Industrial Communications Workstream

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.

Transdisciplinary Framework for 5G, Future Networks Applications, and Services

Today’s communication architectures are typically designed in a bottom-up approach, requiring the applications to fit the underlying physical layer (PHY). This fragmented landscape makes it difficult to introduce newer components and applications. This Industry Connections (IC) program aims to develop a transdisciplinary framework that incorporates cross-domain services and applications into one flexible, scalable, and sustainable ecosystem. Learn More

Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm: Sustainable Connectivity, Accessibility, Privacy, and Security for All

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.
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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. Learn More

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. Learn More

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. Learn More

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. Learn More

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. Learn More

Internet of Things (IoT) Security Best Practices (White Paper)

IEEE 802.3cp and IEEE 802.3ct Aim for Faster and Longer-Distance Ethernet Services (Article)

Two newly published IEEE 802.3 standards continue that progress, by addressing specific industry needs for higher speeds and longer reach. More specifically, the standards define new specifications for the integrated circuits known as PHYs, which control the transmission of data across the physical layers of Ethernet networks. Learn More

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. Learn More

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. Learn More

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. Learn More

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. Learn More


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