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Re: [802SEC] +++ 10 Day EC Email Ballot +++ 802.15.3c ratification press release



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Sent: 06 October 2009 21:37
Subject: Re: [802SEC] +++ 10 Day EC Email Ballot +++ 802.15.3c ratification press release



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From: ***** IEEE 802 Executive Committee List ***** [] On
Behalf Of Bob Heile
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 12:46 PM
Subject: [802SEC] +++ 10 Day EC Email Ballot +++ 802.15.3c ratification press release

Dear EC members,

Attached is a draft press release announcing the ratification of 802.15.3c. 
Text is also reproduced below.

Paul has delegated the conduct of the IEEE 802 EC 10-day ballot on the following motion to

Motion:  "The EC okays the press release covering the 15.3c ratification"

Moved:    Bob Heile
Seconded: James Gilb

Start of ballot: Tuesday, 6 October 2009 Close of ballot: Friday, 16 October 2009, 11:59PM

Early close: As required in subclause 'Electronic Balloting' of the IEEE project
802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Operations Manual, this is notice that, to ensure
these releases are provided in a timely manner, this ballot may close early once
sufficient responses are received to clearly decide a matter.

Best regards,


Karen McCabe, IEEE-SA Marketing Director
+1 732-562-3824,

IEEE Ratifies 802.15.3c, Multi-gigabit speed Wireless PAN Standard

Amendment to IEEE 802.15.3 Standard Enables High Rate WPANs Using 60GHz Spectrum for
Multi-gigabit Wireless Communications

PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, xx October 2009 The IEEE today announced that its Standards Board
has ratified IEEE 802.15.3c"-2009, Standard for Information Technology-Telecommunications
and Information Exchange between systems-Local and Metropolitan networks-Specific
requirements-Part 15.3: 
Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for High Rate
Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs): 
Millimeter-wave based Alternative Physical Layer Extension Amendment.

The IEEE 802.15.3 standard defines how to design interoperable WPAN equipment that
provides a variety of capabilities including a wide range of data rates, ad-hoc
connectivity, video streaming, quality of service, reliability, and security.

The 203-page 802.15.3c amendment, using a 60 GigaHertz Millimeter-wave based Alternative
Physical Layer Extension, enables rollout of the first IEEE 802 radios that deliver
multi-gigabit throughput for consumer electronics and other applications while ensuring
co-existence with legacy and future systems.

This was an extraordinarily wide-ranging technical challenge that required a concentrated
and sustained effort on the part of a variety of participants. When we started in 2005,
many of the technologies addressed in 802.15.3c were university research topics and had
not been implemented,said Bob Heile, Chair of the IEEE Wireless PAN Working Group. 
The performance improvements achieved via IEEE 802.15.3c enables the use of wireless links
for new and significant consumer applications. The ratification of this amendment sets the
stage for a wave of innovation and the creation of new market opportunities.

Added Paul Nikolich, IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee Chairman: 
Everyone involved in the 802.15.3c process deserves congratulations. This is a key data
communications milestone and a good example of the consensus building environment 802
provides for its participants. The amendment will enable a dramatic leap forward in WPAN

For further information on IEEE 802.115.3c, visit<xxxxxx>. To purchase documents, visit

About IEEE 802
The IEEE 802(r) LAN/MAN Standards Committee develops LAN and metropolitan area network
(MAN) standards. The most widely used standards are for the Ethernet family, Token Ring,
Wireless LAN, Wireless PAN, Wireless MAN, Bridging and Virtual Bridged LANs. An individual
working group provides the focus for each area. Decisions by the IEEE 802 task groups and
working groups will shape communications for years to come. For more information about the
IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, see

About the IEEE Standards Association

The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body, develops
consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a
broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on
current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 900
active standards and more than 400 standards under development. For information on the
IEEE-SA, see:

About the IEEE

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.), the world's largest
technical professional society, is commemorating its 125th anniversary in 2009 by
"Celebrating 125 Years of Engineering the Future" 
around the globe. Through its more than 375,000 members in 160 countries, IEEE is a
leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and
telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.
Dedicated to the advancement of technology, IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world's
literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and
has developed over 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more
than 850 conferences worldwide. 
Additional information about IEEE can be found at

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
Mobile: +1-781-929-4832

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