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  • ISBN: 9780130317162
  • ISBN10: 0130317160

Essential Guide to Wireless Communications Applications, The: from Cellular Systems to WAP and M-Commerce

by Dornan, Andy

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
  • Publish date: 12/12/2000
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Description: Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The Wireless World. Cellphone Generations. 1G. 2G. 21/2 G. 3G. 4G. From the 20s to the 2000s. Timeline. Buying a Cellphone. Posers. Globalization. Radio Active. Summary. 2. Radio Spectrum. Radio. Radio and Radiation. Bands. Microwaves. Interference. Analog vs Digital. AM and FM. Amplitude Modulation. Frequency Modulation. Phase Modulation. Polarization. Spectrum Regulation. ITU. Regional Licenses. Service Specific vs Open Licenses. Licensing Methods. Beauty Contest. Lottery. Auction. Free-For-All. Summary. 3. Cellular Networks. Cells. Microcells. Handoff. Effect of Frequency. Duplexing. FDD. TDD. Multiplexing. Frequency. Space. Time. Codes. Orthogonality. Voice Coding. Waveform Coding. Vocoding. Hybrid Codecs. Summary. 4. PCS Standards. Cellular Voice and Data. GSM. HSCSD. GPRS. D-AMPS. PDC/JDC. D-AMPS+. cdmaOne. cdmaTwo. Packet Data Systems. Paging. CDPD. Mobitex. DataTAC. MCDN. Private Mobile Radio. TETRA. iDEN. Summary. 5. Third-Generation Standards. IMT-. 3G Defined. Service Requirements. Spectrum Requirements. Compatibility. W-CDMA. TD-CDMA. UMTS. CDMA. 1XMC. 3XMC. HDR. 1Xtreme. EDGE. Enhanced GPRS. EDGE Compact. Summary. 6. Mobile Data Services. Messaging. SMS. CBS. USSD. Applications of Messaging. The SIM Toolkit. The Wireless Web. HTML. C-HTML. Web Clipping. HDML. XML. MExE. WAP. Protocols. Bearers. Architecture. WWW: MMM. Site Design. C-HTML Sites. WAP Sites. Summary. 7. M-Commerce. M-Business Plans. Comparison Shopping. Banking. Advertising. Location-Specific Services. Streaming Media. Games. Billing. Interconnection. The Accounting Rate System. Mobility. Roaming. Present Pricing Strategies. Future Pricing Strategies. Payment Plans. Security. Encryption. Public Key Cryptography. Wireless Portals. Viruses. Cloning. Theft. Summary. 8. Inside a Mobile Network. The Air Link. MSU. BTS. Voice Infrastructure. BSC. MSC. TSC. GMSC. Data Infrastructure. PCU. SGSN. The GPRS Backbone. GGSN. Optional GPRS Infrastructure. Ricochet WAPs. Server-side Equipment. WAP Gateways and Servers. The Internet. Internet Protocol Version. The IP Address Shortage. Mobile IP. Internet Protocol Version. Summary. 9. Short-range Wireless Networks. Unlicensed Spectrum. ISM. License-Free Radio. Light. Wireless LANs. Wireless LAN Standards. Access Points. Hubs vs Switches. BRAN. Cordless Telephony. Telepoint. Standards. Picocells. IrDA. Types of IrDA. Infrared LANs. Bluetooth. Technology. Profiles. Applications. Summary. 10. Phones or Computers? Future Phones. Wearable Computers. Smartphones. Tablets. Clamshells. Subnotebooks. Mobile OSs. EPOC. Palm OS. Windows CE. Linux. Proprietary or No Operating System. PDA Hardware. Processor. Memory. Interfaces. Power Consumption. Batteries. User Input. Keyboards. Predictive Text Input. Handwriting Recognition. Summary. 11. Fixed Wireless Technology. Wireless Local Loop. Spread Spectrum. MMDS. LMDS. Competing Technologies. Point-to-Point Microwave. Licensed. Unlicensed. Network Architecture. Laser. Optical Networking. Fiberless Optics. Wireless Computers. Summary. 12. Internet in Space. Orbits. GEO. MEO. LEO. Elliptical. VSATs. The VSAT Industry. Traditional VSAT Architecture. Switching in the Sky. One-Way Data Systems. Super VSATs. Mobile Satellite Systems. Mobile Satellite Telephony. Mobile Satellite Telemetry. Non-Space Networks. Mars Online. Summary. Glossary. Index.
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