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Books By Bud Bates

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Principles of Voice and Data Communications (a textbook)

Principles of Voice and Data Communication is a technology book for the non-technical student, a comprehensive overview of the entire networking industry built on unrivaled real-world experience. With its helpful pedagogy, teaching support, and student-friendly tone, Principles of Voice and Data Communication gives students the foundation they need to enter, and succeed in, the technology and communications fields.

About the Authors

Regis J. “Bud” Bates (Phoenix, AZ), president of TC International Consulting, has over 45 years of experience in telecommunications and information systems. He is a wireless systems expert who specializes in network operations and planning. Bates is the author of more than 18 technology-oriented books.

Marcus D. Bates teaches wireless and networking courses for a variety of organizations. He has nearly seven years of telecommunications experience selling voice and data services for AT&T and a CLEC during the turn of the century. In the past twelve years, he has been a consultant/trainer at TC International Consulting of Phoenix. His work at TCIC has been instrumental in training curriculum development in Telecomm, WiFi, WIMAX and Six Sigma. He is an RF Design Engineer for WIMAX, instructs on WiFi in just about every topic (configurations, security, installation and troubleshooting). He is well versed in WiFi Mesh technologies, CTP Certified, CCSI and more.

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Voice and Data Communications Handbook, Fifth Edition

Get the most comprehensive and definitive reference covering the latest in networking and telecommunications technologies. Featuring new material on wireless protocols, Wi-Fi, optical networking, and high-speed broadband services, this easy-to-understand resource contains comprehensive coverage of this fast-growing industry. You’ll learn everything from basic concepts to practical implementation techniques on topics ranging from digital signaling and virtual private networks to frame relay and fiber optics. The book includes detailed explanations and hands-on examples of setting up VoIP, SIP and modem communications. Straightforward and jargon-free, this updated edition is highly useful for anyone wanting to understand the latest advances in telecommunications and the rapidly evolving field of voice and data communications.

This book will show you how to:

1. Work with new wireless technologies including 3G, WAP, and wireless LANs

2. Get details on high-speed broadband services including xDSL and CATV

3. Transmit data securely through use of VPNs and remote access networks

4. Learn about voice over IP and voice over data services

5. Understand methods of computer-to-telephony integration

6. Trace the evolution of the T-Carrier and T1 systems

7. Discover the advantages of using packet switching technology

8. Find out about optical systems-including SONET and Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)

9. Get a “hands-on” perspective on how to set-up modem communications

10.Get detailed instructions on using a VoIP connection through an analog terminal adapter

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GPRS: General Packet Radio Services
Make Sense of GPRS!

Without wasted words, telecom expert R. J. “Bud” Bates – whose earlier books are industry classics – clarifies the features, functions, and structure of lightning fast, always-on GPRS, the 2.5G technology (and beyond) setting the pace in handheld access

GPRS EXPOSED

Get the practical answers you need to integrate, implement, and enable GPRS in your system for fast, direct wireless Internet access.

This unique volume gives you working information on GPRS and its applications. Heavily illustrated, and featuring x-ray-type coverage, GPRS reveals functions, layers, and architecture in a way that’s most useful to those providing or applying GPRS services.

SEE IT LAYER BY LAYER

You get a straightforward, orderly presentation of how GPRS works, how it connects the Internet, and how to implement it. No matter whether you need answers on architecture or advanced interface issues, look inside to get the facts on:

The complete layout of GPRS system architecture

Function of GPRS elements

All layers described, unpacked, and explained

Interfaces–radio and MS-PCUSN, MS-SGSN, PCUSN-SGSN, SGSN-GGSN, and GGSN-PDN

There’s no other guide that delivers GPRS anatomy, physiology, and function like this one. For an unequaled hands-on manual to this increasingly popular technology-one that can help you put services in place quickly and profitably-no guide but Bud Bates GPRS will do.

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Voice and Data Communications Handbook, Fourth Edition

The most comprehensive and definitive reference covering the latest in networking and telecommunications technologies. Featuring new material on wireless protocols, optical networking, and high-speed broadband services, this easy-to-understand resource contains comprehensive coverage of this fast-growing industry. You’ll learn everything from basic concepts to practical implementation techniques on topics ranging from digital signaling and virtual private networks to frame relay and fiber optics. Straightforward and jargon-free, this updated edition is highly useful for anyone wanting to understand the latest advances in telecommunications and the rapidly evolving field of voice and data communications.

This book will show you how to:

1. Work with new wireless technologies including 3G, WAP, and wireless LANs

2. Get details on high-speed broadband services including xDSL and CATV

3. Transmit data securely through use of VPNs and remote access networks

4. Learn about voice over IP and voice over data services

5. Understand methods of computer-to-telephony integration

6. Trace the evolution of the T-Carrier and T1 systems

7. Discover the advantages of using packet switching technology

8. Find out about optical systems-including SONET and Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)

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Wireless Broadband Handbook

This book is about the evolution and emergence of the wireless world for the new millennium. Several changes are afoot in the wireless architectures including new standards, applications and technologies all rapidly coming to fruition. What we lack in this industry is a good business based book that describes the changes taking place, the protocols being developed and the products being introduced. This book will attempt to deal with these issues based on the business need, not strictly the technical aspects of the systems. Further, it will break the components apart in three ways:

1. What is it?

2. What’s it going to do for me?

3. How much is it going to cost?

What is all the hype about wireless communications? This new era technology convergence combines voice and data communications across untethered communications and switching systems. This new class of next generation products and protocols will provide inter-connectivity no matter what architectural decision you made. If you are a “vintage voice communicator,” the wireless world has considerable merit because the industry is far more mobile. If you are a “pioneering data user,” then the future holds many future innovations and will tease you with the various implementations. If you are a “forward thinker,” then the industry offers unheard of opportunities to connect anywhere and anytime. What is your preference?

