This book is written for process engineers, technicians, and managers who are new to local area networking. It also provides data communications professionals with a handy resource. The author focuses on issues of networking in industry. Examples are drawn from real process industry cases. The text progresses from basic concepts to a discussion of the IEEE 802 standard for lower layer networks. Upper layer functions such as moving information between nodes and providing services to computers on the network are covered. Later chapters explore vertical integration architectures and interconnecting networks. Appendices include installation standards and a glossary of terms and acronyms. (Volume in RMC series). Contents: Communications Models Transmission Media, Physical Connections Media Access Control Logical Link Control Token Passing Bus Token Passing Ring Networking and Transport Services Session, Presentation, and Application Layers Ethernet MAP Internet Fiber Distributed Data Interface PROWAYLAN Proprietary Networks Bridges, Routers, and Gateways Wide Area Networks Appendices.
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