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ATM Networks
     

ATM Networks

by Othmar Kyas, Bryn Barnard (Illustrator)
 

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The complete, up-to-date ATM guide for every network planner, designer, implementer, and manager.

  • ATM network planning, design, testing, deployment, troubleshooting, and security
  • New standards, including Loop Emulation Service over AAL-2 and frame-based ATM
  • Test and selection criteria for ATM network components and cable

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The complete, up-to-date ATM guide for every network planner, designer, implementer, and manager.

  • ATM network planning, design, testing, deployment, troubleshooting, and security
  • New standards, including Loop Emulation Service over AAL-2 and frame-based ATM
  • Test and selection criteria for ATM network components and cable infrastructure
  • ATM network operation, including traffic control, performance parameters, and testing
  • Detailed coverage of ATM security standards and techniques

Despite the arrival of Packet over SONET/SDH, one technology is at the heart of today's most important broadband and wireless networks: ATM. ATM Networks combines a complete and authoritative description of ATM standards with practical solutions for the key challenges facing ATM network implementers and managers. Clear, concise, and fully up to date, it covers every element and variant of current ATM networks, offering specific best practices for design, testing, deployment, troubleshooting, and security. Coverage includes:

  • How ATM evolved to become the world's universal platform for networked communications
  • Up-to-the-minute standards coverage, including ATM over Plastic Optical Fiber, Loop Emulation Service over AAL-2, frame-based ATM, and secure ATM
  • ATM network planning, design, and migration techniques
  • Test and selection criteria for ATM network components
  • In-depth coverage of security and cable infrastructure issues
  • ATM network operation: traffic control mechanisms, performance parameters, and test methods

Key information is included for network desand managers, including ATM UNI and NNI signaling protocol messages and information elements, parameters and limitations for high speed cabling systems, and ATM Forum contact information.

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Introduces the operating principles of the asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) of data transmission, with separate sections on the protocol layers, network planning, and analysis. The authors who are marketing managers with Agilent Technologies, explain mapping methods for cell transport, the four types of adaptation layers, the user-network interface (UNI) signaling process, network components and cable infrastructure, security strategies, switches, congestion control, and testing methods. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780442020002
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Pages:
346

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Over the past decade ATM has become one of the most widely deployed transport technologies for communication networks. With its flexible architecture it is capable of providing the broad variety of transmission properties that modern multiservice networks require. New, advanced service offerings such as third generation (3G) telephony or DSL are built on ATM, expanding its reach from communication backbones out to millions of users. ATM is the most powerful communication transport mechanism, and it is the most complex one at the same time.

This book was written to provide an in-depth understanding of all aspects of ATM, while serving as a single complete reference source. With this in mind, the reader should not expect an easy-to-read book. However, the reward for working through it will be an in-depth understanding of one of the most important and fascinating communication technologies today.

Gregan Crawford, Edinburgh Othmar Kyas, Colorado Springs April 2002

Meet the Author

OTHMAR KYAS is Product Marketing Section Manager for the Network Systems Test Division of Agilent Technologies. With over eleven years at Agilent (formerly Hewlett-Packard), Kyas has been a leader in developing Agilent's telecommunications products in the ATM, WAN, and LAN marketplaces. He holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology, Vienna.

GREGAN CRAWFORD is Product Marketing Manager for the Network Systems Test Division of Agilent Technologies. He has been involved with ATM and ATM testing since the mid 1980s. From 1993 to 1999, he was the first chair of the ATM Forum's Test Working Group and a member of the ATM Forum's Technical Committee management team. He is currently Agilent's primary representative for the ATM Forum and has contributed to several books on ATM.

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