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Re: Welcome All to The Copper Ad Hoc:

Please maintain on reflector list. We are willing to participate and make

From: Chris DiMinico <cd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: stds-802-3-hssg-copper@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Welcome All to The Copper Ad Hoc:
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 1999 3:47 PM

Welcome All to The Copper Ad Hoc:

Scope of copper ad hoc: 

The group is to help expedite the resolution of the HSSG objectives.

  a.. The copper ad hoc is to produce an HSSG copper objective. 
  b.. The objective is to be supported by presentation materials which will
help convince (75%) of the HSSG to vote in favor of the objective.
I have been asked by Jonathan to have the work completed for presentation
to the HSSG on tuesday afternoon July 6th.To meet this goal the ad hoc will
have to work via e-mail,and telephone (conference call). The schedule is
aggressive. As fallback; I'm trying to schedule space for an ad hoc meeting
after HSSG close of business on Tuesday (July 6th) to work through any
remaining issues and plan to present to the HSSG on Wednesday (July 7th) . 

At this point we need to prepare for Montreal. I was admonished for opening
the reflector to those not attending the HSSG Coeur d'Alene Interim
meeting.The copper ad hoc list is now 50+. 

As a culling process I propose the following. Please respond if you are
willing to participate in the technical and marketing development of the
objectives i.e., you are willing to make contributions. If you respond with
a willingness to contribute you will be maintained on the reflector list;
all others will be removed. 

What's Next:

  1.. Identify Objectives 
  2.. Break into interest groups to work objectives
  a.. develop presentation material to support objectives

  1.. The copper ad hoc membership (those who raised their hands in Idaho)
support the following objectives for higher speed copper. 
  a.. Equipment room - short copper @10 gb/s minimum length of 10 meters. 
  b.. Horizontal Cabling - long copper @ a minimum of 2.5 gb/s on a minimum
length of 100 meters of category 6 cabling.
Note: The horizontal cabling solution may be somewhat inconsistent with the
overall objective of acheiving a 75% approval with the HSSG. 

Ad Hoc Chairman, Chris Di Minico, CDT Corporation, e-mail:

Phone: 1-978-537-996, Fax: 1-978-537-4358