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IEEE Rubee™ Network Standard Meeting

IEEE Rubee™ Network Standard Meeting

Working Group for IEEE Rubee™ Network Standard meeting in Boston on Feb 20

RuBee Standard to Offer Local Network Protocol for Thousands of Low-Cost Radio Tags at Long Wavelengths
 
PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 25 January 2007 - The IEEE working group developing a standard for RuBee™ visibility networks will hold its first meeting on February 20th at the Marriott Copley Hotel in Boston, Mass. The meeting will occur one day before the two-day RFID Smart Labels Conference begins at same hotel. For more information, send an e-mail to rod@visible-assets.com
 
RuBee networks operate at long-wavelengths and accommodate low-cost radio tags at ranges to 100 feet. The standard, IEEE P1902.1™, "RuBee Standard for Long Wavelength Network Protocol", will allow for networks encompassing thousands of radio tags operating below 450 KHz. RuBee networks provide for real-time inventory under harsh environments, e.g., near metal and water and in the presence of electromagnetic noise. RuBee radio tags, which can be either active or passive, have proven battery lives of ten years or more using inexpensive lithium batteries.
 
RuBee networks can fill the gap between the non-networked, non-programmable RFID tags and high-bandwidth, radiating systems governed by local and personnel area networks (IEEE 802.11™ and IEEE 802.15™, respectively). RuBee networks are being used in healthcare, agriculture, government, retail and other settings.
The RuBee™ IEEE P1902.1 Work Group encourages anyone interested in helping develop this standard to attend its February 20 meeting. This standards project has generated interest from many parties, including medical device manufacturers, retail vendors, networking companies, major hospitals, security and defense agencies, and suppliers of hardware, software, and silicon.
 
IEEE P1902.1 is being developed within the IEEE Corporate Standards Program, which offers a streamlined, corporate-focused approach to standards development http://standards.ieee.org/corpforum/index.html. The standard is targeted for completion in late 2007. For information on the IEEE P1902.1 standards effort visit: http://standards.ieee.org/board/nes/projects/1902-1.pdf
 
About the IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body, develops consensus standards through an open process that brings diverse parts of an industry together. These standards set specifications and procedures based on current scientific consensus. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of more than 870 completed standards and more than 400 standards in development. Over 15,000 IEEE members worldwide belong to IEEE-SA and voluntarily participate in standards activities. For information on IEEE-SA see: http://www.standards.ieee.org/
 
About the IEEE
The IEEE has more than 375,000 members in approximately 150 countries. Through its members, the organization is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace, computers and telecommunications to biomedicine, electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE produces nearly 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering, computing and control technology fields. This nonprofit organization also sponsors or cosponsors more than 300 technical conferences each year. Additional information about the IEEE can be found at http://www.ieee.org
 
Contact:
John K. Stevens: Chair of the IEEE RuBee Working Group
+1 617-395-7616; john@visible-assets.com
or
Karen McCabe, IEEE Marketing Manager
+1 732-562-3824, k.mccabe@ieee.org