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Although most cabling in the cabling industry is currently wireline, anyone who watches the trade press knows that wireless is coming on strong. Here are four books that may be of interest if you want to know more about the technical aspects of wireless communications. All are from the Mobile Communications Series of professional and technical publisher Artech House. If you want to know more about these books or about the publisher`s Mobile Communications Series, contact Artech House at 685 Cant

Although most cabling in the cabling industry is currently wireline, anyone who watches the trade press knows that wireless is coming on strong. Here are four books that may be of interest if you want to know more about the technical aspects of wireless communications. All are from the Mobile Communications Series of professional and technical publisher Artech House. If you want to know more about these books or about the publisher`s Mobile Communications Series, contact Artech House at 685 Canton St., Norwood, MA 02062, tel: (781) 769-9750.

An overview to this emerging technology is provided by Wireless: The Revolution in Personal Telecommunications, by Ira Brodsky. This 263-page illustrated hardcover, published in 1995, opens with a brief history of radio and looks at the legislative and regulatory situation. It then tackles specific wireless topics, such as spread spectrum, digital radio networks, mobile data, and personal communications services. Other sections discuss wireless services and the future of the medium. A directory, glossary, and index conclude the volume.

Wireless Data Networking, by Nathan J. Muller, focuses on the data-communications aspects of wireless. Published in 1995, this 346-page hardcover, illustrated by Linda Lee Tyke, introduces the reader to wireless data applications and then gets into the specifics of wireless local area network (lan) technologies. Eight specific wireless lan topologies are described before the author moves on to wireless-applications development, including messaging services, cellular services, digital packet data. Concluding with a chapter on planning and implementing a wireless lan, the book includes a directory, glossary, appendices, and an index.

Wireless lan Systems, edited by A. Santamaria and F.J. Lopez-Hernandez, zeroes in on the equipment used in optical, infrared, and radio-frequency lan. This 252-page hardcover, published in 1994, is quite technical and contains a great deal of mathematics. The book concludes with chapters on antenna systems and coding and modulation techniques.

Mobile Data Communications Systems, by Peter Wong and David Britland, is an illustrated, 189-page hardcover published in 1995. Focusing more on the practical than on the theoretical aspects of the subject, it covers modulation techniques, radio prop- agation, error-control techniques, and data-transmission strategies. The publication describes four types of mobile data networks, as well as data transmission over cordless networks and wireless lans. A final chapter looks at the future of mobile data communications. A glossary and index conclude the book.

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