Présentation de l'éditeur
The field of Home Area Networks (HAN), a dedicated residentialsubset of LAN technologies for home–based use, is fast becoming thenext frontier for the communications industry.
This book describes the various technologies involved in theimplementation of a HAN: high–speed Internet connections, indoorimplementations, services, software, and management packages. Italso reviews multimedia applications (which are increasingly themost important and complex aspects of most HANs) with a detaileddescription of IPTV technology. It highlights the main technologiesused for HANs: information transmission by means of copper pairs,coaxial cables, fiber optics, and Wi–Fi radio systems, as well asthe software systems necessary for the processing and management ofthese data communications. These technologies examples ofwhich include the well–known 802.11 family of standards, and lesswidespread applications such as the HomePlug powerline standard are highly relevant to multimedia, remote healthcare,remote working, energy, and device management in the home.
The book is written for engineers working in the field, or who areinterested in high–speed communication technologies and theiractual or potential use in the home or in the small mediumsize enterprise (SME) commercial environment.