Updated August 21, 2000

Meeting of the PCCA Standards and Architecture Committee
Wireless Device Interface Issues

August 23, 2000, Redmond, WA
Hosted by AT&T Wireless Services

This PCCA standards and architecture meeting will be held in Bellevue, WA.

CONTENTS

Background
Meeting Agenda
Meeting Location
Registration
Hotel Information
BACKGROUND

Many wireless modems and data-capable handsets connect to mobile computers
using serial cables, and are presented to the operating system as a modem.
The PCCA has been addressing associated issues for a number of years, and
has proposed extensions to existing interfaces to facilitate such
connections. An alternative approach has been to treat the wireless device
as a network device and to use network interfaces such as the Network
Device Interface Specification (NDIS). This approach is well suited for PC
Card type devices. The PCCA has also been active in developing wireless
extensions to NDIS. New platforms, such as palm size devices, also offer a
new set of challenges.

This meeting will address current issues with current interfaces, and will
examine developments to support higher speed devices, new networks, and
new interfaces.

MEETING AGENDA

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - REVIEW OF PCCA PROGRAMS

10:00 AM to  4:00 PM - WIRELESS DEVICE INTERFACE ISSUES MEETING LOCATION

The meeting will be held in a meeting room at the Hyatt Regency
in Bellevue, WA. See below for directions.

REGISTRATION

PCCA member companies do not
have to pay a fee to attend the meeting. Non-member companies may
attend as observers. There is a $300 per-person fee for non members
to attend the meeting. This fee can be applied towards membership
in the PCCA.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
1-425-462-1234
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004, USA

A temporary room block is being held under the name PCCA / AT&T.

Directions to the hotel:

Directions from Sea-Tac Int'l Airport (17 miles): Follow signs to "All Freeways".
Take Hwy. 518 to 405 North to Bellevue for 14 miles.
Exit onto NE 8th St. west (exit #13B).
Follow NE 8th for 6 1/2 blocks.
Hotel is on right after crossing 106th Ave, at corner of NE 8th and BellevueWay.
Click here for a map (pdf file).

Transportation to the hotel:

Executive Town Car is a service that can pick you up at the
airport and drop you off at the hotel.  From the airport to Bellevue the
average price is $35-$40.  For reservations call 206-443-4343
or see http://www.executivecarservice.com/

Shuttle Express is a shuttle that can take you from the airport to your
hotel.  For reservations, call 206-622-1424 or see
http://www.shuttleexpress.com/shuttleexpress/seattle.html

There are also various car rental companies and taxi services available
at the airport.