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Chapter 7 Networks, Telecommunications, and Mobile Technology Telecommunication systems - enable the transmission of data over public or private networks Network - a communications, data exchange, and resource-sharing system created by linking two or more computers and establishing standards, or protocols, so that they can work together Local area network (LAN) - designed to connect a group of computer in close proximity to each other such as in an office, building, a school, or a home. It is useful for sharing resources like files, printers, games, or other applications. Wide area network (WAN) - spans a large geographic area, such as a state, province, or country. They often connect multiple smaller networks, such as LANs or MANs. Metropolitan area network (MAN) - a large computer network usually spanning a city Virtual private network (VPN) - is a way to use the public telecommunication infrastructure
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Unformatted text preview: (e.g., Internet) to provide secure access to an organization’s network Bandwidth- the difference between the highest and the lowest frequencies that can be transmitted on a single medium, and it is a measure of the medium’s capacity Wireless fidelity (wi-fi)- a means of linking computers using infrared or radio signals WiMAX- or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access- a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access Radio frequency identification (RFID)- are technologies that use active or passive tags in the form of chips or smart labels that can store unique identifiers and relay this information to electronic readers, RFID tags, often smaller than a grain of sand, combine tiny chips with an antenna....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ITM 309 taught by Professor Rodammer during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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