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Dear EC Colleagues This email (and the attached presentation) summarizes the intended actions/motions from 802.15 for the closing Executive Committee Meeting Friday. Renewal of 2 Study Groups (consent agenda): 1. 15.4c Study Group for alternative PHY for operation in China- 3rd renewal. Contingency action only in case PAR is not approved. 2. Body Area Networking- 2nd renewal. PAR and 5C essentially completed at this session. Plan is to submit for EC action in November. New Study Group: The following motion will be brought forward to form a new Study Group (SG4e) chaired by Pat Kinney to look at MAC enhancements for 15.4: Move to approve the formation a Study Group in 802.15 to draft a PAR and 5C for MAC enhancements to 802.15.4 Moved: Steve Shellhammer Second: Vivek Gupta Motion that passed in the WG closing plenary Thursday evening (27/0/4): That the IEEE 802.15 WG seek approval from the IEEE 802 EC to start a study group investigating 802.15.4-2006 MAC enhancements such as - Support for Determinism - Mixed service and power savings levels in one network (dynamic transmit power control) - Frequency diversity for retransmissions for improved reliability - Low duty cycle operation with beacons for power efficiency - Distributed management of time slots and frequency hopping patterns for fast recovery from regional failures - 2ms per hop latency including 1 retransmission - Direct communication between Reduced Functionality Devices in the network that would allow the IEEE 802.15.4-2006 standard to better address the needs of wireless critical applications such as industrial control and alarm systems, waste water plant control and alarm systems, robotics, and last meter telecom services. Approval to Foward 15.4c PAR document 15-07-0606-03 to NesCom Move to forward 15-07-0606-03-004c-sg4c-draft-par , in the proper form, to NesCom Moved: Steve Shellhammer Second: Vivek Gupta Background info contained in a previous email. Regards Bob H. Bob Heile, Ph.D Chairman, ZigBee Alliance Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks 11 Louis Road Attleboro, MA 02703 USA Mobile: +1-781-929-4832 email: email@example.com ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This list is maintained by Listserv.