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Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals / Edition 14
     

Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals / Edition 14

by August E. Grant, Jennifer H. Meadows
 

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ISBN-10: 0415732956

ISBN-13: 9780415732956

Pub. Date: 06/27/2014

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A classic now in its 14th edition, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals is the single best resource for students and professionals looking to brush up on how these technologies have developed, grown, and converged, as well as what’s in store for the future. It begins by developing the communication technology framework—the

Overview

A classic now in its 14th edition, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals is the single best resource for students and professionals looking to brush up on how these technologies have developed, grown, and converged, as well as what’s in store for the future. It begins by developing the communication technology framework—the history, ecosystem, and structure—then delves into each type of technology, including everything from mass media, to computers and consumer electronics, to networking technologies. Each chapter is written by faculty and industry experts who provide snapshots of the state of each individual field, altogether providing a broad overview of the role communication technologies play in our everyday lives.

Key features:

  • Gives students and professionals the latest information in all areas of communication technology
  • The companion website offers updated information and useful links to related industry resources, and an instructor site provides a sample syllabus and a test bank
  • This edition features new chapters on automotive telematics, digital health, and telepresence, as well as expanded coverage of tablets/phablets and 4K (ultra high definition television)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415732956
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/27/2014
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
563,207
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Section I - Fundamentals
Chapter 1 The Communication Technology Ecosystem, Grant
Chapter 2 The History of Communication Technologies, Brown
Chapter 3 Understanding Communication Technologies, Meadows
Chapter 4 The Structure of the Communication Industries, Grant
Chapter 5 Regulation and Communication Technologies, Berquist

Section II - Electronic Mass Media
Chapter 6 Digital Television & Video, Seel
Chapter 7 Multichannel Television Services, Driscoll & Dupagne
Chapter 8 Online Video/IPTV, Wilkinson
Chapter 9 Radio Broadcasting, Pitts
Chapter 10 Digital Signage, Meadows
Chapter 11 Cinema Technologies, Ogden & Sanders

Section III - Computers & Consumer Electronics
Chapter 12 Personal Computers, Roberts
Chapter 13 Mobile Commerce, Lee
Chapter 14 E-books, Miller
Chapter 15 Video Games, Guillory
Chapter 16 Home Video, Dick
Chapter 17 Digital Audio, Carlin
Chapter 18 Digital Imaging, Sheerin
Chapter 19 Digital Health, Campbell
Chapter 20 Automotive Telematics, Belafonte

Section IV - Networking Technologies
Chapter 21 Telephony, Davie
Chapter 22 The Internet & the World Wide Web, Bor
Chapter 23 Social Networks, Sauerbier
Chapter 24 Broadband and Home Networks, Lombardi

Section V - Conclusions
Chapter 25 Other New Technologies, Meadows et al.
Chapter 28 Conclusions…& the Future, Grant

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