IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology
for humanity, today announced updates to four wireless communications
technologies in the IEEE 802® family of standards, as well as
a new IEEE 802 standards-development project. The new standards support
the global utility industry's needs for smart grid data communications
infrastructure and build on the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)
portfolio of more than 100 active IEEE standards or standards in
development pertaining to the smart grid.
"Utilities can use the IEEE 802 family of broadband wireless
communications standards to modernize their communications and
networking infrastructure for advanced metering and other smart grid
applications," said James Gilb, chair of the IEEE 802.24™ Technical
Advisory Group (TAG). "These new updates to the IEEE 802 standards will
enable utilities around the world to build the carrier-grade,
high-capacity networks they will need to connect the millions of grid
components and end-use devices that will operate on smart grids."
The new IEEE 802 standards include the following:
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