Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals / Edition 11

Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals / Edition 11

by August E. Grant, Jennifer H. Meadows
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240810627

ISBN-13: 9780240810621

Pub. Date: 06/24/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

New to the 11th edition:

  • The most current coverage of over two dozen media technologies in mass media, computers, networking, consumer electronics, and telephony
  • A new "Fundamentals" section with separate chapters exploring history, theory, structure, and regulation of communication technologies
  • A companion website offering

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Overview

New to the 11th edition:

  • The most current coverage of over two dozen media technologies in mass media, computers, networking, consumer electronics, and telephony
  • A new "Fundamentals" section with separate chapters exploring history, theory, structure, and regulation of communication technologies
  • A companion website offering continuously updated information along with useful links to other Internet resources
  • Extensive discussion of emerging market trends from YouTube and Web 2.0 to other contemporary developments
  • An in-depth look at the global issues concerning the communication technologies in the Internet age
  • Chapters reworked to deliver the latest information on both lasting and emerging communication technologies

In the 21st century, communication technologies are being introduced at such an astonishing rate that it has become increasingly difficult to make sense of all the new developments. Now in its 11th edition, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals is the single best source for the latest information on the advances, trends, and issues in communication technology, and is an indispensable resource for business, government, and academia.

Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals provides students and professionals alike with the latest information in all areas of telecommunications: electronic mass media, computers, consumer electronics, games, satellites, and telphony. A discussion of hardware, software, organizational structure, politcal, economic, and global influences is complemented by background information explaining the history and usage of these technologies. The 11th edition builds on the respected foundations of previous editions, focusing on over two dozen different communication technologies and encompassing new information on digital television, mobile computing, digital photography, and emerging tools such as YouTube and Web 2.0. Plus, the 11th edition's new companion web site is updated regularly to ensure that both students and professionals always receive the most current information on communication technologies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240810621
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/24/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

I Introduction

1 Introduction to Communication Technologies August E. Grant Grant, August E. 1

2 Historical Perspectives on Communication Technology Dan Brown Brown, Dan 10

3 Understanding Communication Technologies Jennifer H. Meadows Meadows, Jennifer H. 41

4 The Structure of Communication Industries August E. Grant Grant, August E. 52

5 Communication Policy and Technology Lon Berquist Berquist, Lon 66

II Electronic Mass Media 77

6 Digital Television Peter B. Seel Seel, Peter B. Michel Dupagne Dupagne, Michel 79

7 Multichannel Television Services Jennifer H. Meadows Meadows, Jennifer H. 97

8 IPTV: Streaming Media Jeffrey S. Wilkinson Wilkinson, Jeffrey S. 113

9 Interactive Television Cheryl D. Harris Harris, Cheryl D. Hokyung Kim Kim, Hokyung 127

10 Radio Broadcasting Gregory Pitts Pitts, Gregory 138

III Computers & Consumer Electronics 153

11 Personal Computers Chris Roberts Roberts, Chris 155

12 Video Games Brant Guillory Guillory, Brant 171

13 Virtual & Augmented Reality John J. Lombardi Lombardi, John J. 182

14 Home Video Steven J. Dick Dick, Steven J. 193

15 Digital Audio Ted Carlin Carlin, Ted 206

16 Digital Imaging and Photography Michael Scott Sheerin Sheerin, Michael Scott 229

IV Networking Technologies 243

17 Telephony Ran Wei Ran, Wei Yang-Hwan Lee Lee, Yang-Hwan 245

18 The Internet & the World Wide Web August E. Grant Grant, August E. Jim Foust Foust, Jim 268

19 Mobile Computing Mark J. Banks Banks, Mark J. Robert E. Fidoten Fidoten, Robert E. 280

20 Electronic Commerce Tim Brown Brown, Tim 293

21 Broadband & Home Networks Jennifer H. Meadows Meadows, Jennifer H. 303

22 Teleconferencing Michael R. Ogden Ogden, Michael R.321

V Conclusions

23 The Mobile Revolution August E. Grant Grant, August E. 343

24 Conclusions Jennifer H. Meadows Meadows, Jennifer H. 351

Index 355

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