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Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations : What you need to know to survive, long term - Fred Huffman

Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations

What you need to know to survive, long term

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Published: 27th April 2004
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What you need to know to survive, long term.
Interests between broadcasters and telecom people are blurring. Technical operations and design engineers in one field are increasingly required to deal with practices and techniques in the other. The problem is expectations and terminology differences aren't recognized until it's too late.
Take "Quality of Service." The telecom people specify a percentage of the time that the service is guaranteed to be available. The down time may be very, very small. But, if it occurs during a high-priced commercial in the Super Bowl, it is very, very serious for the broadcaster. Practical IP and Telecom for Broadcast Engineering and Operations teaches the technology and how to structure it and make sure the finances work in your favor.
Learn how to:
* Define communications circuit, equipment, facilities and services used in broadcast engineering and operations.
* Evaluate suppliers as well as their products and services.
* Prepare technical specifications and requests for bids, proposals required in competitive procurement actions.
* Conduct communications operational effectiveness and cost audits.
* Prepare communications cost management strategies and plans.
* Plan and execute capital projects.
* Survive Long-Term
Critical for engineers, technicians, and managers engaged in designing, installing, testing, and maintaining equipment and network services for program content, training material, or audio/video conferencing. Valuable knowledge for planning, design, integration and operation of communications equipment, facilities and services used in broadcast operations, training and conferencing applications.
Fred Huffman is a systems engineer with Athens Olympic Broadcasting, the Host Broadcaster for the 2004 Games. He has more than 35 years experience in technical and management roles in broadcasting and telecommunications fields. This work is largely a reflection of that experience, captured in a way that introduces the reader to technical aspects of IP, ATM and classical telecom, along with business essentials such as contracts, tariffs, project planning, budgeting and long range planning.
*Entry level--introduces broadcasters to Internet & telecom
*Learn about communications technology and it's business aspects so you can survive long-term
*Written by one of the few people truly conversant in Internet, Telecom and Broadcast speak, with a solid understanding of business economics

"...it comes as a breath of fresh air to read a book with such a straight, plain speaking and jargon-free way of putting across its subject matter...Dedicating more than twenty pages to a brief histroy of Internet and Telecom may be considered over-egging the issue, but the treatment, in this as well as all the other chapters, is so good and easy to read that one is captivated while being informed...The author's stated aim in the secondary title "What you need to know to survive, long term" has been well and truly met in this concise, informative and very well written book." - CTE Magazine

Introduction
Basic Fundamentals, Definitions, and Key Terms
Internet &Telecom
A Brief History
Content Transport Network Defined
Network Technology and Methodology
Network Architecture, Facilities and Services
Defining Network Applications
Specifying Equipment and Services
Aquiring and Evaluating Equipment and Services
Establishing and Maintaining Records
Accepting Delivered Equipment and Services
Managing Cost of Equipment Facilities and Services
Budgeting and Financial Planning
Technology Forecasting and Strategic Planning
Practices, Tools, &Techniques for Long Term Survival.
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780240805894
ISBN-10: 0240805895
Series: Focal Press Media Technology Professional Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 27th April 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 19.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1