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

Hi Bob,


Best regards,

***** IEEE 802 Executive Committee List ***** <> wrote
on 06/10/2009 20:46:12:

> Dear EC members,
> Attached is a draft press release announcing the ratification of 802.15.3
> 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
> this is notice that, to ensure these releases are provided in a timely
> manner, this ballot may close early once sufficient responses are
> to clearly decide a matter.
> Best regards,
> Bob
> ---------------------------------------------
> Contact:
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> 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
> PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, xx October 2009 The IEEE today announced that its
> Standards Board has ratified IEEE 802.15.3c"-2009, Standard for
> 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
> 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
> and future systems.
> This was an extraordinarily wide-ranging technical challenge that
> 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
> wireless links for new and significant consumer applications. The
> ratification of this amendment sets the stage for a wave of innovation
> 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
> building environment 802 provides for its participants. The amendment
> enable a dramatic leap forward in WPAN performance.
> For further information on IEEE 802.115.3c, visit
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