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Communications Technology Collection (page 2)

Communications technology has come a long way, bridging the gap between old and new methods of communication

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Communications tower

Communications tower. The tower has several dishes used to relay communications data in the form of microwaves

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Mobile telephone

Mobile telephone. Mobile or cellular telephones use low-power radio signals to transmit to an antenna in the users local area, or cell

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Computer artwork of mans head with mobile phones

Computer artwork of mans head with mobile phones
Mobile telephone use. Computer illustration of a mans head seen in front of mobile, or cellular, telephones and brains. Mobile phones use low-power microwave radio signals to transmit calls

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Mobile phone relationships

Mobile phone relationships. Conceptual computer artwork of a womans face, mobile telephones and hearts, representing mobile phone relationships

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Unconscious woman lying near a telephone

Unconscious woman lying near a telephone
MODEL RELEASED. Telephone emergency. View of an unconscious woman lying near a telephone. The receiver is off the telephones base

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: WAP mobile telephone

WAP mobile telephone. Conceptual computer artwork of a hand holding a WAP-enabled mobile or cellular telephone. WAP (wireless application protocol)

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Radio mast with radio waves

Radio mast with radio waves
Radio mast, conceptual computer artwork. The concentric rings represent the radio waves or microwaves being transmitted by the mast

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Concept of a womans head and communication

Concept of a womans head and communication
Electronic communication. Conceptual image of a woman with various articles of electronic communication emerging from her head

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Mobile telephone hate mail

Mobile telephone hate mail. Conceptual computer artwork of snakes and a mobile telephone being used to send text messages (envelope symbols)

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Communications room

Communications room. Patch panel and wires in an office communications room. The blue and yellow wires carry voice and computer data to and from a network of telephones and computers

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Water tower

Water tower with mobile telephone and television transmitting antennae. The water tower stores water for homes and businesses in the surrounding area

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Telecommunications mast

Telecommunications mast
Telecommunications base. Radio wave antennas mounted on top of a chimney. These are used to communicate between mobile phones in a telecommunications network

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Telephone pole and wires

Telephone pole and wires
Telephone pole with cut wires

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Telecommunications masts

Telecommunications masts. The dishes and antennas on these masts receive, amplify and relay mobile phone, microwave and radio signals. Photographed in Curno, Italy

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Concealed mobile phone mast

Concealed mobile phone mast. Camouflaged mobile phone mast on a brick chimney

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Telephone

Telephone handset and keypad

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Mobile phone mast

Mobile phone mast
Mobile phone base station. Radio wave antennae mounted on a lattice tower in a field. Mobile phone communication networks operate by the transmission of radio signals between mobile phones

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Telephone box

Telephone box in a rural setting

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Early mobile phone

Early mobile phone

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Woman using a mobile phone, thermogram

Woman using a mobile phone, thermogram
MODEL RELEASED. Woman using a mobile telephone, thermogram. The thermogram shows the emission of infrared radiation, displaying it as colour-coded surface temperatures

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Hands charging up a ring-pull mobile telephone

Hands charging up a ring-pull mobile telephone
Ring-pull mobile telephone. Hands charging up a prototype of a ring-pull mobile telephone. This battery-free telephone never needs charging from a mains supply

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Coloured X-ray of a mobile telephone

Coloured X-ray of a mobile telephone
Mobile phone. Coloured X-ray of a mobile phone showing various components such as the circuit boards (red, lower frame), the earpiece (dark green at upper centre) and the antenna (at upper left)

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Telecommunications tower for relaying microwaves

Telecommunications tower for relaying microwaves
Telecommunications tower. Microwave transmissions relay tower with an assortment of dishes. Micro- waves can be used to relay transmissions of telephone, telex and data communications

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Signals from Telecom Tower in London

Signals from Telecom Tower in London
Signals from Telecom Tower. Computer artwork of Telecom Tower in London, showing microwave signals radiating from its top aerial

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Artwork of mobile telephone, globe & circuit board

Artwork of mobile telephone, globe & circuit board
Global telecommunication. Computer artwork of a hand holding a mobile cellular telephone over a globe and a circuit board, depicting global telecommunication

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Computer image of radio transmission

Computer image of radio transmission
Radio transmission. Computer graphic illustration depicting radio waves being transmitted from a large aerial. The type of transmitter seen here is similar to those used for TV

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Telephone earpiece

Telephone earpiece

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Desk telephone

Desk telephone

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Girl using mobile phone

Girl using mobile phone
MODEL RELEASED. Girl using a mobile phone. She is eight years old

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Mobile phone use, conceptual artwork

Mobile phone use, conceptual artwork
Mobile phone use, conceptual computer artwork

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: SIM card

SIM card. Mobile phone subscriber identity module (SIM) card in a holder prior to being inserted into a mobile phone

Background imageCommunications Technology Collection: Mobile phone

Mobile phone in a denim pocket



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Communications technology has come a long way, bridging the gap between old and new methods of communication. From the days of smoke signals to the era of mobile phone use, it's fascinating how we've evolved. One notable figure in this journey is Frances Densmore, a US anthropologist who recognized the power of communication through her studies on Native American tribes. She understood that language was not limited to spoken words but also encompassed gestures and symbols. The iconic image of a radio tower emitting radio waves reminds us of how far-reaching our messages can be. It symbolizes the ability to connect with people across vast distances, transcending borders and cultures. Looking back at an early mobile phone or desk telephone, it's hard to imagine life without instant connectivity at our fingertips. These devices revolutionized communication by allowing us to stay connected wherever we go. The Great Eastern steamship laying the Atlantic Cable showcases one of history's greatest achievements in communications technology – connecting continents through underwater cables. This monumental feat paved the way for global communication as we know it today. In a thought-provoking artwork depicting a businessman with a mobile phone head, we are reminded that technology has become an integral part of our identity and daily lives. Mobile phones have become extensions of ourselves, blurring boundaries between virtual and physical existence. However, this reliance on mobile phones hasn't been without its downsides; "mobile phone rage" has emerged as people struggle to find balance in their usage habits amidst increasing distractions. Yet despite these challenges, there is no denying that holding a mobile telephone to your ear still holds immense power – whether it's for business calls or heartfelt conversations with loved ones afar. And let's not forget about X-ray technology. The fusion between communications and medical advancements allows us to peer into hidden realms within our bodies using X-rays transmitted via mobile phones - truly remarkable.