Newswire January 2019
A monthly update on standards and related solutions.

Newly Published Standards


IEEE 1542-2018TM, Guide for Installation, Maintenance, and Operation of Irrigation Equipment Located Near or Under Power Lines

The guide is based on industry practices and presents guidelines for installation, maintenance, and operation of irrigation equipment near or under power lines as they pertain to minimum distance to energized conductors and proper grounding to minimize nuisance shocks. The guide covers a variety of conditions in general terms. Specific recommendations are made for the type of irrigation systems and power line parameters most commonly found.



IEEE C37.237TM-2018, Standard for Requirements for Time Tags Created by Intelligent Electronic Devices--COMTAG

This standard establishes common requirements for associating time tags with data items recorded or transmitted by Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs). The standard specifies time-tag attributes and requirements for describing time-tag accuracy and determination.




IEEE 802.3btTM-2018, Standard for Ethernet Amendment 2: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for Power over Ethernet over 4 pairs

This standard defines Ethernet local area, access and metropolitan area networks. Ethernet is specified at selected speeds of operation; and uses a common media access control (MAC) specification and management information base (MIB). The Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) MAC protocol specifies shared medium (half duplex) operation, as well as full duplex operation.




IEEE 1619TM-2018, Standard for Cryptographic Protection of Data on Block-Oriented Storage Devices

This standard specifies the XTS cryptographic mode of operation for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) block cipher for block-oriented storage devices.




IEEE 802.1XckTM-2018, Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks - Port-Based Network Access Control Amendment 2: YANG Data Model

This standard specifies the XTS cryptographic mode of operation for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) block cipher for block-oriented storage devices.



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AeroMACS: An IEEE 802.16 Standard-Based Technology for the Next Generation of Air Transportation Systems

Behnam Kamali

The text introduces readers to the field of airport surface communications systems and provides them with comprehensive coverage on AeroMACS, one of Next Generation Air Transportation System's key components





Articles of Interest


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IEEE 802.3™ Ethernet Working Group Adds Task Forces and a New Study Group

Ethernet continues on a steady path of growth and advancement, enabling higher speeds and opening the door to new and enhanced applications. The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group has announced the addition of four new Task Forces and the launch of a new study group...




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IEEE DT Grand Challenge

Join us! Participate in the Retail Digital Transformation (DT) Grand Challenge

Help transform retail and brand industries with new technologies

It is a pivotal time for retailers and brands both regionally and globally as they face unprecedented pressures. Challenges include intense competition and the need for speed, while integrating new technologies and methodologies for shopping...


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See video of last year’s Retail Digital Transformation Grand Challenge Winner - Shimmy Technologies

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IEEE and Costa Rican National Standards Body Sign Adoption Agreement

In the first agreement of its kind from the region, the Costa Rican National Standards Body El Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica (INTECO) and the IEEE have signed a standards adoption agreement. The agreement, which enables INTECO to adopt and promote the use of IEEE standards in Costa Rica, is based upon fostering international technical collaboration fundamental to global technological infrastructure development...



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When VR Gets Serious

As part of our video series on virtual reality (VR), we recently spoke with the leaders of the MxR lab at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and the Tech and Narrative lab at Pardee RAND Graduate School, which develop serious immersive education and training simulations…

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Generation AI 2018

For IEEE’s second annual study of Millennial parents, we focused on how healthcare-related artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will impact the lives of their Generation Alpha children, ages eight and younger. From health tracker-wearing infants to eradicating cancer, here’s how Millennial parents around the world see AI impacting their kids, the most tech-infused generation yet.

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2019 IEEE Standards Awards Nominations Are Open

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) recognizes outstanding standards development participation through various award categories. Nominations for the 2019 IEEE Standards Awards are now open...

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