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Re: [802SEC] +++EC Motion+++ Motion to approve a Press Release for the 802.11g Award for Technical Excellence

approve as amended in the thread

At 05:42 PM 11/24/2003 -0500, Paul Nikolich wrote:
>Dear SEC members,
>This is a 10 day SEC email ballot to make a determination by EC motion to 
>approve the below 802.11g Press Release.  Please note I have placed a 
>modifier on the closing time of the ballot  such that it may close no 
>later than 10 days after the start of the email ballot or as soon 24 hours 
>after every member of the EC casts a definitive ballot (APP, DIS or 
>ABS).  The reason for the modifier is to allow the press release, if it is 
>approved, to be issued as quickly as possible.
>The LMSC executive committee approval of the below 802.11g Award press 
>Moved by Stuart Kerry
>Seconded by Bob Heile
>The email ballot opens on Monday Nov 24 6PM EST and closes the sooner of 
>Thursday Dec 4 6PM EST or 24 hours after every member of the EC has cast a 
>ballot, whichever comes first.
>Please direct your responses to the EC reflector with a CC directly to me
>- Paul Nikolich
>Chairman, IEEE 802 LMSC
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>Subject: 802.11g Award for Technical Excellence Press Release Motion
>This is the press release motion I would like to put to the 802 EC for 
>consideration and approval under our LMSC P&P.
>I will Move, and Bob Heile will second.
>Dear 802 EC Members,
>I have great pleasure to inform you all that 802.11 WG has won a second 
>prestigious award from PC Magazine.
>The 20th Annual Awards for Technical Excellence
>By the Editors of PC Magazine
>November 18, 2003
>I am very pleased to announce that the IEEE 802.11 Working Group and the 
>Wi-Fi Alliance have jointly been awarded the PC Magazine 2003 award for 
>Technical Excellence in the Protocol section for the 802.11gTM amendment, 
>on Monday night at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV ceremony. Stuart J. 
>Kerry (IEEE 802.11 Chair) and Frank Hanzlik (Managing Director of Wi-Fi 
>Alliance) were present to accept the award on behalf of our members. The 
>other two finalist in our category were Serial ATA and WS-I Basic Profile.
>We were in very good company during this ceremony, as other awards were 
>presented for "Person of the Year" - Carly Fiorina (HP) and "Lifetime 
>Achievement" - Scott Cook (Intuit) amongst others.
>Winner: IEEE 802.11 Working Group and the Wi-Fi Alliance
>"The IEEE's 802.11g standard defines the way wireless LAN gear 
>communicates at up to 54 megabits per second while remaining 
>backward-compatible with 11-Mbps 802.11b. This important breakthrough 
>enables streaming media, video downloads, and a greater concentration of 
>users without interference. In addition to technical hurdles, the 
>standards group had to overcome commercial rivalries and FCC rule changes 
>to enact the standard."
>Press Release for EC Motion approval, that has been worked on by IEEE, 
>Paul Nikolich, and myself. We believe that this event merits a press 
>release, and therefore present the text of the Draft release below:
>Contact:        Stuart J. Kerry, IEEE 802.11 Working Group Chair
>                 +1 408 991 4854,
>                 or
>Karen McCabe, IEEE Senior Marketing Manager
>+1 732-562-3824,
>PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, __ Nov. 2003  The IEEE 802.11g standard for 
>higher-speed wireless transmission in local area networks (LANs) has won 
>the Protocol Category in PC Magazine's 20th Annual Awards for Technical 
>Excellence competition.  This standard was selected over two other 
>finalists in the same category:  Serial ATA for storage devices and WS-I 
>Basic Profile for interoperable web services.
>PC Magazine chose IEEE's 802.11g because it "defines the way wireless LAN 
>gear communicates at up to 54 megabits per second while remaining 
>backward-compatible with 11-Mbps 802.11b.  This important breakthrough 
>enables streaming media, video downloads, and a greater concentration of 
>users without interference."
>Stuart J. Kerry, Chair of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group for Wireless 
>LANs, who accepted the award for the IEEE at a ceremony at the Comdex 
>trade show in Las Vegas, said:  "This award is all the more important to 
>me because I know how technically astute the editors of PC Magazine 
>are.  It's also significant that this is the second time an 802.11 
>standard has won this prestigious award.  We received the first one for 
>IEEE 802.11b-1999."
>PC Magazine's annual technical excellence awards recognize "the products 
>and technologies that moved the state of the art forward, those that broke 
>new ground." Winners of the current awards were selected by the magazine's 
>editorial and laboratory staff from products and protocols that became 
>available between September 2002 and September 2003.
>"This award provides additional recognition of the IEEE 802.11 working 
>group as the preeminent wireless LAN standards development organization," 
>said Paul Nikolich, Chair of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards 
>Committee.  The IEEE 802.11 working group is part of this committee.
>The IEEE 802.11g amendment, which raised the data rate of IEEE 802.11b 
>networks to 54 Mbps from 11 Mbps, was released in June 2003.  The Wi-Fi 
>Alliance then created an interoperability certification testing program 
>for products based on the standard.  These products have proven highly 
>successful in the global wireless LAN market.
>The transmission speed added by IEEE 802.11g gives wireless networks the 
>ability to serve up to four to five times more users than they could with 
>IEEE 802.11b.  This has opened possibilities for the use of IEEE 802.11 
>networks in more demanding applications, such as wireless multimedia video 
>transmission and broadcast MPEG.
>IEEE 802.11g units are able to fall back to speeds of 11 Mbps, so IEEE 
>802.11b and IEEE 802.11g devices can coexist in the same network.  Both 
>standards apply to the 2.4 GHz frequency band.
>IEEE 802.11 standards form a family of specifications that define how WLAN 
>equipment should be produced so equipment from different manufacturers can 
>work together. IEEE 802.11g, "Higher Speed Physical Layer (PHY) Extension 
>to IEEE 802.11b," was developed by the IEEE 802.11 Working Group, which is 
>sponsored by the IEEE 802  LAN/MAN Standards Committee of the IEEE 
>Computer Society.  For further information, visit:
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>/ Stuart
>Stuart J. Kerry
>Chair, IEEE 802.11 WLANs WG
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Bob Heile, Ph.D
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