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I sent this Saturday but did not see in come back to me. I have included the PAR in zipped form. To SEC Members The 802.15 High Rate Study Group has been a busy bunch. Since its formation at the November,1999 Plenary, it has been working to determine the need for a WPAN standard addressing data rates of 20 Mbits/s or more. 51 people from roughly 30 companies have participated in the process. Attached, you will find a draft PAR and 5 Criteria to form a Task Group within 802.15 to develop a draft standard for a High Rate WPAN. The PAR was approved by the Working Group at its January meeting. Bottom line: high data rates are required for time dependant and large file transfer applications such as video or digital still imaging. Twenty Mbits/s is proposed to be the lowest acceptable rate for these types of data. There appears to be a significant market, from cameras and video webpads to games and toys, as well as significant industry interest to support a standards activity. It should also be noted that the High Rate Study Group has brought a significant number of new participants to 802.15. In looking at alternatives, the Study Group determined that neither 802.11 nor 802.15.1 are able to address the key requirements of this class of application. The basic usage model is typical of a WPAN (low power, low cost, embeddable, range of 10 meters or less) with the exception of the need for significantly higher speeds to support the multimedia class of applications. Unlike the 802.11 WLAN environment, where range, link integrity and throughput are paramount goals along with features like roaming, a high rate WPAN optimizes for data rate, low power, low cost and small size rather than range and link integrity. It is acceptable to move the camera a little closer to an access point to get the "green light". It is not acceptable to move your desk to get LAN access. 802.15.1, which is being based on the BlueToothtm specification, is great for data and voice applications in the 1 Mbits/s range, but is not extendable to the data rates required for video, mulitmedia, and rapid large file transfer to and from multimedia devices. It is not the intent of this TG to be an extension of 802.15.1, because the MAC needs are predicted to be different. It is, however, in the best interest of users and the industry to strive for compatibility, or at least coexistence with these other wireless systems, especially those in similar market spaces such as BlueToothtm . Compatibility and coexistence criteria will be included as important considerations in the proposal evaluations. I would appreciate any comments you might have as soon as possible. See you in Albuquerque-- Regards,I sent this Saturday but did not see in come back to me. I have included the PAR in zipped form.
High Rate PAR.ZIP
Bob Heile GTE Technology Organization Chair IEEE 802.15 Phone: 781-466-2057 Fax: 781-466-2575 Pager: 800-759-8888 PIN 1109355