Telecommunications and Networking
Your initial meeting with upper management has generated the need to deliver a formal presentation to all staff, introducing them to a few key communciation concepts. Keep in mind that you will have a mixed audience of technical and non-technical managers. The key to your presentation will be to take technical issues and communicate them in clear language. Focus on the real-life application of technology.
Your written notes should include the following:
1. Briefly define asynchronous communications, synchronous communications, and digital and analog data transmission. Compare the efficiency of synchronous communication verus asynchronous communication, and digital versus analog data transmission.
2. In the context of a communication system, define what a protocol is. Briefly discuss each of the following operating problems that protocols solve regarding framing, error control, and sequence control.
3. Define packet switching and the benefits of packet switching. What are examples of packet switching networks?