Mobile Computing: Technology, Applications, and Service Creation / Edition 1

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Inside the Protocols, Technologies, and Devices That Deliver Top-Quality Mobile Data Services

Keep up with mobile computing advances that enable users to access data from any device in a network while on the move. Mobile Computing equips communications engineers, technicians, and students with a state-of-the-art overview of the protocols, technologies, and devices required to deliver today’s mobile data services.

Using detailed examples and illustrations, Mobile Computing takes readers step-by-step through the complex web of acronyms, standards, and emerging technologies on which wireless data runs. The book clearly explains mobile computing architecture…short message service (SMS)… general packet radio service (GPRS)…wireless application protocol…wireless LANs…wireless devices with Symbian OS and Windows CE…VoIP and convergence…and more.

This comprehensive guide features:

  • Expert coverage of both mobile computing services and devices
  • The latest developments in 3G, GPRS, GSM, and CDMA
  • Complete information on client programming
  • In-depth material on hot-button security issues in mobile computing

Capitalize on New Developments in All Areas of Mobile Computing:

* Mobile Computing Architecture
• Mobile Computing through Telephony
• Emerging Technologies
• SMS (Short Message Service)
• General Packet Radio Service
• Wireless Application Protocol
• CDMA and 3G
• Wireless LANs
• Internet Networks and Internetworking
• Client Programming
• Programming for the Palm OS
• Wireless Devices with Symbian OS
• J2ME
• Wireless Devices with Windows CE
• VoIP and Convergence
• Security Issues in Mobile Computing

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071477338
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/26/2006
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Communications Engineering Ser.
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Asoke K. Talukder has been with the IT industry for about 25 years. He has held senior positions in different technology companies in India and abroad. In his last industry association, he was the founder-CTO of Cellnext, the pioneering wireless technology company in India offering technology and solutions in the domain of GSM, GPRS, SMS, MMS, Intelligent Networks, CDMA, and 3G. Since January 2003, he has been with the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and is currently the DaimlerChrysler Chair and Associate Professor at IIITB. Asoke has worked in the USA, UK, Singapore, and India for companies like Microsoft, Oracle, Informix, Sequoia, NEC, Fujitsu-ICIM, Digital, iGate, Blue Star Infotech, ICL to name a few. A postgraduate in Physics from the University of Calcutta (1976), he set up the first X.25 network in India for the Department of Telecommunications way back in 1986. Later, he set up the first Java Centre in India in 1998. He was a key engineer for Oracle Parallel Server for Hewlett-Packard HP-FX fault tolerant computers as well as for the 64 bit Informix for DEC Alpha.

He is a recipient of many international awards for innovations and professional excellence including the ICIM Professional Excellence Award, ICL Services Trophy, ICL Chief Executive Excellence award, Atlas Club Excellence Award, etc. One of his ubiquitous middleware products was awarded the IBM Solutions Excellence Award in 2001; one other product on Java Card security was recipient of an award at the GSM World Congress in 2003.

Roopa R. Yavagal completed her B.E. Computer Science from Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka in 1998. After her graduation, she joined the technical team at Cellnext and developed applications for cellular companies in India in the technology domain of GSM, GPRS, and CDMA. She did her M Tech from the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITB) in 2001. Her areas of interest include wireless application and service creation in wireless domain. She is currently working with Symphony Services, Bangalore.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Mobile Computing Architecture

Chapter 3: Mobile Computing Through Telephony

Chapter 4: Emerging Technologies

Chapter 5: Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)

Chapter 6: Short Message Service (SMS)

Chapter 7: General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

Chapter 8: Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)

Chapter 9: CDMA and 3G

Chapter 10: Wireless LAN

Chapter 11: Intelligent Networks and Interworking

Chapter 12: Client Programming

Chapter 13: Programming for the Palm OS

Chapter 14: Wireless Devices with Symbian OS

Chapter 15: J2ME

Chapter 16: Wireless Devices with Windows CE

Chapter 17: Voice over Internet Protocol and Convergence

Chapter 18: Security Issues in Mobile Computing
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