IEEE makes significant enhancements available

IEEE, the world´s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), have made available the IEEE 802.11aiâ„¢ amendment, which provides a framework for “Fast Initial Link Set-up (FILS)” methods, enhancing end-user experience in high-density WLAN environments, and the IEEE 802.11â„¢ standard revision that enables multi-gigabit throughput in the 5GHz and 60GHz spectrum bands, the company said.

IEEE 802.11ai addresses challenges where a large number of mobile users are continually entering and leaving an existing extended service set (ESS) coverage area.

The amendment provides scalability for a high number of users simultaneously entering an ESS, minimizes time spent initializing a link, and provides secure authentication. In effect, IEEE 802.11ai significantly improves user connectivity in high-density environments, such as arenas, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, etc., as well as for automotive systems, allowing for a more secure and reliable connection, and enabling more efficient spectrum use by optimizing the protocol overhead in high-density user environments.

These IEEE 802.11 standard enhancements offer improved physical layer capabilities within the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, as well as a WLAN solution for both the 60 GHz and TVWS bands. At the medium access control layer, enhancements include flow control of management frames, video and audio streaming enhancements, together with the ability for devices to use database control for TVWS band operation. Timing Measurement mechanisms have been extended to support finer precision applications such as ranging and positioning.

IEEE 802.11 defines the technology for the world´s premier WLAN products.

The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community.

IEEE is the largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.