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Data Communications Networking Devices: Operation, Utilization and Lan and Wan Internetworking, 4th Edition

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Data Communications Networking Devices Operation, Utilization and LAN and VAN Internetworking Fourth Edition Gilbert Held 4-Degree Consulting, Macon, Georgia, USA Data communications continue to grow enormously as a key part of telecommunications. Technological advances mean up-to-date information is essential. This fourth edition of the popular and authoritative text Data Communications Networking Devices examines the characteristics, operation and applications of the devices used to construct a data communications network. It enables readers to operate and utilize the networking devices used in the design, modification or optimization of a data communications network. Features include:

  • Extensive coverage of the fundamental concepts of data communications

  • New sections on ATM/broadband networking, LAN/WAN switches and new examples of network integration devices

  • Examination of the specialized devices such as security devices, LZW compression and voice digitizers

  • Discusses the different types of networks, network architecture and the flow of data between several networks

  • Questions at the end of each chapter to assist understanding.

More than a comprehensive reference book, Data Communications Networking Devices is ideal as a self study guide too. It is essential reading for network managers and telecommunications engineers, data processing managers and information system managers. Visit Our Web Page! http://www.wiley.com/

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. BOOKS BY GILBERT HELD, PUBLISHED BY WILEY
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. CONTENTS
  7. PREFACE
  8. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  9. CHAPTER 1: FUNDAMENTAL WIDE AREA NETWORKING CONCEPTS
    1. 1.1 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM COMPONENTS
    2. 1.2 LINE CONNECTIONS
    3. 1.3 TYPES OF SERVICES AND TRANSMISSION DEVICES
    4. 1.4 TRANSMISSION MODE
    5. 1.5 TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES
    6. 1.6 TYPES OF TRANSMISSION
    7. 1.7 LINE STRUCTURE
    8. 1.8 LINE DISCIPLINE
    9. 1.9 NETWORK TOPOLOGY
    10. 1.10 TRANSMISSION RATE
    11. 1.11 TRANSMISSION CODES
    12. 1.12 ERROR DETECTION AND CORRECTION
    13. 1.13 STANDARDS ORGANIZATIONS, ACTIVITIES AND THE OSI REFERENCE MODEL
    14. 1.14 THE PHYSICAL LAYER: CABLES, CONNECTORS, PLUGS AND JACKS
    15. 1.15 THE DATA LINK LAYER
    16. 1.16 INTEGRATED SERVICES DIGITAL NETWORK
    17. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  10. CHAPTER 2: WIDE AREA NETWORKS
    1. 2.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 2.2 CIRCUIT SWITCHED NETWORKS
    3. 2.3 LEASED LINE BASED NETWORKS
    4. 2.4 PACKET SWITCHING NETWORKS
    5. 2.5 THE INTERNET
    6. 2.6 SNA AND APPN
    7. 2.7 ATM
    8. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  11. CHAPTER 3: LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
    1. 3.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 3.2 TECHNOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS
    3. 3.3 IEEE 802 STANDARDS
    4. 3.4 ETHERNET NETWORKS
    5. 3.5 TOKEN-RING
    6. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  12. CHAPTER 4: WIDE AREA NETWORK TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT
    1. 4.1 ACOUSTIC COUPLERS
    2. 4.2 MODEMS
    3. 4.3 INTELLIGENT MODEMS
    4. 4.4 MULTIPORT MODEMS
    5. 4.5 MULTIPOINT MODEMS
    6. 4.6 SECURITY MODEMS
    7. 4.7 LINE DRIVERS
    8. 4.8 LIMITED-DISTANCE MODEMS
    9. 4.9 BROADBAND MODEMS
    10. 4.10 DIGITAL SERVICE UNITS
    11. 4.11 CHANNEL SERVICE UNITS
    12. 4.12 PARALLEL INTERFACE EXTENDERS
    13. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  13. CHAPTER 5: LAN INTERNETWORKING DEVICES
    1. 5.1 BRIDGES
    2. 5.2 ROUTERS
    3. 5.3 GATEWAYS
    4. 5.4 LAN SWITCHES
    5. 5.5 ACCESS SERVERS
    6. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  14. CHAPTER 6: WIDE AREA NETWORK DATA CONCENTRATION EQUIPMENT
    1. 6.1 MULTIPLEXERS
    2. 6.2 T1/E1 MULTIPLEXERS
    3. 6.3 SUBRATE VOICE/DATA MULTIPLEXERS
    4. 6.4 INVERSE MULTIPLEXERS
    5. 6.5 PACKET ASSEMBLER/DISASSEMBLER
    6. 6.6 FRAME RELAY ACCESS DEVICE
    7. 6.7 FRONT-END PROCESSORS
    8. 6.8 MODEM- AND LINE-SHARING UNITS
    9. 6.9 PORT-SHARING UNITS
    10. 6.10 CONTROL UNITS
    11. 6.11 PORT SELECTORS
    12. 6.12 PROTOCOL CONVERTERS
    13. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  15. CHAPTER 7: SPECIALIZED DEVICES
    1. 7.1 DATA COMMUNICATIONS SWITCHES
    2. 7.2 DATA COMPRESSION PERFORMING DEVICES
    3. 7.3 FIBER OPTIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
    4. 7.4 SECURITY DEVICES
    5. REVIEW QUESTIONS
  16. APPENDIX A: SIZING DATA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK DEVICES
    1. A.1 DEVICE SIZING
    2. A.2 THE ERLANG TRAFFIC FORMULA
    3. A.3 THE POISSON FORMULA
    4. A.4 APPLYING THE EQUIPMENT SIZING PROCESS
  17. APPENDIX B: ERLANG DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
  18. APPENDIX C: POISSON DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
  19. APPENDIX D: MULTIDROP LINE ROUTING ANALYSIS
  20. APPENDIX E: CSMA/CD NETWORK PERFORMANCE
  21. INDEX