This book goes a long way toward filling a real need. More and more, computer systems depend upon communication networks. Although it is easy for a prospective customer to obtain a profusion of descriptive literature and technical data concerning the computer components of his system, it is extremely difficult to obtain similarly detailed technical information concerning the relevant communication links and services. Martin has presented a wealth of such information. His book will be most valuable to those approaching the problem from the computer side, but it will also be extremely useful to communications specialists who wish to understand the requirements of their computer-oriented customers. A broad range of subjects is covered -transmission mediums from open-wire lines to satellites, switching systems from step-to-step to electronic systems, data transmission terminals, network organization and so on. The level of presentation is largely non-mathematical and within the grasp of a technically oriented nonengineer. The technical accuracy is high. This is remarkable considering the breadth of material discussed. This book will be a valuable reference work for all who have a technical interest in the application of telecommunications to computer requirements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The announcement for this book was published in IEEE Spectrum, October 1970, Volume 7 number 10.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Prentice Hall, Incorporated

    Upper Saddle River, NJ  United States  07458
  • Authors:
    • Martin, J
  • Publication Date: 1969

Media Info

  • Pagination: 469 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IEEE Spectrum
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM