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[802SEC] 802.15 PARs and 5Cs for DFW

EC Colleagues-

802.15 is in the process of wrapping up 3 projects; 2 amendments to 15.4 (4c and 4d) and a mesh networking Recommended Practice (15.5) and is in the process of starting 3 new ones. In compliance with the 30 day rule, we will be putting forward three new PARs for consideration in DFW which can be found at <>

Two of these new projects are proposed PHY amendments to 15.4. One addresses the Active RFID space and the other addresses the need for standards in SmartGrid to Building networks. The latter has been coined (perhaps inappropriately) as Neighborhood Area Networking given that it is intended for a very specific low data rate 15.4 class applications such as ones needed in Utility/SmartGrid networks which are neighborhood oriented but are not a general purpose broadband network.

The third project is a proposal to develop an 802.15 standard based on Visible Light Communications.

Let me know if you have any questions/comments.



Bob Heile, Ph.D
Chairman, ZigBee Alliance
Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
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Suite 5-301
North Attleboro, MA  02763   USA
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