Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ecma Publishes Standard for 60 GHz Short Range

Ecma International, which develops standards for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Consumer Electronics (CE), has published their 60 GHz standard for short range unlicensed communications. The standard provides high rate wireless personal area network (including point-to-point) transport for bulk data transfer and multimedia streaming.

The Ecma International General Assembly also approved the 60 GHz Standard for submission to JTC 1 fast-track procedure to arrive at an ISO/IEC Standard. Ecma continues to invite their partners, such as ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 06, WiMedia and ETSI, to provide advance comments under the Open-60GHz policy.

Preceding the publication, Ecma members, including GEDC, ETRI and Philips, demonstrated the Standard compliant prototypes showing multi-Gigabit per second file transfer and 1080i uncompressed HD video streaming.