VoIP books are a great way to
learn Internet telephony fundamentals fast. With a few
VoIP books in your lap (while you're at your laptop)
and a Starbucks coffee in your hand, the learning will
come easily. Several VoIP books are popular now, so
with the help of Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com and
some other sources we'll offer you the scoop on the
latest and the greatest.
The first of the VoIP books to
catch our eyes is "Voice over IP Fundamentals"
by Jonathan Davidson, James Peters and Brian Gracely.
The average customer gives this book a 3-star review.
According to the Amazon editors, "The authors do
a great service for readers by breaking packet telephony
into its component technologies and explaining each
one carefully." The Barnes & Noble editors,
on the other hand, say, "Written for both data
and voice networking professionals - even those without
lengthy experience - the book covers all you'll need
to know to get started."
next VoIP book to get our attention is "Taking
Charge of Your VoIP Project" by John Q. Walker,
Jeffrey T. Hicks, rated with a 5-star average
review. According to Amazon, the strength of this
book is that "Many books contain technical
details about VoIP, but few explain in plain language
how to make it run successfully in an enterprise."
& Noble goes so far as to say, "It will help
managers, implementers, and decision-makers understand
how to build their project plans to incorporate voice
over IP without problems."
The next VoIP book in the line-up
is "Carrier Grade Voice Over IP" by Daniel
Collins, which has gain a 5-star rating. A reviewer
on the Amazon site named Kal says this, "Great
book on VoIP, still emerging technology. It did a great
job in explaining concepts related to QoS such as RSVP,
DiffServ and MPLS." The Barnes & Noble editors
rave about Collins' book saying, "Chock-full of
practical, down-to-earth essentials, this book puts
a bounty of technical information and design considerations
at the reader's disposal for immediate use."
of the VoIP books for our review (for now) is "Practical
VoIP Using VOCAL" by David G. Kelly, Cullen Jennings
and Luan Dang. According to Amazon, this book "Explains
how to implement a voice over IP (VoIP) system using the
Vovida open communication application library (VOCAL).
Instructions are provided for installing a phone system
on both a PC running Linux and a multihost network."
The folks at Barnes & Noble say, "While many
books describe the theory behind Voice over IP, only Practical
VOIP Using VOCAL describes how such a phone system was
actually built, and how you too can acquire the source
code, install it onto a system, connect phones, and make
This is by no means a comprehensive
list of VoIP books that are now available (just all
we have time for at the moment). If you've reviewed
another VoIP book not listed here and would like to
share your review, simply drop us an email. Remember,
only reviews of other author's VoIP books go here and
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