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

Hi Bob,    I approve.  Good Job !!!       :-)   

Please note new contact info: 

Thanx, Buzz
Everett O (Buzz) Rigsbee
Executive Secretary IEEE-802 LMSC
7750 80th Place SE
Mercer Island, WA  98040-5912
ph/fx: 206-236-2229
cell: 206-818-4978

-----Original Message-----
From: [] 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 me.

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 EDT

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

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 performance.

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

About IEEE 802
The IEEE 802R 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
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