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Failed: +++Press News Byte - 802.15

Howard Frazier -Abstain
Bob Grow - No
Paul Nikolich - No
Buzz Rigsbee - Yes
Vic Hayes -
Tony Jeffree - No
Geoff Thompson - No
Bob Love - No
Chip Benson -
Stuart Kerry -
Robert Russell -
Bob Heile - Yes
Roger Marks -
Jim Carlo - Chair
Total: Approve-2, DoNotApprove-5, Abstain-1, DidNotVote-5

Main issue brought up was that using the PAR's scope and purpose does not
make a good, clear press release, since these items are mainly written for
other standards people and not the general public.

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

Howard Frazier -
Bob Grow -
Paul Nikolich -
Buzz Rigsbee -
Vic Hayes -
Tony Jeffree -
Geoff Thompson -
Bob Love -
Chip Benson -
Stuart Kerry -
Robert Russell -
Bob Heile -
Roger Marks -
Jim Carlo - Chair