and the Baudot code
Bits and codes
Principle of operation
Sound wave conversion
The basic telephone connection
Switchboards and central offices
Numbering plans
Geographic calling areas and network routing
The world numbering plan
Review Questions
Basic Circuit Parameters, Measurement Units and Media Overview
Basic Circuit Parameters
Frequency and bandwidth
The telephone channel passband
Measurement Units
Power ratios
Signal-to-noise ratio
Reference points
Media Overview
Twisted-pair cable
Coaxial cable
Fiber-optic transmission
Channel Capacity
Bit versus baud
Nyquist relationship
Shannon's law
Structured Wiring
The wiring closet
The EIA/TIA-568 standard
Review Questions
Fundamental Data Transmission Concepts
Analog Line Connections
The analog switched line
Analog leased line
Dedicated line
Switched network vs leased line economics
Types of Service and Transmission Devices
Digital repeaters
Acoustic couplers
Analog facilities
Digital facilities
Digital signaling
Representative ATandT digital offerings
Transmission Mode
Simplex transmission
Half-duplex transmission
Full-duplex transmission
Terminal and mainframe computer operating modes
Transmission Techniques
Asynchronous transmission
Synchronous transmission
Types of Transmission
Wide Area Network Transmission Structures
Mainframe computer-based network structure
LAN network structure
LAN internetworking structure
Line Discipline
Transmission Rate
Analog service
Digital service
Transmission Codes
Morse code
Baudot code
BCD code
Extended binary-coded decimal interchange code (EBCDIC)
ASCII code
Review Questions
Terminals, Workstations and WAN and LAN Networking Overview
Interactive terminal classification
Terminal evolution
Workstations and Other LAN Components
Network interface card
File server
Print server
Other types of servers
Wide Area Networking Overview
Multiplexing and data concentration
Front-end processor
Network configurations
Local Area Networking Overview
Review Questions
Representative Standards Organizations: the OSI Reference Model
National Standards Organizations
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Electronic Industries Association (EIA)
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
British Standards Institution (BSI)
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
International Standards Organizations
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
International Standards Organization (ISO)
De facto Standards
ATandT compatibility
Cross-licensed technology
Bellcore/Telcordia Technology
Internet standards
The OSI Reference Model
Layered architecture
OSI layers
Data flow
IEEE 802 Standards
802 committees
Data link subdivision
Review Questions
The Physical Layer, Cables, Connectors, Plugs and Jacks
DTE/DCE Interfaces
Connector overview
Differential signaling
X.21 and X.20
X.21 bis
High Speed Serial Interface
High Performance Parallel Interface
Universal Serial Bus
IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Cables and Connectors
Twisted-pair cable
Low-capacitance shielded cable
Ribbon cable
The RS-232 null modem
RS-232 cabling tricks
Plugs and Jacks
Connecting arrangements
Telephone options
Ordering the business line
LAN connectivity
Review Questions
Basic Transmission Devices: Line Drivers, Modems, and Service Units
Line Drivers
Direct connection
Using line drivers
Modem Operations
The modulation process
Bps vs. baud
Voice circuit parameters
Combined modulation techniques
Mode of transmission
Transmission techniques
Modem classification
Limited-distance modems
Line-type operations
Reverse and secondary channels
Multiport capability
Security capability
Multiple speed selection capability
Voice/data capability
Modem handshaking
Self-testing features
Modem indicators
Modern operations and compatibility
Intelligent Modems
Hayes command set modems
Key intelligent modem features
Microcom Networking Protocol (MNP)
Data compression
MNP Class 5 compression
MNP Class 7 enhanced data compression
Broadband Modems
Telephone and cable TV infrastructure
Cable modems
DSL modems
Service Units
Review Questions
Regulators and Carriers
US regulatory evolution
International regulatory authorities
Carrier Offerings
ATandT system evolution
The Bell system
The regional Bell operating companies
ATandT service offerings
Regional Bell operating company offerings
ATM Overview
Review Questions
