Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary by Ray Horak
This dictionary has long very descriptive definitions that make it easy to get a clear idea of what the word means. We think you will like it but look at the sample page.
From the publisher:
The telecommunications field is exploding. Wired and wireless telecommunications networks today support data and video transmission as well as voice, and new terminology is constantly evolving.
Whether you're a telecommunications professional, technician, service provider, or student, this comprehensive reference offers you appropriate technical depth in commonsense plain-English style with an occasional dash of Ray Horak's unique sense of humor. You'll find it easy to locate terms, place them in context, and understand the latest. developments, including:
- Power Line Carrier (PLC)
- Passive Optical Network (paN)
- 802.11, 802.16, Bluetooth and WiMAX
- Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
- Storage Area Networks (SANs)
- Digital Subscr-iber Line (DSL)
- DenseWavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM)
- Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) vs. H.323
- Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary, by Ray Horak, is a comprehensive telecommunications dictionary of more than 7,500 terms critical to understanding voice, data, video, and multimedia communications system and network technologies, applications, and regulation. Given the convergence of computing and communications, the book also effectively is a computer dictionary with a telecom focus. It is thoroughly researched, highly objective, absolutely accurate, and includes just about every essential term, abbreviation, acronym, contraction, initialism, and portmanteau you might encounter in the telecom and datacom domains. Although the book is a technical dictionary, Horaka's plain-English, commonsense style yields definitions that are as thoroughly understandable to the business professional or student as they are to the electrical engineer. In fact, many entries are encyclopedic in nature, discussing applications and issues. Horak also injects a bit of his wry sense of humor, sprinkling occasional telecom trivia and marginally related definitions that will have you smiling and chuckling to yourself, but not to the point that they detract from what is an important book on a serious subject. An instant classic, Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary is the one and only telecom dictionary you will need. It also makes a perfect companion to Horak's Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook.
Ray Horak is an independent consultant who has written more than 100 articles, technical white papers, case studies, and solutions briefs, as well as the bestselling Communications Systems and Networks and the recenty published
Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook.
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