"The Wireless Internet Explained" covers the full spectrum of wireless technologies from a wide range of vendors, including initiatives by Microsoft and Compaq. "The Wireless Internet Explained" takes a practical look at wireless technology. Rhoton explains the concepts behind the physics, and provides an overview that clarifies the convoluted set of standards heaped together under the umbrella of wireless. It then expands on these technical foundations to give a panorama of the increasingly crowded landscape of wireless product offerings. When it comes to actual implementation the book gives abundant down-to-earth advice on topics ranging from the selection and deployment of mobile devices to the extremely sensitive subject of security. Written by an expert on Internet messaging, the author of Digital Press's successful "Programmer's Guide to Internet Mail and X.400 and SMTP: Battle of the E-mail Protocols", "The Wireless Internet Explained" describes and evaluates the current state of the fast-growing and crucial field of wireless communications.