CD-ROM contains the entire book in searchable PDFNEW UPDATED AND EXPANDED FOURTH EDITION THE INDUSTRY AUTHORITY ON SIGNALING SYSTEM #7 SINCE 1995 Originally designed for analog telephone networks, SS7 has continually undergone changes to accommodate the ever-evolving world of telecom. Today, SS7 is used for data, voice, video, audio, and voice-over IP networks and no other resource even comes close to providing such a complete understanding of the signaling network, its architecture, and protocols used to communicate through it like Travis Russell s Signaling System #7. The author bypasses heavy-handed engineering and mathematical derivations, making this unique guide understandable even to novices and an informative easy-read for experienced pros who need to fill-in some essential knowledge gaps. Each chapter presents a readable discussion, followed by technical details such as parameters, message structures and bit values. Hands-on expert Russell, knowing exactly what you need for a crystal-clear understanding of SS7, also provides the technical details, protocol messages, and application examples. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * New coverage of SS7 over IP * A reorganized chapter structure that covers three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced * CD-ROM containing the entire book in searchable PDF Here is the only resource you ll ever need to fully understand the how s and why s of Signaling System #7 once you own it you ll understand why the Russell book is considered indispensable among telecommunication managers, engineers, technicians, and network mangers.