August 26, 2008 -- BICSI has released its Wireless Design Reference Manual (WDRM), 3rd edition, designed to show information transport systems (ITS) professionals how to plan, design and implement a wide spectrum of wireless design projects.
In today's communications world, notes BICSI, wireless and cabling technologies work hand-in-hand to provide buildings with the low-voltage information that commercial building structures require. The new manual provides critical information on a variety of such topics, with expanded information on WiMAX, Wi-Fi and distributed antenna systems (DASs). It also introduces the application of design best practices in 4G technology, the next complete evolution in wireless communications providing a comprehensive IP solution for voice, data and multimedia.
As with all BICSI technical manuals, the WDRM is written to global best practices, vendor-neutral, carefully researched, and precisely written and edited by key industry professionals who are referred to as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
"This third edition of the WDRM has become the ultimate resource in wireless telecommunications design," says Tony Whaley, RCDD, NTS, WD, CTS, vice president at RTKL Associates and BICSI's Technical Information and Methods (TI&M) Committee WDRM subject matter expert team leader (SMETL). "The knowledge gained by using this new revised manual will be an important asset to designers, consultants, engineers, end users, students taking BICSI wireless design courses and candidates for BICSI's Wireless Design (WD) Specialty exam."
In addition to an overview of wireless fundamentals, the manual covers international wireless regulations, codes and standards, components, design considerations, personal area networks (PANs), LANs, and various systems, including point-to-point (PTP), point-to-multipoint, DAS, cellular, and paging. A chapter on wireless project management has also been added.
The manual contains 822 pages, more than 233 figures and tables, an extensive glossary of common wireless industry terms, symbols and acronyms, as well as an appendix including international codes, standards, regulations and organizations. Its 11 chapters include: Introduction to Wireless Design; Legal Aspects of Wireless Design; Project Management Basics; Overview of Wireless Fundamentals; Components of a Wireless System; General Wireless Design Considerations; Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Systems; Distributed Antenna Systems; Cellular and Paging Systems; Special Wireless Technologies; and Wireless Local Area Networks
The WDRM is available in an easily referenced three-ring binder or on CD-ROM, and sells to BICSI members for $119 and to nonmembers for $185. A combination set of both the manual and CD-ROM can be purchased for $199 (member price) or $309 (non-member price).
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