Sunday, March 7, 2010

IEEE Marks 30th Anniversary of 802 Standards Committee

The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary as an active standards development organization. The IEEE 802 LMSC was created in March of 1980 to bring together forward thinking technology leaders to develop interoperable network standards for computers and office equipment. The IEEE 802 committee has continued to develop leading innovations for local and metropolitan area networks for copper, fiber optic media, and wireless technologies for local, regional, and personal network applications. The IEEE 802 is celebrating its 30 year history as an advanced technology driver for global wired and wireless computer communication networks, as well as looking forward to its continuing innovations.


"The work done by IEEE 802 represents one of those great evolutionary leaps that we rely upon without recognizing the truly significant and meaningful impact it has on our daily lives," said Patricia Thaler, Vice-Chair, IEEE 802. "For example, it is estimated that greater than 98% of all Internet traffic crosses one or more IEEE 802 networks during its transmission. Without IEEE 802 standards to build upon computer-to-computer connections, simple email, Internet access, World Wide Web, and mobile broadband would not have been possible to the extent we see today. IEEE 802 standards are undeniably an essential foundation of today's networked world."http://standards.ieee.org/announcements/802_anniversary.htmlhttp://

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