Foundations of Business Telecommunications Management by Kenneth C. Grover (auth.)

By Kenneth C. Grover (auth.)

lnfonnation expertise is set greater than desktops. hence, it used to be a recurring-and particularly infuriating-aspect of the early discussions on infonnation know-how that those that participated tended both to disregard or to seriously understate the function in infonnation know-how of telecommunications. This very high-quality ebook by way of Ken Grover is going some distance towards correcting that false impression. in spite of the fact that very important the pc and computer-based gear may be, the function of telecommunications equip­ ment has additionally been and is still major. furthermore, because the writer brings out, it will likely be much more vital. As this captivating tale unfolds the reader will locate him or herself consistently remarking that there can't be more-but time and again, there's. people who find themselves already of the realm of telecommunications will, on interpreting this paintings, be happy with their colleague. people who are already of the area of pcs will examine greatly and, it's to be was hoping, will in destiny be fairer towards telecommunications than they've been long ago. those people who are new to the area of knowledge know-how will sally forth higher balanced than most.

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Cellular radio terminals are already being developed for a variety of nonvoice services. For example they are a means of keeping persons and property under constant surveillance wherever they are. Linkage by means of short-distance low powered radio between the end of the wired or cabled system and the telephone is the basis for the cordless phone. The terminal telephone can thus be carried from room to room or for short distances outside the premises. The continued miniaturization of components and reduction in the size and weight of the telephone, making it truly transportable, are necessary to develop fully the potential of the cordless telephone.

Telecommunications companies have offered special low rates for the use of their systems at night in an attempt to retain the transmission of large-volume, nontime-critical data and at the same time to take up system capacity which would otherwise be unused. The following example of the use of both the physical shipment of data Telecommunications Terminals 33 arid the instant electronic transmission of data comes from the banking field. Many of the transactions in the branch of a bank need not be processed in the central customer accounts until the end of the day.

The growth of cable television has led to the use of coaxial cable, significantly less vulnerable, and in time offering an alternative local network for connecting nonvoice and possibly voice terminals. The final connection into the building, however, is likely to continue to be the weakest link in the chain, and thus another reason for the importance of the development of cellular radio. Local networks represent possibly 30% of the capital costs of telecommunications systems, and their continued maintenance is a major element of the ongoing costs of operation.

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