Penetrate the facts behind the speculation on optical networking’s promise as a potential solution to skyrocketing Internet traffic. With Steve Shepard’s Optical Networking Crash Course, you’ll discover what’s what, who’s who, and how it all works together in the speed-of-light world of optical networking. From technologies, equipment, companies and competitors to nitty-gritty issues such as security, signal sinks, backhoe fade, add-drop mix and much, much more, this state-of-the-art guide is a must-read if you want to:
Compare optical and other strategies such as cable, DSL, and LMDS
Understand optical technology means, methods, potentials, and constraints
Learn what DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) is and why it could change everything
Get straight answers on optical transport issues, routing, switching and more.
See how to get started with VoIP, how it works, and why it saves you money
VoIP is techspeak for "voice over Internet protocol," but it could spell "saving big bucks" for your business! Here's where to get the scoop in plain English. Find out how VoIP can save you money, how voice communication travels online, and how to choose the best way to integrate your phone system with your network at home or at the office.
Discover how to:Use VoIP for your business or home phone service Choose the best network type Set up VoIP on a wireless network Understand transports and services Demonstrate VoIP's advantages to management