This new edition of the most comprehensive reference to the terms, definitions and abbreviations associated with data and computer communications contains almost 18,000 entries (approximately 50% more than the previous edition). Covering communications definitions, terms and abbreviations, this reference has become known as an indispensable "Communications Bible." New and expanded areas include Internet and Intranet terminology, ATM, LAN, and the latest developments in communications technology. Approximately 1,000 trade names are also included allowing readers to easily identify devices and facilities.
Gilbert Held is an internationally recognized author and lecturer who specializes in the applications of computer and communications technology. With over 30 years ofexperience in managing communications networks, he conducts seminars on topics that include LAN/WAN internetworking, data compression, and PC hardware and software. Held has written numerous books on computers and communications technology and has been recognized for his technical excellence in writing.