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RE: +++Press News Byte - 802.15 -- NO

Vote NO.  This is too far away from something I can approve in concept.  I
don't mean to give offense, but it is as interesting as reading Verilog

If the press release objective is to get a couple of column inches in one or
more trade rags, my experience says it won't without major changes.   If it
is to encourage editors to start to follow the project, I expect it will
also fail unless you have someone contacting the editors about it.

1. The focus of the PR should be on what the project will be delivering to
the market.  The only people that will understand the PR as written already
receive the IEEE SA Standards Bearer, and you don't need a release to get
listed in it.

2. Move the LMSC description and parenthetical medallion medal hype to
boiler plate at the end of the release.  The first paragraph needs to
include why this project is newsworthy in very generic terms.  The release
also needs to both explain the technology and market for PANs to place the
importance of the project in context.

3. We write the PAR scope and purpose for ourselves and other standards
"weenies".  We presumably have greater context for understanding them than
Joe Engineer or Sally Editor.  Quoting sections of the PAR just doesn't hack

--Bob Grow

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Carlo []
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 11:48 PM
To: IEEE802
Subject: +++Press News Byte - 802.15

Issue Date: 6April2000 Closing Date: 11April2000
Moved By: Bob Heile
Seconded By: Jim Carlo
Move: Authorize (In Principal after more edits) IEEE News Byte for IEEE


March 30, 2000, Piscataway, NJ--- IEEE 802.15 WPAN Standards Project on High
Rate WPANs Approved

The IEEE-SA Standards Board recently approved a new project request (PAR)
for wireless personal area networks, designated P802.15.3, Wireless Medium
Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for High Rate
Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN). This new project will be conducted
within the 802.15 Working Group, as part of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN committee
(winner of the IEEE Millenium Medal), which is sponsored by the Computer
Society of the IEEE.

The project's scope and purpose, approved at the 30 March 2000 Standards
Board meeting, is as follows:

Scope of Proposed Project: This project will define the PHY and MAC
specifications for high data rate wireless connectivity with fixed, portable
and moving devices within or entering a Personal Operating Space (POS). A
goal of the WPAN-HR (High Rate) Task Group will be to achieve a level of
interoperability or coexistence with other 802.15 Task Groups. It is also
the intent of this project to work toward a level of coexistence with other
wireless devices in conjunction with Coexistence Task Groups such as

Purpose of Proposed Project: To provide a standard for low complexity, low
cost, low power consumption (comparable to the goals of 802.15.1) and
high data rate wireless connectivity among devices within or entering the
Personal Operating Space (POS). The data rate will be high enough, 20 Mbps
or more, to satisfy a set of consumer multimedia industry needs for WPAN
communications. The project will also address the Quality of Service
capabilities required to support multimedia data types.

For more information, please contact Bob Heile, Chair of 802.15 at, John Barr, Chair of  theTask Group for P802.15.3 on High
Rate WPANs at, Jim Allen, Vice Chair of Task Group for P802.3
at or visit the 802.15 Web site at

IEEE contact:
Karen McCabe
Manager, Marketing
IEEE Standards Activities
PH: +1 732 562 3824; FX: +1 732 562 1571
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
445 Hoes Lane, PO Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331 USA

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