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New Developments in the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard
Sponsor: IEEE Orlando Consultants' Network
Speaker: Al Petrick
Vice-Chairman IEEE 802.11
Vice-President Strategic Alliances
904-613-0357 (mobile)
ParkerVision, Inc.
Lake Mary, Florida 32822
In 1999 the IEEE standards board approved two higher rate physical layer extensions to the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN 1 and 2Mbps standard; IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11b. The IEEE 802.11a physical layer is specified to operate in the 5GHz UNII frequency band at data rates up to 54Mbps and IEEE 802.11b is specified to operate in the 2.4GHz license-exempt frequency band at data rates of 1, 2, 5.5 and 11Mbps. In the spring of 2000 the IEEE 802.11 working group began work on enhancements to the MAC layer addressing QoS, advanced encryption methods and inter-access point protocol. In addition the working group is underway developing a physical layer extension to deliver data rates >20Mbps in the 2.4GHz license-exempt frequency band. This presentation describes the IEEE 802 organization, key specification for the physical and MAC layers and exploits the new developments underway in the working group and wireless OEMs and forums supporting the standard.
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2000, 6:00 PM
Location: Rollins College, Roy E. Crummer Building, SunTrust Auditorium, Winter Park.

RSVP: Jorge Medina, 407-829-4440 Ext. 207 (O), 407-245-9594 (VoiceMail), by November 10th, website

Direction: From the South or West - Take Interstate 4 - East from the Florida Turnpike or major access road and get off at the Fairbanks Ave. exit (exit #45). Turn right onto Fairbanks Ave. and drive approximately two miles to the intersection of Fairbanks and Park Avenues. Turn right onto the short stretch of Park Ave., and then left onto the Rollins College campus on Holt Ave. After passing the campus chapel on the left, take the left immediately behind the chapel. Then take the first left; Crummer Hall is the second building on the right. You can park in the parking lot off of Park Avenue.
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