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802.15 Sponsor Ballot Pool

Below is an email which is being circulated to 802.11 and 802.15 as well as the Bluetooth SIG and HomeRF.  Please circulate among your Working Groups as appropriate.


This email is being sent to solicit your interest in joining the 802.15 Sponsor Ballot pool. 802.15 is currently working on a draft standard based on the Bluetooth specification.

For those of you who are not familiar with the IEEE Standards process,  once a draft standard has been approved by the Working Group,  it is forwarded to the 802 Executive Committee for approval and to begin the Sponsor Ballot process.  The participants in the Sponsor Ballot are invited to join from people who are members of the Sponsor Ballot pool. The goal is to achieve a Sponsor Ballot Group which is a balanced representation of people having interest in Wireless Personal Area Networks and allow this group the ability to continue to ballot on the technical validity of the proposed standard-post working group.  In order to be eligible to participate in the Sponsor Ballot, you must become a member of the Sponsor Ballot pool.  The form to join can be found at .  Be sure to check the box for 802.15.

Note: You can enter the LAN-MAN 802.15 Balloting Pool without an IEEE-SA  Member Number but if you do not join the IEEE-SA then you will be dropped from the LAN-MAN 802.15 Balloting Group when it is formed.

To become an IEEE-SA Member, complete the Membership form which can be found at . The IEEE-SA Member dues are nominal If you are already and IEEE member. See Sign up as an individual member.
Invitations will be issued shortly after the 1st of the year so please join the LAN-MAN 802.15 Sponsor Balloting Pool today if you want to participate.

Bob Heile
GTE Technology Organization
Chair IEEE 802.15
Phone: 781-466-2057
Fax:    781-466-2575
Pager: 800-759-8888  PIN 1109355