Ethernet Alliance issues announcements

November 1, 2006 -- The industry group announced a new board member, and that it will participate in a 10GbE market research study.

Nov 1st, 2006

November 1, 2006 -- The Ethernet Alliance, an industry group for promoting the expansion of Ethernet technology, has announced the election of Dan Dove, of ProCurve Networking by HP (www.hp.com/rnd/index.htm), to its board of directors.

According to a press release, Dove has worked at ProCurve for more than 25 years, where he rose from a production assembler and various manufacturing and design positions, to his current title as a principal engineer for LAN physical layer (PHY) devices. He is currently responsible for ProCurve's PHY strategy, PoE system architecture, and IEEE 802.3 standards representation.

Dove has served as the Ethernet Alliance's 10GBASE-CX4 chair and has been a "very active participant" in Ethernet standards development, says the group.

"Dan Dove's experience with system architecture and standards development provides invaluable insight to the needs and directions of the Ethernet industry," says Brad Booth, president of the Ethernet Alliance. "We are pleased to welcome Dan to the Ethernet Alliance board of directors."

Seperately, the group also announced that its members were asked to participate in a survey as part of the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) market research study on 10-Gigabit Ethernet technology and the data center. The survey was conducted to help BSRIA (www.bsria.co.uk) expand its current market study of cabling in buildings.

For more about the Ethernet Alliance, go to www.ethernetalliance.org .

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