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Understanding Weightless
Technology, Equipment, and Network Deployment for M2M Communications in White Space

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  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107027077

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  • Essential for getting to grips with the Weightless standard for M2M communications, this definitive guide describes and explains the new standard in an accessible manner. It helps you to understand the Weightless standard by revealing its background and rationale. Designed to make clear the context and the fundamental design decisions for Weightless and to provide a readable overview of the standard, it details principal features and issues of the technology, the business case for deployment, network performance and some important applications. This informative book guides you through the key decisions and requirements involved in designing and deploying a Weightless network. Includes a chapter on applications, explaining the relevance of the standard and its potential. Written by one of the lead designers of Weightless, this is an ideal guide for everyone involved with the standard, from those designing equipment to those making use of the technology.

    • Helps those new to Weightless to understand the standard and the reasoning behind it
    • Explains how to deploy a Weightless network, allowing those designing and building a network to understand the key decisions they need to make and likely input figures such as capacity and coverage
    • Includes information on applications of Weightless, allowing designers to understand the requirements placed upon them by application providers
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This highly readable introduction is extremely valuable. I’m delighted William Webb has taken on this task. William is well known for his ability to express complex ideas in a clear and concise manner and as lead designer of the Weightless standard is ideally placed to write the definitive guide. This book is essential reading for anyone who is interested in machine communications and the Weightless standard. I thoroughly commend it." - Tim Whitley, Managing Director, Research and Technology, BT Innovate & Design

    "The telecoms industry has been successful in connecting most of the people in the world. Now it is time to connect many of the "things" in the world. The Internet of Things is an important enabler to a better world, Weightless is likely to be a key component of this, and Professor Webb's book is an excellent introduction to the technology and more widely the applications and business cases. I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to get involved in this exciting area." - Warren East, CEO of ARM

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107027077
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The world of machine communications
    2. The need for a new standard
    3. Working in white space spectrum
    4. Weightless in overview
    5. The network
    6. The MAC layer
    7. The physical layer
    8. Further functionality
    9. Network design and capacity
    10. Application support.

  • Author

    William Webb, Neul, Cambridge
    William Webb is one of the founding directors of Neul, one of the core design team involved in Weightless and the CEO of the Weightless SIG. Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET, where he is a Vice President and the author of multiple books, papers and patents.

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