Amid its ‘Next Ethernet Era,’ marketing push, the Ethernet Alliance is hosting its sixth consecutive IEEE 802.3 Interim Meeting in New Orleans, Lousiana. Held from May 22-26 at the city's InterContinental Hotel, the gathering highlights vectors of technology growth and provides Ethernet ecosystem players with key platform for exchange of ideas and consensus building, says the consortium.
The meeting highlights efforts in a multitude of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards and technologies that are scheduled to reach the market in the next six to 18 months.
According to a consortium press release, "The IEEE 802.3 Interim Session will offer opportunities to advance and review work in a number of areas of innovation, including standards work underway across Ethernet speeds from 2.5Gb/s to 400Gb/s; the next generation of Power over Ethernet; industrial applications including a 10Mb/s Ethernet solution to operate over single balanced twisted-pair cabling; multi-gigabit solutions for automotive applications of Ethernet; YANG data models for more efficient management of Ethernet networks, and the next generation of Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON). In addition, potential future work will be discussed in three New Ethernet Application Ad Hoc, including beyond-10km optics for 50GbE/200GbE/400GbE, next-generation multi-mode fiber (MMF) and 100Gb/s electrical signaling."
“The next Ethernet era is underway," comments John D’Ambrosia, chair, Ethernet Alliance, and senior principal engineer, Huawei. "This IEEE 802.3 Interim Meeting comes amid a flow of next-generation Ethernet innovations from the equipment manufacturers, system and component vendors, test and measurement providers and other varied Ethernet stakeholders that our organization serves. We are excited to host the gathering again, as it aligns perfectly with the Ethernet Alliance’s commitment to the support of Ethernet standards and industry consensus building.”
For more information about the next IEEE 802.3 Interim Meeting, visit http://ieee802.org/3/interims/may17/index.html.
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