Updated January 8, 2002
Return to PCCA
Integration of Wireless Personal-Area, Local-Area
and Wide Area Networks.
January 16, 2002. Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by
Information for Presenters
Increasingly, carriers are looking to wireless local-area network
provide broadband data services in public areas. Yet WLAN (and
area networks) will never have the coverage of broader area networks
as cellular systems. One solution is a hybrid approach, with WPAN and
technology serving hot-spot areas and cellular data serving the wide
The intent of this meeting is to examine how such hybrid solutions
evolve and what the technical implications are for device vendors,
vendors and operators.
Proposed topics include:
In addition, we will be following up on ongoing PCCA efforts, including
Update on cellular operators offering WLAN public access
Common authentication schemes
Implications on protocol stacks
WLAN support and media sense mechanisms in Windows XP
Other topics to be determined
wireless extensions to NDIS, sending AT commands to wireless modems
IP protocols and our ongoing wireless interoperability workshops.
Note that we are currently developing the agenda. We will update
page as we
finalize the agenda.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, GPRS INTEROPERABILITY WORKSHOP
The PCCA and MDI-ng will hold a joint interoperability workshop on
15 that will focus on functionality of higher-level applications with
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 9:00 TO 4:00 PM - PCCA MEETING
Hosting company presentation, Emil Sturniolo, NetMotion Wireless
PCCA association update
Review and planning of future 2002 meetings
Review of action items from previous meeting
Review of interoperability workshop program and prior day workshop
Ron Smith, Intel
- Vote on new +WS46 value for GMR-1 (THURAYA satellite network)
PCCA NDIS Wireless Objects, status and next steps
Report from subcommittee
UMTS and CDMA2000 support
AT Commands via IP
Wireless objects extended to USB
Presentation: "Microsoft Wireless Strategy Update", Mike Foley,
Presentation: "Secure mobile communications for heterogeneous
- Presentation: "Standards-based Mobile Operator Seamless
- Discussion and analysis
Development of recommendations and action items
The meeting will be held in a meeting room at the Las Vegas Marriott
Both the PCCA meeting on January 16 and the PCCA/MDI-ng workshop on
will be held at the Las Vegas Marriott Suites, 325 Convention Center
Drive, Las Vegas,
We have negotiated a $99 room rate. For reservations call
The room block is held under the name of "NetMotion Wireless". Our
room block is being
held through January 2.
The hotel is five miles from the airport, so taxi rates are
There is also a private
shuttle service available.
Organizations that are not PCCA members may attend for a fee of $300
per person. This
fee is waived for companies invited to present information.
The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA
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Presentations are typically 30 minutes to 45 minutes long unless
This is a technical audience, so please make the presentations
should be on industry issues and proposed solutions versus selling
- There is usually a 5 to 15 minute discussion following the
We will provide an LCD projector.
The audience is technical, consisting mostly of engineering and program
Generally, 30 to 50 people attend each meeting, representing a broad
the wireless industry, including carriers, infrastructure vendors,
software vendors and computer vendors.
- If you are presenting a technical contribution, please provide
We will advise you on the number.
- We request a copy of your presentation (PDF or PPT) before the
so that we
can post it in the members area of the PCCA web page.