Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary / Edition 1

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Overview

Webster’s New World Telecom Dictionary, by Ray Horak, is a comprehensive telecommunications dictionary of more than 7,500 terms critical to understanding voice, data, video, and multimedia communications system and network technologies, applications, and regulation. Given the convergence of computing and communications, the book also effectively is a computer dictionary with a telecom focus. It is thoroughly researched, highly objective, absolutely accurate, and includes just about every essential term, abbreviation, acronym, contraction, initialism, and portmanteau you might encounter in the telecom and datacom domains. Although the book is a technical dictionary, Horak’s plain-English, commonsense style yields definitions that are as thoroughly understandable to the business professional or student as they are to the electrical engineer. In fact, many entries are encyclopedic in nature, discussing applications and issues. Horak also injects a bit of his wry sense of humor, sprinkling occasional telecom trivia and marginally related definitions that will have you smiling and chuckling to yourself, but not to the point that they detract from what is an important book on a serious subject. An instant classic, Webster’s New World Telecom Dictionary is the one and only telecom dictionary you will need. It also makes a perfect companion to Horak’s Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook, published by Wiley-Interscience in October 2007.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471774570
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/4/2007
  • Series: Webster's New World Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 1,116,151
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray Horak is an independent consultant who has written more than 100 articles, technical white papers, case studies, and solutions briefs, as well as the bestselling Communications Systems and Networks and the recently published Telecommunications and Data Communications Handbook.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Telecom Dictionary A-Z.

Appendix A: Standards Organizations and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

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  • Posted August 27, 2010

    Indispensible

    Indispensible. Whether you are a telecommunications professional, aspire to be one, or just want to understand all the techno-babble, you need this book. Packed with over 4,600 terms and acronyms, this portable volume is essentially a decoder ring for the language of telecommunications. Horak has managed to write clear, plain English, definitions to the lexicon of one of the world's most befuddling languages. He has also peppered this work with seemingly unrelated terms just to keep the reader on his/her toes and demonstrate that nerds really do have a sense of humor.

    With all the available telecom dictionaries and glossaries on the market, why chooses this one? (a legitimate question.) My answer is two names; Webster and Horak. Webster is undeniably the most trusted name in dictionaries and Horak is equally undeniably a telecommunications expert. The combination is a well researched dictionary that you'll keep close at hand and refer to often.

    Hats off to Horak and his colleges on creating a uniquely useful book.

    Jeff Owen is an independent consultant with 20+ years experience in telecommunications/networking and IT. He has worked in engineering, project management, and management positions for major corporations in the telecommunications, finance, aerospace, and IT consultancy industries. As an industry analyst for Datapro and Gartner, Owen authored numerous analytical reports published for international consumption.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2008

    Great Resource

    [[ASIN:047177457X Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary 'Webster's New World']] Fianlly a comprehensive dictionary of Telecom, Data and Computer terms. It is a fantastic addition to my library.

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