Trunked radio enables full-duplex radio communication using asingle transmission frequency, making the technique more efficientin handling radio traffic. Written by an expert in this area, thisbook presents a much-needed discussion of trunked radio technologyand its practical applications. An Instructor Support FTP site is available from the Wileyeditorial department.
If you are involved in the planning, design, testing, installation, maintenance, sales, or frequency management of digital PMR equipment and systems, this first-of-its-kind book is a smart choice. Written by one of the key developers of PMR, this essential reference provides comprehensive coverage of digital PMR systems, including the standards APCO 25, TETRA and DIIS and the proprietary systems ASTRO, EDACS, iDEN, MOBITEX II and TETRAPOL. Offering unique insight from the authorOCOs years of experience working with this technology, the book helps you gain a solid understanding of the transition from analogue to digital PMR. It provides you with methods for estimation coverage distance and bandwidth for digital PMR systems."
"A comprehensive guide for operators, engineers, technicians, marketing staff, and systems managers, explaining the intricacies of designing, installing, and operating a cellular network. Although the volume explains both the theory and practice of cellular systems, it is structured in such a way that nontechnical readers can bypass mathematically oriented sections without losing overall comprehension."-Book News, Inc. This Fourth Edition of Neil Boucher's internationally bestselling handbook has been thoroughly updated and expanded to provide comprehensive coverage of the new technologies that are shaping the industry, as well as the important changes brought about by the rapid domination of the cellular markets by digital systems. Encyclopedic in scope, it covers the design, installation, and operations of a cellular network, features concise discussions of best engineering practices, and provides helpful guidelines on critical business issues involved in planning, budgeting, and administering a cellular system. Authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-date, The Cellular Radio Handbook, Fourth Edition is an indispensable working resource for telecom designers, operators, and marketers. In addition to covering traditional cellular networks, this book also includes PCS/PCN, WLL, and satellite mobile technology.
This is not a dictionary - and nor is it an encyclopedia. It is a reference and compendium of useful information about the converging worlds of computers, communications, telecommunications and broadcasting. You could refer to it as a guide for the Information Super Highway, but this would be pretentious. It aims to cover most of the more important terms and concepts in the developing discipline of Informatics - which, in my definition, includes the major converging technologies, and the associated social and cultural issues. Unlike a dictionary, this handbook makes no attempt to be 'prescriptive' in its definitions. Many of the words we use today in computing and communications only vaguely reflect their originations. And with such rapid change, older terms are often taken, twisted, inverted, and mangled, to the point where any attempt by me to lay down laws of meaning, would be meaningless. The information here is 'descriptive' - I am concerned with usage only. This book therefore contains keywords and explanations which have been culled from the current literature - from technical magazines, newspapers, the Internet, forums, etc. This is the living language as it is being used today - not a historical artifact of 1950s computer science.
In a single volume, The Mobile Communications Handbook covers the entire field, from principles of analog and digital communications to cordless telephones, wireless local area networks (LANs), and international technology standards. The amazing scope of the Handbook ensures that it will be the primary reference for every aspect of mobile communications.
Mobile communication systems have become one of the hottest areas in the field of telecommunications and it is predicted that within the next decade a considerable number of connections will become partially or completely wireless. Rapid development of the Internet with its new services and applications has created fresh challenges for the further development of mobile communication systems. This volume presents an easy to follow overview of such systems ranging from introductory material through to a thorough system description. Provides the necessary background information on digital communication systems, such as speech and channel coding, digital modulations (including OFDM) and basic access protocols Presents the properties of a mobile radio channel and describes mobile radio propagation models Explains the concept of cellular systems and their design Covers GSM and IS-95 and reviews paging systems, first generation cellular systems, wireless telephony, trunking systems and wireless local loops Features HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and WLAN technologies Includes an introduction to smart antennas The extensive scope of Mobile Communication Systems ensures it will be a valuable reference for communication students and engineers wishing to learn about every aspect of this fascinating and fast evolving field.