Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. William Buchanan
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  14. William Buchanan
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book


This book provides an excellent foundation in modern information systems and data communications. It has five basic themes:

* Digital Information Sources and Multimedia
* The Internet, the World Wide Web and Java
* Local area Networking
* Wide area Networking
* Video Conferencing

The information sources material covers the main standards in digital information on modern computer systems. It includes the conversion of sound and images into a digital format.

The networking material introduces the main local area network technologies:

* Ethernet
* Token Ring

Modern Wide Area Network technologies like ATM are considered, also the usage of ISDN and Modems for interconnection.


computer control information system Internet Java multimedia networks technology video

Authors and affiliations

  • William┬áBuchanan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNapier UniversityEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-68951-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-14411-2
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