The bottlenecks in the past were the different communications technologies selected by various providers and manufacturers. Bandwidth constraints created bottlenecks at the shared channel media. The applications were not ready but several essential ingredients have been developed to shake the cake into the mold. See where the growth is going to take off. Watch as a new form of Internet access emerges and unfolds before your very eyes. We believe that this one book will arm you with all the information needed to make valued business decisions on the technologies, applications and the past implementations. The author of this book is Regis J. “Bud” Bates.

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Optical Switching and Networking Handbook may sound like the bible of optical networks and switching systems. Not so! This is not an engineering book and will not dig into the gory detail of bits and bytes, ohms and lamdas, etc. For the financial and businessperson, the title may have a tendency to scare you away thinking that it is a technical book. Please persevere and read on. This book was written for you so that you can understand the various developments and challenges to use or invest in the optical networks. If you are an investor or a VC who needs to understand the future demand for the products, then Regis J. “Bud” Bates has addressed that. If you are a Telecommunications manager who is looking for the services from providers, Bud has addressed that too! What this is all about is the demystification process of the technologies. This optical networking book is being branded as part of a continuing series of books that are geared toward a specific market niche.

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Nortel Networks Layer 3 Switching details the networking efficiencies of Layer 3 switching, a hybrid approach that allows administrators to steer traffic correctly across a network, while avoiding routing overhead by keeping peripheral traffic out of the networking Layer. Telecommunications experts Regis J. “Bud” Bates and Zeecil Kimmel, NNCSSTM, examine Layer 3 switching over the full range of standard networks, ultimately reinventing router methodology. Administrators, engineers, and IT professionals of any level can use this authoritative handbook to develop far superior networking capacity—vital to an industry that increasingly revolves around speed.

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Wireless Networked Communications is a forward thinking discussion on the present and future use of untethered communications. This guide balances managerial and technical issues to present a solid, readable foundation for understanding and implementing wireless transmission systems in a broad range of corporate environments. At last, here is a single source of information for telecommunications and LAN managers, network planners and others who want a clear explanation of today’s wireless communications systems and how to implement them. The author of Wireless Networked Communications is Regis J. “Bud” Bates.

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Hands-On Client/Server Internetworking covers everything needed to implement the server side of client/server computing. This comprehensive introduction explains how to connect multiple computing platforms using the client/server architecture. While there are many references devoted to the data/application aspect of this technology, this is the first book that focuses on how to connect multiple platforms using the client/server architecture. It is a step-by-step guide to connectivity communications and internetworking. Client/Server Internetworking covers the entire range of hardware such as bridges, hubs, routers, etc.; and software such as HP’s OpenView, and NetView/6000 that must interrelate to make the communications side of the C/S paradigm work. The book is fully illustrated and loaded with extensive application cases. Client/Server Internetworking includes important network management material on SNMP, OpenView, and NetView/6000. Also detailed are both TCP/IP and SNA/APPN networks for network administrators, network analysts, and network designers. The author of Hands-On Client/Server Internetworking is Regis J. “Bud” Bates

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Broadband Telecommunications Handbook 2nd Edition picks up where the Voice & Data Communications Handbook leaves off. The overall changes occurring in the communications industry will mold the way we do business in the future. What was once considered mundane in voice & data communications businesses has now been supercharged with the convergence of communications and computer technologies. To understand what the telecommunications professional really needs to know, there are several basic principals that must be followed. This book looks at the concept of a technology, followed by the deployment issues & then the use of the technology as it is implemented. Broadband Telecommunications Handbook is authored by Regis J. “Bud” Bates.

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Introduction To T1 / T3 Networking is a guide to understanding the telecommunications technology and how to use these services to increase productivity, decrease costs and integrate all your needs into a single high-speed communications infrastructure. The author of Introduction To T1/T3 Networking is Regis J. “Bud” Bates.

 

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ecuring VoIP: Keeping Your VoIP Network Safe will show you how to take the initiative to prevent hackers from recording and exploiting your company’s secrets. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and case studies, technology guru Bud Bates discusses the business realities that necessitate VoIP system security and the threats to VoIP over both wire and wireless networks. He also provides essential guidance on how to conduct system security audits and how to integrate your existing IT security plan with your VoIP system and security plans, helping you prevent security breaches and eavesdropping.

explains the business case for securing VoIP Systems

1. Presents hands-on tools that show how to defend a VoIP network against attack.

2. Provides detailed case studies and real world examples drawn from the authors’ consulting practice.

3. Discusses the pros and cons of implementing VoIP and why it may not be right for everyone.

4. Covers the security policies and procedures that need to be in place to keep VoIP communications safe.