Better understand technology used in today's transmission networks with this unique new book. Practical Multiservice LANs addresses the future of single wiring architectures for integrated voice, data and video services; discusses the enterprise WAN, the corporate LAN, and the benefits of ATM-based QoS.
The book also describes the technical details of hybrid fiber-coax (HFC)-based RF broadband technology and its capability of increasing system capacity at a lower than normal cost. It considers the integration of the public switch telephone network (PSTN) and Internet, as well as the integration of virtual private networks (VPN) with all digital telecommunications into the campus LAN.
Communications, IT, and network managers also gain an understanding of the advantages of SONET/ATM technology, and the economic benefits of using single-mode fiber and cable modem technology in the campus backbone and in all trunks. You learn how employees can be trained with DVD-based VOD, and how videoconferencing with full motion can be realized. With over 90 illustrations, you won't find a more in-depth and comprehensive technical reference on this rapidly evolving technology.
Table of Contents:
Contents: RF Broadband - The Ubiquitous LAN. The Evolution of RF Broadband. The Evolution and Future of Corporate Communications. RF Broadband - The Spectral Capacity. The Importance of ATM. ATM - Based Network Architectures and RF Broadband. RF Broadband and ATM Network Applications. Planning the Multiservice RF Broadband LAN. The Status of Cable Modem Development. The Status of Cable Telephony. Enterprisewide Videoconferencing. Fiber-optic Transmission Equipment. Coaxial Transmission Equipment. Control Center - Headend/Gateway Architectures. The Design of the RF Broadband Network. Implementation Considerations for the HFC - RF Broadband Network. HFC - RF Broadband Cost Considerations. RF Broadband and the Multiservice Infrastructure.