Telecom Basics 3rd Edition, Signal Processing, Signaling Control, and Call Processing
Publication date: October 2003
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This introductory book provides the fundamentals of signal processing, signaling control, can call processing technologies that are used in telecommunication systems. Covered are the key facts of voice and data communications, ranging from such basics as to how a telephone set works to more complex topics as how to send voice over data networks and the ways calls are processed in public and private telephone systems. The reader will learn about analog and digital signals, signal modulation, channel coding, and other types of signal processing. Copper wire, radio, and optical transmission systems are explained. Circuit and packet switching technologies are described along with the E&M line trunk signaling and SS7 control systems that are used to manage them. Explained or the different types of communication protocols such as IP, TCP, UDP and RTP, their stack layers, and how the perform parameter negotiation. The operation of ATM, Frame Relay, X.25, Internet, and network technologies are explained. Introductions to public and private communication systems including the PSTN, PBX, computer telephony integration (CTI), voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), mobile telephone, and satellite systems are provided. Finally, the book provides details on the steps used for call processing in public and private telephone systems. The chapters in this book are organized to help semi-technical and technical readers alike find the information they need. Chapters are divided to cover specific technologies, networks and systems. The chapters may be read either consecutively or individually. A basic knowledge of telecommunications is essential to anyone entering the field - from a newly hired employee to an executive assigned to a position related to telecommunications. In the past, it was not unusual for individuals to gradually obtain such knowledge through osmosis from other professionals. Today, the pace is so rapid and so many firms are in telecommunications - related fields, that there is a demand for virtually instant knowledge. Although basic telephone systems and equipment remain operational, behind the scenes, dramatic changes have occurred and systems are still changing. Telephone systems have become more efficient. Local access systems are now offering high-speed DSL data service. Soft switches are replacing traditional local telephone TSI switches. Operators are converting to IP based voice communication systems. The fundamentals of telecommunication technology have changed. New telecommunication products and services are more efficient and they offer new advanced features and services. Telecom Basics, 3rd Edition provides explanations of the fundamental technologies used for traditional and evolving telecommunication systems and networks. Telecom Basics, 3rd Edition provides semi-technical descriptions of key telecommunications technologies and explains how these technologies and services work by using over 182 illustrations and descriptions without formulas. Many of the industry buzzwords are defined and explained. The chapters in this book are organized to help semi-technical and technical readers alike find the information they need. Chapters are divided to cover specific technologies, networks and systems. The chapters may be read either consecutively or individually. The introduction of telecommunication technologies into new systems has resulted in a need for professionals to learn many new industry terms.