Clear, simple explanation of wireless technologies presented in the easy-to-grasp graphical format of the bestselling How it Works series. The number of wireless portal users will grow to nearly 25 million in the next five years--The Strategis Group Wireless subscribers to exceed 1 billion at some point in 2002--CNet Wireless News Handheld-device market will jump from 5.9 million to 17.2 million units worldwide by 2004-IDC How Wireless Works continues in the How It Works series tradition by explaining every aspect of wireless communications, from the remote control to the most sophisticated wireless Internet networks. As wireless technology proliferates, readers will need to understand how wireless technologies work in order to make educated buying and business decisions related to wireless technologies. How Wireless Works provides readers with a basic technical background on wireless technologies, including infrared, radio-frequency, power line, and PNA (wireless home networking.) The book explains the strengths and weaknesses of each technology, so the reader will understand which technology is best suited to a particular application. Where appropriate, we'll explain the differences between competing industry standards, so readers can make an informed buying decision. Les Freed is a Contributing Editor at PC Magazine and author or co-author of 11 books on computing and networking, including the award-winning How Networks Work. Back in a previous lifetime, Les was a senior videotape editor at CBS News, where he covered national and international news events for The CBS Evening News. After leaving CBS, Les developed Crosstalk, one of the first data communications programs for PCs, and one of the first certified million-selling computer programs ever.ports infrared, 170, 177 IrDA (Infrared Data Association), 163 serial, palmtops, 170 USB, 119, 170 Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3) ... infrared, 166-167 privacy, 189 cell phones identities, stealing, 196-197 tapping, 194-195 wireless networks, 190-191 ... 80-81 e-mail, 140-141, 150-151, 174 signals, antennas, 38-39 refrigerators, Internet connected, 121 remote controls, ... satellites dishes, 66-67 geostationary, 67, 203 geosynchronous, 67 GPS (Global Positioning Satellites), 57, 201-205anbsp;...
|Title||:||How Wireless Works|
|Publisher||:||Que Pub - 2002|