Home networking examined
Home Networking Technologies and Standards
Theodore B. Zahariadis
Covering a majority of current and emerging home networking technologies, standards and trends, the book hopes to be a practical resource.
The book presents architecture references for residential services and analyzes their network requirements.
It includes detailed coverage of both wireless and wireline technologies, including IEEE 802.11, Firewire, USB, HiperLAN, and Bluetooth.
The text discuses how technologies work, how they have evolved, what their capabilities are, and what markets they target.
The book also discusses fixed-wireless and satellite access network alternatives.
It presents the scope, potential applications, operational concept, architecture, and protocol stack of higher layer technologies that aim to provide convergence between multiple in-home and access networks.
The book introduces the concept of the residential gateway as a single point of network convergence, and explores considerations for future digital-smart networked homes.
3G Multimedia Network Services, Accounting, and User Profiles
Marcel Mampaey, Freddy Ghys, Michel Smouts, Arto Vaaraniemi
The book presents a comprehensive understanding of 3G multimedia network services and related architectures. It is meant to be a resource guide for developing services, charges and customer data for companies. Covering both mobile and fixed networks, the book explains 3G network standards, implementation architectures, charging principles, user profiles, quality of service and security considerations. The book presents current and future service possibilities and explains how to increase user awareness and facilitate the service usage by means of customization, self-learning user profiles and the community concept.
Other areas covered also include the evolution toward multimedia, the virtual home environment, solutions for service provisioning, charging and settlement relationships, logical user profile models, and end-to-end quality of service assurance mechanisms.