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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/Content: Chapter 1 Fundamental Wide Area Networking Concepts (pages 1–169): Chapter 2 Wide Area Networks (pages 171–268): Chapter 3 Local Area Networks (pages 269–349): Chapter 4 Wide Area Network Transmission Equipment (pages 351–537): Chapter 5 LAN Internetworking Devices (pages 539–623): Chapter 6 Wide Area Network Data Concentration Equipment (pages 625–739): Chapter 7 Specialized Devices (pages 741–812):
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