A Field Guide to Office Technology

By Ed Sobey

With greater than one hundred sixty entries detailing every thing from the junk buried in table drawers to that mysterious field blinking away within the coat closet, this functional consultant navigates via smooth workplace know-how. every one access contains a sensible description of a tool (what it truly is and the way it really works) in addition to details on who invented it and the way its layout has developed through the years. units are grouped in line with their habitats—in the convention room, striking from the ceiling, or attached to a computer—to help in fast and straightforward identity. fixing workplace mysteries, equivalent to why cellphone keypads have their ones within the top left nook whereas calculator keypads position those within the decrease left nook, this interesting source decodes the usually complicated technological landscapes of daily offices.

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Hub or Ethernet Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . instant entry element (WAP) Router . Peripheral change or Server . . . . . . . . Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . enterprise Card Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . VOIP Headset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webcam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USB mild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . electronic Pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 124 126 127 128 129 a hundred thirty 131 132 133 a hundred thirty five 136 137 138 139 a hundred and forty 141 142 143 one hundred forty four a hundred forty five eight CABLES AND WIRES . . . . . . . . . 147 electrical Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . computer screen Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keyboard Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Serial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parallel Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USB Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 149 one hundred fifty 151 152 153 3:30 PM web page five Coaxial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 FireWire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and fifty five RJ-45 Cable Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 nine ON home windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 One-Way Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . shrewdpermanent Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . clever Window Blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Perimeter access Detector or Burglar Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . international Positioning process (GPS) Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 a hundred and sixty 161 162 163 10 within the KITCHEN and loos . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred sixty five Coffeemaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Microwave Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . automated gentle swap . . . . . . . . . . . rest room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flushless Urinal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . automated Flush bathroom and Urinal . . . floor Fault Interrupt (GFI) swap . . P-Trap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hand Dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 167 169 one hundred seventy 171 172 173 174 one hundred seventy five eleven behind the curtain . . . . . . . . 177 Registered Jack, sort 21X (RJ-21X) . . Patch Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cut up 50 or Rolm Block . . . . . . . . . . . . PBX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cable Amplifier and Splitter . . . . . . . . community Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . international Positioning approach (GPS) Clock Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pneumatic Controls for HVAC . . . . . . . 178 179 a hundred and eighty 182 183 184 185 186 12 at the movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 mobile phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . own electronic Assistant (PDA) . . . . international Positioning procedure (GPS) . . . . energy Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wireless Detector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . reminiscence Stick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . strength Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scooter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Segway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 189 one hundred ninety 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 646-CRP OfficeTech_intR5. qxd 7/20/07 3:30 PM web page 6 AC ok N O WL E D GM E N TS simply because I hand around in museums, the various photographs I took are from the places of work in museums. because of Putter and employees at KidsQuest for permitting me to take pictures there. And, because of the workers of the Elmhurst historic Museum in Illinois for giving permission to take images. Steve McCracken, my own mobilephone coach and guru, back helped me fathom the mysteries (he assures me they aren’t mysteries) of the phone approach. thank you, Steve. Frank Handler, a chum and fellow Fellow of the Explorers membership gave me a guided travel of his place of work so i'll take a host of images. Chris McArthur allowed me to exploit his photograph of a laser pointer he had taken for OnPoint Lasers, Inc.

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