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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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  • Computers Mimic The Human Mind - 1,461 words
    Computers Mimic The Human Mind Computers Mimic The Human Mind The mind-body problem has captivated the minds of philosophers for centuries. The problem is how the body and mind can interact with each other if they are separate and distinct. One solution to the problem is to replace any mental term with a more accurate physical description. Eliminative Materialists take this idea to the extreme by stating that everything that is believed to be mental will someday be explained in terms of the physical world. One way that people try to prove Eliminative Materialism to be true is through technology. Certainly if we are able to create computers and software that mimic the human mind, then Elimina ...
    Related: computer program, computers, human beings, human brain, human mind
  • 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 ...
    Related: convergence, network layer, packet switching, network architecture, upgrading
  • How Ethernet Works - 1,994 words
    How Ethernet Works What Is Ethernet and How Is It Used? ITSK2511 Cecil Jackson Invention of Ethernet A gentlemen by the name of Bob Metcalfe realized that he could improve on a system called the Aloha System which arbitrated access to a shared communications channel. He developed a new system that included a mechanism that detects when a collision occurs (collision detect). The system also includes listen before talk, in which stations listen for activity (carrier sense) before transmitting, and supports access to a shared channel by multiple stations (multiple access). Put all these components together, and you can see why the Ethernet channel access protocol is called Carrier Sense Multipl ...
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  • Network And Internet Connections - 1,439 words
    Network And Internet Connections The Internet is a network of networks that interconnects computers around the world, supporting both business and residential users. In 1994, a multimedia Internet application known as the World Wide Web became popular. The higher bandwidth needs of this application have highlighted the limited Internet access speeds available to residential users. Even at 28.8 Kilobits per second (Kbps)the fastest residential access commonly available at the time of this writingthe transfer of graphical images can be frustratingly slow. This report examines two enhancements to existing residential communications infrastructure: Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), and ...
    Related: internet access, internet connection, internet technology, internet usage, network, network technology, services digital network
  • Network And Internet Connections - 1,527 words
    ... id Fiber and Coax(HFC) networks. Transmission over fiber-optic cable has two main advantages over coaxial cable: A wider range of frequencies can be sent over the fiber, increasing the bandwidth available for transmission; Signals can be transmitted greater distances without amplification. The main disadvantage of fiber is that the optical components required to send and receive data over it are expensive. Because lasers are still too expensive to deploy to each subscriber, network developers have adopted an intermediate Fiber to the Neighborhood (FTTN)approach. Figure 3.3: Fiber to the Neighborhood (FTTN) architecture Various locations along the existing cable are selected as sites fo ...
    Related: internet access, internet service, network, network technology, case study
  • Network Design And Implementation Solution - 3,061 words
    ... as hardware accelerated compression and the chassis incorporates 1 or optionally 2 integrated 10/100 (Ethernet/Fast Ethernet) ports. The Cisco 3600 series shares network modules, WAN Interface Cards, and Voice Interface Cards with the Cisco 2600 series. The Cisco 3600 series shares WAN Interface Cards with the Cisco 1600 and Cisco 1700 series. Key Features and Benefits The Cisco 3660, Cisco 3640, and Cisco 3620 routers support the following network applications and services: Analog and digital voice services The voice/fax network modules for the Cisco 2600 and Cisco 3600 series multiservice access routers enable packet voice technologies including VoIP and VoFR. Cisco`s voice solutions ...
    Related: area network, implementation, network, network design, network management, network technology, private network
  • Sun Microsystems, Inc - 3,129 words
    ... t, four major areas must be studied to get a view of what external forces affect the long-run activities of a business entity. These areas are: 1. Economic ~ this is mainly concerned with money and its exchanges 2. Technological ~ ideas and inventions for problem-solving 3. Political-Legal ~ involves justice and regulations on law and distribution of power 4. Socio-cultural ~ involves customs and morals, and values of a society To keep the information pertinent, comments will only be made on factors that are directly influencing Sun at the current time. The Economic environment has been a little uncertain in the past month, due to the chaos of the presidential election in the United Stat ...
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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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