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Re: +++Press News Byte - 802.15

I approve

At 01:48 AM 4/7/00 -0500, Jim Carlo wrote:

>Issue Date: 6April2000 Closing Date: 11April2000
>Moved By: Bob Heile
>Seconded By: Jim Carlo
>Move: Authorize (In Principal after more edits) IEEE News Byte for IEEE
>March 30, 2000, Piscataway, NJ--- IEEE 802.15 WPAN Standards Project on High
>Rate WPANs Approved
>The IEEE-SA Standards Board recently approved a new project request (PAR)
>for wireless personal area networks, designated P802.15.3, Wireless Medium
>Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for High Rate
>Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN). This new project will be conducted
>within the 802.15 Working Group, as part of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN committee
>(winner of the IEEE Millenium Medal), which is sponsored by the Computer
>Society of the IEEE.
>The project's scope and purpose, approved at the 30 March 2000 Standards
>Board meeting, is as follows:
>Scope of Proposed Project: This project will define the PHY and MAC
>specifications for high data rate wireless connectivity with fixed, portable
>and moving devices within or entering a Personal Operating Space (POS). A
>goal of the WPAN-HR (High Rate) Task Group will be to achieve a level of
>interoperability or coexistence with other 802.15 Task Groups. It is also
>the intent of this project to work toward a level of coexistence with other
>wireless devices in conjunction with Coexistence Task Groups such as
>Purpose of Proposed Project: To provide a standard for low complexity, low
>cost, low power consumption (comparable to the goals of 802.15.1) and
>high data rate wireless connectivity among devices within or entering the
>Personal Operating Space (POS). The data rate will be high enough, 20 Mbps
>or more, to satisfy a set of consumer multimedia industry needs for WPAN
>communications. The project will also address the Quality of Service
>capabilities required to support multimedia data types.
>For more information, please contact Bob Heile, Chair of 802.15 at
>, John Barr, Chair of  theTask Group for P802.15.3 on High
>Rate WPANs at, Jim Allen, Vice Chair of Task Group for P802.3
>at or visit the 802.15 Web site at
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Bob Heile
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