Communication Technology Update / Edition 6

Communication Technology Update / Edition 6

by August E. Grant, Jennifer H. Meadows, Technology Futures Inc.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240803264

ISBN-13: 9780240803265

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

  • Valuable reference for Communication/Broadcast professionals and students.
  • Single source for the latest developments, trends, and issues in communication technology.
  • Companion home page
The latest edition of this review of the state-of-the-art in communication technologies is more comprehensive than ever before. The text

Overview

  • Valuable reference for Communication/Broadcast professionals and students.
  • Single source for the latest developments, trends, and issues in communication technology.
  • Companion home page
The latest edition of this review of the state-of-the-art in communication technologies is more comprehensive than ever before. The text continues to provide users with the latest information in all areas of telecommunication: electronic mass media, computers, consumer electronics, satellites, and telephony. New chapters for the sixth edition cover print technologies, electronic mail, and personal communication devices, in addition to the comprehensive coverage of two dozen technologies explored in the previous edition. Information on similar technologies has been concentrated into a smaller number of chapters to make it easier to compare history, revenues, technical descriptions, and user information across technologies. This revision includes a more comprehensive companion home page on the World Wide Web that provides updated information submitted by chapter authors. The Communication Technology Update Home Page (http://www.tfi.com/ctu/) also offers links to other Internet resources, as well as a listing of trade organizations and trade publications covering all areas of communication technology.

As we enter the 21st Century, new communication technologies are being introduced at an astonishing rate. Making sense of these technologies is becoming more difficult. Communication Technology Update is the single source for the latest developments, trends, and issues in communication technology. Now in its sixth edition, Communication Technology Update has become an indispensable information resource for business, government, and academia. The sixth edition of Communication Technology Update also includes a Statistical Abstract of Communication Technologies, providing year-by-year statistics on dozens of communication technologies, as well as a complete glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240803265
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
IIntroduction
1The Umbrella Perspective on Communication Technology1
2Communication Technology Timeline7
IIElectronic Mass Media47
3Cable Television49
4Pay Television Services61
5Interactive Television72
6Direct Broadcast Satellites83
7Digital Television105
8Streaming Media122
9Radio Broadcasting132
IIIComputers & Consumer Electronics145
10Multimedia Computers147
11Video Games156
12The Internet & the World Wide Web165
13Internet Commerce175
14Office Technologies188
15Virtual & Augmented Reality198
16Home Video Technology212
17Digital Audio222
IVTelephony & Satellite Technologies239
18Local and Long Distance Telephony242
19Broadband Networks257
20Home Networks268
21Satellite Communications284
22Distance Learning Technologies296
23Wireless Telephony307
24Teleconferencing321
VConclusions337
25Retrospective: 10 Years of Communication Technologies339
26Conclusion350
Glossary353

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