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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: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 4:46 AM
Subject: +++ 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 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 performance.

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

About IEEE 802
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Bob Heile, Ph.D
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Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
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