Transmission Errors: Causes, Measurements and Correction Methods
Causes of Transmission Errors
Performance Measurements
Bit error rate
Bit error rate tester
BERT time
Performance classifications
Block error rate testing
Error-free second testing
Error Detection and Correction Techniques
Asynchronous transmission
Synchronous transmission
Review Questions
The WAN Data Link Layer
Terminal and Data Link Protocols: Characteristics and Functions
Transmission sequence
Error control
Types of Protocol
Teletypewriter protocols
PC file transfer protocols
Bisynchronous protocols
Digital Data Communications Message Protocol (DDCMP)
Bit-oriented line control procedures
Review Questions
Increasing WAN Line Utilization
Device support
Multiplexing techniques
Control Units
Control unit concept
Attachment methods
Unit operation
Breaking the closed system
Review Questions
Local Area Networks
Comparison with WANs
Geographical area
Data transmission and error rates
Data routing and topology
Type of information carried
Utilization Benefits
Peripheral sharing
Common software access
Electronic mail
Gateway access to mainframes
Internet access
Virtual private network operations
Technological Characteristics
Comparison of topologies
Signaling methods
Transmission medium
Access methods
Ethernet Networks
Original network components
IEEE 802.3 networks
Frame composition
Media access control overview
Logical link control overview
Other Ethernet frame types
Redundant versus non-redundant main ring paths
Cabling and device restrictions
High speed Token-Ring
Transmission formats
Medium access control
Logical link control
Review Questions
Basic LAN Internetworking
Bridge Operations
Types of bridge
Network utilization
The Switching Hub
Basic components
Delay times
Key advantages of use
Switching techniques
Port address support
Switching architecture
High-speed port operations
Router Operations
Basic operation and use of routing tables
Networking capability
Communication, transport and routing protocols
Router classifications
Routing protocols
Review Questions
Digital Transmission Systems and Equipment
The T and E Carriers
Channel banks
T1 Multiplexers
Waveform-based voice digitization modules
Hybrid coding
T1 multiplexer employment
The T3 Carrier
T3 circuit types
T3 framing
DDS, ASDS and KiloStream facilities
KiloStream service
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
Concept behind ISDN
ISDN architecture
Network characteristics
ISDN layers
Review Questions
Network Architecture
SNA Overview
SNA elements
System Service Control Point (SSCP)
Network nodes
The physical unit
The logical unit
SNA network structure
Types of physical unit
Multiple domains
SNA layers
SNA developments
SNA sessions
Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking (APPN)
APPC concepts
APPN architecture
The rise of the Internet
The TCP/IP protocol suite
TCP/IP communications
The Internet Protocol (IP)
Domain Name Service
SNA gateway operations
Supporting multiple protocols
Data Link Switching
Review Questions
Packet Networks
Packet Switching Overview
X.25 Networks
Development period
Need for PADs
X.25 layers
Methods of connection
Utilization costs
Network information
Protocol conversion
LAN interconnectivity
Frame Relay
Comparison to X.25
Network access
Frame construction
Service parameters
FRAD features
Voice over Frame Relay
Review Questions
Communications Software
Terminal Emulation Software Features
Hardware utilization
Software utilization
Operational consideration
Performance efficiency
Performance flexibility
Security performance
Terminal Emulation Program Examination
Procomm Plus for Windows
IBM PC/3270
Web Browsers
Microsoft Internet Explorer
LAN operation
Review Questions
Fiber-Optic, Satellite and Wireless Terrestrial Communications
Fiber-Optic Transmission Systems
System components
Transmission advantages
Limitations of use
Utilization economics
Carrier utilization
Satellite Communications Systems
Operation overview
Satellite access
Very small aperture terminal (VSAT)
Low earth orbit satellites
Wireless Terrestrial Communications
Cellular communications
Wireless LANs
Review Questions
Evolving Technologies
Cell size
Traffic classification
The ATM Protocol Stack
ATM Adaptation Layer
The ATM Layer
Physical Layer
ATM Operation
Network Interfaces
The ATM cell header
ATM connections and cell switching
Virtual Private Networking
Rationale for use
Problem areas
Review Questions