Wireless technology is rapidly evolving and is playing an increasing role in the lives of people throughout the world. In addition, ever-larger numbers of people are relying on the technology directly or indirectly. This text takes a comprehensive look at the device specs, integration and networking from the standpoint of the IT professional. The text goes above and beyond a simple re-hashing of device and frequency specifications to provide practical information on device fundamentals, device integration, implementation, wireless networking and security considerations. The "End to End" series is packed with information for the practitioner, but also features a concise, modular, no "techno babble" approach, making the book a possible reference for business professionals to make decisions on whether a technology is right for their company.
Table of Contents
Introduction. PART I: WIRELESS DEVICES. Chapter 1: Cellphones and Pagers. Chapter 2: The Wireless PDA. Chapter 3: The Pocket PC. Chapter 4: Wireless Future and the Symbian OS. Chapter 5: Wireless LAN Devices and Specifications. Chapter 6: Diverse Wireless Devices. PART II: TECHS AND SPECS. Chapter 7: 1G Techs and Specs. Chapter 8: 2G Techs and Specs. Chapter 9: 2.5G Techs and Specs. Chapter 10: 3G Techs and Specs. Chapter 11: Fixed Wireless and the "Last Mile". PART III: SUNDRY TECHNOLOGIES, PRODUCTS, AND DEVELOPMENTS. Chapter 12: Big and Little Wireless Solutions. Chapter 13: Diverse Device Technologies. Chapter 14: Wireless Security. Chapter 15: Introduction to the Wireless Web. Appendix A: Wireless Device and Technology Web Links. Appendix B: Glossary. Index.
Winston Steward is the author or coauthor of several computer books on such subjects as computers for the family, Word Perfect Suite 7, Macromedia Backstage Designer, and Word for Windows 97.