Industrial Communications
Reliable And Secure Connectivity To Meet The Market Needs

INDUSTRIAL COMMUNICATIONS WORKSTREAM

Industrial Communication is important to provide reliable and regulatory approved connectivity for time critical applications like telehealth, telemedicine, smart cities, smart hubs etc.  Industrial Communication will provide new ways of communicating for a broad set of providers, step-change improvements in information exchange, and broadening access and integration of technology.

The goal of the workstream is to provide connectivity to the critical, time sensitive industrial/IOT applications. See below for some of the activities and standards this practice is working on to help grow the ecosystem of invested stakeholders and reach our goals.


Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm: Sustainable Connectivity, Accessibility, Privacy, and Security for All (NEW!)
This program will provide a platform for the global community to openly collaborate, build consensus, and develop technical solutions to challenges impeding trust and validation of this technology application.

IEEE P2872™ Standard for Interoperable and Secure Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Infrastructure and Architecture
This standard specifies an architecture for an interoperable and secure public WLAN network infrastructure to provide seamless connectivity for users of IEEE 802.11 networks. The network infrastructure shall consist of IEEE 802.11 Wireless Access Points (WAPs) of different makes or models and from different vendors, backhaul connectivity provided by different service providers, authentication and policy infrastructures, and services (such as voice, data, and video) offered by different application service providers through subscription plans.

IEEE P2061™ Architecture for Low Mobility Energy Efficient Network for Affordable Broadband
This Standard specifies an architecture for a low mobility and energy efficient network for affordable broadband access. This network is referred to as the Frugal 5G network. The network comprises of a wireless middle-mile network, an access network and the associated control and management functions.

Access IEEE P1930.1™ Recommended Practice for Software Defined Networking (SDN) based Middleware for Control and Management of Wireless Networks
This Recommended Practice specifies a middleware for vendor independent management and control of Wireless Networks, specifically, management & control of Access Points (APs) for IEEE 802.11 based Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) and BaseStations for IEEE 802.22 based Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRAN), in accordance with the Software Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm.

IEEE P2784™ Guide for the Technology and Process Framework for Planning a Smart City
This guide will provide a framework that outlines technologies and the processes for planning the evolution of a smart city. Smart Cities and related solutions require technology standards and a cohesive process planning framework for the use of the internet of things to ensure interoperable, agile, and scalable solutions that are able to be implemented and maintained in a sustainable manner.

IEEE P1913™ Software-Defined Quantum Communication
This standard defines the Software-Defined Quantum Communication (SDQC) protocol that enables configuration of quantum endpoints in a communication network in order to dynamically create, modify, or remove quantum protocols or applications. This protocol resides at the application layer and communicates over Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. The protocol design facilitates future integration with Software-Defined Networking and Open Networking Foundation OpenFlow.
 


IEEE 802.3™ – Pushing Ethernet Standards Further and Faster (Article)
With the launch of three new study groups, the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group continues to drive the ongoing adoption of Ethernet across a broad range of industries and is helping improve the performance and reliability of the technology for end users through standards development. The study groups represent a first step in developing new standards for advancing Ethernet technology in order to improve network reliability and enable innovation that can bring useful applications in the automotive, IoT, and building and industrial automation sectors. 

IEEE 802.1AS-2020 Standard Fuels Growth of Industrial Automation, Automotive Networking, and 5G Applications (Article)
With a growing need for Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), primarily to meet new and developing industrial automation and in-vehicle networking applications, the IEEE 802.1 Working Group continues to expand the development of standards for the transport of synchronized time over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) and Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11) networks.

Advancing Technology for Sustainable Development (Article)
Right alongside sound strategy and nimble resource mobilization, innovative implementation of existing and emerging technologies is one of the essentials of sustainable development worldwide. There is substantial excitement around information and communications technologies (ICTs) and other innovations as valuable tools for achieving so many of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—offsetting poverty and hunger and promoting clean water and sanitation, climate action, affordable and clean energy, human well-being, economic growth, and responsible consumption and production, for example. 

Re-Think Health Podcast Series (Podcast)
In the five-part Re-Think Health Season 1, we will share expert insights into the latest technology applications, vet stakeholders’ unresolved concerns, and motivate progressive committed thinkers to take an action to collaborate, build consensus and develop solutions for trusted and validated adoption. 

WAMIII Virtual Talk Series (On-Demand Webinars)
The WAMIII virtual talks series helps inform and educate the global community of technologists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, regulatory, patient advocates, bio/pharma professionals and any other stakeholder who have a common interest in developing solutions around the safe, responsible and validated use of connected wireless medical devices in, on, and around us. 
 

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