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12 June 2014




The IEEE Standards Association has introduced a number of standards to help improve connectivity and communications in urban areas.

IEEE 1686-2013
Approved December 2013

“IEEE Standard for Intelligent Electronic Devices Cyber Security Capabilities” describes the functions and features for intelligent electronic devices—including security access, configuration, and data retrieval—needed to accommodate critical infrastructure protection programs.

IEEE 802.15.4k-2013
Approved June 2013

“IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Part 15.4: Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPANs)—Amendment 5: Physical Layer Specifications for Low Energy, Critical Infrastructure Monitoring Networks” covers the physical layers of the open-systems interconnected model that supports critical infrastructure-monitoring applications.

IEEE 1901-2010
Approved September 2010

“IEEE Standard for Broadband Over Power Line Networks: Medium Access Control and Physical Layer Specifications” covers communications below 100 megahertz over electric power lines for LANs in buildings, smart energy and transportation applications, and data distribution. The standard defines mechanisms for interoperability to ensure the desired bandwidth and quality of service as well as privacy.

The following standards are under development.

IEEE P2302
“IEEE Standard for Intercloud Interoperability and Federation” defines the functions, governance, and topology—including the gateways that mediate data exchange between clouds—for cloud-to-cloud compatibility.

IEEE P802.15.4q
“IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—Part 15:4: Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPANs)—Amendment for an Ultra Low Power Physical Layer” defines physical layers operating at sub-1 and 2.4 gigahertz that support data rates up to 1 megabyte per second.

IEEE P802.3bt
“IEEE Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for DTE Power Via MDI Over 4-Pair” highlights the capabilities of connecting data terminal equipment (DTE)—used to convert user information into electronic signals and to reconvert received signals—with Ethernet interfaces, while ensuring compatibility with existing equipment.

For more information, visit the IEEE Standards Association website

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