the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing
technology for humanity, announced Rahul Kar, an Information Technology
(IT) student from Calcutta, India, as the winner of the IEEE Standards
Association (IEEE-SA) I
Spy Ethernet IEEE 802.3™ Facebook contest. The contest capped
yearlong celebrations honoring the 40th anniversary of
Ethernet and 30th anniversary of IEEE 802.3 standard by
highlighting its versatility through examples of existing Ethernet
deployments and visionary concepts of future applications.
Revealed during the IEEE
802.3 Interim meeting in Indian Wells, Calif., Mr. Kar's entry
depicting smart cities based on the Internet of Things was selected as
the winner. It will be featured in an upcoming animated short to
be premiered on the IEEE
Ethernet 40th Anniversary and IEEE-SA
Facebook pages on 5 February 2014. The entry will also be
highlighted during an upcoming reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) with
Ethernet inventor, Dr. Robert (Bob) Metcalfe, professor of innovation,
Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, scheduled
for 12pm EST on 5 February 2014.
"It's exciting to see Ethernet, even after 40 years, still driving
change. Early personal computers used Ethernet to loginto remote
mainframes using TELNET and to print on laser printers using PostScript.
That was back at 10 megabits per second on coax. Now we have WiFi and
100 gigabits per second on fiber. The impacts of the Internet's evolving
plumbing are felt everywhere, often surprisingly, next especially in
education, energy, and healthcare," said Bob Metcalfe. "The I Spy
Ethernet IEEE 802.3 contest was a fun way to invite big thinking on new
directions Ethernet might go in the future."
The I Spy Ethernet IEEE 802.3 contest attracted submissions from all
over the world including Brazil, India, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the
Middle East, and North America. An array of innovative Ethernet
applications and concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive
and industrial Ethernet, personalized medicine, and Twitter-controlled
pet care systems, among others, were featured prominently.
"Ethernet has become a cornerstone of today's real-time, connected,
data-driven world and serves as a springboard for new innovations that
will resonate with users around the world," said David Law, chair, IEEE
802.3 Ethernet Working Group, and distinguished engineer, HP. "The
diversity of entries in the IEEE-SA I Spy Ethernet IEEE 802.3 contest is
a testament to Ethernet's many facets and its unique ability to adapt to
any application or environment."
IEEE-SA is hosting an Internet of Things (IoT) standards
workshop on 7 March 2014 during the first IEEE World Forum on the
Internet of Things (WF-IoT) in Seoul, Korea 6-8 March 2014. For
information on the IEEE WF-IoT and to register
at a discounted rate before the 7 February deadline please visit http://sites.ieee.org/wf-iot/.
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