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WLANA Guide to Wireless Local Area Technology Organizations

Prepared 9-13-00  --  WLANA

Organization Name

Organization Type

Organizational Mission(s)

Local Area
Technology
Promoted

Wireless LAN Association (WLANA)

 

Trade Association

Educate and promote the use of wireless networking technology

Personal Area Networks, Local Area Networks, LAN to LAN bridge and Public Access

Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA)

Technology Alliance

Certify interoperability of IEEE 802.11 products and promote Wi-Fi as the global wireless LAN standard

IEEE 802.11

Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG)

Technology Alliance

Write Bluetooth Spec,
Bluetooth interoperability
Promote Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Wireless LAN Interoperability Forum (WLIF)

Technology Alliance

OpenAir interoperability
Promote OpenAir

OpenAir
802.11 FH

OFDM Forum

Technology Alliance

Foster a single compatible OFDM standard

OFDM - Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing

HomeRF Working Group

Technology Alliance

Develop a specification for wireless communications in the home

SWAP(Shared Wireless Access Protocol)

HIPERLAN Alliance

Technology Alliance

Accelerate the worldwide deployment of HIPERLAN/1 systems

HIPERLAN/1

HiperLAN2 Global Forum

Technology Alliance

Drive the adoption of HiperLAN2 as the global broadband wireless technology in the 5 GHz band

HiperLAN2

IEEE 802.11

Standards Body

Wireless LAN specification for 802.11

802.11 FH
802.11 DS
802.11 HR
802.11 VHR

IEEE 802.15

Standards Body

Wireless PAN specifications for 802.15 including Bluetooth

802.15
802.15 HR

ETSI HiperLAN

Standards Body

Write Specifications

HiperLAN1

ETSI BRAN

Standards Body

Establish a standardization project for Broadband Radio Access Networks(BRAN) for Europe and beyond

HiperLAN/2 and HIPERACCESS

University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab

Independent Test Lab

Test interoperability

Various



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