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- Cable Modems: Cable Tv Meets The Internet - 3,872 words
Cable Modems: Cable Tv Meets The Internet Cable Modems: Cable TV Meets the Internet John G. Shaw IS 3348 October 2, 1999 Abstract The Telecommunications Act of 1996 opened the way for cable TV (CATV) companies to become full-fledged telecommunications companies, offering two-way voice and data communications services, in addition to television programming. After passage of the Act, the cable companies were eager to expand into the new fields of business that had been opened to them, especially the rapidly growing Internet Service Provider (ISP) business. The biggest hurdle facing the cable companies is that cable television systems were designed for one-way traffic, and must be upgraded into ...
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- Convergence - 1,829 words
Convergence TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary 1 Introduction 2 Part I Business Factors 3 What is Convergence? 3 Toll Bypass 3 Utilization Getting Your Moneys Worth 3 Part II Technical Overview 4 Mixed-Media Requirements 4 Problems: - Delay 4 - Packet Loss 5 - Jitter 5 Network Technology 5 Voice over ATM 5 Voice over Frame Relay 6 Voice over IP 7 Inter-Vendor Support 8 H.323 8 Part III Implementations 10 Types of VoIP Implementations VoIP through a router 10 LAN Telephones 10 IP PBX 11 VoIP Gateway 12 Conclusion 13 Appendix A Works Cited 14 Illustrations Chart 1 Cost of International Voice Calls 3 Graph 1 Long 1-Way Voice Transmission 4 Chart 2 Summary of H.32x Standards 8 Picture 1 C ...
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- It Industry - 1,116 words
IT Industry There are many changes that occurred in the industrial organization of interexchange telecommunication services in the United States during the 1985-1995 period. Lets look at the general idea of Telecommunications. It is the two-way exchange of info in the form of voice or data messages between tow users at distinct geographic locations" (5, 7). The two-way exchange is now a numerous way exchange through the use of computers and the Internet. There are four important areas of the telecommunication industry in the United States. Technology plays a major role in telecommunications. Before technology, there was no such thing as telecommunications. During the ten year period there ar ...
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- Sun Microsystems, Inc - 3,096 words
Sun Microsystems, Inc. Introduction By 1998 Sun had become a global Fortune 500 leader in enterprise network computing with operations in 150 countries and generating $8 billion in revenues. Suns competitors in the technical markets were primarily Intel, Hewlett-Packard (HP), International Business Machine (IBM), Compaq Computer Corporation (CPQ) and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI). The information technology industry, the market for Suns services and products, was extremely competitive in 1998. The industry is characterized by rapid, continuous change, frequent performance improvements, short product life cycles, and price reductions. The good reputation of Sun Microsystems will continue to se ...
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- Switched Networks - 1,053 words
Switched Networks Switched Networks Networks are getting more and more popular, and because of this more people use them, which slows them down. Networks in the future will need to have enough bandwidth to support applications, like multimedia, witch require larger bandwidth. Switching will change the way networks are designed. These changes will maximize productivity. Switching technology is increasing the efficiency and speed of networks. This technology is making current systems more powerful. Many networks are experiencing bandwidth shortages. There are several reasons for this including: an increase in traffic, because networks have so many users, Amount of data between client/server ap ...
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- Tele Education - 3,949 words
Tele Education 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of Tele-education Tele-education has a long history beginning with systems like that for teaching children in Australian Outback, the British Open University and other such organizations. These built on the idea of correspondence courses where course materials are sent periodically by post and augmented the experience with broadcasts either on radio or on TV. The problem of student isolation was addressed partially through techniques such as telephone access or two-way radio links with teachers. At the end of 1980s, the vest majority of distance education throughout the worlds was still primarily print-based. Technologies used for distance educa ...
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- Tele Education - 4,119 words
... e system was to provide direct access to a real commercial RDBMS via the same interface as the educational course. The relational DBMS is seamlessly integrated into the student educational desktop. Thus the tool bar offered by the VSD contains an icon which allows students to issue SQL queries on a live database. The idea of this is to deliberately blur the distinction between the educational environment and the target systems. This encourages students to try out various parts of the course before attempting a larger project. Another feature was the ability of the student to store references to distinct locations in the course material (bookmarks). Traditionally these are stored locally ...
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- The History Of The Internet - 1,379 words
The History of the Internet The History of the Internet The Internet has update the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities. The Internet is at once a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information distribution, and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers without regard for geographic location. The Internet represents one of the most successful examples of the benefits of sustained investment and commitment to research and development of information infrastructure. Beginning with the early re ...
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