Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations [NOOK Book]

Overview

What you need to know to survive, long term.

Interests between broadcasters and telecom people are blurring. Technical operations and design engineers in one field are increasingly required to deal with practices and techniques in the other. The problem is expectations and terminology differences aren't recognized until it's too late.

Take "Quality of Service." The telecom ...
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Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations

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Overview

What you need to know to survive, long term.

Interests between broadcasters and telecom people are blurring. Technical operations and design engineers in one field are increasingly required to deal with practices and techniques in the other. The problem is expectations and terminology differences aren't recognized until it's too late.

Take "Quality of Service." The telecom people specify a percentage of the time that the service is guaranteed to be available. The down time may be very, very small. But, if it occurs during a high-priced commercial in the Super Bowl, it is very, very serious for the broadcaster. Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations teaches the technology and how to structure it and make sure the finances work in your favor.

Learn how to:

* Define communications circuit, equipment, facilities and services used in broadcast engineering and operations.
* Evaluate suppliers as well as their products and services.
* Prepare technical specifications and requests for bids, proposals required in competitive procurement actions.
* Conduct communications operational effectiveness and cost audits.
* Prepare communications cost management strategies and plans.
* Plan and execute capital projects.
* Survive Long-Term

Critical for engineers, technicians, and managers engaged in designing, installing, testing, and maintaining equipment and network services for program content, training material, or audio/video conferencing. Valuable knowledge for planning, design, integration and operation of communications equipment, facilities and services used in broadcast operations, training and conferencing applications.

Fred Huffman is a systems engineer with Athens Olympic Broadcasting, the Host Broadcaster for the 2004 Games. He has more than 35 years experience in technical and management roles in broadcasting and telecommunications fields. This work is largely a reflection of that experience, captured in a way that introduces the reader to technical aspects of IP, ATM and classical telecom, along with business essentials such as contracts, tariffs, project planning, budgeting and long range planning.

Audience: Engineers, technicians and managers engaged in designing, installing, testing, operating and maintaining equipment and network services used in the transport of program content, training material, audio/video conferencing, or other similar applications of audio, video and communications equipment, systems and services.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136037214
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 344
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Basic fundamentals, definitions, and key terms 1
2 Internet & telecom - a brief history 37
3 Content transport network defined 61
4 Network technology and methodology 83
5 Network architecture, facilities and services 133
6 Defining network applications 159
7 Specifying equipment and services 171
8 Acquiring and evaluating equipment and services 203
9 Establishing and maintaining records 211
10 Accepting delivered equipment and services 221
11 Managing cost of equipment facilities and services 227
12 Budgeting and financial planning 257
13 Technology forecasting and strategic planning 283
14 Practices, tools, and techniques for long-term survival 303
Appendix 311
Glossary 321
Bibliography 331
References 333
Index 335
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