Well replacing the smoke signals currently we use electromagnetic waves in most cases. These waves are managed with electronic transmitters. Telecommunication is now a wide spread type of communication that can even reach as far as outer space.
There are three basics elements that contribute to the design of telecommunications and how they work. These elements are a transmitter, a transmission medium, and a receiver.
Here is how each of these elements are factored into the equation and design of telecommunications.
1. Transmitter- the transmitter takes the information and converts that information into a signal.
Here is an example of how this works. A signal is sent out from a radio station, the radio station is the transmitter. The signal is then sent to a radio, which is the transmission medium, and then the receiver is free air. This is where we will hear the communication that the radio station is sending out.
The same works for telephones, computers and the Internet and much more. Telecommunications is the ability to send information from one place to another. In fact the words itself comes from exactly that. Here is the explanation of the word telecommunication.
The word comes from the French language. The work for the French is the same and is derived from the Greek meanings of "tele" which means "far off", and "communication" which is "to share".
The way that telecommunication comes through as communication is through analog or digital. Some examples of these signals would the traditional home phone line. This line is one that used a standard analog signal to communicate information through the telephone lines. Digital is the transfer of information that is taken from a sound, then turned into a data source and then sent over cable or fiber optic lines.
Telecommunication is one of the most important technologies needed. The reason is that without communication, the limits of every defense, service, and growth would be very limited.
In fact due to some limits that the world already sees in telecommunications, there is a barrier of growth that we are working so hard to get past. This is because there are different levels of technological growth for telecommunications all over the world.
Though, more and more, Internet, television, telephones and much more is growing all over the world as technology reaches the different areas. This will help to increase the overall communication and understanding. Business, and personal life will grow with a better understanding of telecommunications and the devices we use to do so. This is what using telecommunications is all about.
However ever you plan to telecommunicate, will be dependant on what services and devices you plan to use.